Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Boy Party

It's amazing how fast they grow...

Today my son is having his 7th birthday party. He won't be 7 for a few more weeks, but with a birthday so close to Thanksgiving, we needed to spread things out. This year, we've opted for "sleep over" parties. Yes, parties.... So.... all the joy (and preparation) that has gone into this evening, I get to repeat again in 2 weeks for the girl.

It's interesting to see how things change over time. For example, the gifts - toys with a million metal ties holding them in place have been replaced by books and video games (and gift cards and money!) And the activities.... It's all boy-energy here tonight (the girl-child has sought refuge at a friend's house!). The group is pretty evenly split between computer-nerd/video game types and athletes. It's an interesting mix... but it works in first grade.

As I was cutting the cake, I glanced over at the computer - pictures of previous birthday parties flashed up on the screen saver. The 6 year old party, the 2 year old party, the 4 year old party. All different locations, different themes. But still, my two glorious children and their friends. Cake and smiles and celebrations!

I have been greatly blessed by these two kids who have been put into my care.

Thank you God for the gift of my children!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Awesome picture of Jacob - what a cutie! Glad you survived!