Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Boys!!!

So, Sunshine has wanted me to post on her blog for a while now and I couldn't think of a better day than today...she's at work and doesn't know that I'm posting.
Today our boys are turning one and it's incredibly hard to miss this huge milestone. Since receiving our referral we have been thinking positively and hoping we would have traveled by now...very unrealistic but that was our hope. Now we just hope to travel by the end of the year (but that's not looking so promising either :-(). While the boys aren't with us we have still been celebrating with friends and family. A couple of nights ago we had a birthday party for "the Brothers" at Micah's house. Throughout the adoption process we have made so many new friends and it has been wonderful how supportive everyone is. Tonight, we are having a 30th birthday party for my sister who now has to share the date with her nephews...I don't think she minds. In fact, Megan, my nephews, and I are going to get some bday presents in a few minutes...I'm a major procrastinator.

Since today is my first post, I thought I better take a few pics for Sunshine's Blog:
A wide angle shot of the Boy's Room

Closet space is at a premium these days

Despite what you think, one crib is for the boys to share and the other is for our cat Kootenai

Our scary Halloween decoration....BUMPERS

A birthday gift to N. from Jody's Family
There is nothing wrong with boys playing with dolls. At least Franky my CHILDHOOD cabbage patch friend doesn't think so!

A rockin' moose from Grandma Clark

In order to eat supper at the table with our boys every night we needed to get some new chairs...for us too!

Sunshine decided we need two Injera baskets at the Holt Ethiopian Auction...I don't know how we ever managed without them!
This shot is for our social worker/friend. While not quite finished, our house looks MUCH better equipped than last time you were here.
An Alligator

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My first baby shower

The first baby shower for A & N was held today at our house. My wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law threw the event, and we filled the house with aunts, cousins, grannies, nannas, etc.

We received so many great gifts; car seats, baby gates, high chairs, baby name it, and everything in double. These boys are so welcomed and so loved and they don't even know it yet!

I had so much fun showing off the nursery, photos, and the DVD of A & N to everyone. It is strange how much I swell with pride when I tell everyone that N gained a pound and A can stand on his own for 2-3 seconds! I used to glaze over when people talked about percentiles, baby weights, first steps, diapers, etc. but I have turned into "one of those" and I love it! If anyone wants weight updates and diaper discussions, just give me a call!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


1. The courts are open! Please, pretty please let us get a court date soon...I need to get to my boys!

2. My mommy came to town last weekend and we spent tons of time (and money) getting the room ready for our little dudes. We have a sweet little room with matching cribs. Pics to come later, I promise!

3. We received updated measurements for A & N. They are steadily gaining wait. Chub up boys, chub up!