Birthday Celebration & Legos™

I know it’s been a few days since I last posted, but I was very busy getting things ready to celebrate Michael’s 11th birthday!  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since my last baby was born.  I’m so very thankful that God chose to bless us with him.  This year, his birthday had a Lego ™ theme.  I made his cake to look like a Lego ™ building & used some of his Lego ™ figurines & blocks as decorations. 




Birthday boy blowing out his candles:




His actual birthday was on Monday, & we had a big surprise in store for him!  I didn’t get a pic of his face when he first saw where we were taking it, but he was very surprised, & he had a great time!  Can you guess where we took him?






Yep.  You guessed it!  The Lego ™ Store!  It was so amazing to see all of the different types of sets that they had, and they had activity centers for kids to build & create right there in the store. 




I even got proof that teenagers CAN be kept occupied AND entertained!




And then there was the WALL OF LEGOS™!!!!



Whoever thought of this one was a genius!



And we all LOVED R2-D2!


Of course, Katie would try to pick a fight IN the store, but I think she had an unfair advantage. What do you think?




He was given money for his birthday by pretty much everyone, so he got to go shopping.  He bought a Lego™ Ningago set & a cup full of Legos™, and he still has money leftover.  He did very well.  After that, we took him out to eat at the restaurant of his choice, and he chose one of our favorite pizza buffet places, Stevi B’s! It was a long day, but we all had so much fun!  Now, Katie wants to go back for her birthday!  Wonder if she’ll change her 14-year-old mind between now & then? 

Michael’s 9th Birthday!

Well, I tried to declare no more birthdays for my kids by telling them that we would celebrate the day they were  born but no one was getting any older from here on out, but they just didn’t buy it.  LOL  So, on Feb. 4th, Michael celebrated his 9th birthday.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 9 years since our precious baby boy entered our lives. 

He loves Star Wars & Legos, so that’s what we got him for his birthday.   Here are a few pics from his birthday:

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Remember the Legos we got him for his birthday?  Well, he had them all put together by lunch time!  LOL  Since I was working on his cake that day for his small impromptu party, he decided he wanted to put his Legos on his cake.  Since I was working on his cake that day, that’s what we did.  I did a rough ice on it because he wanted it to look like blown “snow”.  I think it turned out looking pretty cool!


Another birthday has come & gone.  I’m very thankful that he’s growing and is healthy  and strong, but I’m so not ready for any of them to grow up.  

Happy 11th Birthday, Katiebug!



My goodness, where has the time gone?  It seems like only yesterday you this little baby I was holding in my arms.  Now look at you…


already 11 and halfway to being a wonderful young lady.  I hope you enjoyed your luau-themed party that you wanted…


and the beach-themed cake…


Happy birthday, sweetheart!  We love you!