Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!!

I can't believe you are 8 already!  Where is my chubby, wide-eyed baby?  It's so true what they say that the days can be long, but the years go so quickly.  I'm so very thankful for you Isaiah!

I am thankful for your sweet and generous heart.  Just today you received a gift from Rebecca of chocolate.  It was wrapped so that it looked like it was a $100 bill.  You opened the candy bar and then began to break it into pieces making sure that everyone was given a piece.  Given our family size, that really didn't leave much for Isaiah.  I declined my piece saying that he could have it.  He was fine though with sharing his gift. 

I love your energy and enthusiasm.  I love your dramatic nature and your ability to act in a variety of circumstances.  I love your zest for things in which you are really interested.  Right now, it's the game "Civilization", playmobil, pirates, legos and a variety of time periods past (I think some of this is from the Civilizations game).  I remember the Christmas that Eliana was born.  I was struggling and you declared it the best Christmas ever!  You then wanted everyone to gather around to hear what you had to say.  I wish I had thought to record it, though I didn't know what was coming.  You dramatically told the Christmas story.  It touched my heart so very much.

I love that you are smart, curious and interesting.  I love that you are affectionate and considerate.  I love that you are matter-of-fact and straight to the point - I never have to wonder what you are thinking.  I'm so very thankful that you are a part of our family Isaiah!  I love you!!!

We had a fun day celebrating today.  Roger took the day off from work as is the custom for birthdays.  This was nice since he has had a lot of time off already this month.  Isaiah requested waffles, bacon and Captain Crunch cereal and Orange Julius for breakfast.  I'm not even sure how he knows about that cereal as I haven't ever bought it! 

He opened presents.  Here is one of them.

We had  pizza for lunch (his choice).  Afterwards, it was out to the store to buy a new game of Civilization.  Since the closest store carrying it was in Raleigh, a detour to another store was made too.

What a fun place to play.  I'm sure we'll go back.  I was home with Eliana who was napping and not feeling great with a bit of a stuffy nose.  I'm hoping it passes quickly!

While they were out, the van broke down.  It was not able to be jumped and so Triple A came to help.  Thankfully, they were able to get it going enough to get to the store and buy a new battery for it.  I'm glad it was an easy fix!

Home to play the  new game and then have dinner.  Isaiah had asked yesterday about the Colonial meal to go with our last FIAR book.  I told him what it was and he decided it would make a good birthday meal.  We had roast beef, yorkshire pudding and creamed potatoes and peas.  It was all really yummy.

For dessert we had an angel food cake.  Isaiah wanted the same cake Joshua had for his birthday which is really nice because it is one that Joshua can easily have as it doesn't have too many carbs in it.

We watched a movie and then had another dessert.  Hey, you only do birthdays once a year.  This time it was ice cream. 

It was a fun and relatively low-key day.  Not our typical for celebrating birthdays.  It was nice though.  Isaiah, I love you so very much and am so thankful to be able to celebrate your birthday with you!

Tomorrow we have a field trip and I'll post about it as soon as I'm able.