Monday, June 16, 2008

May 24th
This is one of the best parts of being a mommy - watching them grow and change. Some people would say that those 2 years went so fast, but as the mommy, the one who spends all of her time with these children, I can't really say the time just "flew by". I guess I am still in the "every day is an eternity" stage. I read just the other day:

Psalm 127:4 "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward."

I love this verse because it gets me through those days. A reward! God has entrusted Ben and I to teach our children to love, obey, and glorify God with their lives. What a responsibility, a blessing, a "reward". I can say that I have greatly enjoyed Luke over that last 2 years. The way he has always been able to make the perfect car and gun noises, his sweet blonde hair and pretty blues, his fat little feet, the way he says "mommy", even eating poop (if you want to get the scoop on this, search our blog for a post entitled, "Bad Mother Award"). He is my crazy man and he keeps me on my toes, but I embrace the challenge and repeat to myself daily: "this is only a stage of life" and I go to bed at night saying: "it's a good thing he is cute"!!!
Now, on to the party!!
cookies and cream ice cream layered with fudge crushed cookies and LOTS of whipped cream - YUM!!

Now for the real fun, pushing the whipped cream dirt mound off the cake!

This was some seriously good ice cream cake!

Watch (and listen) as Luke eats his cake and Ethan tries to convince everyone that Luke needs help opening those presents.



tool kit - daddy's new little helper

water guns!!

sand toys!


I love you Luke, and look forward to all the years we will have together!

Happy Birthday!!


Karis said...

What a sweet post to your little man! And I have had the "it's a good thing you're so cute" thought many times too. Sometimes when I look at Kayla in bed at night sleeping, I think that she looks so sweet and innocent and that I must have been mistaken about my frustration level earlier.

What a funny video with Luke so intent on his ice cream cake and Ethan so intent on helping with the presents. Liked the wrapping paper.

Travis and Becky said...

great video! that was so funny to hear luke singing away while he ate =) sam is so in the stage of being the one to open and play with everyone else's gifts at their birthdays. it sounds like ethan's stuttering is getting a lot better? i hope so!
i could definitely relate to what you said about the days seeming long. and samuel looks a LOT cuter sleeping too than he does yelling at me or throwing himself on the ground in a big fit...aaaahhh!! =/ love you, good buddy!

Andy and Davina said...

Another amazing cake, Carissa! Loved the pics and video :) We sure do miss you guys!