Monday, July 29, 2013

Birthdays and More

Since the last post, a lot has been going on.  July has been a very busy month.  We have had 4 birthdays during this month in our family.  Since this was Jacob's first birthday here in America, we didn't know what he would think about it.  Needless to say, he has loved it (especially cupcakes)!  Our little guy turned 3 this past Friday and we made sure celebrate all day long.  We went out and got a McDonald's Happy Meal for lunch, shopping for his present at Toys'rus, and finishing the day out with homemade chicken Japchae and a cupcake.  He also got to celebrate with his brother at Mema's earlier this month with a Super Hero theme (that he loved) and a Ice Cream party with his brother here at home with friends and family.  It was so cute when he woke up on his birthday and he told me he was 3 and showed me with his hand.  He also decided a few days ago to be potty trained (YIPPY)!!!  So far so good - no accidents for the past 4 days.  We also got both boys into their newly restored big boy beds (which use to be their Daddy's bunk beds) with their bedding from Aunt Amy.  They also got to help decorate the room and they love their new big boy bedroom!  So as school is approaching we are finishing out July with full speed ahead.   

All 3 kids helped sand and paint (they loved helping and did a great job) 

Painting (doing a good job kids)!

The boys' new beds and redesigned room

Trying on his Hanbok (fits really well now) 

Sprinkler Time at his birthday party 

Cars - his favorite kind of toys 

Happy Birthday Boys (my 5 and 3 year olds)!

 Loves the gift he got at ToysRus (Batmobile with Batman)

 Japchae (yum)

 Happy Birthday little guy

Enjoying cupcakes at a friend's party

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What We've Been Doing

Well, after vacation we got back into summer here at home and having a blast!  I have been working with all 3 kids on their skills for school next year (even though Jacob will be here with me, he got to work on his skills too) and playing hard outside as much as possible (swing set, rocks, sand - you name it, they will play with it).  We have also been having fun with friends and family (Jacob got to go to his first wedding-one of his favorite babysitters).  One of the most awesome things we did that I didn't know how it would go was a mid day movie at the local cinema.  We watched Smurfs and I survived with all 3 kids by myself (even carrying popcorn, drinks).  It was very relaxing on a hot summer day to just chill in the theater while the kids enjoyed their food and movie.  Now, we are getting ready for the 4th, both boys' birthdays this month, and various other birthdays and celebrations throughout July.  Another good news item is that Jacob got his TN birth certificate finally so now we can file for his certificate of citizenship (almost finished - yippy).  Overall, life is good and we are having fun fun fun!  3 has been an adjustment, but very very doable.  Love all 3 of my children and can't imagine life without them (they are each special in their own way)!  Below are some pictures of what we've been doing (enjoy):
 Our kids dressed up for the wedding

 At the kids' table (they loved it)

 Jacob being silly
 Hugging the bride

 Hanging with Pa

 Wiped out

 Bring on the fireworks

 Enjoying the fireworks at home

 Brothers taking a break to play with rocks