Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A busy birthday week

We are still trying to catch up from this weekend. It was a lot of fun, but this next weekend we're traveling again, so it makes this week feel like it is so short! It's hump day now which means I should be transitioning to get ready for next weekend and I've still have a pile of laundry which needs to be washed.

Today is Marvin's birthday as well as my grandpa's 80th birthday. We celebrated grandpa's birthday this weekend at the farm. Calvin had so much fun, he loves being outside so it was his dream day. He followed the dogs around, which is pretty hard because they move a lot faster than he does. His cousin had so much fun being motherly around him. He was in love with the tractor, he loves anything with wheels. We went on a short hay rack ride and even tapped on a pinata with a stick. He was exhausted at the end of that day. Then the next day we turned around and headed south to Oklahoma for a little reunion with a volunteer team who spent a summer with us while we were overseas. We had a blast catching up with them, but all that driving is tough on a little boy who hates his car seat.

We are bringing Marvin lunch today at work and we made him a nice birthday breakfast. I have AWANAs tonight so I wanted to be sure we did something special today. Friday we'll have a special dinner for him and semi-celebrate Calvin's birthday. His big party is on Saturday, which makes this one busy week. I am a bit nervous about his cake, but I think it will turn out okay. I bought some tips yesterday, I am not sure how to go about doing it. I am thankful for a great hubby who knows how to help me create those kind of things.

I've got to say Marvin is an amazing husband and father and I am so thankful for the opportunity to walk through life with him. We've had so many things happen to us this last year and I am thankful for his support and love through it all. Seeing him play with Calvin just melts my heart. It has been fun to see them wrestle now, which is just Marvin coming over and falling on top of Marvin. Calvin loves his daddy and knows exactly what games he plays with him. Last night Marvin was chasing him around the house while Calvin just giggled up a storm. I love it. It's moments like these that I just want to bottle up and never forget. So happy birthday honey, we love you so much!

He's a natural

Inspecting the tractor

1st hay rack ride

He has started to recognize his grandparents now and will go right to them.

We also visited the cemetery where my grandpa's family is buried. It is pretty neat to see the generations there. Grandpa's brothers and sister shared so many neat storied, I love listening to them talk about the past, every time I wish someone would record what they are saying. Calvin is helping us put flowers on grandpa's brother's grave who died in WWII.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

He's a natural indeed. Happy Birthday to Marvin as was meant to be when you LONG ago started saying Starvin' Marvin. Who knew?

Cute haircut by the way-or maybe you didn't cut it, just did it differently...nevertheless, it's way cute:)