Wowzas. I'm tired.
Obviously, Kev and I didn't do much planning when we had 3 of our 4 babies!
My birthday gift to the boys.
And to me.
London was born in the beginning of May, Kaden at the end, and Jesse 6 days later in the beginning of June.
That's okay. I love summer babies.
And I love simple, birthday celebrations.
|Breakfast in bed...room.|
Years seven and ten are big deals in the Booker household, because on year 7 they get their first quality bb gun and the first year of double digits, they get their first "man gun." The boys have been stoked for this day all year, and they informed us that they would probably get into lots of trouble if they "played with their gifts at the campground," so maybe this year they should open their presents at home on their actual day. One of the Grammy's was also buying them two different types of traps, so they've been stoked about trapping things all around our property here, as well, so we decided this year to make their actual birthdays more of a big deal, and to make the camping trip more chill and relaxed with less of an agenda.
I liked this plan.
Even more so because I have a crazy crawler on my hands for our camping trip this year.
And this year, the forecast was predicting rain. Again.
So, I knew I would be a bit more occupied whilst camping this year as opposed to others.
So, this year, we just took an entire day - and from beginning to end let the boys choose what they wanted to do and how we all would play out the day. I had a fun little breakfast all set up to eat upstairs in their bedroom, and there were balloons and banners all over with their gifts displayed for when they woke up.
On Jesse's birthday, after breakfast and gifts, he chose to also spend the day fishing, but he didn't want to go in the boat. He just wanted to fish along several different shores and shallow wading spots.
|Jesse's bass. On Kaden's birthday.|
Again. Sweet. Simple.
And a Mama's heart squeezed full with watching them grow up right before my eyes.
Kaden and Jesse how I love you! I love your hearts and I love your friendship. I love how crazy different you are, and I love how well you mesh. Kaden, you are patient, you're gracious, and you're kind. Jesse, you are perceptive, you are generous, and you love so deeply. Your Mama is so blessed to call you her own. I have loved watching you grow.
|Living life together with friends.|
You guys are the best.
You are my heart, and you are my Joy.
How I love being your Mama!
Happy birthdays, Dear Ones...
~ 10 year anniversaries of me being birthed into Motherhood.
~ Two brothers, two friends.
~ Individual days to fill love tanks full.
~ Jesse at the end of his day declaring: "Today, I felt really special."
~ Tender hugs, from tender ten year olds.
~ This crazy journey, walking raw, hearts of grace from little men.
~ Housemates, soul friends, sharing joy, sharing love.
~ A soulmate of my own with whom to share this journey....
#5183-#5191 ~ My Joy Journey.