Thursday, May 11, 2006

Isaiah's first birthday

Yes, that is an entire piece of birthday cake the Isaiah is shoving into his mouth. My question, how can he still breathe?

Here he is after the 1st piece. He went on to steal Elijah's piece and eat his as well. This was just totally fascinating to all of us. None of our previous six children (I'm including all of the cousins who were there as well) really cared much for their first piece of birthday cake. Most just took a few licks and were done. Just more confirmation of the uniqueness of every child.

Elijah and Olivia showing us their "sweet moves." Elijah is dressed up like a power ranger... again. His costumes are like the blankie or teddy bear that most children have. He is naturally shy and sensitive, so when people come over, even people he knows well, instead of grabbing for a blankie, he puts on a costume. There is security in pretending to be someone else I guess.

Micah and Garrett in a rare moment of relative peace. Eric and I discussed just today that lately it seems like the only way Micah knows how to play is rough. Whatever toy he has is smashing into things, falling, catapulting, flying through the air, being thrown off the deck, into the pool, down the stairs, out the window of the van... you get the picture. I'm beginning to think he has a future in demolition.

The birthday party was terrific. No new news to post on our transition except that we're now considering that we may have to rent our current home instead of selling it. Maybe there is a family who really needs a nice home, can't buy a house but would be able to rent it, and maybe God wants us to serve them in this way. Or a hundred other possibilities. All in God's timing.


Kim and Joel said...

Looks like you had a great time, or at least Isaiah did. He has a sweet tooth...(I like that kid!) Thanks for the pictures and we look forward to seeing where God leads as far as the house.

Jim and Jaena said...

What fun pics...and memories made. Elisha (our three year old) was not into his cake the first year either. But watch out year #2! :-)

irini said...

i think i've seen you attack a cake like that in college:) happy birthday isaiah!

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Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.