Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Judson had a wonderful birthday! We had a party for him at Solomon Park. He invited a few of his friends to come celebrate his birthday. The weather couldn't have been any better. It was a little overcast, which helped with the HOT july day. We had frog cupcakes and ice cream, strawberry lemonade with Sonic ice in cool frozen mugs, and then play on the playground!! It was a very special party. Then the family came back to our house for a special birthday dinner. Judson's favorite food is Pasta, specifically Spaghetti noodles, which he calls "That way, that way pasta." Mom made Chicken Spaghettie, aka- That way,that way pasta for Judson. I made orange jello, brocolli and carrots with ranch, and green beans, all Judson's favorites!!
We had a great family vacation at the beach!! We went to Cape San Blas for a week. The water was beautiful, except for a few jelly fish!! The weather was great also. Mom, Dad, Tommy, Neal, Me, and the 4 boys were all able to go. Tim and Jill were not able to come because of a crazy spinal headache Tim had. Instead of the beach, they spent the week in the hospital. I have decided that as long as we have young children vacation is going to look different. It is a lot of work. It's not always getting to do what I want to do (sitting on the beach relaxing). But I am so blessed to have a precious family to vacation with. I thank God for the wonderful memories that will be made each year. I thank God that we are able (physically and financially) to enjoy a vacation. The beach is such a wonderful place to be reminded of the majesty of our God. The vast ocean that looks like it never ends, just like His love. The waves that come only as far as He allows them to. The countless sea creatures that He created and all have a purpose. And the beautiful white sand that He knows exactly how many granules there are!!! Thank you God for a wonderful vacation!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Today is Judson's 4th birthday. He has had a hard time with this concept. Several mornings he woke up crying because he did not want to turn 4. He wants to stay 3. He says it is because he doesnt want to go to school everyday. Only God knows what is going on inside that little brain. Neal and I tried to assure him that turning 4 would be great, and he still had a lot of days before he actually had to start school!! I really tried to be very sensitive to the fact that this was a real fear for him. I prayed a lot for God to give me wisdom in knowing what to say. I did not want to make light of something that was real to Judson. I pray today is a very special day for him. I pray he feels loved by all his friends and family and knows that he was fearfully and wonderfully made by his Heavenly Father.