Today we celebrated 11 years of life for our youngest son, Timothy! Here is a peek into our day. First of all, we took the day off of school which Mom needed as much as the kids wanted! It was a nice, relaxing day just being at home and preparing the meals Timothy special ordered for his birthday.
First up on the menu, ham, egg, and cheese biscuits for brunch.
While big sister and big brother played a long Monopoly game with the birthday boy, Mom was able to wrap the presents, put the finishing touches on the cake, and prepare the evening meal of lasagna.
Timothy is very specific about details and his birthday meal choices are no exception!
His birthday cake of choice this year was the caramel toffee cheesecake that his sister has chosen for two birthday cakes in years past. One perk of your children getting older is them choosing more adult desserts which Mom and Dad also enjoy!
This is a very specific recipe that requires attention to make but, overall, it is much easier and less stressful than a buttercream icing cake!
"Happy Birthday to you!!"
|And a dramatic blowing out of the candles!|
Love our kids!
Caramel toffee cheesecake time!
Timothy is happy!
One of the sweetest parts of our birthday celebrations is when our daughter presents the card she has spent much time creating for the birthday boy or girl (Mom and Dad included)! She has done this since she was a little girl. It is always so special to watch her choose a theme carefully and put extra love and care into each one.
Since Timothy loves Legos so much, this year's card included Legos pieces to make up the number '11' on the front. She punched holes out of colored paper to make the blocks. So creative!
Timothy loved reading his card this year which said,
11 year old!
We love you!"
He loved it and read it over and over again!
Then it was gift time!
The part of the day he has been waiting for all day long!
His larger Lego set came with a small comic book which kept their attention for a while, allowing me to get these sweet photos of them so close.
Love them but hey really need to stop growing up on us!
The next birthday in our family is #13 for Ryan!
Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to create these special memories in our family.
We pray our children never forget the love and provision of our Heavenly Father on special days and all the other days He cares for us in between.