Monday, September 11, 2017
Monday, February 1, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Last season, Daniel spent a lot of time playing in the dirt or picking flowers for me. This season he still does that but, not as much. Just last week he hit the ball all the way to the fence and had to jump over another player to reach third base (so relieved he didn't stomp on him). We are having a great time with the other kids and their families too. It is a positive environment where everyone is encouraging to each other. A great way to spend a beautiful fall evening!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
is amazing to think that a year has gone by already . So much has happened and
so many things have changed. Adding Evan to our family has been such a joy and
I often remember to give thanks to God for all of these great blessings.
This year has been filled with lots of adjustment and changes that have been
difficult for all of us. There were times I questioned my sanity especially
when Evan would throw one of his famous tantrums or the boys would fight. 12
months after receiving Evan into our arms he is a different kid. No longer a
baby but a real little boy who loves cars and looks up to his big brother. He
has a great sense of humor and showers us with lots of kisses and hugs too. I
absolutely love watching my boys play together. You can see the admiration that
Evan has for Daniel. Whatever big brother is doing you can bet that a smaller
version will be following closely behind.
Daniel has been an amazing big brother. There are times when he declares that
he no longer wants a little brother and then immediately asks Evan to play with
him. He is protective of Evan and shares his most precious toys with him too.
Watching their relationship grow and blossom over this year has been a joy.
When watching the video of receiving Evan into our arms you can hear Daniel in
the background yelling "my brother, my brother, that's my brother". I will
never forget that first night in our hotel room when Daniel leaned over the bed
and kissed his little brothers head and said "I love you, little brother".
This is what I dreamed about all of the years that we were trying to build our
family. All of the pain as door after door closed and the wait grew longer and
longer. This journey was worth the wait, worth the pain and worth the sadness
because now I have the two most precious children I could have ever hoped for
and I thank God that he chose me to be their mother. I am a very lucky Mama!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Today was a big day for Evan as he celebrated his 2nd birthday with his first
birthday party in America! Since he loves Thomas the Train that was the theme
for his party. He was so excited with he saw Thomas on his cake. When he
opened his first birthday gift he didn't want to let go of it to open another.
Daniel and his friend wanted to see the gift, but Evan wasn't about to let that
happen. The only way I was able to get him to let go of his new treasure was to
put it back into it's gift sack and put it under the table. Once it was safe
from his big brother's hands he could focus on opening the other gifts. Evan
still doesn't understand what he is supposed to do with a wrapped gift but he
let me guide his hands and eventually he tried a little on his own.
After all of the gifts were opened, we enjoyed cake and ice cream. We helped
Evan to blow out his candles. If you ask him how old he is he will hold up two
fingers while giving a big smile, it is absolutely adorable!
Since it was a beautiful day we headed outside. Brian had a fire going in the
fire pit so everyone could roast marshmallows. The kids also enjoyed blowing
bubbles and running around. Evan had a wonderful time playing with his
six-year-old cousin, Madison. She played with him and he enjoyed every minute!
Daniel had so much fun helping me plan Evan's party that he is now busy planning
his own party....for February! I guess it is never to early to start!