We had such a great time in NJ over Easter break. Stephen had a great time playing with his cousins (second cousins, but whose counting). We spent some time with Lisa, Jared, and the rest of the gang. Stephen and Jared played so well together, although Stephen got a little cranky by the end of the night from exhaustion. We are so busy when we visit in NJ, that he runs all day and night. We try to adhere to his schedule as best as possible, but it doesn't always work.
We also went to Brewster park with my dad. Stephen had a great time going down the slide after he conquered his initial fear of it. This park is right by the train tracks and he was really happy when he saw a real life "Thomas the Train".
We are so happy that spring is finally here! This is my favorite time of the year. Flowers and trees bloom, we spend a lot of time outside, but most of all.... school is almost OVER!!! I am so looking forward to summer vacation. I had a great year back teaching after taking a year off to spend with Stephen, but I am ready to be off for a while. We do not have any serious plans for the summer. We will visit NJ hopefully twice, late June and mid-August.
We are continuing to save for our trip to India. Our tax return really gave us a boost and Stephen also closed a deal! Yay! He is really excited that he closed the deal with the state of the economy.
Little Stephen is continuing to amaze us. His second birthday is a week from tomorrow. I can't believe that he is going to be 2!! We are going to have a little party for all his friends. It is so rewarding to see him play with other children and be able to communicate with each other.
Stephen has discovered that he loves to eat corn on the cob. We have it atleast once a week now. He is also enjoying fresh pineapple and watermelon. They are both so sweet right now.
He really enjoys playing with his Thomas trains and his train table. He received the battery operated Thomas and James from the Easter bunny at Gamma and Umpa's house. He has played with them so much, we have had to replace the batteries already.
We just wanted to say thanks to all of our family and friends for continuing to support us and send us positive messages. We are definitely on the road less traveled to building a family. I have several friends I have met on a surrogacy forum who have also become a great support system. Please just continue to pray that our journey will be successful and we will have healthy baby(ies)!!!