Happy Birthday, Isaiah Tiancheng Goll! 高天成，生日快乐！
Mama and Baba (Daddy in Chinese) have been working hard to get this blog running so we can start writing and leave a “simple abundant legacy“. What a joy that our first post after we are done with the blog construction pages is to celebrate our 2nd son’s first birthday!
His birthday this year has fallen on a Monday, free zoo day, also the first day my husband is done with Monday classes for the semester! With the beautiful weather, we can’t think about a better way to celebrate Isaiah’s birthday but to a zoo visit! To make the event merrier, grandparents also joined us! Yeah for grandparents living nearby!!
Let’s get to know our little buddy a little more:
10 fun facts about Isaiah:
- “Happy Feet, Isaiah!” Since he was born, he likes to move his feet and toes. At first I thought it was a baby thing, then I realized it is an “Isaiah” thing. Not sure how long this is going to last but we surely enjoy watching his movement.
- Adores his big brother, Elijah. He is watching and interested in what his brother is doing and where he is going.
- Loves music. As soon as music starts, so does his rocking.
- Born at home on Mother’s Day in 2014.
- “In Christ Alone” is Isaiah’s bedtime hymn.
- Loves people and would rather happily play with people even when naps/meals are missed.
- Blocks are not to build but to throw, the further the better.
- Two bottom teeth like to chew a lot of real food, especially food from mama’s bowl.
- Uses a lot of clicks in his speech (a great potential to learn African languages with clicks).
- Loves sitting position the best as he discovered all the potentials by being super flexible.
Isaiah’s 5 Major Events
- He watched us gutting the house so patiently and joyfully.
- Two road trips: Chicago, Memphis. Lost some hair in the back while laying in the car seat, but did amazingly well with the trip.
- Attended BSF infant program.
- Got to be with Gonggong (mama’s dad from China) for six weeks.
- Attended Sunday services with us as a family.
5 Things Isaiah didn’t do for the first year:
- No fancy themed birthday party.
- No sick visit for the first year.
- No hair cut.
- No baby story time at the library but attended pre-school programs with his big brother instead.
- No walking, which worked out great with the house construction going on.