While making the cake on Tuesday for Josiah’s birthday on Wednesday I decided that a good way to distract the kids (and keep their fingers out of the icing) was to have them make some invitations for Josiah’s party. That, of course, required that we have a party. So, the kids made some invitations, I made the cake, Uncle Andrew (13) helped decorate with balloons, and we pulled out hamburgers and hotdogs and grilled them on the campfire. I think we had 8 people show up besides us and Nana and Grandpa (and Uncle Andrew, of course). I think it went well despite the impromptu planning.
We also spent some time at a local park in the morning where we ate lunch. A full day . . . I thought it would bother me more that Dan wasn’t there, but I was o.k.
And so begins the birthday season of the Ewing household. The Birthday Season fits in there between Spring and Summer. I hate trying to figure out ages during this time frame. Usually I just count backwards. 6-5-4-3-2-1-and baby. Now I have to stop and think 6-6-. . . hmmm . . next one is 4-3-2-1 . . Another three weeks and I’ll have a 7-6-. . .4-3- . . . And then July really messes me up with 7-6-5-4 . . 2-1-baby, and things just don’t come right again until Payden (1) has his birthday. It’s just difficult to figure out which number to skip.
And since I’m sure someone will ask . . . let’s see if I can remember all of their birthdates for you.
Benjamin – June 10
Josiah – May 20
Abigail – July 02
Hadassah – July 01
Maranatha – October 18
Payden – December 10
Caleb Daniel – December 25
I’m still thinking we will celebrate Caleb’s Birthday on Dan’s Birthday (Jan 6) so that he doesn’t get lost in all the Christmas festivities. Poor child.