Here he is today in his 4th Grade Class Photo...
Happy Birthday from Mom, Dad, Dylan, Ashley and Ryan!
It's challenging to grasp that Kyle just turned 10 today. It truly just seems like yesterday that we embarked on our first Most Excellent China Adventure to bring him home.
It's been a busy year on many fronts. In May, Kyle and the rest of the family traveled again to China to bring home his second little brother, Ryan. To everyone's relief, the trip was very enjoyable and involved a grand total of NO stops in Chinese hospitals. Ryan very much admires and looks up to Kyle and Kyle plays the Big Brother role like he was born for it.
As I mentioned Kyle wrapped up 3rd Grade in June and started 4th Grade in August. He just got his PSSA Test results from last spring and they were great in both Math and English/Language Arts. He loves to read and is enjoying his first few weeks of 4th Grade. Hard to believe that next year will be his last in Elementary School.
In addition to our China Trip, we also visited Playa Mujeres (near Cancun), Mexico. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the sun, beach and pool.
For the first time, the kids spent the summer at home with Dad (and didn't participate in full day summer camp). Days were filled with Bike Ride Adventures, Museums and Parks and a couple of weeks of Special Summer Camps (Spy Camp and Clay Camp). We made a trip to Michigan to visit Poppa, Grandma, Uncle Mark, Aunt Avery and Logan, Paityn, and Luke. We even got another chance to see Logan play in a LAX tournament near Philadelphia. We made a side trip to Crystal Cave, too.
We even had a visit from our old family friends, the Pokols, since they were in Town for a Basketball Tournament. It was great fun catching up with them!
Here are some highlights...
Celebrating his brother Dylan's Birthday
Posing with some Mexicans in Traditional Dress
After Dinner in Mexico
Chilling before Dinner in Mexico
Hangin' with Mom at the Beach in Mexico
Preparing for Ryan's arrival in March - sending him Birthday Wishes...
At the Great Wall, near Beijing, just before the Toboggan Ride!
In Shanghai, with just a clear glass floor at about 800'
Cooling off in the backyard this Summer
At Uncle Mark's Pool in Michigan
In September, at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ
Catching up with Logan at his LAX Tournament
Enjoying Longwood Gardens
We had some special visitors in the spring - with Muriel Pokol
Saying TTFN (Ta-Ta for Now) to one of Kyle's oldest and dearest Friends before she and her family head off the Tokyo, Japan for a few years to follow Mom and hr cool new job
At Green Lane Park, one one of our many Bike Trips this summer
With UM, AA, and Luke at Crystal Cave
All aboard...at Dutch Wonderland
Soaring at DW
The One and Only REAL Megatron, at the Mack Truck Museum
One of our Beach Days in Cape May
At the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center
At the Zoo in Micigan with Luke - on the Ropes Course, high above the forest...
At a quick stop on our lake Michigan Dune Tour (in a Dune Buggy!)
It was a fun Summer as we now say goodbye forever to Year #10 and blast into Year #11 !!
All our Love on your 10th Birthday, Kyle.
Mom & Dad
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