Friday, October 3, 2008

He has a birthday, shout hooray! Christopher is 11 today!

On this day 11 years ago Christopher joined our family! He weighed in at 6 lb 8 oz and was 19 inches long.

My how he has grown into a handsome young man!
Christopher wanted all of our family together for his birthday dinner. We had to have it last night as Russell is gone from this morning until late Sunday night for his last National Guard duty. Christopher wanted pizza, strawberry jello and koolade for dinner. Request - granted!

Opening a present from Grandma and Grandpa Rogers.
Very cool! My very own alarm clock!
Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Christopher! Happy Birthday to you. :)

Chris wanted a jello cake. He must really like jello!


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Eileen said...

ah, but did the jello cake include jello icing? happy birthday kiddo! and very cool that you got to pick out your own birthday present with your dad. all i ever get are gift cards. no fun! again, happy birthday christopher! hugs...ellie

Candace said...

The jello cake did not have jello icing. :) The "frosting" was cool whip all the way! I like this cake in the summer because it has to be kept in the refrigerator. It is refreshing. :)

Susie said...

Can't believe he is already 11! All the boys (nephews) are growing up so quickly! Tell him happy birthday for me!!

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!