Monday, August 31, 2009

We've come so far since that day...

Five years ago today we became parents for the first time. We were smack dab in the middle of Siberia when the judge declared us parents of a little blonde haired boy that we wouldn't be able to hold in our arms until the next morning. We celebrated by going to eat pizza with friends who also became parents that day. Oh the memories... I got out our old pictures of our time in Russia on our 2nd trip. Here are a few of C back then, including our first ever family picture :)

Last night in Russia at the Hard Rock Moscow

I'm home!!!!

And our BIG boy five years later. I know everyone says this, but I need to find some bricks to tie on his head. He is growing too fast!!! He is just a little over a foot shorter than me and he's only in kindergarten!! C chose his favorite restaurant to eat at tonight to celebrate. In these pictures he is chowing down on some celebratory molten chocolate lava cake. Mmmmmm

He is definitely one of a kind. He has my heart for sure. He loves telling his momma that he loves her ,too! I hear "I just want to hug you, mom" at least once a day. It doesn't get any better than that.

9 comments:

Mandy Jo said...

Great picture:) Congrats on the 5 year anniversary:) Its crazy to go back to those days huh? I remember the feeling I had when we went before the judge I will never forget it!!! Your lil man is so handsome!

Deanna Williams said...

My very first grandchild and I love him soooo much. He is forever ours.

Maria said...

Happy family day, Charlie (and company)! There's no better way I know of than to celebrate with chocolate cake -- yum!! You were (and are) such a cutie. Here's a big hug!!

The O'Neils said...

Aw, you made me cry...it's not hard to do these days though!! I am so happy for you guys to be celebrating this milestone. You are blessed and you bless me!!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Happy Forever Family Day! Wow 5 yrs but I am sure it seems like only one!

Precious Memories. Thanks for sharing the pics.


Andrea

Shane & Marie said...

I can't believe how little C is in those pictures! Congrats on 5 years!

smileysk8 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures! Happy Gotcha Day!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! He has good taste in desserts for sure :)

Shannon said...

looking for the shower stuff and game across this post...I will never forget when yall walked through the door at the hospital...seriouly,other than seeing my babies, the most joyful feeling ever!!!