This past weekend we celebrated 2 of our boys' birthdays. Caleb turned 10 years old. He wanted a cowboy birthday party. He informed me that soon he may be too old for such things. In my heart, I know this is true. We went all out, making wanted posters of our friends, playing horseshoes, and having a shooting contest with a cork gun. He had a wonderful time. We got him a new coon skin cap and a Confederate soldier hat. He is growing into such a fine young gentlemen. It did my heart good to see him, without my suggestion, go around thanking everyone for coming. I've found it's very difficult in our affluent culture today, to develop a thankful heart in our children (and ourselves for that matter!).
This is Caleb's horse cake.
Seth turned 4 years old. We got him a Bible, and some SEA MONKEYS! He has never cared anything about cowboys, so I ended up doing 2 birthday cakes. Seth is a hobbit at heart. He loves flowers and gardens and music, and he even has nasty feet most of the time. (As if they didn't stay dirty enough, he usually ends up painting them with my mascara!) I made a Shelob cake for him. Please notice poor Frodo in the web. We all had a great time. Our family and friends are so loving and generous to our children, and we feel very blessed.