January is a full birthday month around here.
This is how Lu feels about the fact that it’s not her birthday:Oh I kid about that. She’s actually quite delighted about any birthday that comes around…I just like that picture of her holding her balloon (and her cheek) waiting patiently for all the fun to break out.
Last weekend it was my brother’s birthday. He is one amazing guy and feel like he is pretty much part of our family. The kids had the idea to all get out of school and surprise Josh by taking lunch to him at his school.
I love taking my kids out of school. I love watching them come down the hall to greet me…coming from their world to mine with smiles stretched across their faces.
I also love watching my brother in his element…in his school.
I have never seen a teacher quite as adored as my brother is.
Lucy fit right in for the birthday song.
(She has graduated to a new “purse” for her “guys” there on her desk…one of my old ones. It looks so humongo hanging on her shoulder.)
We went to see Narnia (loved it by the way) and had cake and ice cream too.
Elle masterfully frosted this cake after Lucy had her way with it when no one was looking…
Josh always has a computer or gadget around. He’s always showing us the best new apps or games. He’s always tutoring me on Lightroom and helping me organize my life with electronics.I’m so thankful for that boy.
Next up on the birthday list is Miss Claire.
She has an extra special birthday this year because she’s turning seven.
And did you know that the seventh year of your life you get to have three parties?? (At least that’s what happens when your mother has to be out of town on your actual birthday and is sick to her stomach about missing it.) So far she has had her friend birthday hoopla (on Monday), today is her “mom birthday” (where I get to take her to lunch and I make her a special breakfast and dinner), and then her “dad birthday” on her real birthday (on Friday) where who knows what kinds of crazy celebrations will break out.
Then next week someone else I know is going to be turning even older…
Yep, we are deeply entrenched in birthdays around here.