On Cruz's first birthday I began the tradition of their birthday morning being like Christmas morning. I like to put out their gifts and decorate the night before and let them wake up on their birthday morning to find their surprises. It's a fun thing that my boys love and a tradition I am glad I started.
Ben's birthday morning surprises
Ben's birthday gifts
I made those flags at the last minute out of copy paper and crepe paper
seeing his gifts
They both got matching Lightning McQueen shirts and socks.
we then spent some time letting him open his gifts
Later that morning Cruz went to school. David went to a village. Ben and I spent the morning at home playing. Cruz has to be at school by 7:15 so if we had done all of that before we took him to school then you know we were up early, ha.
me, David, and Ben on his 3rd birthday
and here we are on the day he was born. It was one of the happiest days of our lives!
having fun on his birthday
a family photo on Ben's 3rd birthday
Cruz's 3rd birthday (another birthday tradition I have).
My sweet boy seeing his birthday cupcakes
We called in a pizza for our supper and while we waited for it to be delivered "Uncle Mark" arrived to see us. He is an IMB missionary who lives in the Capital. He drove over from Guatemala City to make some visits in this area and stopped by to drop a few things off to us. He also brought Ben a Lightning McQueen car and Tow Mater truck that both boys loved! He stayed for supper, cake, and our evening entertainment.
Ben while we sang "Happy Birthday" to him
blowing out his candle
my boys watching the movie
and of course there were a few times they had to get up and dance, ha
What a fun day we had loving on our little Ben and making him feel extra special. I love birthdays and getting to plan them for my boys brings me much joy. We thank God everyday for our two boys but especially on their birthdays. We like to take some extra time to remember the blessing that they are, the miracle of their births, and the joy they bring to our family.