Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

It is one o'clock in the morning and I am at work thinking of my sweet Benjamin. Friday we had his Seventh Birthday party. I cannot believe how fast time flies. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. God has continued to provide everything we need. From the little things like having a few extra dollars for a Taco Bell dinner, to the most important things like a Pastor who will stand his ground and not shake on what is right, and friends that will support you when you think you cannot stand.

Here are a few pictures of the party.

Benjamin wanted a handcuff cake. So I made an attempt at a cake.

He wanted to "WEAR" his cake...

I ended up decorating a "backup" cake because I was worried about having enough for everyone to eat. Needless to say we had the whole extra cake left over. ( I do not think the boys were disappointed. LOL)

A few of the presents....

And of course money! I think he ended up with around $64. Not too bad.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ice Skating!!!

Last week we went Ice Skating for the first time in a VERY LONG time. Jacob had went for a birthday party a couple of months ago. Benjamin had never been. It had to have been more than 16 or 17 years for John and I.

I must say it was more fun than I expected. For $7 a person it was a great deal. On the second and fourth Fridays of the month the skating rink has a homeschool day from 12pm to 2:30pm. Admission includes skate rentals and a hotdog/ chips/ and drink lunch.

We were there to help celebrate a birthday (Happy Birthday, Donte!) so a lot of the kids from school were there. I think we are going to try to make it a semi-regular thing to do because of how much fun we all had.

Benjamin started out hugging the wall, but before long....

He had the hang of it!!

Jacob just jumped right in.