Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Carseat Conversations 2nd Installment

Background: Matthew is wearing three bracelets on his arm and is talking about the color of each one.

M: This one (green bracelet) gives me throw up power. I throw up on bad guys.
C: Ew that's gross!
M: The red one is invisible power. No one will ever see me.
Me: Matthew, I'll be so sad if I never see you again!
M: Don't worry mom, I'll make noise.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Carseat Conversations

I just love listening to my kids talk to each other in the back of the car. They're so cute and funny that I decided to start writing down what they say as carseat conversations!

C: My booster seat is pink and purple.
M: Those are girl colors.
C: Yeah, those are girl colors.
M: Girls have only 2 colors. Boys have a lot of colors.
C: Yeah boys have a lot of colors. They have blue and green.
M: Yeah, blue and green and red and yellow and orange. But really cool boys, like rockstar boys, they wear pink and purple. They wear pink shirts and pink shorts and pink shoes. Or purple shirts and purple shorts and purple shoes.

I would love to know how he even knows about rockstars and which ones he has seen wearing pink and purple!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

David is 4!

Right now on the other side of the world it is already tomorrow (May 6th) and our youngest son is celebrating his 4th birthday! It hurts my heart that we can't be with him to celebrate how special he is and how thankful we are that he was born 4 years ago today. And it absolutely kills me to look at my other newly-turned-four-year-old and know how many things I have experienced with her in these four years that I will never get back with David. But I know that we will be able to celebrate him soon, and every birthday from here on out. Like we did with Lily, we had a cake sent to David on his birthday. It's up to his orphanage to tell him when he has a family, so we have no idea if he knows why he has a cake or who it's from, but one day he'll know. We will show him the pictures! We won't ever have many pictures or videos from his life in the orphanage, so each one is precious and treasured. And to have video is even more rare! What a gift! Here's our little guy on his 4th birthday!

In case you are wondering, yes he is most definitely wearing girls' pants, yes he did recently get a haircut, yes he is making another attempt at a peace sign, and yes apparently he's a musician! And also, I am seriously loving the birthday crown! He and Caroline can wear theirs together next year!