Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friends to the Philippines, Friends at our house!

We were so glad to get to spend some extra time with our friends while their parents went on a big trip to the Philippines.  We tried to have some good memory making experiences and make all tasks so as simply as possible, because adding the Brothers' children to our family, made for 9 children total.  That's a lot of work!  :)  We watched movies in the evening to help get little ones calmed down for bedtime, we had special fun memories with girls only, fun photo shoots, rode bikes, had a birthday party for Benaiah, and then welcomed their parents back home.  Whew, we got a lot done and had a great time!  Now, when can we do it again!  :)

Welcome home our fantastic friends!  So glad that you made it home safely and had a wonderful adventure!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Benaiah is 5!

 Benaiah turned 5!  That boy loves mighty machines, so we decided to make him a cake with a might machine topper.  He has been asking for a loader tractor, only his mind is thinking the real deal, but obviously he's not getting that. : )  Grandma Deborah made the brownie ice cream cake for us, and I topped it off with the candy and tractor.  What a fun thing it was for him!

 We didn't actually tell him that the levers and buttons made it move, but he figured it out quickly as he pushed the lever for the bucket and up it went, dumping out all the candy.  Malt balls rolled all over the table, and everybody laughed and laughed at his reaction and the candy going all over.
Amalyah and Benaiah played so good together with the mighty machines.  

 They had an absolute ball!  Then they went outside and had even more fun!

Happy Birthday to our farm boy!  He was meant for the outdoors and the farm life.  We love you Benaiah Daniel Bovee and pray we get many, many more birthdays with you!