Thursday, August 16, 2012

James' 7th Birthday

Our Precious 2nd born son, James Daniel Rich turned 7 on August 14th 2012. I can't believe 7 years have gone by since I gave birth to this precious boy just 15 months after his older brother at the age of 21. James is a special blessing to our family and has brought us so much joy and laughter through the years! We may not have planned him but couldn't imagine life without him! He has always been so serious and intent on whatever he is doing.  At age 7, He is smart as a whip and tries his best to be a good boy and honor us. He is helpful with his younger sisters and such a good worker! What  blessing this brown eyed boy is to us!
James' favorite color is green and he wanted a green ice cream cake for
his birthday dessert. Thanks to pinterest, I was able to find the
perfect recipe using mint chocolate chip ice cream. James and I went
to Kroger alone together to get the stuff to make it
and then came home and had so much fun making it together.

It was so much fun! What special memories

He was so pleased with how it turned out! He picked out green
candles to go on top:-).

We had Nana and Pops come eat dinner with us for his birthday. We only
give our kids parties every other year on their even numbered birthdays.

James loves playing with an older boy at church, Caleb Hash
who is 11 years old. Caleb got James into lego ninjago's so that is what James
wanted for his birthday. Unfortunately I couldn't find the ninja he wanted
(Lloyd) but we did find him a ninjago set that he liked very much:-). 

Nana and Pops gave him a remote control truck similiar to the one
they gave Isaac for his 8th birthday. James loved it!

My toothless cutie!

The boys have enjoyed hours of entertainment with these!
   I know I tell you this all the time, but I am going to tell you again anyway because it is so true. You are such a good boy! You are a Godly young man. You are a hard worker and such a great help to me around the house and with your little sisters. You are your older brothers best friend and such a special, important part of this family. I may not have planned to have your 15 months after giving birth to Isaac buy boy did God know what He was doing when He blessed us with you! I look at you all the time and thank God for you. You are growing up so fast and looking at your toothless smile brings me so much joy! You are smart as can be for a 7 year old and a talented athlete. You won every event you swam in the summer league championship this year and your determination is so admirable. Your favorite color is green and you won the respect of the whole family by working for weeks to earn a green lego ninja that cost $9.99. You were so excited when I took you to imaginations toy store to get it only to be told they were sold out and a worker informed you that they would not be able to get anymore. You handled the situation like a man and never got upset even though you were so very disappointed. We came home and were dismayed to see that we could find still find Lloyd online for $16.99! You decided to earn the rest of the money to buy it online. When you earned $16.99 we got online to order it and were dismayed again to see that now the lowest price online was $18.99. You didn't give up but instead did more chores to earn the rest of the money you needed. You did it! You finally earned your green lego ninja, Lloyd. Can I just tell you how pleased your Mom and Dad were with you? It was so exciting when your ninja finally came in the mail! I love your determination James. Always be strong and determined to do all that you do as unto the Lord! I love you with all my heart James!  Love, Mommy

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