Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Scott

Funny story...
We were sitting at breakfast this morning
and I looked at Scott and said,
"Oh my goodness honey, it's your birthday."
We had gotten everyone dressed and ready for breakfast
without even thinking of what day it was.
I even left his card at home. :/

EK asked me today if he got TWO girls
to love for his birthday...
of course I said YES! :)

The day went pretty well considering all we squeezed in.
SJ was very quiet all day especially
when we were at Civil Affairs with orphanage staff.
She played pretty well early afternoon
but became very sleepy.
She feel asleep for about an hour and when she woke up,
she starting crying and pretty much cried the afternoon away.
She wouldn't even look at Scott
and didn't want him to come near her.
This went on for about 4 hours.

We ordered Pizza Hut for Scott's bd party with a little cake.
We sang happy birthday and celebrated together.
I think that was the best pizza I have ever had!!!

After the party, we took a walk outside.
When we came back in,
we let the girls play for a while.
SJ made a complete 360...
she was happy, playful, and verbal.
She had the best time playing beach ball with Scott.
Deep belly laughs were pouring out of her.
She was jabbering in Chinese
and copying what ever we told her to say in English.

I looked at Scott in the midst of all this happiness
and said, "Happy birthday!"
It was one of the sweetest bds he has ever had!!! :)


  1. Talk about a birthday to remember!!! What a great gift to receive! :)

  2. Seriously no better way to spend your day! Love that! And I'll definitely be putting Pizza Hut on my must eat list if it's that good! Yummers!

  3. Happy Birthday Scott - you'll never forget this one! Oh Sweet Shaylee Joy - bless her little heart:) sending hugs and prayers.

  4. What a great way to celebrate a birthday! Gotta love Pizza Hut - we went on both of our trips and it was the best thing we ate the whole time!! SO good - a little taste of home.

    So, what do your big girls think of SJ? What does she think of them? She will have a lot of new faces to learn in a couple of weeks, won't she?

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! What a great way to spend your birthday, in China adopting your new daughter. Life is sweet!!

  6. So glad he had a great birthday! We texted this morning and told him Happy Birthday!

  7. Oh man, I've been missing out on your travels. So glad I finally got back on here before you were back home. Happy B-day to he will SURELY remember forever! I remember very well the yummy taste of pizza over there. We enjoyed some of the different combos, too!

    Can't wait to go back an peruse through your traveling posts. So sorry I'm behind. Congrats on your most precious gift and God bless! <><


  8. Happy Birthday Scott! We share the day!! What a blessing to be celebrating with a new daughter!

  9. Happy Birthday Scott :) What a neat day you can share with SJ when she gets older! :)

  10. It's so good to read all this. How typical and beautiful. What a blessing you all are to each other. God really is so good to us in such abundance. EK is more important in her sister's feelings of security and happiness than she even knows!

  11. Happy Birthday, Scott!! We love Pizza Hut everywhere :)