Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Best Birthday Present Part II

I went for a walk this evening and while I was gone, Bruder wrote and recorded this little number. He's also playing the guitar. In typical teenage boy fashion, it's mostly about food. Pretty funny. Be sure to listen until the very end, at about 2:08 all the kids come in and you can just make out little XiXi's voice. And when the song finishes and he says, "Wo ai ni, Mama," (I love you, Mom), well it brought a tear to my eye.


I told everyone that I didn't want them to spend a single cent on my birthday this year and in addition to Bruder's song, they came through with awesome presents. Lucy washed my car, Rose slipped me an invitation to the "Cellotastic" recital featuring an original song entitled, Love Ya', Cholita and XiXi gave me lots of hugs and kisses, and Lyle made me breakfast in bed and a truly spectacular dinner. It was a fantastic birthday.

7 comments:

Kim and Greg said...

Oh my....that is the best gift EVER!!!! The whole song and XiXi tops it off perfectly. Tears for my morning. Thanks for sharing!!! So blessed.

Kelly said...

You are one nice Mom indeed. That is one talented group of kids you have there Eileen!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing this song and your family's story. I love following along. Our DD came home at the same age as XiXi, your story brings me right back. Thank you.
PS Our DD is now legally her Chinese nickname, we never called her anything else.

Tammy said...

I believe you when you say that Lyle made a fantastic dinner. He's quite the chef. You deserve all the love and spoiling!

jill niven said...

Awesome!! You have such an incredible family, and the sweetest kids in the world!!!!

Jen Bay said...

That was so fun! I would definately put that on my ipod.

David John said...

Way to go Adam! Sidney and I loved the song! Hillarious and sweet at the same time. Perfect gift. Happy late birthday Eileen. From your Bainbridge friends.