Tuesday, January 18, 2011

4 Days of Celebrating

At our house we just do big birthday parties every other year starting at age 4. On their odd birthdays they get to choose a fun activity and invite 1 or 2 friends. So this was Luke's off year for a big party, but I think he still had a fabulous birthday, if I don't say so myself. :)

The girls and I took Krispy Kreme donuts into Luke's class. I have not had one of those donuts in forever and forgot that they were so yummy.


We let Luke take 2 friends to FlipNOut (an indoor trampoline place). They had a great time and were all red in the face from jumping around for an hour. McDonald's ice cream sundaes were the treat after the fun at FlipNOut.
Later that night we went to Red Robin as a family. Luke was so surprised when they came out with his free sundae (that's right two sundaes in one day :) ) and started singing to him.

SUNDAY (His actual birthday.)
It has become a tradition for the kids to come down in the morning on their birthday and see how the kitchen is decorated. I love the "right after you wake up" pictures.Opening presents...money from grandma & grandpa, double sided light saber, kinex, and a remote control dune buggy from us. A lego game and Star Wars lego vehicle from friends.
My attempt at a double sided light saber cake. This was Luke's request for a cake. I'm not sure I met his expectations. :)

We had Luke's boy cousins and his aunt and uncle come for dinner, cake, & ice cream. Tacos were the requested dinner by the birthday boy. I love this group shot of the cousins for many reasons...the placement of the blue balloon, Katelyn's fruit punch moustache stain, Ashley's helmet along with her ladybug Halloween costume.


There was no school on Monday and that was probably the best birthday present for Luke. He loves a day off from school and it works out that he usually gets a day off close to his birthday.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


That's how old my oldest turned today!
Happy Birthday Luke!

Has it really been 7 years since I held this sweet baby in my arms and kissed those chubby cheeks?

It is hard for me to believe it's been 7 years. Now I have a handsome, fun, smart, and good 7 year old boy who will sometimes still let me give him hugs and kisses.
(7 years old, holding his newest Star Wars lego vehicle)

7 things about Luke
1. Loves legos and puts them together so quickly.
2. Loves to play the Wii (favorite games right now Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars)
3. Still a picky eater, but loves pizza, tacos, quesadillas, and jello.
4. Tries really hard to do what is right
5. Great student (enjoys math & science the most)
6. Likes Star Wars & Tron
7. Really likes practicing karate moves with his Dad

I love my Luke who is so patient with me and teaches me so much!