Last weekend we celebrated three family birthdays at my Mom and Dad's house. Pictured above are my brother, Scott; my son, Mitchell; and me.
TODAY is Mitchell's actual birthday. Scott's was on the 14th of September and mine was August 26th. Since they are all so close together, we decided to celebrate the birthdays in triplicate. It was a fun day and I was totally spoiled by my family members.
Not that I wanted to mention my even-numbered birthday again, but I wanted to acknowledge Mitchell today and wish him a great day. He turned 9 years old today and before he went to sleep tonight he told me this was his best birthday ever. I'm not sure why . . . but I'm happy he's happy. I tried to make his day special. I made him French toast for breakfast; I baked chocolate cupcakes and decorated them like dominoes for him to share with his classmates today; I sent him a special birthday note in his lunch kit; He got one more gift; He spent the entire afternoon after school working in his dad's machine shop, building a ramp for his bike and/or quad; I made him all of his favorites for supper--meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic toast and coleslaw. We didn't even have dessert because he was so full. And before stories and family devotions, he and I had a riveting game of Payday.
Mitchell, I love you so much and I could not imagine my life without the blessing of you!