Our little boy is four years old! We can’t believe it really . . . where have all those years gone? He is a delight to our family and brings us much joy and laughter. The latest “funny” was recently when we were saying Psalm 8 at bedtime. When I had finished he asked, “Mom, what about those beans? Are they baked beans?” He was referring to the line in the psalm that says, You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings. I explained the difference between beings and beans after a hearty chuckle! 🙂 Anyway, here are some birthday photos for you. May He grow up to be a godly man who loves Jesus with all his heart.
Hannah made cupcakes . . . the younger three hanging around for a spoon to lick!
Joel requested hot cross buns and raisins in boxes for his birthday breakfast.
Joel was born at 10:18 am on 18 November . . . so we waited til that moment, had a family cuddle and gave a great cheer when Joel officially turned four!
Grandpa and Grandma Mead came over for a birthday lunch. Here is Joel enjoying his present from them. This boy LOVES drums!
Joel had been talking about having a wagon for his birthday and he got one as a combined gift from several family members, including his big sisters who chipped in to pay for it! It has been the source of a lot of fun so far and there's much more fun to come from it I'm sure. (the cover is removable) Joel is wearing a birthday card/hat from his US grandparents.
A couple days later, we had a visit from some good friends from Oakhall (our former church). We had another little party with a fire engine theme. Here is Daddy starting to work on the fire engine cake.
Here is the finished product. Peter did a great job! The girls added the playmobil.
But all firemen need a healthy meal before eating cake . . . it's jacket pototes for dinner.
Potato devoured (sort of!) and on to the important part - the cake! Look at the "wow!" in his eyes. I love that look. Joel's good friend, Nathan, is sharing the moment.
Let the party roll on . . . this is Aliyah "Stegasaurus" Mead
Not to be left out . . . .Lucy, the littlest party girl (Nathan's sister)
Lucy spent most of her waking moments in the arms of various Mead girls. We had a great time with the whole family. They are a blessing to us and we were so glad they came to visit.
All in all, Joel had a great birthday weekend. We thank God for giving us a little boy to raise for Him.