Sunday, February 06, 2011


With Liam and Braeden's birthdays so close together, we often do cake and ice cream for both at the same time. This year it was our family and my friend T and her two kids. Her two also just happen to be Braeden's bio brother and sister! :) Makes for a special day as we only see each other a few times a year.

The boys picked a Tron cake this year. Marble cake inside with buttercream frosting. :) It came with one "light cycle" so we purchased a second so each would have their own.

We had so much fun spending time with T and her family! Brothers... can you believe how much they look alike!? :) Braeden SO looks like his brother J, and I have a whole blog post rolling around in my head about genetics vs. environment... for another day. :)

The tremendous trio...

Liam wasn't feeling well by this point, but managed to sit for a minute to get a picture. (Poor buddy's been running a fever and has a sore throat!)

Today Liam and I both aren't feeling well. I haven't had a fever (I don't think) but Liam keeps saying, "I'm sick mom." "My mouth (throat) hurts." Poor guy. So I had Braeden go upstairs and pick out his own clothes today...

He chose THAT even though it looks like THIS out our back window...

LOL - At least we're staying in today! :)

Tomorrow is Braeden's birthday... wow! Time flies! And because we have school and then dance for Olivia, we're not home until 6:30pm... SO, we decided to have Braeden's birthday meal and gifts TODAY! :)

For his meal, Braeden chose chicken wings (he likes Buffalo, but Olivia and I like BBQ, Liam's on the fence still, so we got both), cinnamon apples (mom-made specialty), cherry Pepsi, and cheesecake for dessert. :)

From us Braeden was given his own Didj, a GREAT find prior to Christmas! Olivia has had one for a while (it's basically an older kid version of the Leapster, all educational type games) and Braeden has wanted one forever!

He also got two Didj games from us (again, major deals!) and two from Grandma and Grandpa. Grandma and Grandpa also gave him a Discov*ery Kids jungle greenhouse with soil, little shovel, and seeds. He LOVES it!

It's been a fun, fun, day!


Kathy C. said...

Nice that he knows the bios. It looks like fun.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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