Monday, November 17, 2008

Garrett's Birthday

We are so happy to celebrate Garrett's 7Th birthday. We celebrated last week and I wanted to share the photos with you. Garrett is filling out the birthday questionnaire.
This is the questionnaire that my sister Sharon made and gave me a copy. Garrett told me what he wanted for breakfast, lunch and dinner on his birthday. Harrison kept Garrett occupied early in the morning while the girls, Victoria and Jessica, and myself, decorated. I don't know what I'd do with out my daughters' help. I appreciate them so much. I appreciate Harrison for playing with Garrett while we did the decorating.
Victoria and Jessica did such a great job of helping me decorate for Garrett. Notice the light colored wall. If those decorations were not up it would be plain. The truth is I have a decorating dilemma. I have never put anything on that wall except one tiny picture, which looked out of place. Soon I'll do a post about that wall and ask opinions.
We made French toast for his birthday breakfast. He loves this.
Finally the moment arrived to shout "Happy Birthday." Victoria couldn't resist picking him up. Garrett loved it. We had the Birthday plate ready for him. My husband put a few creepy crawlies on his plate for fun. Garrett is always trying to scare us with these by placing them in the fridge and cupboards.
Garrett being served sparkling cider. "King for the Day."
Garrett was pretty excited. Now time to open gifts.
Garrett got an erector set. This is one of his very favorite presents.
Garrett and Daddy made some pretty cool things. After church we went to McDonald's. That is what Garrett wanted for his lunch. We ended up taking a few extra kids with us; Ann Marie, her brother Mark, and Abby in the back seat.
Now time for Garrett's evening meal. He chose spaghetti, garlic bread and salad, with more sparkling cider.
Abby spent the night with us and enjoyed Garrett's pasta meal as well. We put his food on the birthday plate again. I didn't get any good pictures of him with his cake. I was bummed about that. I hope you all have a great week. I'm teaching quite a bit. Love, Kathi
"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Cor. 15:57

25 comments:

Sharon said...

What a fun, fun, fun birthday he had!!! I love the breakfast, lunch and dinner that he chose! That is just so cute. What a good mother you are Kathi, you made him feel so special! I'm glad that you used the birthday survey!

I love you....Sharon

P.S. I'm having a hard time, read all about it tomorrow.

Jan Parrish said...

What an awesome birthday. I just love stopping over here and visiting with your family.

Congratulations! You have won the Lovely Lady award on my blog. Please stop by to pick it up!

Blessed Mama of 4 said...

Kathi - you do such a fantastic job of creating treasured memories! You balanced a blessing for him and keeping it simple and family focused, which is a gift in and of itself.

my son Noah just turned 7 too... I'm trying to get some of the pictures posted on my blog. I bet our boys would enjoy each other!

luvmy4sons said...

Aaawh! I miss having one so young. He is so cute! I know he just loved his day. You made it great mom!

Michelle said...

Looks like Garrett had such a wonderful, special time on his birthday!!! I love to see how much your family cares about each other :)

Have a super week, Kathi!

Love,
Michelle

onlymehere said...

I love the questionairre and birthday plate. We have a "You are special today" plate that we use for special occasions and it makes it so much fun! Happy Birthday Garrett!

CIELO said...

Happy Birthday to Garrett! And blessings from our Heavenly Father...

cielo

Elena said...

Wow, looks like had a great day! You are such a sweet mom. I like the birthday questionaire. I might do that for Mary when she is older.

Jocelyn said...

What a great Birthday ! We celebrated my Step Sons 16th ! This weekend was pretty busy with all of that too!
I love the Birthday Survey, I wish I had known about that years ago!
I let them choose dinner and cake, but I never thought about all three meals! Awesome!

A Romantic Porch said...

Happy Birthday to a seven year old blessing! xorachel

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Looks like a fun birthday, I like the idea from Sharon. I have the same decorating dilema with my living room walls:(

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kathi,

Happy Birthday to your son! It looks like he had a terrific birthday!

Tiffany said...

I posted this once and Blogger freaked. Well, I was pretty much waxing on about what a good mom you are, what sweet memories Garrett and your whole family will have and how much effort you went to to make it special. Beautiful!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathi!

What a wonderful birthday Garrett had! So many sweet touches of love & kindness throughout the day for him. It reminds me of when our 4 children were young and we did special things as you have done. Keep it up Kathi, you are an awesome Mommy! How blessed your children are!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Judy said...

What an awesome day you gave Garrett. Happy Birthday (belated) to Garrett.
Hugs,
Judy

Connie said...

what a beautiful family you have. These are the memories you will all cherish.

Sondra said...

What a great birthday celebration. I had an erector set as a child too. I loved it! Yep- I was a tomboy-LOL. I think that birthday questionnaire is a great idea. I wonder if it is to late to start that with my boys? Happy Late Birthday to Garrett. He looks so happy in all the pictures! You have such a great family.

Kathi said...

Hi Cindy, I can't seem to visit your blog. Thanks for your comments. Hugs, Kathi

cherished*vintage said...

What a special day you made for Garrett and one he'll treasure forever. I love all the special touches!!
-Karoline

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy 7th Birthday Garrett!! I hope his birthday was wonderful, and by the looks of the photo's, it was a magical day full of fun and family love! Wishing you a lovely day Kathi sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Mariel said...

how precious! my 'baby' will be 6 in March! How time flies...my oldest is 8 and it seems it was only yesterday he and I were watching Barney! precious times!

I LOVE your sweet blog and look forward to visiting again!

Brenda said...

What a special mom and dad. This is a day he will never forget.
Everything was just perfect .

Pearl said...

Oh Kathi... this just warmed my heart to see and read about Garrett's awesome Birthday... Everything looked wonderful... You're such an amazing Mom and I'm so happy that God has blessed you in countless ways! I do hope that your job is going well for you... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

Linda said...

What a great day for your sweet boy. I love the birthday questionnaire....it's great! You and Sharon are the best moms...hugs, Linda

Kelly said...

What a fun Birthday! I am going to make a copy of that Bday question sheet! He is such a cute boy!

Love,
Kelly

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