Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Slurpees




What a full happy week! Yesterday was Olive's birthday. Today is Ralph's birthday. That means breakfast in bed, wrapping presents and making cupcakes two days in a row.


On Monday night, Maude had a wonderful suggestion: "How about for Family Night [Monday nights are family nights at our house], we go to 7-11 because Olive is 7 and Ralph is 11 and on Tuesday & Wednesday they won't be any more."


So to 7-11 we went. And shared a couple of Slurpees among us.

And now Olive is 8 and Ralph is 12. I can hardly believe it.

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29 Comments:

Blogger robbie said...

CUTE. And brilliant. Runs in the family :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

love! and you know what- I love the LDS tradition of Family nights- it is important for all families to adopt something similar. It is brill. xo thanks for sharing. xo

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger m e l said...

what a clever idea!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mrs boo radley said...

Love your breakfast in bed tradition!

Are Ralph and Olive the oldest ones in their class or the youngest? I always wonder about summer birthdays.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:44:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Barchbo said...

I love this! What a cute idea!
That photo of the two of them in front of the sign is my fave.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:50:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Erin @ Sprouted In the Kitchen said...

Twelve. Whoa. A deacon! Congratulations on raising what really seem to be a bunch of great kids. And Maude--brilliant suggestion! Clever kids.

My husband and I have birthdays one day after each other, but thankfully, as adults, we don't care about having our own cake or party. Less work for us!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 4:17:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous amyks said...

happy happy birthday to Olive and Ralph...love Maude's suggestion, so clever

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:12:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lovely idea! Well done, Maude!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Christy said...

Awww happy birthday to them both. And what a smart cookie with that 7-11 idea!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ali said...

You are going to have a busy couple of weekends...Priesthood Ordination one weekend and possibly a baptism the next. My son turned 12 Monday and we have his ordination this Sunday...can't image having a baptism coming up as well! Lots of fun to be had by your family!!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger liz stanley said...

happy birthday olive and ralph!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger k a t y said...

Genius!

I have an Olive, also. Her birthday was Monday and my oldest's was Monday, so we had lots of cupcakes, wrapping and breakfast in bed also this past weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kage said...

Well of COURSE Olive. So smart. Happy Birthday Blair Kiddos.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

So cool! That falls in the category of things your child said that you never want to forget. Priceless!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 8:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelly B. Rightsell said...

My middle child turned 12 august 2, and her brother turned 8 august 6th!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 9:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger swell news said...

I also have children with birthday's one day after the other. Lot's of partying and craziness!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 11:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lizzy said...

awesome!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 11:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amber said...

Happy birthday to Olive and Ralph. I love that 7-11 idea for family night...perfect!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 1:13:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Our Green Nest said...

I love that - how adorable!! Happy b-day cuties!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 6:58:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Our Green Nest said...

I love that - how adorable!! Happy b-day cuties!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 6:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

what a clever girl that Maude is!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 8:28:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

I LOVE that idea! You constantly give me inspiration for my own family.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:00:00 AM EDT  
Blogger KJ said...

I can hardly believe I live in a town that doesn't have a single solitary 7-11. boo. but hooray for your handsome children and hooray for slurpees.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:01:00 AM EDT  
Blogger The Shumate Family said...

how fun!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:34:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Laura said...

That is the cutest thing EVER!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 3:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Loraine said...

awesome.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 7:18:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Leisa Hammett said...

Oh, my. Those are some clever kiddos you've got there! Think they've got Mom's creativity gene!

Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger leta joy said...

I love this! So sweet. What a wonderful thing for them to remember.

Monday, August 31, 2009 at 12:03:00 AM EDT  
Blogger ediannev said...

I'm not much of a morning person so for birthday's at our house the birthday person gets to choose what they want for dinner. And--they don't have to do their chores for the day! And I decorate the house after they go to sleep the night before so they wake up to birthday decorations galore and get to enjoy them all day...or as much of the day as they can if it is a school/work day...my mom did this for me and my siblings and my kids love it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 5:38:00 AM EDT  

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