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Happy Birthday, Joash!

Well, we had a lot of fun celebrating Joash's birthday! It was so fun this year because he really got the idea of a birthday. This was his special day, his time to shine. The day started out with Joash waking up (early, of course) to find the kitchen all decorated and a balloon on his chair. We looked at the e-card sent from Iowa and opened a card from California. Oma and Opa came over for coffee and cake and of course there were presents. During coffee time there were phone calls from Joash from California and Uganda. And in the mail there was a card from Halifax and Michigan



The requested "farm cake." I was glad he wanted a chocolate cake because then I had some "dirt" for the field and drive way. The barn is cake, too.
After lunch, the family headed to the pool for an afternoon swim, which was lots of fun. Joash is getting more independent in the pool and even went down the water slide with Wilbert. Mataya enjoyed hanging out in the toddler pool, which is nice warm. Then we came home and gave Joash the presents from us.  
Wooden round bales, a combine (with two headers!) and some books.
Then we had a supper of pancakes, bacon and eggs, one of Joash's favourite meals. After supper there was a Skype call from Michigan and then an rather early bed time.

The celebrations continued today with a Skype call from Grandma and Grandpa in Michigan. They got to watch Joash open the gifts they had sent, which was really fun. He loves being 3!

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