Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday bash!

My Isaiah turned six! We had cousin Audrey sleep over, then our plan was a birthday at the cinema! We had not done one, but we had attended one. So this was a new thing for our crew. We only invited my niece Nikki and her kids(she is more like a sister than a niece-- we are only several years apart)her two are the same ages as our youngest two. They are dear friends AND cousins. So in all it would be 8 kids, and 4 adults. Going to see "Alvin and the chipmunks--the Squeakuel"(sp?)
Nik called me that morning(this would be the morning Audrey and Moriah were in my bed but that we got to sleep late) She said," um, can we ride with you? Our van has issues" Now, we have a 12 passenger van. Then we have the mini van. I had hopd to take the smaller version of big family vehicle. But what can you say? We took the gi-normous big old party wagon.(oops THAT pic is on the hubster's phone!)
It was loud, crazy and fun. But did I mention loud?? It was Audrey's first movie.Nova could not figure out why her seat kept going up. Isaiah wanted to go home to see his big gift(a bike surprise). I wanted to NOT offend the others who came to see that movie. But we had a good time. And My Little Bear, is just not quite so little anymore. Six years ago, we brought him home. I had 4 kids ages 6, 4, 2 and a newborn. My first adoption had left me far more emotional than I ever thought possible. I had fallen in love with the first child who came to me without having been born of me. It was miraculous and wonderful and eye opening. I am so grateful God saw fit to make me this kid's mom. He is an amazing fireball of activity. He is bright-eyed(and the only blue eyed!!) and always in motion. He does everything with intensity and spirit. He lives so fully in every moment. He forces you to see that moment too. 6 years have gone by in a whirly swirly tornado of fun.


Alicia said...

You have a wonderful, big heart my friend, and you amaze me with all you do.

Happy Birthday, Isaiah!

Ruth Branson said...

Your Isaiah is the same age as my Matthew - Matthew turns six in two weeks. How cool!

I loved your comments about how you fell in love with him beyond your expectations, when he first came home with you...I had tears in my eyes reading that. How beautiful. I hope that when our two Ethiopian-born children finally come home to us, we have the same experience.

Happy Birthday Isaiah!!


PS. You didn't make that beautiful cake did you??????! Tell me you bought that!!

Hezra said...

HAHAH!! Ruth!! I DID BUY the cake!! lol I used to make them before baby #4, bless him. But now it is just so doggone hard. You gotta cave on some things. NOPE not super mom here. lol feel better??? one year his daddy accidentally bought a "mardi gras" cake-- beads and all. for a two year old. D had no idea. I laughed so hard. hmm, maybe I need to put THAT post on!

anymommy said...

So much fun. Happy birthday to your sweet boy.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh how beautiful.....I felt like I was right there with you meeting him for the first time. Big Hugs....they grow up too fast:)

The Source said...

Happy birthday to your little fellow! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

The Source said...

Hi Hezra...thanks for your comment this morning. I'm never able to email you back from a comment, but wanted you to know I'll be praying for your little nephew as well!