Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Birthday kids!

My two oldest babies have birthdays a week apart. Josh on the 5 and Jen on the 13 of July. Aren't they cute? I just love those cheeks!
I guess they're not really babies anymore, at least not in size! Josh is now 18! An adult! It blows my mind. I can't believe he's really that old. I am so happy he decided to come to our family. He's a great example to his younger siblings and us, he does the right thing consistently and tries so hard at all he does! I am not ready for him to grow up and leave home, however, I know that he will do just fine, I know he is well prepared to be a wonderful man and I hope he will forever know that he can ALWAYS come home!!!!! Happy 18th buddy, we love you!!!!
We had planned to do a big firework display with the newly legal "cool ariel" fireworks. But, it decided to thunder, lightning and rain so all his best buddies came over instead and we had strawberry shortcake (his favorite) and they played their zombie game and hung out all night! Good times. Love these guys, (and Hayley!) and love having them here so often, they're like brothers and they have a great time together. It's hard for me to believe they will all be going separate ways soon, I really hope they stay great friends forever.
We surprised Jen with a sweet sixteen party! It was SO fun! She was truly surprised and the look on her face was priceless! She is such a fun girl and also has great friends who helped me plan the party and made it a huge success! We watched a slideshow of her and gave her 16 presents of 16 things each that would help her in her life! I hope she'll always remember it!
We are so thankful for this "grown up" girl! She's happy, she has a very positive outlook on life and even when things get tough, which they have for her often this past year, she always looks on the bright side and is a better person for it. She is a sweet sister and is a beautiful girl inside and out. I believe the saying, that little baby girls can grown up to be their mother's best friend, because we have lots of great memories together and I love her with all my heart! Happy birthday to my very very sweet sixteen!