May 31, 2011

Jax's One Year Gotcha

The first thing Jax said this morning was..."it's my one year.... but I still remember "ertofia" (chinese word for First Childrens Welfare Institute..i.e.orphanage).   Jaxin has grown leaps and bounds this year. We looked back at old pictures and videos today. He is sad now that he has forgotten most of his Chinese. I truly feel we did everything we could to help him keep it.  He can still read some but can speak very little.  His english is great and his comprehension of things is hilarious! He asked me last night did daddy use to be in my belly!!  He still likes to mimic people, and sometimes that comes across as very rude. He also has VERY selective hearing when it comes to people outside our immediate family. He is very aware now that there is a  God. He will ask me an outrageous question and if I tell him that no one could do what he asks he always lets me know that God can....God can do anything!

 He started his Gotcha day with pancakes at grandma and grandpas. Then he got to pick beans and squash from the garden, he was so excited because he helped plant the garden. He had his first trip to Chuck E Cheese today and he LOVED it!!  Then we went and picked out a toy at Target. I hope he knows how special he is to us and we love him so much!

May 19, 2011


Lorin's Mcwane birthday party


Look at my little girl all growny!

Jax ad Madsion

Jax was a little scientist!!

They love this water table


Guys playing airsoft

sweet Sophie

"Micah man"

This skinny guy has only gained 2 lbs in a year!

all dolled up


Bow and arrow from Homestead Hollow

We have been busy as usual! The kids are doing well and are already enjoying summer! Tyler and Micah finished up school about 3 weeks ago. EG still has a week to go. Sophie had her 5K graduation last Thursday and I will do school with she and Jax off and on during the summer.    We are nigh on the one year mark of Jaxs' adoption. Wow, do we love this guy.  He has been such a blessing to our family and has fit in so well.  His English has improved leaps and bounds....still struggling with the pronouns..I think Bert will forever be a "yes mam".    He still loves to eat noodles and he has them at least once a day. A local chinese restaurant made him some chicken feet last week. They also gave me a big bag to freeze and the lady there promised to come teach me how to make them. (oh I wish you could hear my lack of excitement in typing that)...(they stink).  Anyways, Tyler got his permit back in April and is driving all over the place. He has been doing an excellent job!!    We have an exciting summer ahead of us with trips to the lake, camping, boys going to Tulsa for a youth conference, and hopefully a lot of time at home vegging out at the pool.