Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Birthday, a New Nephew, and Snow

John had a birthday! He turned 38 on Tuesday. John is the best husband and father ever, and we are all so grateful for him!

Here are a couple pictures of him blowing out the candles on his cake (which, incidentally, I did not have enough of, so I created "38!" out of 34 candles atop the cake).

Also on Tuesday, my sister, Mandi, and her husband, Junior, had their first child. Their son was born 5 weeks early. He is healthy, although very small (4 lbs 15 oz and 17 1/2 inches). It is very special when a new child joins a family. You can feel his spirit and that he just left our Heavenly Father's presence. What a blessing! Congratulations Mandi and Junior!

Today, the kids' elementary school had a "Snow Day Breakfast." A local company was hired to provide "snow" which was blown onto the blacktop.

After a continental breakfast, the kids were able to touch the snow, throw snowballs, and feel what it's like to really be cold.

Michael and AJ were both hit by snowballs in the head/face. Michael bounced back okay, but, for AJ, the snow had lost it's luster.

Oh well. Getting hit in the head/face with a snowball is part of snow. Despite a little crying, we had a very good time.