Our celebrations came in threes yesterday as we began the day recognizing the 14th birthday of our eldest!
This guy is handsome, witty, a talented guitar and soccer player, and the reason I was finally able to claim the long-awaited title of "Mom".
We opened presents and took a few pictures. (Nadia is really eyeing that Itunes gift card--the girl loves music!)
We then went out to eat with some "extra" family members--cousins and Aunt Nicole from PA who came down to Raleigh for my brother-in-law's championship baseball game. (More on that later).
Come on Josi...smile for the camera like Aunt Nicole is doing.
I think Nadia sees something on my plate she likes better than the brown-bag dinner I brought for her. :)
Dad and the birthday boy gettin' mellow at The Mellow Mushroom.
Happy Birthday Allen! You are a neat kid that we not only love but we really like too!
So I mentioned the baseball game. It just so happened that the team my brother-in-law manages, The Columbus Clippers, got to play for the Governor's Cup Championship against our local AAA team--the Durham Bulls. My sister and her kids drove down to Raleigh on Thursday for the last 3 games of the 5 game series (with Columbus already ahead 2-0). Durham won the Thursday night game but last night it was all about the Clippers!!! They ended up winning the game 13-2 to clinch the series and the title!
Mike accepted the Governor's Cup for the team before being doused in the ceremonial champagne bath on the field.
One very excited ball club. Now they get to play for the National AAA Championship out in Oklahoma City on Tuesday evening (it's on Versus in case you want to watch!)
Since we made up the majority of the Columbus Clippers' fan base at the game, we were able to be down on the field for all of the festivities.
Congratulations Mike! We're all very proud of you!!!
And last but certainly not least...yesterday, September 17, 2010, marked 3 months since Nadia officially became a Ferguson. Our court date back on June 17th seems so far away--especially when we see the tremendous changes Nadia has made in such a short amount of time.
This was Nadia the moment we first met her 3 months ago...