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Christmas 2006 - Andrew was really into Christmas this year. He enjoyed time playing with his cousins as well as opening all of the presents. He was especially excited to find out that Santa brought him exactly what he asked for - "a barn for all my animals". Of course, Santa brought alot more.
Gotcha Day Celebration- December 9, 2006 - We were able to celebrate the anniversary of our court date with the Stephens at the Children's Museum. The boys enjoyed seeing Santa along with other "Jolly Days" activities, including a ride down the Yule Slide with Daddy.
November 2006 - After spending time with family for Emily's birthday and Thanksgiving, we took Andrew for a ride on the Polar Express, where he got his first chance to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas.
October 2006 - Andrew had a very busy month with a corn maze, trips to the zoo, a visit from Andrei and a Halloween party at school.
August 2006 - We were excited to be able to join Andrei at his birthday party in August and then drive on over to visit with family. When we got to his cousin's house, Andrew was sure happy to see two of his "furry" friends that he had played with at Grandpa's house.
July 2006 - Andrew cooled off in the hot summer playing in the sprinkler, riding in his new Jeep, and learning to swim at Betsy's lake. It was a great summer.
Andrew also enjoyed time spent with family - riding the bicyle with Daddy, reading the Sunday paper with Papa, playing with his cousin TJ, and visiting with Bob the Builder at the Children's Museum.
'A Day out with Thomas', June 2006 - Andrew loved just about everything on his Thomas Day except for the rain. He was so excited to see Thomas and to ride the train. But the extra surprise the pony rides - it was the big hit of the day.
March & April 2006 - Andrew turned 2 on March 18th and had a wonderful time enjoying it with his family and friends. Over spring break the first of April, we went to the Newport Aquarium outside of Cincinnati. Andrew loved seeing the big "Nemos".
January 2006 - A few photos taken in January. Andrew started his "Music & Me" class that he takes every week with Daddy. We also spent the Russian Christmas (January 7th) at the Children's Museum with 4 other families that adopted from Russia.