Today, on Philip's 8th birthday, we celebrated in a simple way but had the most fun just being together and cherishing Philip for the sweet, sensitive kid that he is. (Well, until Finn fell and skinned his knee taking all attention away from Philip for most of the dinner hour.) Philip's birthday ring sported a picture of him picking pumpkins a few weeks ago, along with some seasonal acorns and leaves.
His birthday ornament is this little black cat which seems quite fitting since he loves cats and his birthday is so close to Halloween.
Elizabeth made this cute message on our family chalkboard wishing her brother a happy birthday. She and Paulie also snuck into Philip's room, while he was in the bathroom this morning, and made his bed for him. I just love watching these kids grow up doing special things for one another.
For Philip's special birthday treat, I made vegan chocolate chip cookies into ice cream sandwiches. The cookie recipe is from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and coconut milk ice cream keeps the vegan trend. The kids loved these things!
One of Philip's favorite presents was the handmade pirate/Indiana Jones/explorer knife and sheath he received.
What a warrior we have now!