Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday

It for sure doesn't seem like you should be in double digits now. I'm pretty sure it was just the other day when I was laboring for 28 hours so I could finally meet you.

Looking pretty cool as you show off all the tricks that your robot friend can do.

The party was a fun, yet busy time. Hey Mim....Mim? Do you think you could help me a sec? Where the heck did she go? I'm thinking this wasn't so much fact, I think you managed to get the whole room to yourself.

Handmade cards. Those are the best.

Presents, of course, manage to be the most important part of the birthday celebration. Especially when you are 10. Books, games, cash, gift cards, and whats this? Peanut Butter? Yes. That's peanut butter. (And there is G...and his signature, OH MY GOODNESS.)

There is a little running joke in our home about peanut butter. I bet you didn't know that peanut butter could be funny, did ya? As a mom I try to feed my kids only the healthiest foods.....that's why I would like to introduce you to....Ha! That sounds like the beginning of a really bad infomercial. Really tho, I buy organic peanut butter here at home. The kids eat it. Its not their favorite thing in the world. But they don't complain. At least not so that I can hear them! There have been years in fact, where Jif peanut butter has made it on birthday and Christmas lists. Along with its good buddy, Smuckers strawberry jam.

We had our cousin, Rebecca stay
with us for a time over the summer and you would have thought that my kids had died and gone to heaven when she brought in her pantry basket and it contained Jif. They rationed that jar of peanut butter out and I think it may have lasted a good month or so....careful monitoring and strategic spreading of the peanut butter. Its all about moderation. So, needless to say, as funny as it was to see the Jif appear in the form of a wrapped birthday wasn't all that unusual! Even funnier is that now every time G sees the jar in the pantry he has to mention that J got that for his birthday and we have to ask J if we can have some because it was his present(and it had a red bow on it. )

G is happily in charge of the trash. Surprisingly, it did make it to the garbage can.

Our cousin, Rebecca and her new "friend".

Little did he know that he was being tested during this visit. The results are still being reviewed. But it is very clear that he knows how to enjoy play doh. And that is
an important thing. I believe this is the Stonehenge. Look how well they are playing together.

Going in for the traditional candle extinguishing.

And doing it one. at. a. time.

Nothing like getting some great grandpa time.

Rebecca and I wanted to get some snapshots know, because we like each other. I'm pretty sure this looks like a pretty serious conversation....if let go on long enough it may have gotten a little expressive.

But before we knew it we were being hollered at to say, CHEESE! So our conversation would have to wait. No, no, I say...don't scrunch down like that. I know I am short....but, that only makes me seem even shorter when you do that.

There. That's much better.

All in all, it was a great time. Everyone ate and laughed and just had fun. We even managed to find some time to teach Rebecca's sister how to make Jello.

And you thought we didn't know how to party.


goatgirl said...

Man you are short! I promise to not bend down when you get here and we have our picture taken.
Happy Birthday to your boy. They grow up way too fast!

GreyWolf said...

Happy Birthday J !!!
And PARTY ON Marcee

Farmer Jen said...

Great party! Looks like everyone had fun. Happy Birthday to J! You're not so short.

Mim said...

Hey, I did help, when you shoved the sugar at me I put two ladles in the tea and I stirred it! LOL You didn't need my help, you looked like you had everything under control. Besides that was prime knitting time for me. I was taking full advantage!

J.J. said...

Looks like a great time. I wish we could have been there. Happy Birthday J!! Double digits. I seriously can't believe it. It's right around the corner for Gina, too. Man, we're getting old.

Anonymous said...

HA!! I love that Mim was off knitting!! Had I been invited, that's where I would've been too!! :) Besides, you wouldn't want to get your pic taken next to me. We'd look like Hagrid and Harry Potter, me thinks!! ;)


sugarcreekstuff said...

Hey if your birthday is on the 9th, that must make you one cool kid J. Happy Birthday!

And I had to add that farm moms comment about Hagrid and Harry had me rolling! Good one.

Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday to your boy. It goes by so fast!

inadvertentfarmer said...

Looks like a ton of fun...happy birthday!

Egghead said...

Happy birthday J. Sounds like a great party and fun was had by all. These are the things memories are made of.

frugalmom said...

goatgirl: HA! Hey....thats a deal.

greywolf: Party on, dude!

farmer jen: said Im not so short. Thanks for that.

mim: Yeah you did. But I DID have to shove the stuff at you.....

j.j.: We are getting old....wait...Im not old. Double digits...I know, right?

Angie: Hagrid and Harry, no, woulda been helping me, not off knitting....

sugarcreekstuff: It is actually on the 6th, but he wasnt gonna turn down a party!

country girl: They do grow up fast, dont they!

inadvertentfarmer: Great fun it was!

egghead: I love these kinds of memories. Love them.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Dang, where the hell have I been...there's a comment PARTY going on here!! Wait a second... did I even *get* an invitation?

How funny, though...I'd been thinking about pulling out my old cross stitch project...and I see the perfect spot for my butt: right there, to Mim's left (on the chair, not the table). It looks like Bert (and somebody else...a blue M&M??) is already holding down the fort to her right.
Hey Agnes....Hagrid is my very favorite character!! :-)

Happy Birthday, J. You look like you had a great day!!

P.S. Why is your mom so SHORT?! :-)

frugalmom said...

Danni: Of course you were invited. Should I be surprised tho, to see you arriving fashionably late?

Cross stitch, huh? Now theres an idea. You, Hagrid, and Mim....all on the couch...crafting....

And that would be Ernie, not a blue m and m.....he just happened to be upside down is all!

CeeCee said...

Despite our best efforts, they continue to grow.
Happy Birthday to your cutie!