Well, we now have three kids into the double-digit age range. Micah turned ten last week – while we were in Kenya. We actually spent most of his birthday in Nairobi – doing some pretty cool stuff.
We are so proud of who Micah is becoming – the resilience that he’s shown despite all the changes that he’s endured. In fact – when I started looking at pictures from his birthday’s past – I realised that he has only ever had three birthdays while living in the same place.
Last year – for Micah’s 9th birthday we camped out along Lake Kivu in Southern Rwanda
The year before that was during our 7 months in Canada – and for Micah’s 8th birthday we were actually in the midst of our epic road trip – and were at Lake Michigan – with the Balls
7 years old – back in France – also with the Balls. And once again opening Lego with Josh at his side – who appears to be just as excited (seems to be a theme). This would be his third birthday while living in St Martin d’Uriage.
6 years old – with the Balls (the other ones – the relatives – this really is kind of odd) – in St M d’U
5 years old – 2nd birthday in France – 1s one in our house in St Martin d’Uriage
4 years old – just a few days after we moved to France – celebrating with the Simoni’s at their house (where we were temporarily crashing while looking for a place to live) just before they moved to UAE.
3 years old – first one in our newly renovated house in Edmonton
2 years old – living at Susan’s parents place as we wait for our house sale to go through
1 year old – in our first place in edmonton
August 25, 2006 – we become a family of 5.
(not sure exactly what that look is that I had going – but it was 10 years ago – I’m sure it was totally cool then)
And the day before – Aug 24 in the afternoon – Susan being about as pregnant as possible. Later this day (about 11:50) we arrive at the hospital parking lot – where Micah is almost born – and just a minute or two after midnight on the 25th, he was born.