May is a busy family month for us. Ezra and Hezekiah both have birthdays, Chuck and I celebrate our anniversay, and now BEN! and Adalia celebrate theirs.
This weekend we got to celebrate Ezra’s 22nd birthday. He’s grown and changed so much. He has a temporary position at the lumber mill where Boaz works and hopefully it will turn into a permanent job for him. Oldest and youngest brothers. Ezra (22) and Apollo (almost 4)
Hezekiah’s birthday this year fell on the Sunday between the Open House for BEN! and Adalia and their wedding day. Poor kid. Two years ago Chuck and I spent Hezekiah’s birthday in Seattle while Apollo had his g-tube placed. I knew Hezekiah’s birthday celebration would have to be postponed no matter what this year, but also didn’t feel like I could pull off a big birthday bash even a few weeks after the wedding. Thankfully, last year we did his birthday BIG with a Star Wars Themed Party.
This year Hezekiah’s gift from us was a $50 gift card to Toys R Us that I won a few months ago. Unfortunately, the nearest Toys R Us is almost two hours from us. Thankfully, Hezekiah was game for a trip the toy store and lunch out in leu of a birthday party. Hezekiah chose to take Tucker along and the two of them were like, well, kids in a toy store. It was so much fun to watch Hezekiah analyze his options…he’s such a thinker, that boy. In the end, it was LEGO that won out. Is anyone surprised? It just so happened that the day we were there Toys R Us was having a 25% off sale on LEGO. Score! Hezekiah ended up purchasing LEGO Helicopter Surveillance set and the Hero Factory Dragon Bolt. Next we headed to Red Robin for lunch. Neither boy had been there before. I know, they are probably the only 8 and 10 year old American boys who have never been there.
We had a great time with just the two boys and I know they will have happy memories of this birthday as well.
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