Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy 12th Birthday CJ

Has it really been 12 years since CJ (we called him Cole then) was a baby? 

Grammy is just as proud of him now as she was then.

Cj is the middle brother in the birth order.   

Three Things Grammy Loves about CJ 
(I could list many more)

You amaze me by your ability to:

1)  Build,  whether it is constructing objects or a plan of action you can build it
2)  Say one liners because one word can remind you of something that is funny and you totally make me laugh and I’m amazed where that thought came from
3)  Leader with a plan of action, while playing sports or playing your trumpet  or if you need or want something you know what you need to do  and you work hard to make it happen

Birthday Bear always has to come out to sing Happy Birthday song.

Don't you just love the sports newspaper page wrapping paper.
Trust me, he could care less about the paper.  
I'm sure he is having trouble opening the card because he is so excited to see what are in the boxes.

He starts making a birthday list for me as soon as his Christmas list is fulfilled.

 Every year we keep saying "He will not want more Legos this year" but not so.

How special that your Nana (who is almost 91 yrs old) is there to celebrate with you.

Remember I said he comes up with one-liners....well,
before we ate, Papa said "Let's pray over CJ"  
Since Papa is short in statue, 
CJ said "It will be hard for you to pray OVER ME, Papa" so,
Papa proceeded to stand on the bar stool as he prayed for CJ's birthday dinner.
(Does anyone wonder where CJ gets it) 

CJ's Favorite Dinner
Crock Pot Chicken and Rice

Chicken Tenders that have been browned in a skillet and seasoned to taste
2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
8 oz Sour Cream (added towards the end of cooking time)
Always a crock pot liner for easy clean up.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours

Rice made with chicken broth instead of water.

What he calls "oven salt toast" which is sourdough bread 
with butter and garlic salt that is cooked in the oven.

I didn't take a picture but he likes corn 
sprinkled with ....what else?...garlic salt
We did have green beans and salad.

Original Nestles Tollhouse Cookies.  For recipe click here.

Birthday guy always get to eat off his favorite plate.
Blue M & M plate for CJ

C J:  Live out your life to the fullest and be the man God created you to be.
You bring so much joy to our life and we love you so much!

HAPPY  12th  BIRTHDAY   C J !!!