Saturday, August 27, 2011

Can you believe it has been a year???!!!

Its hard to believe that tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of Mateo's Homecoming! This past year was filled with many firsts and we are so thankful to have experienced each and everyone of them. Its such an amazing feeling to have our family complete. For so long i carryed on in a constant state of panic, not knowing when and what was going to happen next.

God has blessed our family so much and my faith has grown so strong this past year because of the blessings that have been poured out on my family!

Mateo is doing amazing! He starts his 1st day of 4 year old preschool this week and is VERY excited to get back and see his teachers and friends. He will be starting his 2nd season of soccer this next month and loves to play any kind of ball. He likes to be silly and repeats things that his sisters have taught crazy dances, and funny sayings.Lately he says "ohh, laa, laa" alot. Not sure that its the best thing for him to be saying! LOL

He loves to "nuggle" and is a total Mama's Boy. He still talks about his frfriends in Guatemala and wants to go there to see them. He is speaking so great; in full sentences and in English. We have him in Spanish still 1 day a week; he really loves that. His best friend is his cousin Max and they are two peas in a pod!

He asks a gazillion questions and still sleeps with the monkey that i would bring on each visit trip to Guatemala. He calls it his "Elmo." He loves for me to read to him when he goes to bed and to sing him 3 songs. We go to the library where he picks out 10 books each time and LOVES to be read to.

About a few weeks ago he started writing his name. He didnt put the letters in order, but wrote each letter : Mteao . Very cute, and that was all on his own doing.

He LOVES music and he loves to dance! He loves to jump on the trampoline and play with his dog Lila. He named her after a cute girl in his preschool class last year.

He loves going to Papa & Nana's farm and likes helping Daddy brush the cows. In May we went to Disneyworld for the first time and he LOVED it!! You should have seen his face light up! It was a magical experience!!

He has brought so much joy to our lives, i have to pinch myself each day to realize he is actually here!

Here is to many more memories to come and we are all looking forward to them! Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support over the past few years! Blessings, Valerie