Thursday, May 20, 2010
A Chinese Birthday?
For every child's birthday, we ask the children what theme they want for their birthday. Then Steve will decorate the kitchen to match the theme, and I get an idea of what to put on the birthday cake. Well, this year, Garett threw us a curve ball when he requested a "Chinese" birthday. Steve and I chuckled at our little Vietnamese son's request as we began to try and figure out how to decorate the kitchen and put Kiana on the cake.
So Steve made a little balloon guy with his Vietnamese hat, which Garett loved!
And I thought that Steve did a great job creating a Chinese feel with the decorations.
Thankfully Garett chose the death by chocolate cake, so no decorations were needed on it.
And that is what a "Chinese" birthday looked like this year. We had a fun day in school and enjoyed Garett's favorite meal - spaghetti and corn (yes, this is not Chinese...but it is what he wanted). And laughed at silly faces.
All of our children have a miracle story about how they came to us. And Garett's was by far one of the most dramatic and painful. We almost didn't get home with him and there is not a day that I don't look and him and thank the LORD for giving him to our family. Through his adoption, I saw the LORD do amazing things and walk every painful step with us. I am so grateful for this little man, and so glad that the LORD chose me to be his mommy.