Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Psalm 127:3-5

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nikita!

A Baby Picture of Nikita!
Today, February 4th, is Nikita's 3rd Birthday! How we wish he was home with us!  We would have woken him up with a Birthday song!  Johnny sang loud enough - Nikita may have heard him!

"Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Nikita!  Happy Birthday to you!  May God Bless you! May God Bless you! May God Bless and keep you the whole year through!"

We made cupcakes to celebrate the day - Johnny wanted to know - "How will we get them to him!?"  I really wish there was a way we could!  
Johnny thought Nikita would like BLUE cupcakes!
After Daddy got home we went to FAMILY PIZZA.  The Millers, Schwenzers,  Grandma & Papa Hinz came to help us celebrate Nikita!
BIG Pizza for a BIG celebration!
Then we went to Build a Bear and got Nikita a very special teddy bear for his birthday!
We wanted to record our voices to put inside the bear.  Johnny wanted to test it and he said, "Hello Nikita, we miss you when you're far away."  This was Johnny's original thought, and it brought tears to our eyes! So we didn't even try to record anything else.

Carolyn kissing the "I love you" heart that goes inside the bear.
Carolyn didn't want to let go of Nikita's bear.  She was VERY glad to get the bear back after he was stuffed
Johnny had a blast "showering" the bear.
 It was a day full of emotion.  We all love Nikita.  He is already a part of our family and we haven't even met him!  Johnny said it right - we miss him when he is far away!  God willing - next year - will be oh so different!  Happy Birthday, sweet little Nikita!


  1. These boys are so blessed that they will have a family like yours. Happy birthday Nikita, and here's hoping you can celebrate his 4th birthday with him.

  2. Thanks for inviting us to help celebrate Nikita's birthday! It was fun : ) Can't wait till we celebrate all of these kids' birthdays HERE next year....Aaron's birthday is coming up on Feb. 12!

  3. Happy Birthday sweet Nikita!

  4. That is so sweet. Loved the picture of her kissing the heart. To precious.

  5. Hi Amy,

    Happy Birthday to Nikita and congratulations to you and our family on adopting the boys. We have been home a month with our daughter, Julia. She was in the same orphanage as your boys. In fact, now that I look at the pictures of Alexei, her crib was right next to his. Thank you also for praying for Sonya, Shawna and Lindsey. When we were there, they were all in the same room with our daughter and your boys. We are so excited for you and the Schwenzers. We will be praying for all of you.

  6. God's Blessings on you all and your journey towards your new sons. Praying!

    In Christ,
    Karen and Caleb (3 1/2 Ds)