Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year!

We were so blessed to have Grandpa and Grandma Sharp here to celebrate Joshua's 6th birthday.  We celebrated early in the day so we could have a New Year's celebration in the evening.  Joshua was excited to turn six.  He helped make a snake cake and loved it.  He was fun to watch as he showed so much excitement about each present.  He wanted a bike with training wheels and was excited to get a Lightning McQueen bike.  Happy birthday, dear Joshua!!

In the evening we celebrated New Year's Eve.  We had pizza from Pizza Hut for dinner.  It was delicious!! Neil was the master pizza orderer.  He is braver about trying new things than I am.  He tried a few combinations that I wouldn't have thought of, but they were delicious.  Matthew even said the sausage, pepperoni pizza drizzled with barbeque sauce was the best pizza he had ever had.  We said goodbye to grandma and grandpa after dinner when they were ready to go back to the motel.  They got up early and left for home the next morning.  We had root beer floats and watched a movie with the kids.  The kids love our family tradition of them each choosing a movie to watch until midnight.  Mom and Dad get to go to bed earlier and the kids stay up.  This year even Lydia stayed up and watched with the kids, but she fell asleep before midnight.  Joshua made it all the way to midnight.  It makes for a fussy New Year's Day with tired children, but they love to do it together.  With nine children home for New Year's Eve we still haven't gotten all the movies watched.  I think they still have at least three to go.

We hope everyone has a happy 2015!!!

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