Saturday, November 10, 2012

November Birthdays Have Passed

CJ and I are both another year older.  Last Thursday we celebrated CJ's birthday with macaroni and cheese.  Note to self, don't let him open his gifts before cake again.   Well, unless I don't mind him not eating the cake.  He had fun with all of his gifts.

Friday was my birthday.  We didn't do much of anything.  Joe cooked dinner for me and we had a nice quiet evening at home and Saturday I had a Pampered Chef/The Gourmet Cupboard birthday brunch.  It was a nice afternoon and if you act quickly you can order from my party.  Pampered Chef ends tonight (11/10) so get on that fast.  Put Monica Barnes in as your hostess.  The Gourmet Cupboard lasts until Thanksgiving so you still have time there.

After my party Joe and I went out for dinner for my birthday.  It had been a long time since we had a date out of the house so it was very nice to get away for 2 hours.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy of the birthday boy and one of me ;).

Opening his gift

I think that face says it all, he was pleased

Look at all those guys and jet planes

What do we have here?

Tag Reading System from Leap Frog

Singing Happy Birthday

Blow out those candles
This is what 34 looks like

Well, there you have it.  November birthdays are done.  Now we move onto the holiday season.  Who's ready for some turkey?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Birthday Letter To CJ

Dear CJ,
Five years old!  Where does the time go?  I have been thinking a lot lately about the day you were born.  For the longest time I did not think I would have a son, but then you came into my life with a very special light.  In some ways it feels like these 5 years have flown by and in others it feels like you have been a part of me forever.  And I guess in a way you have been.

You are one very stubborn boy with a heart of gold.  You are such a sweet caring little boy.  A great big brother.  You have the greatest imagination and can tell the funniest stories.  And you are as stubborn as they come.  You can drive me nuts one minute and make me laugh hysterically the next.

All of the troubles you had in the beginning seem so far off.  You can be fearless at times climbing things.  Running and chasing after your friends and your sisters.

You walk into a room and you make people light up with excitement.  People gravitate towards you as well they should.  You're a shining star and people want to absorb as much of that light as they possibly can.

You keep making people laugh and sticking to your guns on things.  These are both great qualities to have.  You light up my life and I couldn't imagine these past five years without you.  I am better for having you, my son, and I love you always.  Happy 5th birthday!  You're getting so big.  Mommy loves you and is so proud of everything you do!

Love always,