Monday, April 30, 2012

Joseph's 10th Birthday...double digits!

Joseph turned 10 on Easter Sunday!
Normally, I love to bake cakes for our children's birthday.
They usually make a requests and I try and comply to the best of my abilities!
This year with Easter and two birthdays in one week and expecting it just seemed like a great
idea to let someone else do the baking.  I sure did miss it though.
Joseph chose cookies and cream cake.
We added a couple of bay blades on top as a surprise and those awesome sparkler candles.
Here's a smile to warm your heart!

This was very early in the morning!

 Pa and Nanny sent the green stuff!
 Mom and Dad caved to a video game!
We only do electronics Friday through Sunday, so this game will last awhile.
 Our homeschool group planned a Father -Son day at Lego land at Phipps!
It was a major hit!  According to Dad it was also pretty wild!
Avoid going on the weekend if you can.
Ready to head out for Lego fun!
This was a week later, but part of his birthday.
 Joseph and giant Lego guy.
 A Lego Atlanta city scape.
 Joseph and Merlin
 Joseph on a Lego race slope.
He loved this!
 Lego Atlanta Braves stadium.

Joseph got an awesome pedal go-cart from his Mimi and Papa, and I need to get a photo to post!
It wears energetic boys out!

Next up:  Isabelle's birthday!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Eastery Sunday - 2012

 Easter Sunday 2012 was shared with Joseph's 10th birthday! It was a big day of celebration around our house!
Unfortunately, I did not get any photo's of our family at church this year.
Our table Saturday evening.
 Two baskets waiting for children to wake up and dive into chocolate!  Believe me they wake up very early when there are special occasions!  This year, their dear mother instituted a rule: No candy before church! The reason being is that we were all a little too excited during worship last year!
 Isabelle and Joseph: Blessings to our family!
 Joseph: Always proud to dress up!

 If you take a close look you will see there are five of us now!
Isabelle has her first pair of heels on as well!
 Our drinks table for dinner.
Simply set table, but it's fun!
 Uncle Kelley
 Brendon our chef!
 Isabelle our helper!

 Sebastian and Mimi

Obviously, I did not get pictures of everyone.  Papa and Lora and myself were all at dinner that night too!
Brendon prepared beef tenderloin from the half a cow we purchased a few months back.  It was totally delicious!  He also tried out a new roasted potato recipe, which is actually his best one ever!  I will have to share it with you.  Much thanks to Jamie Oliver!
Dessert was Joseph's birthday cake and that's our next blog post!!!

Easter 2012 - Egg dying on Saturday

We love to do this each year!  I always think I'd like to get a Ukrainian egg decorating kit, but we always end up with trusty old Paas dyes!