Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Great Night

We had a great night for Braeden's birthday.
The birthday boy chose BBQ wings, sweet potatoes, Hawaiian rolls, sparkling cider, and turtle brownies for his dinner.

Liam, who just got over a week of antibiotics for an ear infection, was complaining again today about his other ear, and was needing some comfy PJs when he got home.
After a little medicine he felt much better, and we were able to get a doctor appt for today.

Everyone LOVED the chosen dinner!

Braeden got a mini Christmas tree as one of his gifts (love after holiday sales!).
Now all three kids have their own for next year!

He was SO excited!

Grammy sent a few great gifts, including a DS game that was asked for! :)

And a special set for his Skylanders game.

Mom found a few great clearance deals (again)
and Braeden LOVED this Tron racing set!

So did Olivia! :)

He took time playing each new toy!

And Liam had some birthday kisses for the birthday boy to finish us up!

A great night!


I love this! And, I am so glad to catch up on your posts. I didn't know about your dad- I'm so sorry. It's so damn hard losing them, and then the guilt of being so far away from mom! Or, at least that's been my experience!

I didn't know you had Braeden and Olivia from when they were little! That's awesome! I loved seeing the picture of him in the stroller and little Olivia next to him! So cute. :)

I have been so honored to read your blog over the years and watch your beautiful children grow. What a fantastic mama you are!

rosedel said...

Tell Braedon I want to eat dinner with him on his birthday! It sounded wonderful. I love seeing happy pictures of him. How are things going for him at school? Isn't it almost conference time again? Your tips for behavior charts and coping skills are wonderful. I was a teacher for a long time and those "wild fellas" were always the most fun for me.

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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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