Monday, August 11, 2014

Journey: We have a 3 Year Old!!

We decorated our cabin door!
How time flies! It is hard to believe that we have a 3 year old!! David loved celebrating his birthday (more than once)! He loves to sing Happy Birthday and we've heard him singing the birthday song after we've put him to bed~ it's so sweet!! He went to the doctor this week and has grown this year! David now weighs 29.5 lbs, he is 37.5 inches and his heart is healthy! Here are some of his favorites at 3: David loves Thomas the Train, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, blocks, playing outside, throwing, riding his tryke, and hopping. He loves to sing and dance and has several favorite songs to sing including the "a,b,c, song", "if you're happy and you know it", and "wheels on the bus". During VBS his teacher told me each day that music was his favorite! I'm excited that our church offers music for 3 year olds on Wednesday nights. 
He still loves chicken nuggets, mac and cheese and hot dogs. We're still working on eating his veggies. He ate a spoonful of corn tonight which we celebrated! One of his favorite things is our Friday night pizza and movie nights. He loves Frozen (what kid doesn't), Toy Story and Cars. He would watch those three each week if we let him! David loves time with family and had a wonderful time in Amarillo and Lubbock with family he doesn't get to see often enough. Drew, Jacob and Hannah are his favorite people to be with and he wishes they all lived with us. He talks about going back to school and playing with his friends. I'm glad he enjoys it and misses his classmates.
David's actual birthday was celebrated on the last day of our cruise (another post). We decorated the room and he woke up and said "it's my birthday"!! Carnival hosted a special Green Eggs and Ham breakfast and David thought they did it just for him. The breakfast was lots of fun and Sam I Am sang Happy Birthday to David. We swan the morning away and after nap there was a movie at the pool~Frozen (thank you Carnival)!! At dinner we had presents and birthday cake. It was an awesome third birthday for an amazing little boy!!

David loved the Green Eggs. He didn't like the Ham part :)

A Birthday Parfait!

My silly boys!

He was captivated by Frozen at the pool!

Read to blow out the candles!

Cabin decorations

Gotta have cupcakes!
We wanted him to celebrate with friends too so he had a "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" birthday party on Saturday. We used the pool at Baylor again and are so glad for perks :) Since he enjoys playing and watching Jake we decided a pirate birthday party would be a perfect swim party. All the kids enjoyed playing in the pool! They enjoyed hats and making spy glasses. Hannah was a big hit with her balloon swords. My creative sister made a fantastic "Bucky" cake from the show. It was great!! It was a wonderful day!

Pirate David!

AWESOME Bucky cake!

Pirate Hannah ready to pass out treats!

Watching the special candle all the from China!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Journey: Spring and Summer 2014 in pictures

It's been a fantastic spring and summer! We've had lots of fun celebrating being a family. We celebrated Family Day in April! David has been out of school for the summer and we've stayed busy with VBS at church, swim lessons (he LOVES to be in the water), trips to Dallas and the panhandle, lots of time at the pool and time with family. We go on a cruise next week and cannot wait!! Here are some pictures of our summer so far. 

At our local water park~ all smiles when he's in the water!
He loves to be splashed and to splash others!
Happy Birthday America!!
A perfect picnic!
We had firework fun in the backyard~ he was very surprised!
Two beautiful kids!! Thank you God for adoption!!
Practicing to be in the circus! He loved going to his first circus! He especially enjoyed the elephants!
We had a great time in Amarillo with Aunt Mickey and Uncle Kirby!
Hanging out with GrandPop and Uncle Mike in Lubbock!
Easter family picture :)
He LOVES his cousins!!
The Segura/Gochis/Cates Family! 
David loves to laugh!
It's hard to believe we lived without David for so long! He completes our family in the best way and each day I am so thankful! We have been making wonderful memories and look forward to making many more!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Journey: Another first

David has had his share of firsts this year and last weekend we had another- David's first Easter Egg Hunt. Boy did he have fun!! There were games and crafts to be done and of course, the egg hunt. He did great gathering eggs and he was super excited when he found candy inside.
Last week David also had his 30 month checkup (or in his case 32 months- mom was a little behind). He is doing great and the doctor was very pleased with how healthy he is. He was about the 30% in height and weight. He continues to eat well but is not a vegetable lover. His heart sounded great and we continue to be so thankful for his healing!
He wasn't too sure he liked his bunny...

again, not too sure about the bunny

He was very pleased with his eggs!

