Sunday, December 14, 2008

What the Birthday Boy Has Been Up To

Cody turns 7 tomorrow...the 15th.  I can't believe that!  I say it every year, but it seems like yesterday he was just a little baby in my arms.  How fast they grow!  This weekend at church, I watched him stand up and sing with the children's choir and he also carried a banner down the aisle for one of the songs.  He's even considering playing percussion with a drum ensemble on Christmas Eve.  He's really growing up!

We had a Wall-E/space theme party with some of his neighborhood friends.  We got very creative and came up with all kinds of fun things for the kids to do and eat while they were here.  The kids painted flying saucers and also made glow-in-the-dark moon rocks.  For food, we had intergalactic asteroids (pizza rolls), flying saucer pizzas (mini bagel pizzas), martian food (a watermelon filled with lots of fruit), mission to mars juice (green kool-aid and green ice cubes), out of this world cheese stars (cheese cut-outs), and little dippers (carrot sticks with ranch dressing).  We had lots of fun naming the food!

We had cupcakes with little Wall-E and Eve candies on them.  

Caden enjoyed a cherry candy cane which only added to the excitement.  : )
Truly, a great time was had by all.

And now, a tribute to the birthday boy:

Dear Cody, 
These past seven years have been such a blessing for me, your mom.  You are such a kind-hearted, sweet little boy.  I love watching you grow and change before my eyes. The time we've had together this year has been especially meaningful, as I feel we've gotten to know one another in new and different ways.  I love watching you play with and help take care of your little brother. Caden looks up to you and you make his eyes twinkle with happiness (MOST of the time!).  The two of you have gotten to be such good buddies and that makes me so happy.  I am seeing you grow and mature in areas I've prayed about since you were an infant.  I watched you serve in church this past weekend and sing His praises.  I listen to you every day, memorizing your Awana or Sunday school verses, reminding myself what a blessing it is to have God's Word at our fingertips that we might hide it in our hearts.  I see you learning and growing and I give all the glory to God for all that is good in you. It is a privilege to be your mom, and there is not a DAY that goes by that I don't thank God for the gifts He's given are one of mommy's special gifts, indeed.

I love you, sweetie!  Here's to a wonderful year #7!



Julie V. said...


I need you to come over here and host my kids birthday parties!! Wow- that looked like one fun party. The food looked amazing and the kids looked like they had a blast.

Happy birthday Cody!! Time sure does fly. I remember when your Mommy told me she was pregnant with you. We blink and now you are all grown up.

I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and a blessed 7th year ahead.



Kari Lynn said...

You are so creative.

Happy Birthday Cody!

Jody said...

Great party ideas! What fun! Happy birthday, Cody!!!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Happy Birthday Cody! What a sweet little guy he sounds like! And what a creative and fun party Happi!