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"!
Rebekah Marie turned 17!!!!!!
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 together...to 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.
*Kielbasa/Onions in sweet sauce
*Loaded baked potatoes
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!!!
WE HOPE YOU EACH HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY
REBEKAH & MADISON