Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lots of Firsts for Hunny Bunch!

Wow! Been almost 5 months since I blogged last, sorry about that, it can only mean I was either busy, having fun or both huh! I'd have to say both. By the looks of things blogger is all changed on me new too! What happened to my dashboard page!? I'll have to take some time and try to navigate around and see where everything is. In the mean time lets try to get caught up. I tried to line pics up from the most recent to the oldest. Here we go!
Hunny Bunch enjoyed his first Easter! He really understood the true meaning and loved Bible devotion time when he could help explain what happened to Jesus. I made a little garden tomb in a flower pot with real grass growing and the three little crosses so it was a very tangible way for both of the little ones to understand.
We still had snow on the ground Easter morning but that didn't stop us from hiding the Easter eggs outside for our egg hunt. Hunny Bunch, Sugar Pie and Miss K had a
blast. Hunny Bunch loved his first Easter so much he thought it would be a good idea to have it again....the next day. lol.
Such a sweet little boy. Makes Momma's heart swell.

His first Valentines day he loved every minute of it.
He got cards from all over! I put a status on my facebook saying how it would make his first Valentines day pretty special if  he was showered with cards! What a wonderful keepsake and memory for him. I did the same thing with Sugar Pie when she first came home.

Hunny Bunch opening his very first Christmas gift on Christmas morning. He was a little overwhelmed with so many and not being able to figure out what one to play with first. We all had a great holiday. Hard to believe that time last year we had just recieved his referral. Now here he was a year later enjoying on of our favorite family holidays. God is so good!
I love this pic of my grandbutton. She has certainly grown a lot in the last year. She become very independent. She is a smart little ticket! Jac is doing well also. (We bought her wedding dress for her ever-pending wedding!.....blowout sale ;O)) Hopefully there will be solid plans made for her big day soon!!
Sugar Pie and Hunny Bunch at his first Chinese New Year celebration here on the Island. He was quite taken with the men who did martial arts. He was copying them. May have to look into putting him into something of the like one day.
My all time favorite shot of the winter. The three of them had a blast playing in the snow. Rosy red cheeks and snotty noses and all those smiles warm my heart!

We weathered well threw the winter, we went to Chinese school every Saturday that we could. Enjoyed lots of time in the activity room and made lots of crafts. Sugar Pie had Sparks ever Thursday. Hunny Bunch and I do pre K here at home while Sugar goes off to  Gr. 1. He is reading at a grade 1 level. I can't seem to give him enough and he wants to learn more. He's coloring inside the lines and solid colors inside, it's beautiful coloring actually. He is reading grade 1 site words and can print all his uppercase letters. He can count to 40 and then some. We just finished doing short vowel sounds of all the vowels and it helps him pronounce little words when he gets stuck. He can read a level one book with little difficulty. I have him on the program and he loves it. If your looking to give your preschooler a little boost is another great program we use. Sugar Pie has ESL in school and I've found some stuff on line to help both of them at home here too, I figured I'd be a little proactive with Hunny Bunch. Just so hard to believe how much he has learned in the 9 months he's been home. Sugar Pie is doing well and enjoying school The teacher has been great to get her the extra little help she needs in reading recovery.  

Hunny Bunch had laminectomy surgery the first of March at the children's hospital here in the Maritimes. He got along good. He's a very fast healer. The dressing was off in a week and a half. However we had to rush him back to the hospital by ambulance a few days after we came home with an infection which was on the inside and not visible on the outside at all. In fact had he not been a little constipated and it was pushing up against the infection I would have never known cause he's not a complainer at all. We spent another week in hospital then 10 days on antibiotics and he's in tip top shape. Sugar Pie had the same surgery when she was in China. Brought tears to my eyes the other day when we were on the boardwalk for a walk, I was walking while the two of them were on their scooters ahead of me scooting along....I just praiseed the Lord that both of these sweet children could even walk let alone scoot!

So there you have it! Finally a little update to catch up with our journey. I'd hoped to have journaled much more so that Hunny Bunch would have more to look at in this blog one day but I do write in a journal every night so all is not lost.

Our little man turns 5 next week so come back again soon and I'll have a post on yet another first for Hunny Bunch! Until then here's the pic I used for his invits! Guess what theme his party is!?!


Kim said...

WOW.... tons of first for my sweet nephew... and sooo many more to come... love all the photos.. the kids are growing up soooo fast...
Can't wait to see the birthday pictures..
Love you tons..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! Your children and grandbutton are precious! Jen