Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Girls

Enjoying every moment watching them grow and blossom

Lily is loving being able to sit up, the world must look so different to her from this position.

Mia got to spend some alone mommy time at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - memories to treasure.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ethan turns 10

Although this happened on September 26th, I have been very behind on blogging so I am playing catchup.

I am so proud to be the momma of my second son. He has always been my momma's boy and honestly has had the biggest adjustment with the adoptions of the girls, mostly with Mia's as it shifted him from being the youngest and my baby to being the middle child. So we have had our moments of jealousy and vying for attention, but these are not bad things, but things that have stretched his character and helped him grow. He loves his sisters, he is the one that plays games with them, chases Mia, and spends hours throwing Lily on the bed and tiggling her while she laughs and laughs. He is my son that still wants hugs from me, wants to be tucked into bed, and wants to snuggle on the coach.

Ethan lives life to the max - this boy does everything full on. He is the one that has had sutures 3 times, and 2 broken arms. Life is never dull when Ethan is around, he makes us smile and laugh and enjoy life right along with him.

I can't wait to see what he will do with the rest of his life, how blessed I am to be able to call myself his mother.

Look how far she's come

From this ...

.... a child who weighed only 14 lbs 7 oz, a child who couldn't hold her head up, a child who only wanted to lay on her back and refused to even sit on our laps, a child who cried when we put her on her belly, a child who hated to go outside, a child that looked so frail you felt like she could brake, a child who hated her picture taken.

To this in just 12 weeks ....

... a child weighing 19 lbs 13 oz, a child sitting by herself, a child holding her head up without it shaking, a child that smiles and laughs all the time, a child who loves going outside, a child who loves her belly and is trying so hard to crawl, a child who smiles for the camera.

Thanking God daily for every moment of the last 12 weeks - and how far our precious girl has come.

Note : no news yet on the second opinions, but that's OK because we are having so much fun with Lily right now.