The Boys of November

November is a fabulous month. So fabulous that we have five November birthdays. Five!

Sam and Caleb have back to back birthdays: November 11th and November 12th. They are very kind to me and choose to celebrate their birthdays together. Ok, Sam doesn’t really care as long as he gets cake. Caleb didn’t care as long as he got burgers for his birthday dinner. No problem.

Sam has hit the Big Five!

This guy is full of energy, silliness, wit, and even more energy. He is always in motion, always smiling, and always making us laugh. The past five years have gone by so quickly!!

Caleb is now 13!! Another teenager in the house!

Caleb is a wonderful young man. He is intelligent, witty, hard-working, and growing too fast. I am blessed to be his mom. He even humors me and kills bug without mocking me. I love him.

Happy Birthday to two of the most fabulous young men around.

Lydia Turns 11!

Often I look at Lydia and have to remind myself how young she is. That type of thing happens when your child has a shoe size bigger than yours and is taller. Granted it doesn’t take a huge growth spurt to pass your five foot mom, but still. Did she have to be so fast about it?

11 on August 11th ~ Lydia

Lydia Lu is my sunshine. Always smiling, always laughing. She is a fabulous big sister who is always willing to read or play with a little one. She is the master of rocking Ezra and getting him to sleep.

She loves to read. Is there any other option in this house? If she is not reading, she probably has her sketch books and pencils. She sketches and draws some beautiful pictures. Her dream is to be an artist.

Lydia also knows how to plan a yummy birthday. From cinnamon rolls to fried chicken to a chocolate Texas Sheet Cake we were rolling in the yummy goodness. She delighted in even the simplest of gifts. Well, who doesn’t love a flashlight? Many hands were willing to hold it for her.

Happy Birthday to my Lydia Lu! So thankful that not only did the Lord spare your life but He has given us another precious year with you. You are a treasure.

Happy Birthday…just a little late

Temperatures warm up. Buds and blooms are making their appearances. And Mary gets to celebrate a birthday. This year Mary turned 14. It was a lovely mathematical birthday: turning 14 on 4/14/14.

Mary is my music loving, writing, organizing girl. I love to see her smile and hear her laugh.

Mary also appreciates a photographic moment. Big thanks to my girlie who makes this momma’s heart smile.

Happy Birthday, Mary!