With a family of 14 children, there is a lot of birthdays to go around! Throughout the year, especially in the fall, there is either a birthday going on for someone or one coming soon. The tradition we have in this house is pretty special... and it all started about 20 years ago or more.
On her birthday, Rachel wanted to know if she could come with me, to my job I was doing at the time. I said sure, but that I would be working. She didn't care. She just wanted to be with me. And so that is how this all got started. I was taking everybody (except for the babies) to my jobs on their birthday, and they loved it.
Soon after that, I would take them to a couple of stores as well as a small job. Well, through time, I stopped going to my jobs and had a day of going to a number of fun places with them. They all loved it, and still love it to this day. They seemed to all like spending a day with Dad, and they looked forward to it. I don't mind, because I like spending the day with them.
Five-year-old Joshua enjoying his birthday cards from relatives.