Thursday, April 24, 2008
I had this dress made for Charlotte by a friend at school, I had to get some pictures of her in it. Unfortunately we had Occupational Therapy this morning, so Charlotte was not in the mood for a photo shoot. I did get a couple of good shots though. I think she will wear this in her next professional pictures. Anyway, enjoy the pics. Oh and we could use some prayer right now. Next WEDNESDAY I have to start Charlotte on a new eating program. She still only eats from a bottle and will not try liquids other than formula or solid foods. Desperate times call for desperate measures I guess. So when I am home next Wed. through Fri. our Sha Sha will probably not be a happy camper. But hopefully this new approach will end in success. We will need all the prayers we can get though.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Have you noticed that I mainly post on Wed. and Thurs. That is because I am home on those days. I wish I could be home every day but that is not possible for us right now, maybe one day. Life has been moving at an ALARMING pace, here of late. Between therapy, baseball, tae-kwon-do, softball and just having time to sit still we have been flying through life. It is hard for me because I am such an ordered person. When we are out all the time doing something, that means other stuff at home does not get done. It is so hard for me to just leave stuff, but I am realizing that with 2 kids, if you would like to remain sane, you have to do that. Ethan is doing so well right now. We had a couple of months where the other shoe finally dropped and we began to see behaviours that we are not used to. But his little mind was still trying to take in everything that has happened over the last 5 1/2 months. He has turned a corner now and he and Charlotte are so sweet together. Ethan loves to play and wrestle with her and he will even come and get her if she is trying to get me to pick her up and I am working on dinner or something. What a great big brother he is!! On the way to school today he said, "Mommy I think we should bring another baby home. A boy this time. I don't want to be the only boy, I need a brother. But if we do that Charlotte would be the only girl, so I guess we need to get a boy and a girl." Okay, Ethan - Mommy and Daddy will get right on that-LOL!!
Charlotte is doing well, she is beginning to show her age-can we say TERRIBLE 2's. But I guess it is par for the course. She is really testing her boundaries and us. Some days it is hard, but we will get through it. She did have to have a stitch put in her head last week. She ran into the corner of a tabel. She is a little dare-devil and so full of energy and life. I see casts in my future. The other day she climbed all the way to the top of the ladder on Ethan's bunk bed before we realized it. She has also figured out how to climb on Mommy and Daddy's bed by herself. She is an independent, fiesty little thing. Guess she gets that from her Mommy-LOL! We'll see if I am still laughing when she is 15 right??
But even though life is moving fast, I have never been happier:) Everyday that I look at my precious gifts and take a moment to breathe, I realize it is all worth it. This is what I have always wanted and longed for. And God is truely giving me the Desires of my Heart.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Finally some warm weather to play outside. Charlotte and I went to the park this morning for a little fun. She loves the slide, up and down, up and down. Still won't try the swings though. But I must say I am loving my new camera. The pictures are just so beautiful.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Last Friday, Charlotte and I were hanging out at home, while Daddy and Ethan went to Softball Practice for Church. So we had a girls night doing hair and playing music. Aren't her pig tails so cute!! We also played the piano, which Charlotte also likes to do. I think she is a natural.
Did you know that the leading killer in Africa is Malaria? And all that families need to be protected is a $10 net. My church is participating in the Nothing but Nets campaign to send nets to families in Africa. One net protects a family of 4 for up to 4 years. If you click on the link below and play the game, a net will be sent to Africa on your behalf. This is for a limited time so play now. And while you are there go ahead and donate $10 to send a net to a family of 4 in Africa!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Today is April 5th that means 5 months ago today Charlotte was in our arms for the very first time. It is hard to believe how much she has changed since then. I knew that once she was with us for a while that she would be different than when we first got her but I did not realize how quickly time would fly. Each day that we look at our Happy Sha Sha, we are so thankful for her and how far she has come. When you think of where she is now compared to 5 months ago it really makes your heart want to bring more home. I know, I know be content with where I am now, I just got finished saying these 5 months had flown by, right. And I am content with where our family is right now. I love our family and I am grateful every second of everyday for all of the amazing blessings we have. Here is a little look back at 5 months ago and then a picture I got today. We serve one AWESOME GOD!!!!