Friday, December 28, 2012

October, November, December Updates

The timing of our arrival home with Ian on October 26th was perfect for introducing him into the traditions of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We did cookie baking and fruit cake baking and tree decorating and of course for Thanksgiving we had a MONSTER 24 pound turkey that made a major impact on the little man!!!  During Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks we played A LOT!!!
YAY!  First day of Kindergarten!
Ian was and still is quite the celebrity at school.  This is the group that approached us as he and I tried to walk to his classroom for the first time. 
Mrs. Huey is Ian's teacher.  She is a gifted, talented and loving person.  She prepared herself and her class so well for Ian's arrival and the transition has been amazing since day one!  Ian ADORE's her!!! 
Ian's first haircut in the USA
The lollipop helped keep him still in the final moments.
Sweet boy!
Fun Friday at the bowling alley with 115 kids grades kindergarten through 5th
Crazy sibling fun during Thanksgiving break

Cookout... hot dogs and smores!
Cookie making with Emmy
Really DIGGING in!!! That is some well mixed cookie dough!

Ian is learning the art of cookie decorating


Sarah helped Mommy make fruit cake for Daddy.

They came out really good! Daddy was happy!
Then she helped make pumpkin pies!
...and a pineapple upside down cake!

Here's our 24 Pound TURKEY!!!  Ian came RUNNING from the other side of the house when the meat timer went off, yelling "TURKEY! TURKEY!"
He REALLY liked his huge turkey.
His first Thanksgiving dinner
Since it was only us for dinner the girls took turns for photos

Beading with his sisters
Working on a "Search and Find" puzzle before church
Ian's first 100 piece puzzle
Reading time with Daddy
Learning to use his new trucks.  These awesome trucks have survived 3 little boys prior to Ian and now he has been blessed with them as a gift.  

So much excitement over Daddy bringing more DIRT!!!!
Ian's big sister Emmy danced with the Florida Orchestra on December 15th. She's in the white dress.
Daddy didn't arrive in time to get in the photo
Ian's soldier he made in school
Ian's citizenship certification received several days before Christmas and in less than 60 days from his arrival in the US
Ian's first Christmas tree 
Ian's Christmas present from his teacher, Mrs. Huey.
This is the AWESOME Christmas ornament our friends, the Biuk's gave us when they visited from PA!
Ian loves building things!
Ian with Grammy, heading to the barn to meet the horses
Ian wanted NOTHING to do with Champ, Grandpa's 17 hands Tennessee Walker, but with a little TLC from Grandpa he was willing to approach Buddy, the smaller horse.
Ian seeing the girls off as they started their first day of Horse Camp
This is a very good look don't you think!??!?  NOT!!!  LOL  This is an example of the crazy antics that take place among the siblings!  Obviously he is due for another hair cut! 

Ian and Mommy built one of his Christmas presents

And it has a motor!!!  How cool!!!

Then beginning of his second 100 piece puzzle

Day two... this one is a challenge

BUT... He conquered it!!!!  AMAZING!!! 

1 comment:

  1. This is just the beginning of the blessed life this little boy is going to have with your family. God has given you to him and him to you. Blessed be to God.