Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy birthday my sweet boy!

Oh how I love boys, the simplicity, the sweetness, the love! My little man turned 7, the shock and horror... he is growing up way too fast.  2 1/2 years ago he was my baby and he played the part well.  
The last few years have been a whirlwind around here and now he finds himself holding tight with the "middle child" title.  Except he doesn't have middle child qualities...he is quiet, shy, uncomplicated, and a complete rule follower/perfectionist....  He may need to get the message that the middle child needs to make some noise to get their much deserved attention...especially in this house of chaos.    
Being that his bday is just a few days before Christmas, we forgo the party (which I think we will be doing mostly from now on)  and he had his first ever sleep over with a good buddy from school..  Such super sweet boys...they spent the majority of their time in the back playing football, or playing football video games. 
We did have a night bonfire...our family favorite weekend activity and the kids ran around like mad...  We also took the whole crew bowling the next morning... oh that was a barrel of laughs.  Fun stuff.  

I've been an emotional mess lately...  I think I am finally coming off the craziness of the past few years and starting to settle into our new rhythm.  We have been either in the process of adopting or just adjusting to a new groove constantly over the past couple years and it has been really hard to find my mama bearings.  I can't believe we adopted 3 times in 2 1/2 years...  that just seems wild!  Especially since the hubby and I never really started out to have a big family... I have been quite sentimental lately and looking through old pics... I think it is funny because we all look so different...

I had all my hair chopped off as a gut reaction to finding out we were going to have THREE children.. I didn't know how I was going to handle being the mom of three...ha ha ha ha ha.  Little did I know :)  We feel so blessed as we truly feel like we have the coolest and best group of kiddos on earth, our hearts could pop with love and gratitude for each one of them...but reality..we are far from finding our groove for perfecting this parenting gig... We do have a load of fun though.  


Love for Lilly Yin said...

That doesn't even LOOK like you! Or your HUBBY! LOL. Cute pictures! What sweeties!

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday!

And I LOVE your new header picture! It looks amazing!

Gretchen said...

Ok...I just went to your Bloom web site and realized that you live near my parents. Next time I visit them (in the spring), maybe we could get together. I'll let you know when I am heading your way.

Merry Christmas!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Oh my goodness! That picture of you when you only had the 3!!!!! And love the action shot of Jack and his friend!

Jerusha said...

Hi, Amy.
I sent you a PM through China Adopt Talk...hope that's OK.

groovy mama said...

That is the MEG RYAN DOOOO???? isn't it? All they are so little and round!

Love old pics!
Merry Christmas!

Afamily4Him said...

Look how teeny everyone is..what an amazing few years it has been! Merry Christmas Amy! Blessing to you and your beautiful family!

chksngr said...

Happy Birthday, Jackson!!! He's gotten so grown up looking...and handsome! What a GREAT picture of you all when there were ONLY three!?!?! (did I just say "only three"?)