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.