Thursday, November 29, 2012


Andrew is turning 17 this next month. He has missed out on a lot of the childhood things my other kids have grown up with that I take for granted. Like getting on our jackets on a cold, windy, rainy day and heading to the mall to see Santa!

All the firsts that we are able to do with him. To watch his expression coming into the mall and seeing Santa for the first time.

To see his eyes when we entered the food court! All my kids like to pick where they want to eat. So if one wants Chinese food, they can have it and someone else wants a hamburger, they can have that. So I told Andrew to pick anywhere he wants to eat. He was so excited! He turned and said, "Mom, you pick for me. You do good."

Next we are going to decorate the Christmas tree!



  1. Love seeing all of Andrew's "firsts". Thx for sharing! :) Merry Christmas Mickschls!! :)

  2. I love following your blog and seeing how Andrew experiences all his "firsts". Wish you a lot of fun together as a family. Kind regards from snowy Munich, Germany!

  3. It brings tears to my eyes every time I read one of your posts about Andrew's firsts. :)

  4. Love this! I have to ask though, what did you pick for him to eat? ha!

  5. We were going to have steak sandwiches, but the combo meal was $10 a person, so we settled for the combo meals at Carl's Jr. We never eat there, so it was a new experience. He had a BBQ, cheese, onion ring burger. He LOVED it!