Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Birthday

As if Christmas week wasn't busy enough already..we celebrate 3 birthdays the week of Christmas....Simple family parties are the only way to go :)
 I can't believe our little girl is 5...seems way too grown up.  I vote we should add a number in there between 4 and 5... just to slow these guys down a bit.   Mina's requested meal was stir-fry and dumplings...and a coconut/chocolate bunny cake...
 She is our only family member who's love language is "gifts"  so Christmas week with a b-day and Christmas....she is beaming from the inside out.

 and here is Ty...I can't even begin to count how many photos I have of this guy posing or jumping into pics...he LOVES to be the center of attention.
 Jack's b-day is next in succession,  I was not in picture taking mode this night but this smile, (an orthodontist dream) melts my heart.
 Can I pause for a moment and ask Mom's of young boys what the heck is up with boys caring so stinkin' much about their clothes and the brand names????  I feel a little ill about it all.  My first and hopefully only kid that wants clothes (very particular clothes) for bday and Christmas.
 And Finn completes our birthday trifecta two days before Christmas .    She starts out her day with birthday french toast.

 I LOVE watching her open gifts... she would be completely satisfied with one thing from the dollar store and she would have just the same expression of JOY on her face.

 If I could capture the look of sheer joy, this would be it..
 and this..
 and this..
 and this..can you tell that this girl is just naturally happy and joyful All.the.time!  How funny that is her middle name...for reals
 and for my keeping it real photo of the week.  This is what envy looks like in photos...envy when your sister is opening gifts and your birthday was 5 days ago and you have to wait 360 more days for your own special day full of attention and presents and ruling the roost...
Happy Birthday babies...now could you all just pause for a year or two and let me catch up to you growing up???

62 comments:

Cheri said...

Priceless!

Jenny said...

Oh that Finn!!! She is just too cute!!! Happy Birthday to ALL your beautiful babies! We just have ONE birthday in the month of December to celebrate and that about does me in. I cannot even imagine THREE!!!!!!

Kathleen said...

OMG, that picture of Mina is CLASSIC!!! Seriously about wet my pants...! And yes - I feel your boy clothing pain. Adam wrote on his Xmas wish list "Stocking - Nike Elite socks" (since when do we have a say in what he puts in the stocking, not to mention a pair of $13 socks?!?)(sigh!) Happy b-day to all the honorees!!

Sarah said...

LOVE all these fun pics of your super cute family. Especially love your keepin' it real photo at the end- that is seriously hilarious. In a "wow, I have seen that face in my house a gazillion times" kind of way! :)
Happy new year!

Mollie B said...

WOW if looks could kill!!! What a crazy month you have. IF anybody can handle it you are the one!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

Kristi said...

Oh Finn's joy! So cute!
And Mina's last look. Totally could have been taken in my house...

Matt and Maria said...

My husband thinks that it must be that Mina isn't jealous of her sister. It is just that she's realized that this is a leap year and she'll actually have to wait 361 more days... :)

I said maybe we shouldn't tell her that....

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