Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July!!!

Whew... I am running a little behind on this post, but something is funky with my iphoto and I had a heck of a time downloading pictures.

We spent 4th with family and good friends. There was a bike parade, ice cream eating contest, pie throwing, fireworks and s'mores. We had 4 generations of family together at my house and because we stayed bunker-ed up with Sweet M* for so long this was the first time many of them were able to meet him.

I was nervous because I never know how M* is going to react. But, lately he has really impressed me. He was great all day despite 40 plus people in and out of our house. He was able to talk to everyone, there was no indiscriminate affection, not even a tantrum.
He danced to the music, was a pro on the inflatable slip and slide, and was the only toddler peddling fast on his bike. Watching him is like magic sometimes... to think that 8 short weeks ago (almost 9) we were in Ethiopia scared to death about how we were going to parent him and teach him English. We have come a LONG LONG way.

Here are some pics from the day...

6 comments:

Calmil2 said...

We had such a great time!!! Love seeing the firepit I stole, I mean found, going to good use ;)

MRK said...

Wow, you definitely know how to host a get-together! Glad to hear how well Shea did, and it looks like all the kids had fun eating ice cream and biking in the parade.

Chrissy said...

I'm so glad things are going well!

Zoe said...

So heartening to read and hear about your family festivities and how you're all going. What a special family you are!

adventures north said...

Has it only been 8 weeks? Wow, he's amazing. I love his huge smile.

윤선 said...

Hi! Thank you for linking me. :-)

I haven't read your whole blog, but I'm assuming you have three biological kids and one adopted? I was just wondering whether you were going to adopt anymore? Just curious...