Friday, February 25, 2011

Madison is now 14!!!

February 13, Madison turned 14!!!!

The 13th was a Sunday so, we had to decorate the night before.

Madison's birthday theme was hunting....mainly because he is really into his bow right now. He is saving up to buy a cross-bow.

Madison comes from a L-O-N-G line of hunters in both sides of our family uncles, cousins, his Papaw....and many children & years ago his Daddy. His interest has grown in hunting, and he hopes to take the hunter safety course soon. This way he will be ready to go hunting with all those relatives.

We prepared a huge birthday breakfast......

On the menu

*Strawberry OR Chocolate/Banana Smoothies
*Scrambled Eggs
*Turkey Bacon

It was a beautiful day, staying indoors didn't seem fitting. Early afternoon we ask Madison what he would like to do on "his"day. He said he would enjoy taking a ride down to
Chickamauga National Park, a very historic site of the Civil War. Madison absolutely loves all things History!

Madison and Ruth Ella taking in the site map of the park.

I believe Chickamauga has the most cannons we have ever seen.

William and Ruth Ella heading into the visitors center.....

Madison had been here before with his Uncle David but never taken the tour of the center. We were amazed at the guns on display, they looked very awkward to have to carry much less fire.

The center was full of information and replicas of the war.

We walked around reading and taking in more of the history, next headed over to the movie. The Civil War movie was 23 minutes and told all about the battle that was fought right there, so many lives lost on both sides! We highly recommend a trip to Chickamauga Battlefield. We then road through the park to see the monuments and explore.

After that it was back home, for last leg of his party.......

With Madison's birthday being on a Sunday and the day being so full, he chose to wait and open his presents after dinner. He also ended up with 2 meals that way, his dinner meal was Taco Salad and of course cake! Once again I made Madison an ice cream cake, this year it was a Reese's peanut butter cup cake!

This was a day filled with love, fun, laughter, sunshine, and food!



Lynda said...

I think your children are now aging faster than mine!!! And I probably tell you this about every party - - - but I love seeing your themes. You really make each child feel super special on his or her celebration of the date God put them in your arms.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to Madison!!! Looks like you had a fun day. :) Your cakes are always amazing, Laura. Puts me to shame...I just make one from a box. :)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Happy Birthday, Madison!

Missy said...

A Big Happy Birthday to Madison from the Parris Family. We enjoyed looking at those birthday pictures. Looks like a fun trip to the Battlefield and Museum. I loved going when I was a kid. I keep telling mine that we need to go there. They have never been. Shameful isn't it. Because we are also History lovers. And I have to say those pictures of Ruth Ella with her big brothers are just precious. Missy

mommyx12 said...

Sounds like an awesome day to be turning 14. Happy birthday to your Madison.

Amy said...

Ok, I want some of that cake!!! Reese's Peanut Butter cups are my FAVORITE:)

Michelle said...

happy 14th birthday to Madison!

Theresa said...

The menu was great. I love breakfast for dinner. Happy Birthday (belated!)