Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Season come and go...

We celebrate many seasons at our house: Winter, spring, summer, fall, and of course football and basketball. There is another season however which just ended and has left me exausted and I am sure a few pounds heavier. You may think I am referring to the season of turkey and pie, and while I am truly thankful for all that I have been blessed with, I am talking about our birthday season.

With seven of us in our family we have a birthday every month from July to early December. That means at least one birthday per month and sometimes two. Lots of cake, ice cream, and the following child-planned menus:

Peyton's request: Doughnut, Mac and Cheese, Root Beer, Pizza, and chocolate cake and frosting.

Nate: Chocolate chip pancakes, Subway sandwich, Monte Cristo sandwiches, and vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting.

Mase: Sonic sausage and egg croissant, turkey and cheese sandwich, fish tacos, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

Cam: Doughnuts, hot dogs, spaghetti and strawberries, and lemon cake with lemon frosting

Marra: Doughnuts, McDonald's Happy Meal, hot dog, strawberries with vanilla yogurt and a cheese stick. Pink cake with pink frosting and pink sprinkles.

As part of the birthday privileges comes a "do nothing day", at least you don't have to do your chores, and if you're lucky mom will even do your wash (Nate and Mase).

Somehow in all the celebrating Steve and I missed out on the "do nothing day", but I guess someone has to go to work, do the dishes and laundry, and get the kids to school on time.
Next year for the big 40 we will get our day the way we want it.

Life is good,
we are a year older, hopefully a little wiser too.

Now on to Christmas...
...oh and basketball (it is the never ending season around here).


loricjensen said...

I started the tradition because of you of letting them choose the meal on their birthday. Fun post--it made me miss you even more! Seeing Marra in my favorite dress made me cry! Give everyone a hug from me. How'd the kids get so dang big all of a sudden? Can you believe Christmas is on its way? I'll give you a call in the next few days!

Mama P said...

You are such a great mom. I always miss you more this time of year. The holidays just aren't the same without you. Hugs and Kisses and lots of Christmas Wishes