Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy 2 yr family-versary!

Today we celebrated 2 years of being a family! All day I have been saying and singing HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! to Malak. He was immediately singing along with me but after a while I realized that he was saying HAPPY IT'S A MYSTERY! Not quite the same... but cuter and much funnier.
I tried to spend then entire day focusing on Mal and making sure he knows how much we love him and the treasure he has been for the last 2 years. Obviously, he gets my attention every day but on a normal day there are errands to run, places to go, people to see and chores to be done as well. So I blocked off today with nothing to do but play with my baby. It was fun to give him every ounce of my attention and let him know how much I adore him.
After playing at the house all morning we went and met Eric for lunch. We ate, we played in the play area in the mall and he "drove" some cars- a few of his favorite things to do.

Malak's favorite thing in the whole world is helicopters. They make his life worth living.
So after lunch I took him to go see a helicopter. It may have been the best moment of his life. Well, until I wouldn't let him get in it. And then it turned into the worst moment of his life. But let us not focus on that part...
Malak's second favorite thing in the whole wide world is bikes.
(Okay, he thinks that bikes are motorcycles, so we just go with it cause it's funny)
Today we got him his first bike. And I'm pretty sure it is the baddest tricycle in OKC. It's a low rider. It has leather tassels. It is chromed out.
That's how he rolls.
All he needs now is some gold teeth and we'll be good.


After cruisin' around on his sweet ride for a while we ate dinner- his favorite foods: Homemade pizza, strawberries and raisins. Random? Yes. But who am I to not add raisins to the dinner menu if it's his fave?? On May 25th the Silvestri's eat raisins for dinner. Deal with it. ;)
After our funny little feast we headed off to the park for some serious play time.
He loved swinging with daddy...
And jumping with mommy...
After the park we met friends for some coffee and let the kids run around together. We also attempted a few family pics... Which was kind of a joke. :)

Fun, fun day celebrating life with my sweet baby.

14 comments:

The Albertsons said...

YAAAAAY Malak!
We still remember holding that sweet little dude. He was okay, but sad because his mama hadn't gotten there yet. We whispered to him that you were coming so so so soon. and you did :).
happpppy day!!!!!!!
becca and zach

Susie said...

Happy family day! You did alot better at celebrating than I did . . . ;)

Shannon Plumb said...

Happy framiversary!:) And btw, how come your homemade pizza does not look homemade! I am very jealous!

JonesEthiopia said...

Congrats on 2 years! So weird that it has been that long. I remember first reading your blog when you were going through the agony of waiting and waiting to bring him home!

Gina said...

You guys are SO great at celebrations!! I'm taking cues from you from now on. We need more fun celebrations in our family! Ok, enough about me...happy family-versary! And, I need to know where you got that adorable green shirt. I. need. one.

~Laura~ said...

Happy Family-versary to you guys. Love the pics!

Paul and Sydney said...

Hi Tara- Your little boy is so cute. My name is Sydney and my husband is Paul. We live in Shawnee, OK and have adopted from Ethiopia. Julie M. told me that you talked with her about doing a readopt. We did our daughter's readoption from Russia by with out a lawyer back in 2005. We have the same docs to use again for our Ethiopia children but wonder how/if the process is different with a different kind of visa. Anyway if you would be willing to chat some to see if I am going about this correctly, I would love the help. Please email me at sklp316@yahoo.com. We have been to the Queens group once but it was before we brought our 2 home from Ethiopia. We hope to go again in the near future. Thanks, Sydney

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a post on the good changes you have seen in your health, family, etc since you made choices toward a more healthy eating and natural lifestyle! It would be a helpful post! :) And we always love a good recipe!! Congrats on your family-versary!

CandCFamily said...

What a great way to celebrate such a special day!

Jen said...

Funny, I never saw this post... But I did think I should share that last night me and the kids were laying in bed talking about dreams. I asked them if they had dreams in slow motion ever and I also told them I was probably going to have a nightmare about the hugest spider ever that was in the tub yesterday. Then Izzy said, "Yah mom. It's like the nightmare I had when I saw a helicopter for the first time!" *much laughter* A nightmare over a helicopter?! I should have asked her if Malak was in her dream!

Not By Chance said...

Hi! I enjoy reading your blog..My husband and I have adopted to precious little ones from India.

Anyway, would you mind emailing me or posting your recipie for the green smoothie you make?

Thanks!
Susie Nix
Susq22@yahoo.com

PS...I sure do miss your posts!

Sherry Sage said...

Is this blog over???? Should I stop checking for updates??? If not, perhaps it may need renamed "Little Silvestri Kids"???

TaraN4ms@comcast.net said...

So I read your blog in the past, but stopped once there werent any more updates! I just saw your comment on Kelle Hamptons blog (it caught my eye because we have the same name) and you said you have two kids!! Do you have another blog?? I'd love to hear about your journey!

Design Girl said...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations on your 2 yr family anniversary!