What I don't think we realized when we started this tradition, is what is would teach us. It would teach us to take time out, no matter how crazy life is (like being four days away from major banquets!) and just treasure family. I realized today as our kids just thrived on all that totally uninterrupted time with us, that we don't do it often enough. We don't take a break from life and just spend time with each other. Although I would love to have Micah here with us and the party would have been so much better if he had been part of it, I am so thankful that we learned this through our loss of him. Our family really is a treasure to us and we praise the Lord for how He has blessed us through our kids and our marriage.
Here are some pictures of the day's events.
The girls watching the rest of us make some brunch of waffles, bacon, and fresh squeezed OJ
The middle man trying hand hand at squeezing oranges
The boys love to make orange juice
We played lots of games too. One was a new one we picked up called Eye Spy Eagle Eye. It was fun for everyone.
One of the only smiles we got out of our sick little man.
Here was the start of a special birthday treat we made.
Here was the yummy finished product
The big man was a big fan
This is seriously how the little man looked all day...very sad
The girls kept us well entertained with silliness throughout the day
So I started this post over a month ago when my back was still very bad. The three little ones have already changed so much since these pictures were taken! I will have get another post up quickly with updated pictures, especially now that I can sit comfortably at my computer again. :)