Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Sam!

This is Sammy's first birthday at home and probably his first celebrated birthday EVER!

We spent the day at the zoo!!

The two new sites were the Penguins and the Amur Leopard!

The leopard was incredible and came so close to us!

He looked at the children as if to say LUNCH!

After the zoo we went home for our family party!
Sammy's balloon were waiting for him!

Along with his birthday cake!

This was such an exciting day for him!

Presents, presents, presents!

Here is a pic of the children that were invited to the party! 

Sam asked for boy toys!
He didn't really know what that was but that's what he asked for!
(I think his older bros may have influenced him!)

So he got jerseys!
Pretty cool!

Legos and duplos! 

And a scooter!

Katie cleaned her closet and gave the girls her dresses for "dress up"!

Singing "Happy Birthday" and blowing out candles were a huge hit!

So was eating the chocolate off the real cars on the cake!!

Our little boy had a GREAT day!!

He is such a blessing to us!

Oh my, we love him so much!


Rebekah said...

I'm glad your son had a great bday!!!

I wanted to add that we brought home 2 in April, and both were from different provinces. We were gone two weeks. The first week felt crazy and rushed but oh so worth it! We received Josiah in Tianjin on Monday, signed papers on Tuesday and then flew to Fuzhou. We received Jonathan on Wed., signed papers on Thurs., and received both passports on Friday. Whew!!! But yes, it can be done. At the airport we just had to show that document that comes in the red folder.

Hope it works out for you!

Karin said...

Hooray for Sam! So happy he had such a wonderful day!

Sally-Girl! said...

Happy Birthday you adorably handsome boy you!!!!

Difference2This1 said...

Happy Birthday Sam!! So happy you had an amazingly fun birthday with your family!!!!

Nicole A. said...

Happy Birthday, Sam! What a darling!

Looking at those pictures of him and all his adoring sisters ~ I bet he will be soooo happy to soon have another little guy to hang out and play with!

All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA

Cari said...

Happy Birthday, Sam! {I like that name..hehe}. I think siblings make great party guests!

Janet and Kevin said...

Happy first birthdy home, Sam! You are such a little love bug and look so very happy in your forever family!

Jean - I loved all the pictures of your times together. It makes me wish we were neighbors! In fact, there are so many sweet adoptive families whom I wish lived around us. We could have our own community!! :)

Hugs from our home to yours,
janet and gang

TanyaLea said...


Looks like a GREAT day ~ from the zoo to the birthday 'guests' ~ what more could a boy want!! Love the Vikings jersey... so fun having another new MN fan!! God bless you, sweet boy! May the year ahead be your best yet!!!

love & hugs,
~ Tanya

David and Janet Hurley said...

How exciting for him!! You throw my kind of party, only=), makes life so much simpler. And with so many kids, simpler is always better.

Debbie Sauer said...

Happy Birthday Sam! Blessings