23 March 2015

No. 9

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Seriously, how can it already be NINE??

 

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On Saturday, we biked over to the new IHOP in our neighborhood for their favorite meal of the day… BREAKFAST!

 

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Zachy’s first time in a restaurant highchair.

 

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Birthday breakfast is the best!

 

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Next, Grandma and Grandpa came over bearing gifts.

 

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Faith got this “Princess Grace” doll for her sister.

 

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Grace got roller blades for Faith.

 

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She loved them.

 

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Daddy and the girls spent the rest of Saturday filling up water balloons.

 

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The girls requested hot ham and cheese sliders for their birthday so I made 2 large pans to share with friends.

 

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Hawaiian Sweet Rolls make these sweet and yummy.

 

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The tops are covered in a sauce of Dijon mustard, worcestershire, minced onions, melted butter and poppy seeds before baking. Oohey gooey goodness!

 

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The water balloons are done and ready for Sunday. Over 200 of them!

 

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The beautiful birthday girls are ready for church.

 

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After church, we met our friends at the park for a fun day of fellowship and celebrating.

 

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Too much cuteness going on here.

 

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Let the water balloon toss begin!

 

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Careful concentration.

 

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Joshua manages with one arm.

 

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Trying to figure out which ones might last longer.

 

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Sure, I’ll play. As long as I don’t get my sleeping baby wet.

 

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Easy does it…

 

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Whoa!!

 

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SPLAT!!

 

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My baby!! It actually didn’t phase him at all. He continued to sleep and probably enjoyed cooling off a bit! :))

 

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Next was Tee-ball, using water balloons, of course!

 

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Then, the parents lined up and gave the kids a chance to throw balloons at them.

 

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Until chaos erupted and it became a free for all.

 

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Run, Karen run!

 

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Instead of cake, the girls requested Blackberry Cheesecake.

 

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Make a wish!

 

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Nothing fancy but this is one of the girls’ favorite desserts.

 

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Zach practices sitting up and watches the action.

 

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Just because my baby is simply adorable!

 

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This year, we kept things very simple. I didn’t have the time to plan like I normally would have liked to but ironically, the girls said it was the BEST BIRTHDAY they ever had! It just goes to show you, good times are made by the love of family and friends. (We missed you, Whites!)

The forecast was supposed to be over 90 but the Lord gave us a reprieve by sending cloud cover and temps in the mid 80’s instead.

Needless to say, the kids had a blast with the water balloons!

Happy Birthday to our two NINE year-olds!! We love you so much!

Although it’s sad to see you grow so quickly, we are also incredibly excited to watch you mature and blossom into who God has created you to be. 

You’re the best thing that ever happened to us and we thank God for the blessing of being your parents.

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