James and I started out his birthday morning by putting flowers and balloons at Jerard's grave.
In the afternoon he had a water party with friends which included throwing wet sponges at Kurt, the birthday boy's dad!
And of course, birthday cake, ice cream and snacks!
Last year James and Jerard celebrated their 4th birthday together. This year James will celebrate his 5th birthday on Friday October 26 by placing 5 balloons on his brother's grave in the morning.
Then he will have a party with some of his friends in the afternoon.
He misses his brother. He is also excited to turn 5!
We will post photos after the party tomorrow!
Matthew 6:19-21 Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but
lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
A thief or two reached in through our front sala windows last night while we were sleeping and stole a Mac laptop and a net book computer we had in the sala (living room).
It is very unsettling to know someone broke in while we were sleeping. They were unable to get in to the house due to security bars and locks, but they removed the window screens and reached in through the bars to get the laptop and net book.
Pray for us while we work through all this. The laptop was Mikayla's computer for school. We need to get her another laptop soon - hopefully one that is stronger and better and would last her a year or two into college.
We consider ourselves fortunate that this is the first robbery we've had in 6 years of living here. Friends of ours have been robbed many times here.
Thought I'd share some photos others took of Mikayla during the recent ISAC competition held in Cebu for volleyball. I'm thankful for facebook and being able to obtain photos from others in an easy manner!!!
The girl's volleyball team took first place overall at the tournament for the girls division! The boy's volleyball team came in second place overall at the tournament for the boys division.
Mikayla and team arrives back from Cebu this Sunday morning at 8a.m.!!!
awarding the volleyball team at ISAC tournament in Cebu
The teams at the airport before leaving Cebu this morning!