|Two days old|
|February 19, 2009--one year old!|
|Just before his second birthday|
Yesterday Samuel had his first birthday party and his first cake. That sounds awful, but Samuel did not like cake when he was little so until now he has had birthday cookies! This was Samuel's theme...at his request!
(something rare for him!). He kept looking at it all day and was so excited to eat it. It was quite yummy!
Samuel had a great day at his "Explosive Party". He was so well behaved! He played well with his friends and had lots of fun. Samuel wanted three of his friends to come as well as Ms. Kim. So, we had four families here for the party---8 kids and 8 adults plus us. We did baking soda volcanoes at his party and he thought that was fun. So did the other kids. We also did the Diet Coke-Mentos explosion thing and that was fun as well. The goody bags were filled with exploding items like Fruit Gushers and Poppers (the little firework things).
Being just three, Samuel can be shy and get overwhelmed. That happened during the singing of "Happy Birthday". His fingers went in his mouth (he does this when he is nervous) and he hid behind a friend. Poor sweet boy just did not quite know what to do with all the love directed at him.
Our lives have been richly blessed by Samuel. He is a challenge each and every day. God is building my character along with Samuel's. Just as Hannah prayed to God for a baby, I asked God for Samuel and (at the time) he helped complete our family. He is definitely an answered prayer and the source of many of my prayers!
1 Samuel 1:27 "I prayed fort his child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him."
|Opening a present|
|Very excited about his CARS racing track!|
|Very, very excited about his exploding volcano toy!|
|A volcano book...how fun!|
|My sweet Samuel!|
We love you Samuel...Happy 3rd Birthday!!!!!!