The Family

The Family

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Grayson!!

Today is my littlest buddy's 9th birthday!!  Nine years ago today he was the best 30th birthday present any momma could ever receive!

Little Boys
Author: Unknown

... Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.

They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while
Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy
Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!

Yes, we share a birthday so happy b-day to me today too ;)

We had a fun day today celebrating together with breakfast out......

then some shopping, lunch with friends and then tonight seeing the movie The Lorax by Dr Seuss.

This past Saturday was his birthday party-- a soccer theme complete with soccer game in the muddy front yard since it had monsooned the night before.  The kids were covered head to toe, but they had a blast nonetheless.  (Hope the parents weren't too mad!)

We had originally thought we would already be gone to Europe for our adoption by this time, so I hadn't planned anything.  It turned out pretty well considering I pulled it all together in a couple of days!  And I think all the kids really had fun which is the most important thing.  I know Grayson did!!

We put our kids' soccer jerseys over each chair.  Scary that we had enough for 12 places!

Trophies and soccer balls in grass made up the table decorations

 The dessert buffet!!

 Coloring some soccer pictures

 My attempt at cupcakes!

 Schuyler and the birthday boy!

Brothers being weird.... like usual!  ;)

 Opening presents!!

All in all, it was a really fun day.  I feel so blessed to have this sweet boy in our lives, and thankful for each and every day I get to spend with him.  I am equally thankful for the wonderful children he calls his friends.  It is a great comfort to know he is surrounded by such loving and kind children as he grows.  Thanks to everyone for sharing his special day with us!!! 

Grayson, your dad and I love you so much!  We are very proud of the young man you are becoming and consider it a privilege to watch you grow each day.  We thank God for entrusting you to us and pray that we can be capable, loving parents for you in your life.  You are a wonderful boy and I pray you have another year full of health and happiness!!!

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