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Happy Birthday to the Sweet Boy Who Made Me a Mother

Jude's birthday celebration started this past Thursday at school.  I brought blueberry muffins for the kids' snack time.  They sang "Happy Birthday" to him during Circle Time.  

His school is all about teaching kids to be givers, so they have a tradition where the birthday kid brings a gift for the school for all the kids to enjoy.  Jude chose the books, Pepper Goes to School and Franklin Goes to School.  Indi was able to join in with the kids' activities which she loved! Jude loved having her there.

Watching all the activity:

Today, for Jude's actual birthday, we let him choose the special activity that he would like to do to celebrate.  [We are planning to have a "real" party for him in a few weeks, but today was a special celebration where our family focused on him.]  He choose to ride the train at the zoo.  

One handsome Daddy:

No train ride would be complete without popcorn.

When we got home, he opened presents.  Unfortunately, all of the pictures I took were out of focus.  These were the best two.

Indigo got a gift as well, so she wouldn't feel left out.

Then it was on to cupcakes.  You may remember this blog post about how much my kids love cupcakes.

The grand finale -- blowing out the candles.

I am so blessed to be the mother of this sweet boy.  Happy Birthday, Jude!  We love you!


  1. Oh, Happy Birthday Jude!! It's clear just how much you fill your parents' hearts. May you have a year filled with loves, blessings and surprises! Sarah = )

  2. Happy Birthday Jude. looks like a fun day!

  3. Happiest Birthday, sweet Jude! Looks like a great celebration! He is one handsome little guy...and those pigtails on Indi were adorable. I bet you make awesome blueberry muffins!

  4. Ohhhh, Happy Birthday little man! He's so darn cute! What a nice, special birthday-you're such a great mom!!!

  5. Happy Birthday to a beautiful and bright boy! Oh gosh, but it DOES go fast...that pesky father time! :)

    Radiant photos both in this post and the previous post. Love the pigtails for Indi! Adorable!

    I also really like that the school focuses on the giving aspect of a birthday....very sharp!

    Enjoy all of these days...I know you are!! :)

  6. I thought I posted a comment already! Apparently not! Happy birthday Jude! It looks like you had a very fun day! I hope this year brings you many smiles!

  7. Hi,

    Do you know about the Austin Ethiopia adoption group? If you go into yahoo groups and search for Austin Ethiopia adoption you should find it.
    I think San Antonio has a group as well.
    We would be happy to meet and talk about Ethiopia adoption, our favorite subject!



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