Well... I think I made it through the birthday season! Micah and I should have thought out child-spacing a little bit better... But since all three were huge surprises - we'll take our July, August, and September babies. We celebrated Ethan's birthday a little bit early this year, so Nana Rose could join us while she was visiting. It worked out okay. I told Ethan I wasn't gonna do a big cake for him this year because I didn't wanna spend hours in the kitchen while Nana was here. He was fine with it... we EVEN went and looked at cakes at Walmart and Costco ----- BUT SERIOUSLY! I can make a cake for a FRACTION of what they cost and mine are cooler and taste better...
The morning of the party... I got my inspiration... Ethan wanted an alien cake... it literally took me 5 minutes to make this guy (after the 10 minutes it took me to make a batch of rice crisps).
He was surprised and he love it... that's why I do what I do.. I love seeing him smile!
It turned out cool and really didn't take very long at all...
For the dinner party - Ethan chose Doritos, hot dogs, and fruit kabobs.... I added bottled root beer because that is just so cool and special (and another one of his favorites)!
blowing out candles...
I let him cut the cake... he thought that was pretty cool!
He got the hook-up with presents this year... He is (now) fully equipped for all his spy'ing needs.
Ethan Cade... This year I remembered that your first name means "steadfast" and your middle name means "battler"... nothing could describe you better than a "steadfast battler" -- You have challenged us (your parents) to spend hours on our knees praying for you and seeking God for wisdom to know how to teach you to steadfastly battle for the RIGHT things; to choose to love people over being right; to seek mercy instead of justice; and to see grace instead of insisting for what is "fair"... We are so proud of you - all that you are learning and becoming and we KNOW that God has a plan and a place for you. We pray you will trust Him with your whole heart and to seek His face daily. Love people well and always seek to live at peace with everyone (especially your sister)!
Happy Birthday, BIG 7 year old!