Tibi’s Birthday!

We can’t believe that we have been a Forever Family for 6 months now!   We thank God every day for our family!  Every day is a new adventure and filled with so much joy!  We have been so blessed to celebrate all four of our birthdays together this year!  Each one has been very special and filled with wonderful memories!

tibi and partyTibi had been waiting in expectation of his birthday for months.  I think from the day after Dorina’s party 🙂  He talked about it on a regular basis.  We asked each of the children to pick 3 gifts that they would like for their birthday, and then we choose one to give them.  We let him pick a cake theme – which changed on a regular basis!  We have been showing the children Disney movies – as Daddy and Mommy have always been big Disney fans!  When we tell the kids that we love them, I started saying “I love you to infinity and beyond.”  We explained to the kids where that phrase came from and we purchased the movie to show them.  So when we were looking at cake ideas, we saw Toy Story and Tibi said he wanted a Toy Story cake and to watch the movie for his birthday!  What a great idea!

tibi candlesTibi went with Daddy on the morning of his birthday so Mommy and Dorina could get everything ready for him.  We got the cake, cleaned, and set everything up.  Tibi had wanted flowers – our sweet little boy  – so we picked some flowers from the front yard and made up a sweet little arrangement for him.  We got him a Mickey Mouse balloon and had everything ready for him.

Tibi was so excited all day long and talked about his birthday!  He told everyone!  When he got home, we made him close his eyes and walked him into the dining room.  When he opened his eyes he said “Ohhhhhh.”   He was so happy with everything.  We opened presents first.  Dorina had used her own money to buy Tibi a special present from the Dollar Tree.   tibi guitarThe children are so sweet and loving toward each other!  We are so proud of them.   He opened Dorina’s gift first and was very happy.  She had picked out a little store register drawer with play money in it.  Then it was time for his big present.  He was pretty sure he knew what it was and he was right.  He wanted a guitar and we got him a kid size guitar.  He was so excited!  I also purchased a beginners guitar book for him with a CD and DVD and I am planning to teach myself and Tibi how to play guitar.  I have always wanted to learn too.  We are both very excited.  Dorina wants Tibi to play for her so she can sing.  We are such a musical family!  We all love to sing praises to Jesus!!!!

After presents it was time to dig into the beautiful cake!  Tibi was so excited!  He had so much fun eating it and he was very happy about the toys that he would get off the top of the cake.  It was so cute to watch him blow out the Number Six candle.  It took many tries and was so much fun!

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DSCN4524We sat down to watch Toy Story after cake.  The kids both really enjoyed it.  In fact, Tibi literally sat on the edge of his seat for the entire movie.  I tried to get him to set back on the couch with me, but he was riveted to the movie!  He had his Toy Story characters from the cake in his hands and would do the same movements with them as the movie.  He giggled and was intense on the movie!  It was so special!

tibi goulashThe last item of the party was the one Daddy had been working on for weeks.  Tibi had requested a traditional Hungarian meal for his birthday – Gulyás (Goulash).   Daddy had researched, asked a friend of ours who lives in Hungary, and spent hours looking over recipes.  Tibi had requested that it not be as spicy as it had been when he ate it in Hungary.  Tibi also wanted bread and butter with it so he could dip the bread in his soup.  Daddy did a wonderful job!  It was delicious and Tibi was so happy!  Tibi said it tasted just like Hungary but without the spicy.  Good job Daddy!  It was a wonderful meal!

tibi with flowersTibi said he had a wonderful birthday!  We thank God that we have been able to celebrate both of their birthdays this year with them!  We are so proud of them!  They are amazing children!  They are ready and excited about going to school in August!  They have learned so much!  People can’t believe how good their English is and we get compliments on their behavior all of the time!  Our favorite time is still devotions and prayer time.  We sit at the table now right after supper.  We read the Bible together, recite verses, and have family prayer time.  It is the most wonderful and special time of all!  We start with worship, then we ask God for our requests, we ask for His forgiveness and tell Him how much we love Him.  Then we pause and listen to His voice.  We are always amazed at what the children share that God is telling them.  It is so sweet and insightful!  At the end, we spend time in thankfulness to God.  God has given our children such sweet and tender spirits!  We are forever grateful for our Forever Family!!!!

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