Monday, September 15, 2014


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When I was young, one of my many creative aunts would decorate amazing cakes for her children's birthday parties.  It left a huge impression on me.  As I got older, I worked on cake decorating through 4-H projects with my mom, and sometimes displayed cakes at the county fair.  I still like to decorate cakes - I try to make each kid a fun cake for their birthday.  But I cut it off at age 5.  While it's something I like to do, it takes too much time!

Here is Isaac's 5th birthday cake.  His final decorated cake.  He will join his siblings in thinking of new desserts to choose when his birthday comes around again next year.

The request was for a red dragon.  He didn't notice that it didn't have wings.  I'm not actually sure if dragons are required to have wings or not, so this was a wingless worm.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday, Isaac!

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There is so much joy and excitement in our home this week!  Today we celebrate Isaac's 5th birthday!  Funny and passionate, determined, energetic and brave, and very sweet, this boy blesses our home and our family with who he is and how he lives.

I am glad that he is home with me for this last year before he starts school!  I keep trying to convince him to stay little forever, but he doesn't want to.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy 6th Birthday, Sophia!

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Today, our sweet girl turns SIX!  Our family's caretaker, confident and quirky, gentle, compassionate, kind and caring.  I love that God gave us this girl, and am forever thankful.

She didn't catch any fish on this trip - mostly due to Daniel launching rocks into the stream, but partly to blame is the fish being blinded by the neon pink top and sequin skirt - a new trend in fishing attire.