it is pretty awesome to watch a boy turn into man-size right before your eyes. the have him still lay his head on your shoulder waiting for his dinner from the waiter. and even let you play with his hair. at a restaurant!
it's always fun to celebrate together. and i never make cakes except for birthdays so i enjoy that too. he requested chocolate with chocolate frosting.
he also wanted to light his own candles.
after cake craig put on a video of them when they were little....scott's 4th birthday. it was the highlight of the night. their little voices.... sean's pacifier... the way the boys couldn't say their L's and C's... the birth order traits showing up loud and clear even 11 years ago...and little baby talby just beaming in the swing while the chaos goes on all around her.
we are so mad that we didn't take more video.
and now that is gone. G O N E.
SO here is my Public Service Announcement for today .... take video of your kids.
of them eating dinner.
playing with their toys.
singing a song.
reading a book.
playing dress up.
taking a bath.
sitting in the yard.
swinging on a swing.
because when it's gone then IT IS GONE.
you WILL NOT remember the voices. you won't. i promise.
your little boys with drooly lips, new teeth and chubby cheeks will get deep LOW voices and be taller than you and you will not have the ability to remember the sounds of them squeeling about the new "P-eeece Tars!!!" they got for their birthday (police cars)
i am NOT kidding around here.
take video today and all the time of nothing special.
aren't you loving my incredibly unique and thought provoking post titles this week?!
my mind seems a bit blank to come up with anything more.
with craft weekend ending for the year... and most of my big projects winding down... i had one more big thing to check off the list.
talby's birthday party.
she invited a bunch of girls to the little hotel here in town that has a pool and a party room. it worked out perfectly. annie brought a friend along to keep her busy (didn't work) and sean was not supposed ot be there but he was and when i asked talby if she wanted me to send him home with Dad she said "he can stay. i don't mind" so he did.
he loved all the attention. he was the KING of chicken. :)
they ate pizza, opened presents, ate cake and LOTS of very LOUD time in the pool. 12 girls and 1 boy is VERY loud.
i need a new bible study or great book that is biblically grounded. i was going to Bible Study Fellowship but going to wichita every week just doesn't work with my schedule this year. so i am studying on my own. what books or studies do YOU suggest?