Sunday, April 27, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KHALIL!




Today Khalil turned 7! He is so excited. He got up singing Happy Birthday to himself. I am making his favorite dinner, collard greens, 0ven-fried chicken, rice and peas. Our tradition for the children is to let them bake their own birthday cake with proper supervision of course. This year Khalil wants a red cake with red frosting--I think it has a lot to do with Power Rangers. Last year it was a blue cake with blue frosting...the Blues Clues phase. I have said no to black cake and black frosting unless of course it's Halloween and even then I am not so sure. Anyway they love this tradition. We did store bought cakes last year, because I had a lot going on and couldn't focus. They all let me know they did not like that and have reminded me everyday since that they wanted to go back to making their cakes! OK fine with me I love traditions!
My son is beautiful. He is resilient, smart, kind, funny and BEAUTIFUL!




17 comments:

Monique said...

What a handsome man!

I bet you wonder where the time is flying huh?

The tradition of baking their own cakes sounds like a blast!

Lovebabz said...

Monique,
Thank you! He is the cutest kid in the world! Yes it amazes me how time flies, just the other day he was in diapers! I wanted them to have a tradition that would create fond memories of their childhood and lessen the meemories of the foster care system. It seems to be working!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

he looks like a happy and fine young man, maybe ill get a fab award one day lol

Lovebabz said...

Mr Stephens,
Thank you! I do beleive he is a fine and happy boy. And YOU ARE FABULOUS!

Natalie said...

Hey babz,

it's great to see a pic of your son. I've heard so much about them from JB. For me at least, sometimes finding the energy to celebrate a kiddie birthday after the effort of the holidays and the demands of the school year can feel like a challenge, but your post reminds me that we owe it to our kids to help them find the joy in life. Everyday is worth celebrating.

The Artist In Me said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KHALIL & mommy too!

Gosh...it seems that all of your children have those infectious smiles. God has gifted you with a taste of heaven on this side with them. What a blessing!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

You've got a handsome son! I think it's wonderful that you have started a tradition with your children. This is something that you all will probably do forever...life long memories of moments with mommy in the kitchen is a wonderful thing! Your children are blessed to have you....

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to Khalil and Kudos to you Mama Lovebabz for starting and sustaining this wonderful tradition. Having had one of the most amazing childhoods imagineable, I can assure you that this tradition along with all the others I'm sure your family has will be with your children forever and better than that, will give them a constant reminder of all that life can be for those who remember not only to love but also to show those they love that they are indeed loved ;)

CapCity said...

He is a CUTIE!! Happy B'day Sweet Khalil!!

Ummm, why no black cake/black frosting? Isn't that just DEEP dark Chocolate? Cuz u know Black is my Favorite color...well, now u know! LOL! I'm trying not to be jealous as I pray The Creator blesses me with a family of my own in this lifetime so I can have some fun traditions, too!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Sister Natalie!
You speak truth to power...I was very close to buying acake today! Time can be an enemy of a mother with children! But I am committed because they are committed!

Sister Artist,
Thank you! Yes youa re right they are a blessing in more ways than I can say.

Hey KKI,
That is my hope. That they will take these traditions and make them apart of their grown up lives.

Hey Sharon,
Yes I want them to have loving memories of joy and love and traditions and rituals. They are indeed loved.

Sister Capcity
You know I am a huge proponent of adoption...think about it!

And thank you for wishing my son a Happy Birthday!

May-Bee said...

Happy birthday Khalil! You have a wonderful mother.

Lovebabz said...

May-Bee THANKS! He is a wonderful son.

Piecake said...

Happy Birthday!

Lovebabz said...

Thank you Piecake!

Anali said...

Belated Happy Birthday Khalil!

He is such a cutie! The cakes sound fun and I want to see pictures! ; )

Lovebabz said...

Hey Anali,
He is the cutest kid in the world! And I will see if I figure out my new camcorder!

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

You know what's weird? You son Khalil looks like he could be a cousin to Torrance's son. Be funny if they're related...