Happy Birthday, Elora!

Elora is growing up way too fast! I just can’t believe she is already eleven. She brings art, music, crafts, creativity, imagination, and beauty into our home every day. She is the resident Mama Hen that loves to read stories to siblings, come up with weird and crazy games for everyone to play, loves cooking…

Oliver’s Birthday Celebration!

For his birthday this year, Oliver planned out a simple party – go to the park for cake and then see the Lego Batman Movie. He had seen the preview and knew it was coming out in February sometime. We talked to him about all kinds of different options just in case the movie wasn’t…

Happy Birthday Chris!

We had a wonderful evening celebrating Chris’s birthday. We had dinner at our favorite schnitzel place, Schnitzelwirt! No pictures because we were too busy scarfing down very large portions of schnitzel. Then we headed home to surprise Chris with a lovely party the kids had planned. The kids told Chris to wait in the hall…

Happy Birthday, Marion!

We celebrated Marion’s birthday in Florida. We started out the day by going to the Orlando temple. Marion loves the temple, and was excited to see a new one. The weather was beautiful, so we walked around the grounds and took a lot of pictures. The kids had a great time walking around together and…

James E. Boo’s Birthday!

Where has the time gone? This little guy is four years old! His birthday was celebrated for a few days. In kindergarten, the kids work together to bake a little cake for everyone to eat after lunch. Marion put in the ingredients and James held the bowl. James got to sit in the middle of…

A Late Birthday Celebration

Chris came home from his work trip with some birthday surprises for me. He found a fun new gadget store in Paris called Pylones that has all sorts of weird gadgets like wind up salt and pepper shakers, mini lady bug vacuum cleaners, and a cute new Paris wallet. It turns out this cool new…

An Awesome Birthday

Chris is always gone on my birthday, so this year the kids decided to make my birthday an extra special one. The celebration started six days ago and is still going strong. Last week, Elora baked me some special cookies. She took her time, asked questions when she didn’t understand something, and made the best…