Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Birthday Season!

We entered into birthday season after New Years. We're 2 down and 2 to go! Strangely, we have a really fun birth order/birthday order pattern in our family. The first born was born in April, the second in March, the third in February, and the fourth in January. Pretty cool, I think! Here are a few birthday photos of the youngest on their special days.

Danielle, 4 yrs. with the cake Mom made, and the cake her 10 (almost 11) yr. old sister made.

Hattie, 6 yrs. with the cake Mom made, and the cake she made herself!

2 more birthdays to go, 2 more cakes, 2 more special days! We usually give the birthday child the day off from school (Isn't home school great!), and let them choose the dinner we have. They also get the day off from chores. This year is going to be tough, because I'll be loosing my "right hand girl" for a whole day!! Molly's gotten to be a real help around here!

What makes your children feel special on their birthdays? Let us know about it! Your good ideas are always welcome!

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