Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Xavier Turns 9

The much anticipated day finally arrived.  Xavier woke up at approximately 9 AM.  He promptly crawled in bed with me, and we cuddled for a good hour before hunger drove us to the kitchen.  I made waffles, as per the kid's request.

After breakfast, Xavier headed downstairs to watch a GI Joe marathon.  Gabriel had already completed his schoolwork, and Xavier had a personal holiday.  Dominic took the day off by default.  Mom had sewing to do.

This was supposed to be Xavier's baby quilt.  I started working on it before he was born.  I just finished it, today.  He's been asking about it.  I decided it was time he have a quilt made just for him.

The 'sand' has his baby footprints going around the ships/water.

This is how much thread I had left when I had finished binding it.  That was close!!

This is a stack of gifts that is one larger than usual.  We are a minamilist family when it comes to birthday gifts.  Gary and I buy the boys one present, and they also receive one gift from their brothers, who combine their money to buy a gift.  I decided that I would like to also include one homemade gift, each year.  Our children truly appreciate homemade things.  They would much rather have something, or give something, homemade than store bought.  I love this quality in them.  I'm sure it's something I did, and just as soon as I figure out what it is, I'll let you know.

The boys have been on a toy getting/buying freeze.  However, they got their playroom clean, so I loosened the restrictions to allow Gabriel and Dominic to buy Xavier a Bionicle.  Each child got one for his birthday from his brothers, this year.

Xavier loves board games.  His three favorite are Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, and, a new favorite, Risk.  He also likes Chess, but it's only a two player game, so doesn't get played as often.  He got an expansion pack for Settlers of Catan for his birthday from Gary and I.

Then, he opened his quilt.  It was priceless.  He looked at me and said, "You finished it?  I didn't know you were doing that?"  He was so happy.  He is now dreaming away underneath it.

Xavier requested Macaroni for supper.  This is one of the easiest meals I know how to make, and I was thrilled that he did not request a more complicated meal, seeing as how I needed to spend the day sewing.

After supper, we had ice cream cake.  Xavier proceeded to blow out the candles before I could get my camera ready to take a picture.

Then, we all ate cake.

Finally, we went to Taekwondo.  We had a great class, and our nine-year-old boy is now sleeping in nine-year-old dreams.  I can't believe he is nine years old.  How time flies.

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