Monday, January 16, 2012

Handy Andy's Birthday!

It was a big holiday in our family this weekend! hANDY had a birthday!! He's pretty much a rockstar around these parts so the day definitely called for a big celebration. :)
28 candles (on our very favorite coffee cake) for a very special "Birthday Breakfast Bash" with the kiddos. 

In fact, the kiddos (namely Will) planned and decorated almost the whole thing. Which included streamers, plastic table cloth, banner, the 28 candles, gift ideas AND a scavenger hunt at the end. It was quite the bash. :)
Birthday card from madeline transcribed by me.
With 4 kiddos we get to see plenty of their selfishness, squabbles and screaming every day (which, i admit i sometimes contribute to!) so, i can't even tell you what a sweet relief and blessing to my heart it is when we also get to see some adorable love and sincerity come through. The 3 older ones were SO excited for this party for their daddy. Will made sure hANDY knew he was more than welcome to sleep in, the girls made sure i knew they would be waking up at 5am to get ready and Will assured me he'd start right in on the decorating as soon as he woke up as well. :) Thankfully no one woke up until 7 :)
In the morning they were all busy, busy, wrapping their presents (the salt was Will's original idea), making more beaded necklaces for him, finishing their cards, setting the table and keeping me on track as to when and how to make the coffee cake, oj and eggs. :)
Here they are going on Will's scavenger hunt. He had me write clues like, "Your next clue will be found on the huge pirate ship...hint: wooden picnic table." ha
Finally they found the treasure: an empty kleenex box filled with a bead necklace, his card and a "28" that he designed from bead and pipe cleaners.
Such a super morning. Documenting the great times helps tremendously in keeping the pull-my-hair-out crazy times in sweet perspective.

8 comments:

Beth said...

Your children are so sweet to do all of this for their daddy! Love it.

Anonymous said...

this is so sweet...my kids are still young...2 under three with another one coming in june...so it is GREAT to see that these days will come...thanks for showing the good times :)

Katie said...

How sweet and how fun! I bet Andy was thrilled with all of it, even the salt haha.

Jennifer Lavin said...

what a sweet, sweet day for Andrew! :-) the kiddos look so happy and excited! What a fun celebration! :-)
We miss you all...

Gaspord Adventures said...

Such a sweet b-day! FYI: Bryan thinks your blog should be famous - you're kids do/say the funniest things!! LOL!! :)

meg + andy said...

Megs - it was truly the best birthday ever! And yes, the salt was a great gift!

Andy

Unknown said...

this is just the cutest! seriously. kanks? i love it and i want to know more about it! :)

Unknown said...

that last comment was jess...i thought it was going to put my email on there, but alas, i was "unknown". just want you to know...