Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Marcel!



Today we're celebrating my little guy's 9th birthday. It's hard to believe that he's already nine years old.  We have a fun weekend planned starting with breakfast with daddy before school.  I'll pick him up from school, we'll head out to dinner and then the high school varsity football game.  Marcel is being recognized at half time for being a "good supporter of friends who need extra help at school."  Our school system has an anti-bullying program called "My Voice. My Choice."  Marcel is a very loving little guy; hates conflict and in his own words told us the other day, "I don't want to be a predator.  I want to be a peacemaker."  He was talking about not wanting to kill a cricket in the basement!...but this does sum up who he is. He is a very, very happy little guy and definitely shares his happiness with others. We're really proud of him for being recognized for being a good friend/classmate.  We'll be sure to snap a few pictures.

The birthday celebrations will continue with a baseball themed birthday party on Sunday with a few of his friends.  According to Marcel, here's the plan for the party:

  • Normal birthday cake "like we always get"  from Kroger (baseball themed with a 10-3 score for his birthday month year and the player wearing a 9 since Marcel is 9). He doesn't miss a beat that one. 
  • Wiffle ball game in the backyard.
  • Water balloon toss
  • Pinata (or a pina colada...as he calls them)
  • Pizza with sausage and pepperoni
Marcel brightens up every day with his outgoing love for live.  We love you little man...and here's to another great year.  xoxo

20 comments:

Hannelie said...

The world needs more people like Marcel... peacemakers!
You can be very proud of him, and your whole lovely family, Lynn!
You made him a very pretty card, I just know he will love it!
Enjoy the day and a have a great weekend!

Gerrina said...

Congratulations on your sun! Reads like a happy boy with peace on his mind... And his party sounds like a lot of fun! Have a fun birthday-weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Gerrina said...

Forget to say that I really like your card! xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Happy Birthday Marcel! I love the double stamping of the dots - I may have to give that a try!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin, precious… and what a great way to create a pattern on the bottom with the double set of polka dots.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the way you recognize your "guys" -- it is fun for us to watch them grow too! Marcel looks like a little man -- I remember when he was just a little boy! Happy Birthday, and yes Lynn, you have reason to be proud! TFS his day with all of us!

Barb said...

There is NO WAY he is already 9!! Such a sweet photo of him, Lynn! Sounds like a wonderful weekend for a very special young man - have fun and tell him Happy Birthday!!! ♥

KayM said...

Awwww what a sweet little guy he is. I hope he has a wonderfully fun birthday! Your card is just perfect! So cute!!

Maureen said...

9! wow! Tell him happy birthday and give him a hug from me :) His kind soul is just growing as fast as he is...you and Pat are batting 4 for 4 :) This is the perfect card for him. Have a fun weekend! ox

sandie said...

a very Happy Birthday Marcel! How fab he is being recognised for being such a good friend, you must be so proud. The weekend sounds fun and he has the perfect card.

Marisa said...

What a treasure! Wish I could give him a big hug in person. The world needs many more Marcels :) You deserve to be a very proud mama. Have fun celebrating his birthday and here's to a home run in wiffle ball ;)

Kara said...

happy birthday Marcel! wonderful card!

Sara Mac said...

I am so glad that I finally made time to check your blog today. The Mac family wishes Marcel a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We miss that little guy and his Marcel-isms:)

Deepti said...

Happt birthday Marcel :) Love the way you stamped the polka dots proud mumma :D

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Marcel! Being a good friend is so important, and being a peacemaker is such a lovely choice! :-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Adorable card for Marcel. Happy Double Digits Birthday to him!

Bobby said...

What a wonderful young man you're raising, Lynn. I love the birthday cake idea. I hope the weather holds for the Sunday games. Happy Birthday, Marcel!

~amy~ said...

awwwwww....whatta sweetie pie! Have loads of fun today!

Love the card, awesome colors.

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' sweet! Happy birthday, Marcel!

Joyce said...

Well, happy belated birthday to your sweet little man. He sounds like an amazing kid. Love the card and the photo. Right now, I am sitting in the lobby of Laser Tag, as it is my oldest's 17th birthday. I honestly don't know where all the time goes.