15 August 2009

an 8 year old? say it isn't so

Joshua claims he turned 8 today, but we're not convinced that we're old enough to have an 8 year old. I tried to talk him into turning 4, but he wasn't interested in Mommy's crazy ideas. So despite our best efforts, we decided to go ahead and celebrate our boy. Here are a few pictures from the evening...

Joshua was very specific about his dinner requests: honey baked chicken, rice, green beans with nuts, and roasted eggplant and tomato salad.

His cake was the same request as last year. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake.

We gave him a rocket that was assembled tonight and should take flight for the first time tomorrow.

We also enjoyed moving our soon-to-be butterflies to their new home. Gram and Grandpa Bobby stopped by earlier in the week with this very cool birthday gift. In 7-10 days we should have 5 painted lady butterflies!

Before bed we read Joshua's new book, A is for Africa. And the fun's not over yet. We still have a small joint birthday party for Joshua and Patience on August 30th where they'll both be spoiled with lots of fun and more cool gifts.


C and C said...

Well he definitely looks like an 8 year old. Wow, so big!
That dinner looks great, he has good taste!

Peter and Becky Bowersox said...

Christy, our kids definitely don't have American kid taste buds, for which I am extremely thankful!

Hi. My name is Alanna. said...

Your kids have delightful tastes in food. And I'll never forget his birthday now b/c it's the same day as our anniversary. That honey chicken looks delicious. Do you have a recipe?

Peter and Becky Bowersox said...

Alanna, the chicken is very easy:

chicken pieces to cover a 9x13" pan
1/3 c. butter, melted
1/3 c. honey
2 Tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. curry powder

Mix the sauce ingredients and pour over chicken. Bake at 350 for 1 1/4 hours, basting several times until chicken is tender and nicely browned.

We like it over rice because it soaks up the yummy sauce.