For not wanting my boys to play football, we sure had a blast watching Landon this season! Flag football is pretty harmless, though! The scary part is that he LOVED it and he seems to have a natural talent. That combined with the fact that he is 4'6" and 72 pounds as a Kindergartner, I think he may just have a future in the game... His team took the championship in their division and the boys each received a blue trophy. Landon carried that trophy around for days and even SLEPT with it!!!
Zachary has been continuing with Karate, as well. He has worked his way up to an advanced brown belt! In April it will have been 3 years since he started. He has had moments of burnout and wanting to take a break, but then he always changes his mind and wants to continue. It has been wonderful for him and has helped him in so many ways. He is sooooo close to that blackbelt now!
We squeezed in one trip up to the snow this winter! We had hoped to make more, but between blizzards that we couldn't drive in, not knowing when we would be leaving to get Selah, Landon's football games, and Zach's basketball games, we just couldn't make more trips!
This year we treated Daddy with all his favorite desserts for his birthday! Yummy! The boys got him new fishing gear so they can have the good stuff when they head out fishing next summer up north!They had so much fun picking out everything at Big 5 Sporting Goods and it was precious watching them decide how much they could budget for gifts for Daddy out of their saved up allowance. They sure were generous with their Daddy!
Valentine's Day fell right in the midst of our adoption court case being postponed and the judge asking for more documentation. We were all a mix of emotions, but we still had such sweet moments on one of our favorite holidays of the year! Zach made a great big Valentine for me with the help of grandma! He also made a Valentine for me from Selah. He is such a sensitive little guy!
|A "Heartthrob" and the "Man of your Dreams"!|
|My life-sized Valentine from Zach|
And last, but definitely not least....Zachary's 9th Birthday!!! It was all about the Kansas Jayhawks this year! You don't find much in Arizona that has a Jayhawk on it, so luckily I found a great vendor on Ebay who sells edible cake toppers of any theme you can imagine! I ordered the KU emblem from them which they shipped out amazingly fast and I had it within four days! I brought it to our local Fry's Supermarket and they did such a great job making the cake! Zach was so surprised and happy beyond words! I love my Fry's!
Our next big occasion should be traveling to pick up our sweet Selah! We are all so excited! A dream is finally coming true! All our family pictures after this posting will be of two little boys AND a little girl...our family of 5! Stay tuned... ;-)