Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Chiteeli!!! ( four !)

Here are some pictures of our littlest boy on the fourth anniversary of the day his little life in the big wide world began, although it was his first birthday with us! He is such a little joy despite being a big part of the many times we have flopped into bed at night exhausted!

I wish I could convey in this post the sheer thrill of the day for him! He practically turned himself inside out with excitement!
He surely was excited to have his birthday come! He could hardly wait!

The picture I should have taken of that day (darn hindsight!) was the one of him sitting at the table for a good 45 minutes straight where our normally constantly moving little boy kept a constant vigil over his cake! And, for those of you who know him, you'll be impressed that he managed not to touch the cake, either! (For those of you who don't know him personally, let's just say that so far restraint has not been one of his strong points! He tries; he really does try...)

Does he look happy to you?

Also, I thought you might enjoy hearing the different ways each of the boys refer to birthdays: Misha calls it a "Happy, Happy"
Max calls it a "Happy-to-you",
and Vitali, who even sang himself the song several times on his own birthday( I don't know where he learned it; I didn't try to teach him) says, "Cappy Bootday!"



Aunt Beth said...

Happy Birthday Vitali!

The O'Haras said...

Wow, that must have been an awesome experience that he will remember for a long time, ok at least until he turns 5 ;)

We have not experienced a birthday for our oldest 2 yet, but we have done the other 3 since being home from Ukraine.

Fortunately it is our oldests on June 29, mine on the 30th and our 2nd oldest on July 14. I am thinking one big party, but then again, I think they need a special one for the first one here with us.

Continue to rest assured that though your children are wearing you out, God has the strength to carry you through!

God Bless!

Stange Family said...

how sweet!!!

Nataliya said...

Oh, how cute! S Dnem Rozhdeniya, Vitali!

Anonymous said...

Cappy Bootday Vitali.

He is so dog gone stinking cute.

DoveFamily said...

Z'dem Rozhdeniya, dear Vitali!

BethPie said...

Cappy Bootday, Precious Vitali!!!

He looks like such a FUN little guy!

Tami said...

Cappy Bootday Vitali!!!! I hope you had a great one. ;)

Jenn said...

It sounds like you are learning plenty of Russian... my husband would be impressed!

Drew Michelle and Luke Paras said...

"Cappy Bootday" little guy! May this be the first of many happy days to come!

Debbie said...

Oh, so precious!! Happy birthday, Vitali! What restraint to not even touch such a scrumptious looking chocolatey wonder. :-)

Could you e-mail me at hoffhouse at hotmail dot com? I would love to "connect" with you offline!

christie said...

Oh Yea, he looks happy!
What wonderful posts. I just got caught up. :)

Happy Birthday and what a wonderful family you have become. Praise be to the Lord.....

Grandma Falk said...

We had so much fun at Vitali's birthday. The joy of a happy child is really contagious, and Vitali was surely full of joy! Waiting is not easy for him, but he did so well. He is such a doll!