Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Birthday Celebrations

We have 2 February birthday kiddos....

They start off our year of birthday celebrations!

Rebekah and Madison are 2 years and 2 days apart in age. In the above picture Rebekah was 2 years 2 weeks old, which means Madison was 2 weeks old. It didn't take long for Madison to pass Rebekah up in size. Now Madison is Rebekah's "little BIG brother"!

February 11th

Rebekah Marie turned 17!!!!!!

February 13th

Madison Harold turned 15!!!!!!

This year we are doing the older children's birthdays a little differently. We have given them several options and ways to celebrate. 1- They can go out to eat for their birthday and then do gifts at home, 2- celebrate by going on a day trip of their choice, OR 3-doing our normal home birthday meal and celebration without a theme, because they are older.... NO theme!? Not sure this "Mama" can have a party without decorations and a little bit of a theme :) So, this year we will see what the children choose for their special day?!?

When Rebekah and Madison were younger each year they would have a joint birthday party. Well this year they decided to go back to celebrating their special days this Mama it seemed like old times:) Rebekah's birthday fell on a Saturday so they chose to go out to eat for their first day...we ate at Cracker Barrel. Then Monday Madison's birthday, we had their home birthday and gifts.

Party Time....

Birthday Menu....

*Kielbasa/Onions in sweet sauce
*Loaded baked potatoes
*Homemade Bread

So many memories are made with each birthday.....

Rebekah and Madison each received a few small token type gifts this year for their birthday. For their "real" gift we gave each a card... written in the card was a clue to finding their gift. It was a bit like a treasure hunt, it was lots of fun. Before they found their gifts they each had 5 clues hidden in several places in and outside our house. Madison was the first to hunt, his final clue lead him to Mary Ann's crib, in the crib was his gift a banjo. Rebekah was next her final clue lead her to a storage closet, in the closet was a hope chest.

For dessert Amanda made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing....
And Elizabeth and her sidekick Wesley made dipped cones for ice cream
*Chocolate with coconut
*Chocolate with candy sprinkles
*White chocolate with Oreo cookies
*Chocolate with peppermint chips
all served with vanilla bean ice cream....YUM!!!




Lynda said...

Red Velvet Cupcakes!!!! Just one - - that's all I need - - - don't even need one - - - just want one!
Those two are a great way to begin the year. I would not have recognized Madison on the street. He is a very handsome young man. And Rebekah is beautiful - - - inside and out. Jesus shines on both of their faces.

Amanda said...

My parents have been doing gift scavenger hunts at Christmas ever since I was little. My dad writes clues that we have to figure out. Looks like you had so much fun. :)

Your older kids are starting to look like adults. Time sure does fly.

Anonymous said...

Looks like another wonderful Munck birthday(s) celebration. Rebekah shares a birthday with our eldest son. Happy birthday to your two.



Amy said...

Happy Birthday Rebekah and Madison!!! I think they made great birthday choices...they must think well together;) They had the best of both worlds...going out to eat together for one and a special home celebration for the other.

Nikki said...

Your birthday menu made me hungry.Happy birthday to both of you!