I'm not who I was.
Initially, it was just going to be a very small family event out of town at the Rev’s parents’ house, since our kitchen was not yet fully functional.
(It is now, but it is still not “finished” and I am waiting on the details to be done before posting the official before and after pics.)
Since we were 2o days late however, I did in fact have a fully functional kitchen. So the belated celebration was moved back to our house. And we invited some BFFs who are *like* family.
This is Cheeks’ toddler BFF.
Cake monster. There are a million captions one could put with this pic…
His athleticism is one of the areas in which nature is trumping nurture.
Then I was almost belated again, but fortunately our inLIGHT drummer saved me yesterday by asking how long ago we got Cheeks. There are a lot of 23rd-24th-25th dates in our family/extended family with birthdays, important events, etc. and I just can’t keep them straight! For a few minutes I was scrambling afraid that yesterday was the date and I had missed it. Yes, I’m that pathetic. Go ahead, hand over my parent-of-the-year award. Fortunately Cheeks is too little to know that I was fumbling around… perhaps by the time that he is old enough to realize it, I will have it under control. (Wish me luck). Anyway, it was 2 years ago TODAY that we met our sweet son.
Two years ago on the 25th, we brought him home.
He had suspicions about my strangeness even then……not sure if he was gettin’ his praise on or casting the crazy out 😉
A day later, he met his amazing big sister for the very first time.
It was love at first sight!
She wouldn’t leave his side.
We officially celebrate “Gotcha Day” on his finalization day in May since the day we brought Cheeks home from the hospital is less than a month after his birthday and there are just so many celebrations to run into this time of year. But our hearts are still celebrating 🙂