And the Birthday Girls

Once we wrap up Caleb’s and Sam’s birthdays, we have a short break to regroup and then it is time for Hannah and Sarah to party!

We had to do some shifting around since we had quick travel plans that started on Hannah’s birthday. I had a conference with the two girls to work out a plan that would save my sanity.

Hannah’s birthday was Saturday the 22rd and Sarah’s birthday was Thursday the 27th. Yes, Sarah’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year. She was not thrilled. Sarah is not a big fan of turkey.

Here was the plan: On Thanksgiving Day we would celebrate both birthdays. At lunch we would have Sarah’s birthday meal of burger and fries. In the afternoon we would have two cakes because they could not agree on that point, lol. Then dinner would be a full Thanksgiving meal because that is what Hannah wanted. No problem. Ahem.

Hey, birthdays (and Thanksgiving) come once a year so why not do it in style? We had lots of leftovers and that is a beautiful thing!

Happy Birthday to my Hannah Joy! She is a bundle of energy and joy. Loves to be outdoors in the woods or riding her bike. Super smart and witty. She brightens up our home so much!

Happy Birthday to my Sarah Bear! She has matured greatly in the last year. She likes to be busy and right in the middle of life. She loves to take care of Ezra and is a great big sister. I love how she if full of questions. She is a hard worker and a delight.

The Girls’ Turn to Party!

After celebrating the Boys’ Birthdays, we have a short break before the partying begins again. This time for the girls. Since Hannah and Sarah have a whole five days between their birthdays, they have chosen to celebrate separately. This is probably a good thing as meal selection would be challenging with these two!

Hannah Joy turned 8 on November 22nd.  What a joy she is. Always smiling, full of energy, and ready for adventure. She loves to draw and create with paper. Enjoys reading a bit but will quickly put her book away for a chance to run in the woods.

Hannah is a no frills kind of gal. Comfy clothes and a simple pony tail is all she needs to be ready for the day. Her birthday request was to have Indians on her birthday cake; no princesses needed. Hamburger and fries were the birthday meal. No one was complaining.

Sarah Michal turned 6 on November 27th. She was very thankful that her birthday did not fall on Thanksgiving this year (both girls’ birthdays can fall on Thanksgiving); having turkey for her birthday dinner is not a good thing. Sarah’s choice? Bacon. Smart girlie.

Sarah is growing up so quickly. Her strong spirit and quick temper have mellowed as she has gotten older. She does like to stay busy. A bored Sarah is one who tends to find trouble. She loves her school work and drawing. And more drawing. And hey, why not some more drawing? And cutting all the things she draws. She should have asked for a case of paper for her birthday. I do love my Sarah Bear!!

Happy Birthday to my very special girlies!!!!.

Rambling about the Random

Sometimes those random moments are the sweetest…the funniest…the most frustrating…the most treasured. Why not share those random moments with one another? I decided to join in with Miranda at The Pebble Pond and enjoy Random 5 on Friday.

The Pebble Pond

Here’s my Random 5 on Friday:

1- It is wonderful to find a great deal on flip flops for all the feet in our home. It is really disappointing when the eagerly awaited package reveals that mom totally goofed on half the sizes.

2- Learning to knit can be challenging. But as in most things…the hard work is worth it. Sharing some sweet time with Lydia delighted that she was getting it right was the best way to spend a bit of an afternoon.

3- Deciding to shift all the bedrooms in the house might have been a moment of insanity. I think my home could have been declared a national disaster. We still haven’t quite recovered.

4 – We watched Despicable Me a couple of weeks ago. If cute little Sarah yells, “It’s so fluffy” one more time I may go hide in my room with chocolate. Ok, I say it a lot as well. We have all turned into fluffy monsters.

5- There is one negative about reading aloud. We are reading a book I have never read before and I love to share that exciting journey of discovery with my children. However, they are in bed and I want to know more. Sigh. I suppose I must wait until tomorrow. Maybe.