– Ben Martens

Birthday Party

Last weekend we had a small birthday party for Elijah. Elijah thought it was extra special that cousin David was in town to come to the party too. His cake was a Dairy Queen ice cream cake with Thomas, Annie and Clarabel trains on top. After cake and presents, our neighbors came over so their kids could help Elijah smash his piƱata. Everyone got a turn, but it didn’t take too long for them to break it open to find the candy and toys inside.

The highlight of the day for me was watching Elijah’s face as he heard everyone sing Happy Birthday to him. I can’t describe the pure joy on his face, but I think it’s evident in this picture below.

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