Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mooving on up!

I have to admit something here. I'm a bad mother. I hate throwing birthday parties! All the mess and stress, and after it's over where do you put all those gifts?? Well, this year when Benjamin's birthday came around, a private school in town was having a fall festival PLUS cousins were in town - instant party and no work for me! Yep, I'm a bad mom. Ben has never had a "real" party. But he did get to "milk a cow" - which ended up being his favorite activity....

Jump in some inflatables....

race through inflatables....

ride a train...(Even Nathan & Aaron agreed to ride, what good sports!)...

stopped to pose for a picture (I didn't risk making them pose for long)...

decorate his own cake...(look closely, it's a football field)
(Notice the water guns...the boys had water gun fights, just no pictures for that)

blow out candles...
(Sarah even came in for it, but somehow didn't end up in the pictures.)

and open a few gifts.

Happy Birthday, Benjamin! I love you more than you can ever say!

Maybe next year he'll have a "real" party and get to invite all those girls
he wanted to invite this year.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

His goodness

I don't know who wrote this, but I enjoyed it and wanted to share it.

His goodness shines with brightest rays
When we delight in all his ways.
His glory overflows its rim
When we are satisfied in him.
His radiance will fill the earth
When people revel in his worth.
The beauty of God’s holy fire
Burns brightest in the heart’s desire.

When Scott downloads pictures for me, I'll post some photos of Ben's birthday, so stay tuned!