This Thanksgiving we have so much to thankful for but there is no denying that at the top of our list is having Max around our table. Last year at this time there was so much anticipation about a little boy an ocean away that was our son and brother.
We decided to have our own little Thanksgiving celebration with our family! The girls loved helping to decide the menu and decorate the table.
We easily settled on Chinese food for dinner! Everyone thought it was perfect for Max's first Thanksgiving around our table.
The girls cut out our Thankful cards for our Tree of Thanks!
It looks pretty empty but soon it was filled with our cards of thanksgiving.
Some special friends dropped off these yummy cupcakes for our family. We have been so blessed with amazing friends to walk through this journey of life with us. They were the perfect center piece for our table.
Max loves Edamame. I would always squeeze out the beans for him but our little independent 2 year old wanted to do it himself. Let me tell you he has it all figure out.
I am so thankful for our beautiful first born. She is a such a wonderful role model for her sister and brothers. She is responsible, is my big helper and loves on each of her siblings. She is one determined little cookie. She doesn't do anything partial but does everything to the best of her ability and with her whole heart. I am so proud of the way she loves others with Christ's love. She is a gift to our family!
I am so thankful for Emma. Her smile can light up a room. She wears her heart on her sleeve. She often is right by my side helping me make dinner or asking what she can help clean. She is quick to read books or play cars with Max. She often runs a classroom in our basement and I am pretty sure Shane and Max aren't the easiest students. Emma has a love for life that just radiates from her. I feel so blessed to be her mommy!
That crazy, toothless grin says it all. Shane is all about having fun! He makes me laugh daily. He is our social, active boy. He can makes friends with anyone is always looking to make a new friend. He has a gentle, loving spirit in the midst of his business as a boy! He has added a whole new dimension to our quiet, pink girly house! We are so thankful for joy that radiates from our sweet boy!
This Thanksgiving I am so thankful that Max is home and is part of our family. I am so thankful for God's plan for our little boy's life. I often stand it awe that God would choose us to be the parents of this little boy. He is full of life and embraces everything that comes his way! We are thankful for the way that he has changed our life, our hearts and our family.
The kids got to work writing down they things they were thankful for.
Eric pretending to think really hard while the girls were having fun with him!
Max thought it would be more fun to dig into the cupcakes!
After everyone was finished writing we went around and shared. It was fun hearing what each of our blessings were thankful for. God is good and has blessed us richly this year.