Monday, February 28, 2011

#14, 6 months and Blue & Gold

Yesterday was Ethan's 14th birthday. He is such a great kid! He loves his brothers and sisters and is always willing to help out. He is very funny and always makes us laugh. He is also a wonderful student and friend. He enjoys reading, Scholar Bowl, playing with his I-pod, playing the trumpet, shooting baskets and Scouts. He wanted Pizza* Hut for his birthday, and then we went out for some yummy dessert.
(On a side note I was very proud of Devin, Heidi and Isabelle for giving whatever money they had to Ethan as a gift.)

Saturday was the Scout Blue and Gold banquet. Great job Devin and Ethan for all your hard work. The little ones sat very quietly during the 1.5 hours so we treated everyone to Star*bucks. The little ones had vanilla steamers, and Ethan got to have a Caramel Mocha. They all enjoyed their "coffee". It was cute to see them all sitting around the tables sipping their drinks.

Today, Ruth has been home 6 months. It is hard to believe! She has come so far in such a short time. She was so much like an infant and now she is a crazy toddler. She is learning English, but still only says a few words. I think it is taking her a little longer because she had to learn to do so many other things (like eat). She is such a sweet little girl and we are so blessed that she is in our family.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What have we been doing?

Wow! It has been a while since my last post. We have been busy!

Let's see since my last post we have had:

*blizzard-like conditions (went a little stir crazy - please note Riley is a boy)

*the flu x2 (Ethan was sick on Valentine's)

*Valentine's Day

*Ethan signed up for his classes for highschool (can that even be possible?)

*our 3rd post-placement visit for sweet Ruth

*a few days in the high 60's (loved those)

*a computer problem (so glad I have a hubby that can fix things)

*Scout Sunday

*our bird die (RIP Caspian)

*Isabelle's preschool chili supper fundraiser

*Bunco with my friends (woo hoo I finally won!)

*Upwards basketball and cheerleading (only video of Devin playing - he's very quick)

*Went on a small hike

*Volunteered at Winter Jam for Holt International Child Sponsorship (great concert with a great friend and helped by getting three kids sponsored)

I know more has been going on, but that is a brief rundown. Hope to post more soon. We have lots and lots of birthdays in the next month.