Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Liam's Birthday Pictures

So, a little late, but here are some pictures from Liam's birthday...

First, our trip to a local McDonalds to meet up with his birth mom. We had a lovely visit and Liam had a great time playing and being with his "first mommy."

We picked up Braeden from day care after our visit, and since I had my camera in my pocket, I HAD to take pictures of the pee pants!!! :) He was a bit excited getting ready to go for Liam's bday dinner, and decided he didn't need to use the bathroom. When I pulled out the camera he was hiding and laughing and trying not to let me get a shot, but I did!!! :) Stinker!

At home that night we had Liam's birthday dinner... chocolate hazelnut pancakes, scrambled eggs, and caramel corn!!! :) Can you tell which is almost gone from his plate first!? :)

We were home late that night with the visit and dinner, so we did Liam's cake and gifts the next day, Saturday. He was so excited about the cake!!!

Liam LOVED the gifts my parents sent!!! See the look on his face! :)

And this is my favorite! Olivia wanted to give Liam her own gift, so when we were at Target the other day we stumbled upon a great wooden firetruck. It had been $20 and was on clearance for $5! She wanted to give him that, so she paid half, and Braeden paid half. Liam was delighted! And here he is hugging them his thanks! :)
(He's a little preoccupied with the truck to smile! :) )


Mary said...

i love that the kids buy the gift.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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