Monday, February 8, 2010

Jack's Birthday Recap

I promise, I have the best bloggy intentions.  I really do. . .

Jack's birthday party has come and gone.  We had a very small party.  I feel a little conflicted about that, since he's the youngest child and I'm sure will always feel slighted in some way.  However, having a birthday two weeks after Christmas and being the youngest of three boys born in three years, you can imagine the lack of need he has for toys and clothes.  As such, this year we asked that if people wanted to bring Jack a gift that they make a donation instead to the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, which is where we got Max.  The Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue is a fabulous organization full of people who really love animals.  The animals are fostered in homes and really taken care of well.  All of the volunteers are so kind, and we felt like they had much more of a need for gifts than Jack.  And, quite frankly, he's not old enough to know the difference.  This photo is everything that Jack's guests brought to donate to the Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue.
We added to that, and the entire donation ended up being:  three fifteen pound bags of dog food, two packages of wet dog food, three bowls, two PetSmart gift cards, one check, three towels, one box of wet cat food, two five pound bags of cat food, two dog collars, four packages of cat and dog toys, four individual dog toys, hand sanitizer, two bottles of bleach, two tubs of kitty litter, 15 cans of cat food, 10 cans of dog food, and two packages of dog treats.  Chris and I were so excited to bring the boys to make the donation.  Jack, of course, didn't really understand what we were doing, but David and Henry did. 

Don't think that Jack's birthday party was all about anything but him though!  He had a cute cake and got several really cute gifts. 
Now the planning begins for David's birthday. . .

1 comment:

Alison said...

I think that is awesome what you guys did for the shelter and teaching your kids how to give back!