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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chi's Birthday Surprise!

As promised...Here is Chi's big birthday SURPRISE! I was so excited about this, I could barely contain myself! I called a nice restaurant last week and arranged for Malachi to have a tour of their kitchen. PERFECT for my future Chef/Scientist! John took him for the tour, and then they ate dinner. (Mommy got to stay home with a sick baby.) They went for the tour and Chi barely said a word the entire night... even when they surprised him and John by bringing out a huge brownie with 7 candles on it he barely spoke.
On the way home John called me to tell me he was a little disappointed by Chi's reaction (he wasn't as animated as you would expect a 7-yr-old receiving the perfect gift should be) I assured him that he loved it and that he needed a chance to soak it all in and then he'd tell us how much he liked it.
Sure enough! First thing this morning Malachi started telling me all about the tour, and the restaurant, and the kitchen. Did you know that they have refrigerators and freezers big enough to walk in!?! He told me about how fast every one was moving around and how fast people were cutting things up. "... and they didn't use recipe cards like you, MOM!"
Any fear that he didn't enjoy himself completely disappeared! I am so excited for him! Happy Birthday Chi-Chi!


Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

What a fabulous birthday gift. I would have loved it too! Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Olivia. And I loved the elves!

Stephanie said...

That is so cute! Peter is the same way. If he's super excited about something big like that you can't tell until a few hours after it's over, then he talks about it for days. Glad he liked it.

starstruck_texan said...

You are way too creative...good job... score 1 big brownie point for mom