Saturday, December 10, 2011

Joseph Becomes a Citizen of the United States!

Joseph may not understand what an honor it is to be a citizen of the United States.  We celebrated this special day with Joseph. 

Happy Halloween 2011

Halloween was lots of fun!  Trick or Treating to see who could get the most candy is a family tradition.  Joseph and Brinlee have an ongoing battle to see who wins.  This year Brinlee got the most pieces and Joseph won by getting the pounds.  We'll see who wins next year!

First Day of 9th Grade

Joseph started ninth grade in September.  Looking back one year ago the progress he has made both in language and school is amazing.  One year ago Joseph could hardly speak English and didn't know his times tables.  I am happy to say that he is continuing to work hard in school and is developing great language skills.

Joseph and His Crazy Haircuts!

When we had a child with black hair we had no idea how different it is than white hair.  First of all, it appears to grow faster (of course it doesn't), but you notice the growth easier because it's so short.  Shawn has tried many times to get the perfect cut.  As you can see, we are still working on it!