Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ade's First American Thanksgiving!

Well we had our first Thanksgiving with Ade and he seemed to really love it! He ate EVERYTHING!!! He really liked all of it! We had a lot of fun enjoying him being home with us this year. It seems so funny that last year the day before Thanksgiving we had just sent in our application to Holt! And we were talking about having our baby next year for the holidays! God is so good!

It is hard to believe we have been home for 3 months. These past 3 months have been great! A little stressful at times, he is in to EVERYTHING, and adjusting to a toddler at my old age has been a little difficult! But there are so many more great things far out weigh the stress! Life with 4 kids is crazy, fun and exhausting! I am so excited for Christmas! Ade will be so much fun!

On another note, we have been sick sick sick around here. All of our kids have been sick and this weekend Maya and I have strep, ear infections and a list of other things! I am so ready for everyone to feel better and to get back to a normal routine! So pray for us if you will!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Spirit!!!

I have so much holiday spirit right now I am bursting at the seams! I can't wait to get the Christmas decorations put up! I love Christmas and it is going to be especially awesome this year because we have the Bug!!! I can't wait for him to have a family Christmas and to teach him as he gets older about Jesus and what Christmas really means! So today at Wal Mart, I did buy each of the kids the cutest little trees and some ornaments for their rooms! Maya's is pink, Max's is blue and Ella's is silver! They loved them. Ade will have a mini tree in his window since his bedroom is in the front of the house!

We have been going nonstop since we got home from Ethiopia. It seems like someone has been on an antibiotic the whole time we have been home. I myself had to have a shot in the buns to try and get rid of this junk. Maya, Ade and I are all taking medicine right now! It is just crazy!

Like I have mentioned before, Maya is really struggling right now. Poor little thing breaks my heart. But I think we may be getting over the hump with this phase. Today was the best day we have had in weeks. She was pretty happy and had very few meltdowns! I am relieved. She is stressing this momma out!!! But I am just trying to be patient with her and just love on her through this tough time.

We are headed tomorrow to our nephew Amos' birthday party! I can't believe he is almost 3. Where did those 3 years go? And what a blessing he has been to our family! We love you Amos!

Happy Holidays!!!