Friday, August 30, 2013

Birthday boy!

Our handsome boy turned 6 yesterday!  SIX!  What in the world is going on?!  Its as if time is flying by faster by the day!  The last six months have really brought a change in Max....I think bringing Ellie home has a lot to do with that.  He's more responsible, patient, much like a young man rather a little boy.  His face is changing too...and his legs are so long!  He's carrying on conversations with Stephen and I that sometimes blow me away! 

Kindergarten is going SO well, he loves being there!  I volunteered in his classroom this week and we are so blessed Max has the teacher he does.  She's wonderful and I think he's in for a fantastic year!

Now, onto the birthday fun!

 Early morning birthday breakfast before school....donuts!! 

 Stephen surprised Max at school and brought cupcakes to celebrate!!

Time for presents!

 Lek and Edmond gave Max a Nintendo DS when we celebrated his birthday with them in Thailand.  He LOVES playing it and new games were top on his wish list!

Four wheeled scooter!!

Trying it out!

Birthday dinner!

 Time for cake!

Max approves!

It was a great day, celebrating an incredible boy.  Praying for lots of opportunities to slow down and enjoy each moment of this next year!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Catching up

So turns out having two kiddos running around the house can keep a mama pretty busy!!  I was browsing through some blogs that I love to follow when it occurred to me that I haven't posted in forever! 

Ellie is doing really well.  Every day brings new things to learn and love about her and she is bonding really well with all of us.  She's super adventurous and keeps up with her big brother just fine :)  They have started playing together more and more and Max is super patient explaining to her how to "play pretend".  Ellie's not big on sitting in one place for more than a second or two so seeing the two of them sitting playing "store" with the toy cash register last night for 15 minutes was a sweet moment!

Here's our recent family fun in pictures!

 A fun family day at the Children's Museum in Normal, IL

School close shopping!  My word, this little man is growing up WAY too fast!!

Ellie is a CRAZY sleeper!  She ends up everywhere except the place she started in the night before :)

Ellie's first go kart ride!  Despite the initial look of terror on the first lap, she LOVED it! 

 Max is so big, he got to drive his own go kart!  Isn't he just the cutest thing!

 Bowling for the first time!!

Picture from our first Sunday back at church!  It was SO great to worship with our church family holding onto my baby girl!

Having fun with the cousins!  E's dress is just a tad too big :)

Bumming around Home Depot