If you haven’t noticed, springtime is full of birthdays in our family which is so exciting because the weather is just starting to warm up giving us lots of choices for parties!
Andrew’s first party was at Grammy’s house on his actual birthday. He had decided to wait until our neighborhood pool opened in the middle of May to have his friend party.
Grammy did awesome on the Mario cake!
Andrew has just started realizing that people “pose” for pictures…this one is my favorite!
Of course there were gifts…and as usual, too many!
I think all the boys were excited for the ninjago plane! We have become quite obsessed with Ninjago around our house and of course, you can’t find them ANYWHERE!
We finally broke down and got the slushy magic and it really does work!
Ryan was so excited to give Andrew the Ninjago sticker book he had gotten him…and he LOVED it!
I mean, really loved it!
These are the times we want to remember forever!
Ryan, I am your father!
Lily thought her old but new toy was fabulous also! She’s had it for a while, but had not played with it since she started sitting up which created a whole new vantage point.
No doubt, they all LOVE Grammy!
CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!
We had to try out the Slushy Magic the very next day and it worked! How does it work…well it’s snowflake science of course!
Oh, this amazing young soul God has given us is yet another year older! When I think of his life, I am reminded of the days when Matt and I were not sure he would even make it into this world. Then I think of the times when we weren’t sure he would survive his first days in this world. We worried, but if we only would have had the faith and knowledge of Christ that we do now, we would’ve known that God would take care of this little boy and give us strength! At 2 years of age, Andrew went through a major lung surgery that we could not imagine enduring as adults! But still, God was there protecting him! And yet, it took us another year to truly understand and except His power.
Now, when Andrew wakes up every morning and walks in our room to hug us, we realize that this child’s life had a plan and the first part of it was to break our spirits enough to NEED CHRIST! I thank God every time I look at his back where he still sports a huge but faint thoracotomy scar for trusting us with this child and his issues. Without them, we wouldn’t have had him or our beginning yearnings for the Holy Spirit! All of the crisis in our lives together have ended up bringing us closer to Him…
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
A little trip down memory lane…
And he was wonderfully made by our Creator…
THANK YOU, MY GOD!!