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Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday, Abel & Belle!

Abel & Belle turned THREE on June 4th! They had their birthday party with friends at Monkey Joe's on June 6th. Their past 2 birthday parties have just been with our family but this year was their big party with friends! Monkey Joe's is an indoor inflatable playground. They had fun with their Batman and Hello Kitty themes. I can't believe they are 3 - officially preschoolers now! Where has time gone? It seems like both yesterday and forever ago that we were struggling and praying for God to grow our family through embryo adoption. And here we are now...What grace! They have been potty trained since February - WooHoo! Glad to be at the 3 year mark with that behind us now. :)

Abel: Talks non stop now! I recently reread their second birthday post and read how he could say words that weren't clear and definitely no sentences. What a change a year makes! He is all boy - loud and active! Belle entertains herself quietly while he continues to run around like a super hero. He is ALL about super heroes now...he doesn't play with cars, trains, trucks, planes or any other "boyish" toy...only super heroes!

Belle: All girl. She occasionally will play with her Disney princess dolls but is far more into playing dress up and cooking. She LOVES dressing up! Her favorite character is Hello Kitty (which is cool because HK was my favorite growing up too) but she likes all girly things: My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Lalaloopsy, Disney Princess, Minnie Mouse, etc. Oh and she got her ears pierced for her birthday - with Hello Kitty earrings! She is so proud :)

They are best friends and worst enemies. They are always either chatting away with each other or arguing - But always talking! It is a joy to watch their bond grow as they can communicate more.

Happy Birthday, Abel & Belle! We are so grateful to be your parents!