He had fun in the bouncy house!

David doing the MMC "hot dog dance"

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Journey: Spring Break 2014 (a little late)

The hotel had popcorn out each
afternoon- David's dream come true!
It doesn't feel like spring right now in Waco, it's very chilly and rainy. We're so ready for spring!! Makes for a lazy day and we don't have many of these days! We had an awesome time during spring break this year. We were excited to take our first family vacation with just the three of us and just because we could! We decided that San Antonio had lots of things to do that we would all enjoy.
We left on Sunday after church. David napped a little in the car and so did mommy! We stayed at a Drury Inn near Fiesta Texas. We had never stayed at a Drury Inn but we definitely will again! We checked in, unpacked a little and went down for their "kick back" snack. What a snack! It served as a perfect dinner for us and David had his favorites- chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and chips! We spent the rest of the evening at the pool. I specifically choose this hotel since it had an indoor pool. David LOVES swimming and we had a wonderful time!
Monday we spent at Sea World. We took a picture with the Shamu character and David wasn't really sure if he was happy or not! We talked a lot about the big whale throughout the day. We watched the sea lion show and a pet show featuring dogs and cats. David enjoyed seeing the animals doing tricks though he didn't want to pet the big dog after the show! We rode a few rides and had lunch before seeing the penguins and the Shamu show. We weren't sitting too close but still managed to get a BIG splash from Shamu. David was not amused at all! It was a cool day so we dried off quickly and went off to see the dolphins and sharks. David was scared of the sharks at first and was hanging onto our hands very tightly! He eventually decided he was safe and went closer for a better inspection. It had started raining so we headed back to the hotel for dinner and more swimming. The biggest hit of the day was the bubble gun he got. He loves his bubbles!

Not so sure about this Shamu character!
On Tuesday we started off the morning with a trip to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Park. It's a drive through safari park. We saw lots of neat animals up close and personal. David really like pointing out the different animals. We had a scary encounter with a hungry ostrich! Darn thing took all our food! David did not like it at all! We ended our time there with a quick trip to the petting zoo and some up close time with some baby goats. We then headed to the zoo where there was a train. What we didn't know is that everyone else in San Antonio had the same idea!!! There was crazy traffic getting in but once we were there we found that we didn't have to go into the zoo to ride the train. David is now a train enthusiast! He loved saying "choo choo" and "all aboard". The train goes through a lovely park and we enjoyed the trip. From there we headed to the Riverwalk and David's first river boat ride. He enjoyed being on the boat and lucky for mom and dad the weather was very nice. We also had dinner at my favorite restaurant on the river. It was a lovely day!
captivated by the pet show
Our last day in San Antonio we spent the day at Fiesta Texas. We checked online to see if there were rides for David and found there were many. By the end of the day he had been on 18 different rides and a few multiple times. His favorite was the train (no surprise), the planes and the tea cups. He loves to go and go! We were there almost 9 hours- wow! David did great with no nap and we all slept really well that night!
We headed back home on Thursday and enjoyed spending the rest of the week playing and running errands. It was so nice to have so time to relax and be together!! David is a such a happy child and always ready to go and do and have fun! Spring break definitely made me long for the summer! We already have the Segura family trip planned~ a cruise!

the end of a long day!
 Tuesday~ Safari park, zoo train, and Riverwalk

"Choo choo"

A treat at the end of a long day- watching Super Why on the ipad
 Wednesday~ Fiesta Texas

A FABULOUS trip together!!