Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday IBoy!

Yup - it has happened. Our youngest son is toooooooo old! He turned 16 this week. Absolutely not possible! He chose to have a quiet family birthday day, then next week celebrate with a friends party. Actually, he and a friend are going to have a birthday party together. Here. Overnight. Fortunately, both IBoy and MissE have a GREAT group of friends, and we never mind having a ton of them over. You couldn't ask for a nicer collection of teens!

Here is what IBoy requested for his birthday dinner, and what Dad so yummily prepared:
It still amazes me that two little girls who never knew each other before Christmas Day can be so close. They don't let each other out of their sight. Their skirmishes are so minor, they are nearly inconsequential.

The girlies wanted to make cookies. Marshmallow cookies. What fun would making cookies be if you just mixed the stuff and spread it in a pan? Heck no - they made marshmallow krispy balls!
They were busy the other night pretending. I have no idea what they were pretending, but it had an elaborate set up! Serious business, apparently.
Zabi takes such delight in helping and pleasing - she anticipates when Chicka needs a tissue - before she asks for one! She hears me emptying the kitchen trash and comes running from the other side of the house with a big ol' grin on her face and helps me carry it out. She wakes up in the morning with her face a big, bright smile. What a lovey!
Chicka is down with pneumonia again :-( She has been very whiney and clingy the past couple of days, poor sweetie!
We are putting up our Chinese New Year decorations. The holiday officially begins on February 14 this year. I sure hope that I put this up the right way - I was told that it makes a difference which banner goes on the left and which goes on the right!


Lori said...

Wow, lots of fun is happenin' at your house! I just love that the girlies are so close! What a blessing that is.

**If I think of it, I'll have Macy take a look at your CNY banners to see if you got them on correctly. :)

Leingang Family said...

Love the pics! I think the banners look great over the door for New Years!

Madeleine said...

OH this is such a good post!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG MAN!! There is this great quote from St Therese of the Little Flower that came to my mind when I read the birthday part, but I can't remember it exactly and I don't want to kill it. So I will ask my friend for her book again and I will come back in here and write it for you. But until then... Be a Blessing!!

I think the girls story is so beautiful. You can see God's hand all over this master piece, huh? :)

I hope the pneumonia leaves your home soon.

Jesse, James and Lindsey's mom said...

You have been BUSY!! I will be in Portland in July and would love to meet up.