Our beloved second son celebrated his eighth birthday today.
He and his older brother purchased (with previous gift money) a fancy “Ninjago” (Ninja + Lego) ship called “Destiny’s Bounty” and we agreed to put it on a cake for Andrew’s birthday. It turned out great!
Here’s a photo of the cake with two candles (whose numeric values add up to eight. Yes, we are a nerdy crew here):
To mark the occasion, in addition to receiving a few store-bought gifts, Andrew collaborated with my wife to make a homemade Ninjago shirt. His brother did the same, and both proudly donned the shirts once they were ready today:
As much as ever, we are grateful for this sometimes-quiet, often thoughtful, and frequently in-his-own-happy-place contemplative son of ours. May the Lord continue to bless him and use him as a blessing in the lives of others in the coming year.