Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Today is Liem's 8th Birthday! I feel so OLD!!! It seems like we were just in Vietnam adopting him. What a fun and amazing experience that was! He is such an amazing child; he is smart, funny, handsome, creative, athletic, compassionate and most of all he loves the Lord! We are so proud of him, he is wonderful! I'll take you on a walk down memory lane before I update on the latest happenings! When we adopted him he was 2 1/2 months old! He was very healthy ("you feed baby when baby cry")!! He put on a lot of weight from our first and second trips which was only a few weeks! He always had his hands in fists and slept with his fists up on each side of his head, he couldn't hold his head straight. It was turned to the right and he couldn't turn it on his own. It only took a few months before he built up the strength to move his head around and hold it the right way. These pictures are in order from oldest - current.

First Pictures emailed to us

Happy Birthday sweet boy! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ninja Liem and Princess Lyla

As you can imagine, Lyla was all about Halloween! Yes, she does wear her princess dress, shoes and jewelry around the house on a regular basis, but she has never gone to random houses asking for candy while dressed as a princess! There were several houses that Liem had to put his arm in front of Lyla because she would just walk into the house as the person opened the door. One word: STRESSFUL! After every door, we would remind her that she has to stay outside and that she can never go inside the houses!! The pictures and memories that were made are absolutely priceless. Thank you Liem for being such an awesome big bother and showing Lyla the ropes, and of course for holding Lyla back as needed!

I am now going to copy several of my friend's ideas and show some pictures of Liem's Halloween costumes thru the years...my my my, where does time go?! This sweet boy will be 8 this month! I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I did!!

1st Halloween

2nd Halloween

3rd Halloween

4th Halloween - can't find pics, so these are the next best thing!

5th Halloween

6th Halloween

7th Halloween