Saturday, February 04, 2012


Thundercats... HO!

(Sorry... not sure what came over me! :)
Maybe it's because I've heard that nonstop the past couple of weeks!)

Braeden has become very interested in Thundercats after his discovery of them recently. I had no clue they were even on (and maybe they aren't?) - we don't have cable and rely on netflix and hulu - but they have the toys in the stores now so who knows?

Anyway, the kids don't have big parties for their birthdays. They're given parties at ages 5, 10, and 16 but that's about it. Otherwise we do some family activity usually and have cake and ice cream; often with my good friend T who also happens to be the mom of Braeden's bio brother J and sister L.

This year was no exception and since Braeden wanted a Thundercats cake,
and since stores don't carry that as an option,
I MADE their cake this year! :)
A first!

It was an ice cream cake with vanilla cake on the bottom,
a layer of birthday cake ice cream in the middle,
and frosting on the top.
And it turned out YUMMY!

Liam couldn't quite figure out how best to eat it.

They were blessed to receive a couple special gifts each and were very excited.

Liam KINDA looks up to J - in a BIG way! :)
Love how his eyes just LIGHT up around him!

My friend T and her son J.

Our "traditional" group picture.
My how they're getting so OLD!
From left to right: Braeden, J, Liam, L, Olivia

Here's an old group shot, before Liam, and with my friend J's little girl as well.
From left to right: L, A, J, Braeden, Olivia.

Thanks for the great day T and family!!!


Parties at 5, 10 and 16 are better then none! My mom is way too busy to throw a birthday party for anyone.

Oh well, maybe someday. :)


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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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