Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brooks turns SEVEN!

We had lots of fun celebrating Brooks' 7th birthday this week.  He's been counting down the days of course so we were all very aware of the BIG DAY!  We are holding off on an actual party because he wants to take a few friends to the movie when a particular show finally makes it across the ocean to Doha.  So the friend party is on hold but we knocked it out pretty good on the real day.

Just in case I forgot I was in Doha, the rice krispy treat attempt was a complete failure.
Up and at em bright an early with a few presents and cards and of course a plate full of donuts!
Coolest Batman card from the Halls! 
Honey and Papa stayed up late to call Brooks on FaceTime.  They sent some presents with mommy when we left for the summer.
A new backpack and a the annual birthday number shirt. Barrett was the absolute sweetest little supporter for the whole day.  He is always so animated with opening his own presents and just the same way when Brooks opened too.  At one point he just kept asking how long he had to wait until his birthday but he never got upset.  Birthdays are hard when they're not your own!

7 candles!!
Look Who's Seven!!
I went up to school for snack time for Brooks to share cookies and celebrate with his class. 
A few of the many boys in Brooks' class.  Wow! God bless his teacher!
  Every Tuesday is a half day of school at ASD.  We started a kids Bible study a few weeks ago.  We call our little group the Pickle Pack because we're learning about people in the Bible who were stuck in a pickle and prayed for God to help them.  
Pickle Pack Pizza Party Picutres! 
Brooks and Emery (his best friend).  Pretty adorable best friend and its still so sweet and innocent.  Really it is!  The influence of girls at age 7 is better than boys I think.  This mommy who never grew up with brothers is starting to understand the God given wild heart but there is a time for everything and for now I'll take Emery as the BFF...7 more years from now, not so much!
Pickle Pack minus Georgia 
Silly string, thanks to Mrs. Lindsay!
Birthday Boy!
Brooks chose Chili's for his birthday dinner, simply because he wanted to hear them "sing the loud song"! He's not a foodie like his mama and daddy.  And he barely touched the vanilla ice cream so it really was all about the song.
Love love love the volume and enthusiasm from these sweet Filipino servers at Chili's.
Someone else was really happy to help with the chocolate brownie! 
Just as we got home Tatty called on Facetime to talk to the birthday boy!  She showered this 7 year old with all kinds of Legos over the summer for his birthday!! So they had already celebrated in their own special way!
 The ever so anticipated presents! 
Brooks is a popcorn lover and he would tell you its his favorite food.  In fact he wanted a popcorn birthday party, which is what lead us to plan a movie party in a few weeks. Brooks was SO excited about this popcorn maker! Unfortunately Air Crazy has already bit the dust thanks to the power issues in Doha. We're on the hunt for a replacement.   I'm sure this little Target purchase would work just fine back in the US but even with our adapter/converter we smoked it! sad! We enjoyed 2 really delicious bowls of good popcorn!
Sic em bears!  BU basketball jersey.
He adores little Georgia and asked if she wanted to help open his last present.
  Dear Lord Bless the iPod and the boy!
The Apple love is passed down to a new generation in our family. 
 We had an awesome day packed full of celebrating our William Brooks.  We moved to Doha just a few days after his 3rd birthday.  I must say 4 years is like eternity at this age (and in this country). Wow, what a different child.  Mama, Daddy and Brooks have all grown up over the last 7 years.  Thanks to God's grace this sweet boy teaches me more than I teach him.  He's totally the guinea pig for these parents!  He challenges me in ways I didn't know I needed, bringing out the best and the worst.  He is full of character and on the verge of all out BOY.  He loves baseball, Legos, swimming, music, math, doing chores for allowance and thankfully still loves to cuddle.  He's rough and tough but at the end of the day wants to be held in our arms.  

God, I pray we can serve him well by loving him in a way that always honors You and the generous blessing You gave us in Brooks. 

1 comment:

Katy said...

UM EXCUSE ME WHO is that handsooommmee seven year old boy? Are you kidding me? He is such a doll face and you're gonna have to start beating off those Doha girls with a stick!! wowzas! Can't believe these babies are getting so old!!

And cutie Miss Georgia girl has gotten so big! I can't even believe it!!

Love you and miss you so much!!