The Caskey Family

Happy Birthday to Elijah!
June 12, 2009, 2:23 am
Filed under: Elijah, Pictures

Today we celebrated Elijah’s 4th birthday, and what an extra special day it was, because his FIRST boy cousin on Adina’s side was born (this makes four boy cousins so far on both the Caskey and Ahlgren side) to Roseann (and daddy Josh).  He weighed in at a whopping 9 pounds, 14 ounces and presented with his hand by his head, just like Elijah, giving mommy a bit of a workout getting him into the world!

Since his last birthday, Elijah has grown several inches, learned his letter sounds, has started writing some letters, can sit through half of a church service, helps with cooking and baking, understands many Bible stories and has become very interested in stories about Jesus.   He welcomed his daddy home from war and his brother, Micah into this world.  We pray that he continues to grow in his love for the Church and that God will continue to draw his heart toward our Savior and to ultimately love and serve God with all of his heart, mind, soul and strength.

Elijah’s birthday highlights included a little party with some friends that ended with some jumping around in the mini-bounce-house that we brought here as one of our luxury items, an all-pink strawberry cake with a Star Wars Battleground on top to “manly” it up (Emily, a friend at the party said, “Manliness is not dependent on frosting”), his favorite foods, a few gifts including waterguns from Merry, the SUPER-popular (this was his first EVER request for a birthday gift) BIBLEMAN action figures and BIBLEMAN movie “Temptation,” along with the children’s version of Pilgrim’s Progress, “Dangerous Journey”.  Daddy read to him this afternoon for over an hour and he is half-way through the book. . . Elijah sat SO well and was quite entralled with it!

Here is a link to some pics I uploaded to Facebook including our house pictures, a visit from the Wade family earlier this week and of course Elijah’s birthday pictures.