Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Stig Turns 8!!!

I know I'm a bit behind with all my posts - it was actually the end of October that we celebrated our eldest son's birthday. But thought I'd share a couple of pictures here.

I was going to bake him a cake but on asking him what sort he would like (I have an easy cake book that they like to look through) he said that he'd like a stig cake from the shop lol - no complaints here being heavily pregnant and very busy that week!

We also asked him what he'd like to have for meals on his special day and for tea he wanted his Grandad's chicken fried rice - I have to say once you've tasted it you will understand lol - he makes a mean rice - well actually he cooks most things really well - the children prefer his cooking to mine!!

So we invited some family over and just had a nice time fellowshipping at home (and at Grandads). I'm very proud of my children - they don't ask for a lot and are happy with the small amount they get. We made it a family tradition to only splash out on certain birthdays to save us doing parties every year for everyone (and that was before we had more than 2 children lol) and so that we could really splash out - so 5 is the first age as we celebrate them reaching official school age and the next I believe will be 10.

Here is Matt having some "help" and onlookers opening one of his pressies

That's all the birthdays done for the year - now to think about Christmas and the new baby (due in the new year)


amanda said...

Oh wow these kids grow up so fast.Hope he enjoyed his day. Blessings to you and yours

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post! thank you so much for sharing...God bless you...loves soraya

jenny said...

Our get to choose dinner, but re the cake, it is a chocolate one, which I put fresh cream in!