It’s the month of family visitors. I say this as the excuse for why it’s been over week since Ian’s birthday and no post. So, at the close of the Haggard’s visit, I am finally getting to it.
On Friday, December 3rd, Ian’s actual birthday, Grandpa and Linda came to visit and stayed for the weekend. We went out to The Counter for dinner and then came home and opened some presents, including this super cool remote control car.
On Saturday we went tree-hunting in the morning and then came home to have a small party, inviting a few of the friends Ian sees and plays with the most, and their parents.
The long-awaited piece of the festivities was the cake. For a week leading up to his birthday every time I would mention it was coming soon, Ian would say “Daddy cake!” He knew Daddy was making him a cheesecake and Ian loves himself some cake.
And, of course, the cheesecake lived up to all the expectations, both Ian’s and everyone else’s at the party. Jason makes excellent cheesecake, in many flavors. This time it was Oreo with a chocolate drizzle oozing off the sides.
As you’ll see from the video below, Ian knew exactly how to blow out the candles, though you can see he was a little bewildered as to why everyone was singing at him.
After some present-opening and lots of play, the party came to a close. I think Ian was happy with it all, and so were we.
Ian, you are a treasure to us. It’s amazing to think how much you’ve grown and changed since your first birthday. So many trips to the zoo, so many silly dances and books read and “bee tahs” sighted, and prayers prayed and answered. So much joy! We are so glad you are a part of your family and for all that God is doing in your life.
View all of our December photos.