Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quan is SIX!

When we received Quan's referral in December, 2006, he had just turned two years old. We knew from this mischievous face that we were in for a ride! Our prayer was that we would be able to travel before he turned three. That prayer was answered!

We celebrated Quan's third birthday together and then shortly after had Christmas as a family of 8. I copied this picture above from an old blog post with the caption, "He's so cute, but he's SO THREE!" :) And THREE he was.

And then I blinked.

And yesterday we celebrated Quan turning SIX.

When did he stop being a toddler and change to a school-age child? Could somebody please tell me why children just seem to grow up OVERNIGHT?

Little Quan...you make us laugh so hard we either bust a button on our britches or pee in our pants. You take life so seriously at times, and at other times you haven't a care in the world. You are ALL BOY. You really are twelve years old, just trapped in a six year old's body. :)
You love guns, trucks, police cars, guns, army men, guns....did I mention guns? You say you want to be a police man or a chef when you grow up. You certainly do love to help me and daddy cook. You catch on to things really quick. Even though you wiggle and I think you're not listening to a thing I'm saying, you really are listening well. You just wiggle and listen at the same time. :) You always ask how Kevin is doing if he's been sick, or any other of your siblings for that matter. You say the sweetest prayers for the orphans of China. We are so so so so blessed that almost four years ago, sitting in a Starbucks, sweet Karla slid a file folder containing your picture across the table to us and said "I have a match for you." Yes, she did. The PERFECT match! Thank you Lord for our Quan-boy! We love you and Happy Birthday!


MamaHen said...

Happy Birthday Quan!

jhand said...

Happy Birthday Quan! May God bless you with many wonderful memories and fun times this year!

Josh, who is 6 1/2 now, also seems to be able to pick up most of what I teach, all while wiggeling in his seat, climbing on the couch, or rolling on the floor. And every Lego or other type toy he builds is full of weapons. Sounds like he and Quan would have a great time together.

Kristi said...

Donuts and a half banana...I LOVE it!!! Quan, you are frequently talked about in our house. All of us are anxious to spend time with you and your family again soon.
I know that with the love in your family that you were WELL celebrated today!
Much love from Darcy's family!
Happy birthday sweet boy!

Ashley said...

Wow 6!!! Happy Birthday Quan!

Cindy Jones said...

Happy Birthday Quan!!! I can't believe that you are 6. We hope that you had a GREAT day!!!

living4him5 said...

Precious Quan, Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Quan, we hope you had a wonderful birthday!

From all of us!!!

Unknown said...

Oh my word, he's SIX already!? Where has the time flown!? Hope you had a happy birthday, Quan! <3

Trace Car Driver said...

AWWW that is just precious. so hard to believe he is SIX!
and wow, i have a 21 month old that is so cute... he's just SO, 21 months :o) about to drive me up the wall, but his cute smile can get him almost anything!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Quan!! Hope you had an amazing day!!

The Smith's said...

Happy Birthday Quan! It is hard to believe that he is already 6...what a blessing he is.
Becky & Noah

The Byrd's Nest said...

Happy Birthday Quan!!!!! May God bless you always and we are praying for you:)

TanyaLea said...

Happy (belated) Sixth Birthday, Quan!! God bless you, little man! <><

Our Journey to China said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet Quan! We love you and your special family! :0)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Happy belated Birthday to your sweet Quan! I didn't realize he and Teddi were so close in age--Ted turns six on January 5th! I can only imagine the day you got that first glimpse of your little man, oh happy day!!

What a huge blessing you are Quan!

Love from Texas,