BJ turned 11 this last month and I just realized I never posted his birthday pictures (sometimes this get a little crazy with so many birthdays all at once). We had a fun birthday party to celebrate! Each birthday in our household is a special day, but for BJ this is his second birthday with us, but the first one knowing he is a part of a forever family.
My birthday was on the 6th of March, while the children and I were in Oklahoma. I ended up taking care of sick girls on my birthday in Oklahoma, but had a wonderful dinner brought to me and yummy cheesecake! When the children and I arrived home it was after 11 pm and we had left Oklahoma at 5:30 am. We were tired but everyone was so excited to see daddy and celebrate mommy's birthday! Andrew and Josiah had decorated the house, blown up balloons and wrapped presents were waiting on the table. I am incredibly blessed, but you all knew that!
Rebekah Lynn is a very special young lady in our home. She has a very nurturing, kind heart. She can frequently be found researching better ways to care for farm animals, dogs and hamster. She is the one that will go out in the rain to feed the dogs, not because she has to but because she wants to. She also does the dogs de-worming, as well as trims, bathes and grooms them. She frequently makes homemade snacks for her little hamster, Rhino. The Lord has blessed us with a very special daughter, Rebekah.
Gideon is such a funny guy. On the 1st we celebrated his 7th birthday before heading out to Oklahoma. When Gideon was about 3 he came up to me one day and said, "hi, you must be mommy I presume," and then shook my hand. He loves to use big words and is full of laughter, smiles and funny sayings. Happy Birthday, Gideon!
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 Titus Jackson turned one year old. He woke up on Saturday morning to the sound of his family singing him Happy Birthday, which continued all day long! He would giggle and laugh when we would sing to him. After lunch he opened his presents and had a gluten free/egg free cake....YUCK! He loved it. Everyone else had brownies, though most tried the gf/egg free cake as well. Titus played with his new toys all day. For dinner we went to Fender's Diner, a little 50's Diner in town. While at dinner it started snowing huge flakes outside. Titus was not sure about the snow and neither was Korpu! Being from Africa she has never seen snow before.
Eden Hope turned 3 years old on March 20th! Eden is so full of joy. She is always smiling, gigglings and has a silly little grin on her face. Her favorite color is yellow and she wanted a castle cake this year. Here are a few pictures of her birthday party. Her expressions are priceless.
On January 1st, we celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday here in Georgia. We had a yummy lunch followed by a chocolate punch bowl dessert, filled with Oreo cookies, chocolate pudding, cake and whipped cream. The children even placed a sparkler on the top of the dessert left over from our New Year's Celebration. Grandma got to eat on the special birthday plate. The little girls practiced singing Happy Birthday all week long in preparation for her special birthday celebration.