Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday

Last night, we celebrated Wilson Manno's 5th birthday. We're over a month late but no one in this house except for me understands that amount of time so it was good. He was excited to have a dinner and cake just for him and to then open his presents. I originally had bigger plans for his 5th birthday which included a few friends and a trip to the movies to see 'Planes' but he was just as excited about celebrating with our new family of four.
One of the 4,129 things I've learned over the past 23 months of waiting for our family to be complete is that my perfect plans aren't always the best plans and that plans B, C, D and/or Z are often better than my plan A.  This was one of those times and instead of one 'perfect' party, he had two really great parties which included many of the people who love him---both here and in Haiti. 


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You have a beautiful family. Happy birthday Wilson Manno. When did he come home?

    I have one son I adopted as a single mom, and pop in to read your blog every once and awhile.

  2. Your kids are adorable! I love these photos. What a sweet family. :-)

  3. Love Love Love. Happy birthday Wilson Manno. What a whirlwind week! So happy to see your three boys together finally.

  4. Wait a minute! Did I totally miss the whole Wilson Manno coming home part?
    Congratulations mama!!!
    Its so wonderful to see all three of your boys together! So so happy for you, what a long long road its been, sending our love and birthday wishes from Alaska!

  5. Just precious!! Love all of the smiles and grins!!