Alana Turns Three

Date June 19, 2008

June 17th was Alana’s third birthday.  We had a pizza party with cake and presents.  Helping Alana celebrate were her brothers, Grandma Marilyn, our neighbors Austin, Nate, and Gabriella and Benton’s friend, Nick. I present you… a three year big girl…

Then and Now: Blue Tongues

Date June 8, 2008

Apparently, the blue icing on Benton’s birthday cakes from year to year remains as tongue staining as ever. Then — Carson, age 4, at Benton’s 7th birthday party (2006) Now — Alana, aged almost 3, at Benton’s 9th birthday party

Benton’s Belated 9th Birthday Party

Date May 31, 2008

With Easter and Spring Break overlapping in late March, Benton’s 9th birthday was celebrated in Virginia at Grandma Marilyn’s house with my cousin, a great aunt, and other friends and family. It just wasn’t going to pan out to have a birthday party with his school friends at that time. So, by the time we [...]

Julie and Carson’s "Fancy" Birthday Dinner

Date November 25, 2007

The downside for Julie when it comes to sharing a birthday with Carson is that…she’s going to be sharing her birthday with Carson for all eternity! The upside for Carson is that he gets multiple celebrations, it seems. On their actual birthday, Julie decided she’d like to go out to a nice dinner, so everyone [...]