Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Birthday celebration in America

I realized I had posted these pics to facebook, but not to the blog. So while I wait... impatiently... for pictures from China of Eli havign his birthday cake there we ordered for him. These will have to do. :)

We just had a small cake we picked up at HEB with Steve, Zoe, Levi & myself. The kids enjoyed putting sugar letters on it. Because I never buy these... lol  And in honor of Eli's chinese heritage we added apples, the only fruit in the house.

Levi picked out sparkler candles in Eli's favorite colors of red, yellow & green, and Dad lit them.

It was quite the little show... :)

Levi asked to blow out the candles for his brother...

It was a tall order with those sparklers. At one point Levi asked if they were trick "re-light" candles. lol

Zoe insisted she got to cut the cake for her brother, since Levi got to blow out the candles. :)

Levi obliged & began eating the sugar letters...

This was a fun intimate family celebration.

Good thing we watched a movie after to allow the sugar highs to come down. ;)

But Levi enjoyed the fruit on the cake too.

Steve REALLY didn't want his pic taken. But was very much a part of the celebration.
Since I was the one taking pics, I avoided the camera. lol

Zoe amazes me how much she WANTS this adoption. God has blessed us with a truly wonderful daughter. I mean really, how many teenage girls do you know who just want another little annoying brother... lol

We smeared what we could of frostthe glazed icing on Levi's face in honor of chinese tradition and in Eli's place.
Can't wait to get pics of Eli's birthday celebration in China. Next year, God willing, we will all be together!

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet family celebration! I sent Journey a cake from Ladybugs N Love and I received wonderful photos! What a blessing those will be to you too!