Saturday, November 5, 2011

Celebrating M&M


Today we had a big ole joint birthday party to celebrate the birth of these two ridiculously incredible blessings in our lives...


it was a big celebration for our CRAZY M&M's!


Meron just turned the big 0-4 and Mebrate is quickly approaching 3!


There were M&M's everywhere to help us make much of the days that these two came in to being.


And our awesome friends helped us say "who needs 'em?" to presents and brought a bunch of formula instead. We have the best kind of friends!


I went outside the theme and got a Strawbaby Shortcake (as Mebrate calls her) jumpy house. Meron was STOKED to see this sitting in her front yard.


We ate yummie goodies...


bounced in the jumpy house with friends...


played with balloons...


hung out with some of our best buds...


jumped on the trampoline with our friends...


hung out with some more of our best buds...


enjoyed good front-porch conversation over snacks and drinks...


and hung out with even more of our best buds!


Then it was time for everybody to circle up and sing to the birthday girls. Granny led the chorus while daddy...


struggled to light the candle in the wind. But I LOVE this picture.

Not because my ugly mug is in it - but look close at Meron. Half the hood is circled up singing to her and whats she doing? Holding her little sister's hand so tight and focusing in on Mebrate's face... I absolutely love her heart.


I finally got them lit long enough for them to be blown out... and cake, ice cream, M&M's and fruit were consumed...

We played around for a little while longer and then everybody trickled out one-by-one until eventually it was just me and 2 pooped out girls on the trampoline...


I grabbed both of them and we lay there staring at the sky. I asked the girls what they thought about when they saw the perfectly blue sky. Meron said "God!"

Mebrate said something that sounded like:

"Mebrate.... birthday... like... yes!"
We were all spent - but I didn't want it to end. We prayed about birthdays and friends and formula and the "babies in Africa" and then headed inside.

These days are special to me. Inside I am celebrating so much more than 3 and 4 years of life. I am celebrating the eternal business of redemption that God has been in since the beginning of it all... and not just that - but that He cared enough to save me and then not stop there but go on to give me a 24/7 daily reminder of just how freaking much redemption means to Him.

It continually floors me.

Big giant thanks to everybody who came out and celebrated with us at a party that would have made House of Pain proud with all the jumping around.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERON AND MEBRATE. WE LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Another great post. Looks like everyone ad a great time. You are making an impact guys!!!

Anonymous said...

wow - that word covers it all - wow to God wow to M and M sisters!

Rachel said...

Happy birthay sweet girls. You both are awesome!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

We had a blast! So glad to celebrate with M & M!

Anonymous said...

Cutest M & M's ever!! So glad they had fun!