Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Alexander!!

Alex turned 1 this past Sunday!!! The day was spent with family and friends and could not of been better. We had a huge breakfast of lemon scones and bacon (Scott was very proud that he made and served 2 pounds of bacon. Gross!!! )with my sister and her family. At night our friends brought over some yummy winter beer and my favorite pizza in the world to share good news with us. They got their adoption referral. Actually we found of early this morning that they leave today at 1 to get their baby girl. I was so excited I could not go back to sleep. A baby girl will be born on Jan 1st!!! I am not sure when they will be home but please pray for our friends ( who I cannot say who it is but many of you know them!! ) and pray for the birth family. Adoption is so bitter sweet. One mothers pain is another mothers joy.
I took Alex to the doctor yesterday for his 1 yr check up. He is 24.4 pounds and is just shy of 30 inches long. I was so ready to show off how well Alex has been doing but the doctor would really like to see more improvement in the speech department. We are on the waiting list for the infant toddler program but she wants us to go ahead and seek out a private specialist to see him first. 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. Alex has improved so much over the last few months that I am sure that he will do great with this new therapy.
I look forward to see what this year will bring for Alex. He is the sweetest, snuggliest, more precious baby in the whole world. I love how when we hold him he looks right up at us and smiles. He usually falls asleep with a smile on his face. I also love how when I hold him it feels like of bodies are puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. He knows just where to snuggle into me for a perfect nap! Happy first birthday buddy. Your father, brother and I love you so much!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

All I want for Christmas is to mail in the paperwork for another adoption!! Not going to happen anytime soon due to the economy. If anyone has an extra tens of thousands of dollars that they would like to send us please let me know :) My money tree in the backyard had lost all of its bills. That's all for now. I will post more about this later...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Picture

Is it really too much to get a picture with both boys and Santa?
It starts off well. Jack spots the candy canes and I am thinking, "Yes! This is going to happen!!". I had visions of Christmas cards in my head.

And then Jack starts to figure out that maybe this is not the best idea.

Nope not going to happen!! Keep in mind this is the kid who hunts Chuck E Cheese!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy December

Wow, it has been a very long time since I last posted. These past 3 weeks have been some of the busiest of my life!! Work, work, work.
Big news, Jack turned 2. How did that happen? Where did the time go?? It seems like yesterday that we were waiting in the waiting room at the hospital for him to be born. We insisted on getting there early, minutes after Ashley was admitted, to be there in case she or her family needed anything. We knew that those would be the last few hours that we would spend as a family of 2 and we made the best of them. We waited, we prayed,we played games, we hung out with the case workers, we waited, we prayed, and we ate, we waited, we prayed. So vividly, I remember the first picture that we saw of Jackson. Ashley's caseworker was in the room seconds within him being born taking pictures of our son and she brought those pictures out to the waiting room to show us. We cried as week looked at the display screen of her camera at our new son. These are precious moments that I hope never dull in my memory. I am thankful for all of the events of that day!

Jack is now 29 pounds and 33 1/2 inches. He is short for his age and we are waiting the day that his little brother is bigger than him (very soon we think). Every single day Jack does something that makes me laugh so hard I cry. He is always preforming for us trying to makes us laugh. Last night Jack said words that were music to my ears, "Mommy watch". He was playing with a tiny rocket that flew when you push it and when he figured out how to do it on his own it was magical to him. The pure joy in his face was priceless as he figured out how to work the tiny toy. He loved it!!
Jack has taught me so many things and brought me so many blessings. He has taught me patience and understanding. He has taught me to stop and enjoy the little things in life. I really have changed my entire way of thinking. Another gift that Jack has given us is the gift of friendship. I have met so many wonderful friends these past 2 years, there is barley a day that goes by that I don't see one of you or talk to one of you on the phone. I am blessed for your friendship and you mean so much to me, I am not sure that I could of made this journey with out you. It seems like so long ago that many of us were at a meeting at our adoption agency just starting the paper chase!! I am also thankful for the friendships that your children have formed with my boys, I love watching these relationships grow into lifelong partners in crime!
Enough blogging for now, I have a day to start with my boys. What adventures will be do today? Only time will tell...