"the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God."
Seth turned 9 on February 23rd! We decided to wait until Friday (the 26th) to celebrate his birthday, but he still opened one present (from Grandma and Grandpa) that came through the mail on his real birthday!
The birthday boy!!! :)
Um, yes, the box was hard to get open! It took lots of persuasion before it finally opened! :)
Of course, I couldn't get through a single post without a picture of Daddy! :-D
Wednesday afternoon Na-naw (our grandma) came and picked Seth up to take him birthday shopping with her (a tradition she started for those over age 5-6). He went to Sonic (the new one in Mechanicsville), came to church, went to Dairy Queen with them afterwards and fell asleep at their house watching the Olympics. He then went to the Science Museum of Virginia because someone had given us 3 free tickets and they were about to expire (and we all couldn't use them by then). Seth is the most engineering mind in our family. He's constantly thinking up new inventions. (For example [and it's just one of many!], he wants to make a life-size replica of the Axiom from the movie Wall-E. He says that Caleb will be Mo, Alexis the Beautician Bot - or something like that - etc. Guess what I get to be? Those police robots that take pictures ;) Anyways, the Science Museum was right up his alley! He came back after a lunch at Cracker Barrel.
The next day we celebrated his birthday!
Caleb bought Seth Skittles from church and made a rainbow assortment around his plate.
When asked what to make for his special breakfast, Hannah persuaded him to choose omelets! :) And for the bread he chose coffee cake...
We ended up with the blue icing because Na-naw had bought Seth a snake from the Museum that was the color of the icing in the photo, and he liked the snake...so why not have icing the same color? :-D
Doesn't that make your mouth water just looking at that?
Daddy is a superb breakfast chef! He can make omelets, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, etc. to however you order it. His omelets and scrambled eggs are one of my favorites!!
The birthday boy with his blue snake.
After breakfast, the day went on. We cleaned up the house for the Nash Luncheon on Sunday and made the ice cream cake Seth wanted.
Seth's dinner was chicken in wine sauce, rice, green beans and corn, and homemade buttermilk rolls. After dinner he opened his presents!
(Now pay special attention to every one's faces in the pictures...they're pretty funny! :)
Seth got lots of different things from people, but mostly candy! Daddy and Mama got him Traders and Barbarians Catan game to go with the Expansion Set Seth got with Na-naw.
While Seth was looking over all the presents he just opened, Daddy and Caleb were planning an attack. Caleb had bought Seth some silly string and Daddy was quietly shaking it up under the table. Guess what Daddy did?
You guessed it! He sprayed Seth!
Of course Daddy didn't use all of it but it definitely surprised Seth!
In return, Seth got to spray Daddy and Caleb...
Now that everyone was sufficiently stringed, we watched the movie Beauty and the Beast before stopping halfway to eat ice cream cake!!!
This is the same cake we made for Hannah's birthday last year except we only used one cake split in half.
We were out of "real" candles, so Daddy lit the "country candles"...matches! (Seth had matches for a few of his candles on his 8th birthday last year too!)
Blowing out the "candles."
Thus ended Seth's 9th birthday!
Delighting in Jesus,