"When we had our children, our ideas changed somewhat. Thenceforward we lived only for them; they made all our happiness and we would never have found it save in them. In fact, nothing any longer cost us anything; the world was no longer a burden to us. As for me, my children were my great compensation, so that I wished to have many in order to bring them up for Heaven" -- Saint Zelie Martin, mother of St. Therese of Lisieux, canonized October 18, 2015 along with her husband St. Louis Martin.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

On the 4th of July

A first birthday really calls for a great celebration!

But if you are so lucky as to be born on the 4th of July, your Mama gets a little help in the "festivities" department.  And your "party" is rather outrageously awesome!

 Sack races, face painting, ponies...yes!  Bouncy houses, game tents, picnics...you got it!

And the day gets topped off with a bit of pyrotechnic fun!
(Capturing fireflies)
(his face was painted as a "tiger" at the 4th celebrations in our village.  That explains his filthy face.  As for his shirt...I don't have a direct explanation other than it was a very. fun. day!)

glow bracelets

(photo credit: Arwen)
Because our Nation is worth celebrating, and so are YOU!

WHO is ONE YEAR OLD?!!!!  MY baby?!!!

unsure about that ice cream cake!

Very pleased with the "Drumstick" that he got in the afternoon!

Off to the park!

I think he was so tired by the time he had his party, that he wasn't quite sure about  his cake!
Where did this year go?

We love him so much!!!

Happy First Birthday, Sam!!!

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