Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Sweet Boy Turned 3

Happy Birthday Levi.
You are such a big boy.
Can't believe you are already 3 years old:))

Levi had two birthday parties to celebrate his 3rd birthday. He was so happy and loved all of the attention.

Saturday's celebration was with the grand parents that live out of town. They came and had a small party and the grandpa's and Richard worked on the vans to get them up and running...AGAIN! LOL

Grandma Waring and Cousin Michaela playing with Levi's elephant.
Grandma Rothwell

This is the yucky elephant that Grandpa and Grandma gave Levi. It was squishy and you could feel the guts inside. LOL
Levi loved it!

Lots of love from all of the Grandparents

The birthday cake Grandma Waring made Levi. She makes great cakes. :)

Cousin Michaela

Levi and his beloved sisters :))

And gifts to boot!

Then on Tuesday we had Levi's big birthday party with all of our friends, his birthmother, and lots and lots of pizza.

Happy Birthday my sweet boy!

Reiko, Levi's birthmother and I, put this party together as a team. She brought the cake and I decorated.

We couldn't resist and the poor boy has no choice but to be smothered in our kisses.
We all just love him so much!

Reiko and our friend Aide.

Reiko and Heidern

My wonderful hubby!
(Thank you for all you do for your children)

Me, Bailey and her friend Derek

This is exactly why I love open adoption. I love that Levi will have these kind of pictures to always cherish and the memories of his birth parents in his life.

Bailey and Derek

...and Lalo our friend.

Addi loving up on her sweet brother.

Levi and his best friend Josiah. Levi sometimes refers to him as his "Boy" and says he needs to play with his "Boy" Josiah LOL I have a feeling that these two will be life long friends. Here Josiah is giving him a birthday kiss. Levi looks real happy about it. Hahahaha

We had lots of friends come and celebrate with us.
(Di, Beau, Stewart's sister, Stewart and Amanda)

Our Pastor Chris and his wife...and my friend, Meagan. :)

Susan, my very dear friend

Paul and his wife Jeannie... Love them!

Bailey's birthmother, Michelle. By the way... Love your new hair cut! Beautiful!

And her hubby David :))

Kathryn holding Heidern, Megan, Michelle, and Reiko

Also had three very BEAUTIFUL babies.
Megan and Chris' twins (Tristyn & Taylor) and Aide is holding Heidern.

The whole group couldn't be photographed in one picture...LOL

So here is the other half.

Oh, and I had to get my grandbaby fix! Heidern is just so precious to my heart and he definitely has me wrapped around his little finger.

My sweet boy had to have a party hat too.

Just before Levi blew out the candle, about 18 -20 of Bailey's school friends circled our table and sang happy birthday to Levi. This kind of support only happens in small towns you know. I loved it! Thanks guys for showing up loving on us.

Blowing out the candle...

Both Levi and his buddy Josiah did it together.

Lots of special gifts.

(Thanks everyone)

While the adults talked and enjoyed each other the younger kids couldn't resist playing with the toys.

...And driving the race car game too.

Everyone had a great time together and Levi had a blast. He was so wound up that he was kind of up late still playing with his new toys.

It truly was a wonderful celebration.

Levi is such a special little boy in all of our lives.

Thank you Jesus for gifting us with this little man and causing our lives to be so blessed!

We love you so much son!

1 comment:

Angela said...

What an awesome Birthday! Wow! How loved is that little guy, Huh? Happy Birthday, Levi!
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