Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcoming Fall

I can't believe that in just one month I'll be heading back to work. Rafael had his first day alone at the home daycare that he will be going to while I work. He did great!! He loved playing with the other kids and going to the park. We're so proud of our big boy!!

We are also so happy that Rafael will have a new little Filipino friend to play with very soon. A friend who lives just five minutes away was matched with a little girl in August. She is just 3 months younger than Rafael and I'm sure they will have lots of fun together when she comes home.

Rafael now says more than 30 words. I just love hearing him speak. It's precious, except when he yells no. We hear that alot!! We aren't having much luck with the toilet training but we'll keep plugging along.

His birthday party is planned for Oct. 29. We are having a Halloween theme and all the kids are dressing up. Rafael will love it! We bought him a lion costume and he looks soooo adorable! I can't believe that he will be two on Oct. 25. The time is just flying!! On Oct. 29 last year, our social worker sent us the e-mail telling us that we had been matched with a little boy and now a year later we are celebrating his birthday with him. Soooo special!!!!

We have been so blessed to become parents to this wonderful little boy. He is so happy and social and outgoing. He definitely keeps us super busy but he always keeps us laughing and smiling. I can't imagine life without him!!






























5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I can't believe your little man is almost two and it's been just about a year since your referral! So glad to hear he liked what will be his new daycare. Can't wait to see pictures of his party!

Wendy said...

Two is an awesome age, and Rafael's pictures are too cute for words as always! Halloween birthdays are the best. Just think of the possibilities when he gets older. Costume parties. Haunted hayride parties! Lots of fun!!!

Jenny said...

What a lucky little guy...today I just filled out a survey in which it asked what holiday would you like to have your birthday on. Of course, I picked Halloween as I love it! I bet his party will be so much fun! If we lived close, I would be begging you to be invited...and yes I would wear a costume. :) I love all your pics. Raphael is such a happy little guy.

The dB family said...

Wow! Does the time ever go quickly. It still seems like I just remember you getting your referral. Looking forward to seeing birthday photos of your little munchkin!

Blessings!
Deborah

Jen said...

I'm sorry I'm so behind!! Your little guy just gets cuter and cuter!