Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We are now officially a family of skiers!

Wade did great at Copper Mountain. We decided to do a quick three day trip after finding some good airfare. He took a full day lesson (and had one MLK Monday at Appalachian a few weeks earlier). The second day he was ready to go out with Mom and Dad! After a few times on the magic carpet we gave the small chair lift a try.








He didn't even want to stop for lunch. Any of you that know Wade, know food is a huge priority for him....so it shows how much fun he was having. When we did stop I let him have the biggest rice krispy treat I have ever seen.





I think Mike had just as much fun watching him progress as he did learning. It won't be long before Mommy gets left in their dust.


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So we are now officially a family of skiers, there will be more trips in our future. Copper Mt was laid out great for families. Kids ski free, and even had free kids camp at night so we could celebrate an early Valentine's dinner.





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017


Just look at how these guys have grown. Sam suggested we get the boys photo made for Chinese New Year so in 2014 we got this one in their silks.



Wade was scared of the studio and his Finn McMissile helped calm him down

Then we met Jonah next year and there were three!



2016 was the year of the Monkey...this one will probably always be my favorite



And now 2017, the year of the Rooster. Jonah's family is working to bring home a little brother so by next year there will be four!



I am glad Wade has these guys in his life. It could mean a lot to him someday to know others from the same birth country and going through the same treatments for cleft repairs as he will.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Christmas Time

Wade had no problems with Santa and Mrs Clause this year. We met them down at the Mast General Store.



This year's tree and how much higher he can reach!!!


The St John's PreK program was precious. Spot our little star?





I enjoyed Christmas being on Sunday morning. We had to hurry to get all the gifts opened and dressed for church but it felt right to be worshiping Jesus and not have the day be all about Santa.



Thanksgiving

It was time for Wade's first Jedi Training camp down at Grey Grey's. We first did this for Marshall and Bobby about 13 years ago. Always fun to train the next batch of Jedi. It had been 8 years since we had one



This time Landon, Eli, Wade and Sam got to ride the speeder and learn some light saber moves. Marshall was brave enough to be our Darth Maul and let use the force on him.









We also had great weather which made for some good fishing.






And the two Wade's put out Christmas flowers for Mom.




Hollywood Studios

I had a conference in Orlando (and found some great airline prices) so our gift to Wade for his birthday was a quick trip to Hollywood Studios. This day was all about Star Wars (thanks Daddy for hanging in there). He loved it. And we stayed one night at the Art of Animation where we got to hang with our buddies from Cars, Lion King and Little Mermaid.

















Look who is 5

Wade wanted a Super Man cake this year and we had fun pretended NC to be out favorite good guy for a change.
















First Year of Soccer

Wade played on his first sports team. He scored several goals this year (but all for the opposing team). Coach Victor did a good job of keeping these 4 and 5 year olds focused on learning new things and having fun!