Monday, September 1, 2008

Gotcha Day It Is!

So yesterday marked 4 years home with our amazing little guy. I think this is the first year that he really "got" it, he really understood what we were celebrating. As we were making a cake yesterday afternoon we were talking about his special day. I asked him what he wanted to call the day. We had sort of referred to it as family day or adoption day in the past years. Something about Gotcha day didn't sit right with me, but I never could pin down what it was. Anyway, C said "since it was the day to got me, we could call it "got me" day". Seriously? So I asked how "got you" sounds and he said "great"! So even though I had somewhat avoided the term Gotcha, C reinstituted it yesterday, and if that's what he likes, that's what it shall be. We had a great Gotcha Day. After naptime, C helped me make his special cake.
he is letting one of our dogs lick the batter that fell on his toes :)

Then we took the cake with us out to have some fun on the lake. There was a world of difference between C last year on the lake and this year. He had absolutely no fear! He went tubing and then dove off the tube and into the lake. I almost couldn't believe my eyes. He was so afraid to swim in the lake last year. He was doing all kinds of jumps and flips off the back of the boat. He was upset when we made him get out to eat.
Aunt k, C and Hubs tubing diving in!

blurry, but C wanted me to take a pic of his backstroke

AP, of course, was her little dare devil self. She went tubing, too. She jumped off the back of the boat to daddy over and over.
me, AP, and Aunt K tubingAP jumping to daddy
We all had lots of fun and came home super tired.


Maria said...

Ahhhh... kids. They are perfect sometimes, aren't they? Looks like you had a great time!! Happy "Gotcha" Day, C.

Kay Bratt said...

Happy Gotcha Day! The kids are adorable and I know they had to have had a great time. We were on the lake yesterday (different lake, I am sure...) and had some friends with us. Their 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter had so much fun tubing and swimming, they didn't want to go home! Lake activities are great memory makers..


Gen 's Family Story said...

I have the same problem with Gotcha Day but we'll see what the kids say when they get there. Looks like a fantastic day on the lake!

Shane & Marie said...

I can't believe it's been 4 years. Congrats! He is lovin the lake this year.

smileysk8 said...

Happy Gotcha Day! That is so cute he decided on the name of the day! God bless!

J-momma said...

Happy Got You Day! At least Gotcha Day has a kind of ring to it! :)

Mala said...

That looks like SOOOO much fun!!!!

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!