love to celebrate life and unique ! {David turns eleven!}

David turned eleven on the fourth of July! And we were happy to have a mellow evening at home with friends. I hung some bunting on the front door to welcome our guests.

He’s small but mighty. David was only 4 pounds 2 oz. at birth and he grows slowly. But he’s full of love and spunk and determination.

Definitely cause for celebration! So we broke out our fun cake topper.

We had lots of soda on ice for the kiddos {including mexican coke which is 10x better than regular coke!} and make-your-own-mojitos for the adults. Yum!

We ran by Target earlier in the day to pick up a few things and Matthias ended up with a new set of Halo mega blocks. So while we prepped for the party he was building.

We BBQ’d burgers and hot dogs, and I blended up a hot dog and bun for David. I squirted a little ketchup on top. It looked disgusting but I’m sure it tasted awesome. I seriously love a good hot dog.

We sang ‘happy birthday’ and David ate the frosting off his cupcake. Then he had a sugar rush and danced around a while.

While the sun was setting we went out into the front yard and played with poppers and snappers. It was a blast.

David got lots of love and snuggles on his birthday. I’m so thankful for you, David! We love to celebrate your life and how unique you are! What will this year hold? I can’t wait to find out.


  1. My oldest son recently had his wisdom teeth out and was so miserably hungry the first day that he wanted to put a cheeseburger in the blended. I told him it couldn’t be done…guess I was wrong! My youngest has special needs and following your family’s story warms my heart. David is precious…Happy belated Birthday to him!

  2. Happy Birthday to David!! My Michael will turn 12 in a few days. Time sure flies with these little ones! I’m glad that he had such a happy day ♥

  3. Happy 11th Birthday, David! Celebrating a beautiful life…here’s to many, many more wonderful years. 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday to David! Looks like you put together a super fun party. Looking forward to another year of family photos!

  5. That is so funny about the mexican coke. I was just telling my husband last night about the mission trips we took in jr. high and the mexican coke was the best.

  6. Blended hot dog and bun…you bet! My son is almost 14 and for many reasons too long for a comment, only will eat pureed food. There’s nothing that can’t be blended-pizza, mac and cheese, roasted veggies with pasta, pancakes and sausages…..sometimes I feel solitary in this unusual food prep, so thanks for sharing!

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