but I still need to blog about our August birthdays.
I’m trying to be a better blogger, but life keeps getting in the way.
Taking care of kids and everything they are involved with always trumps getting on my computer.
I think I say this every time I blog so I should really stop saying it; and just be ok with the best I can do.
Any hoo… I need to include everything important to me on this blog so all the little memories are stored for my scrapbooks and history.
I do this because this old brain of mine don’t recall so well.
If you may recall, 4 Swenson’s in this house have birthdays in August.
First we start with Stella.
She turned 10 this year.
Then we have me.
I turned um. lets. just. say. older. this year.
Next is our first born, Jex.
He turned 12, which is a really special birthday in our church.
When you turn 12, you receive the priesthood. Which allows you many special privileges and gifts. Some of those blessings being the privilege of attending the temple and passing the sacrament.
It was such a touching day for our whole family.
We had most of our extended family here for the ordination which made it all the more special.
Lastly, but not leastly, we celebrate Isaac.
He turned 7.
We celebrated each of these children in special ways on their own day.
Then we had one big party for all of them with our extended family.
We even celebrated our October baby so she didn’t feel left out:
It was such a fun day, and so wonderful to have our whole family over.
It’s always nice to have a reason to celebrate.
I chose to have a picnic sort of theme.
Mostly because I found picnic sort of things on clearance.
Lemonade is definitely a picnic kinda drink.
…and hot dogs are certainly a picnic kinda food.
We topped the hot dogs off with the special Utah sauce from J Dawgs.
It’s like a sweet kind of sauce and was delicious with the coleslaw I made.
I enjoyed serving our food in these cute food trays.
Watermelon is a food that is a must-have at a picnic so that is what I made the kids cakes to look like.
I made sugar cookie cakes. I dyed the dough pink, and then frosted them to look like watermelons.
The watermelon cookie cake was also served in the adorable food trays.
We sang happy birthday four times
…and let each child blow out the candles.
It was a great party.
I love celebrating my kids.
I do not love celebrating them growing one year older.
(insert a few small tears)