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!!!!.
After several days of cold weather, we had a gorgeous, warm day with sunlight streaming down. I looked at the stack of books, the to do list, and the laundry. I did what had to be done.
I sent the children out to run, climb, hike, explore, and enjoy that beautiful morning. They ventured into the woods, they rode bikes, and then they were really quiet. Hmm, what were they up to?
Enjoying a moment or two of superhero action.
We enjoyed lunch, hit the books, checked off the list, and tackled the laundry. A day fully seized.
Each year, November brings the Birthday Rush! We have several birthdays in November and Martha brings up the rear in December. Great amounts of cake are consumed in November!
Caleb turned twelve this year. Hard to believe how he has grown and matured. He loves working with his dad, fixing things and reading. And reading some more. And reading even more. It can be challenging to find books that are adventurous and engaging.
This year I was able to surprise him with seven great reads. The Boy Colonel and Brothers at Arms by John J. Horn and the last five books of the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. It is possible that he is almost done with the books. He is already passing them to Bekah and Mary to enjoy.
Sam, aka Super Sam, turned four. However, if you ask him he may say “five”. He gets ahead of himself. Sam is all boy, all the time. His energy knows no bounds. From the moment he gets up until he crashes in bed, Sam is on the move.
He was thrilled to get a blue pick up truck to add to his Hot Wheels collection. I’m not sure anything topped his own personal bag of M&Ms and a Superman Cup. He was a gentleman and shared the M&Ms with his partners in crime (the younger girls).
I love my boys!!! Life is never too boring or too clean. *wink*
Happy Birthday, Caleb and Sam!