Monday, April 20, 2015

Celebrating Sofie

Before I get back to moving, need to say something we did right before we moved.  We knew it would be harder to go after the move so decided before was the right time.  See, when we adopt kids, shortly after we get home, we take the new kids to Kanki.  We ONLY go there if adopting.  That is our special place to take the new kids.  To see the looks in their eyes as the chefs cook in front of you.  Nothing like it.  Well, it's been a busy two years and our celebration for Sofie got delayed.  Again and again and again.  This time, we were going to make it happen.  And kids told us we would not count this as a three for one.  We still get to celebrate Isabelle and Nate when their adoptions become final. 

We loaded everyone up and headed for the mall.  Little Guy screamed the entire time.  Did not know how the restaurant thing was going to turn out with him.  But, it's like he knew.  Was fantastic the entire time there and didn't cry once!  Was such a wonderful time together.  Everyone was calm, nicely mannered, and we just had a pleasant time.  Even got to see the chef catch on fire.  Not kidding.  Trouble lighting the propane and it came shooting out at him.  Was scary to witness.  Anyhow, here are a few pictures from that day. 

Waiting for our waters.  The food here is so good, you hate to ruin the taste with anything else.  Nik was so proud he got to sit with his big brothers.

And Summer of course messing around with chopsticks in the hair.  Lovely.

Chef cracking jokes about having egg rolls for lunch.

Irina, Reni and Alex just hanging out.  It was truly just a relaxing time.  Wish we could do this more often.  

Nik, catching a shrimp in his mouth.  Irina caught some as did Max and Logan.  They were so good at catching them, other tables started to watch.  Figures they are good at this.  They practice with popcorn all the time.

Hard to see but a picture of all of them enjoying a meal together.

Love Max's expression here.  LOL.

Reni giving it a whirl at chopstick eating.

Buddies.  Reni is maturing.  Hard to think of her as a teen but that she is.

Sofie was getting full here.  Not a great picture but she was all smiles the entire time.  She loved it.  They all loved the fire my little pyros.

Nik is SO proud that he is one of the 'big' boys now.  He feels included.  Alex skates with him, Bojan plays Minecraft with him, Logan walks with him, etc.  Nik is eating it up.

We stopped at a little play area while at the mall.  Just for a few quick minutes.  I think she loves her baby brother.

Warren helping Sofie and Summer getting some last play time in.  

It truly was wonderful time together.  Relaxing.  Makes me wish I had extra to go out to eat every once in a while.  However, I guess that's why this is so special.  Sofie has been with us for a little over two years now.  She fits right in with this crazy bunch.  We love her to pieces.  Awesome time celebrating her coming into our lives.  Not what we had planned but wouldn't trade it for the world. 

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