September 6, 2016 chartreusian

Micah is 10!

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.

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First we visited an elephant orphanage. OK – first things first  – Micah did what Micah does best –  and ate his weight in breakfast foods

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that would be feeding a giraffe

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MILKSHAKES! DID YOU HEAR ME? MILKSHAKES WITH ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INSIDE! IN A COFFEE SHOP…IN A MALL! A MALL!

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We got up to Kijabe in time for supper with our Serge team there – complete with cake (well – actually two cakes as there was another birthday later in the week)

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

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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

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lunch on the beach

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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.

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6 years old – with the Balls (the other ones – the relatives – this really is kind of odd) – in St M d’U

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5 years old – 2nd birthday in France – 1s one in our house in St Martin d’Uriage

 

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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.

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not so sure how he feels about les boulles in Grenoble

 

3 years old – first one in our newly renovated house in Edmonton

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2 years old – living at Susan’s parents place as we wait for our house sale to go through

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recruiting some help from big brother

 

1 year old – in our first place in edmonton

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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)

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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.

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