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Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays…

October 13, 2008

October is birthday month or so it feels like it is anyway! Oleg is now a teenager. Lord help us…another teenager. Actually he is a really good kid! Maybe you saw the photo of him digging out a tree stump this summer. He is always looking for something to do and wants to help. It’s hard to believe he’s 13 already!

At the Ark we make a big deal about birthdays because that’s really the most important day for each child – the day God planned for them to be here on this earth. Needless to say the kids also made a big deal about my birthday last week. I’m not sure if it was because it was a  “jubilee” birthday or just because they wanted to celebrate. Either way it was a WONDERFUL day with lots of hugs, special hand drawn cards and slobbery kisses on the cheek. It was nice to feel loved and appreciated!


How do you celebrate your birthday? Is it just another day? Or do you and your family and friends make a big deal about it? This year I am celebrating in 3 countries! 1st was in Ft Lauderdale; 2nd was here in Kiev and 3rd will be in Zurich. Celebrate life!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Hank Stroup permalink
    October 22, 2008 12:48 am

    Happy Birthday to you and Oleg, and to anyone else with an October birthday! October is a great month for a birthday since mine is also in October. I love the cooler weather, the leaves turning color, football and everything that comes with October. For my birthday, my family and I celebrated with cake and presents (several badly needed long-sleeve shirts). In the class I am taking at work, we celebrated with cake. (Is there a common theme here?) And Sunday I day hiked on Grandfather Mountain with my family and some friends from work. The weather and views were fantastic (as usual), and the my company was great!

    And now (as a former science teacher) another favorite activity: problem solving. The solution to this problem will yield my age and birthday. Here goes:

    Part I:
    (1) In the class I am taking at work, I am the oldest and Dave is the youngest.
    (2) The sum of my age and Dave’s age is 83.
    (3) In nine years I will twice as old as Dave
    (4) How old is each of us?

    Part II: The sum of the digits of my age is date of my birthday.

    I can provide more clues if needed.

  2. Alli permalink
    November 15, 2008 7:20 pm

    Hank must be one of those brainiacs that visits the Ark from Raleigh!!! Happy belated Birthday to all, whatever the date! 🙂

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