Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We had so much fun at Lindsay's wedding! It was perfect! We found out that Josiah is a party animal and loves to dance!! I think he is still recovering from dancing his bootay off!! He was such a hoot!! I didn't take any pictures with my camera but I did take some with my iPhone!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Just remember God is great all of the time!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
As adoptive parents We know there are risks that a birth mom could change her mind but we never thought it would happen to us.
When I got off the phone with our counselor I just cried! I asked Josh why God would put this baby girl in our path and then just take her away like that? Moments later he came back to me and told me he knew why. God knows that we have Josiah in our lives and Adalyn on her way so we have a lot to look forward to. Josh said that maybe God put us through that because He was trying to help another couple out that doesn't already have children, so they wouldn't have to hurt. I know God has a plan for every moment of my life. It doesn't make it easier because I have Josiah and Adalyn but I am so thankful for them and blessed that God has blessed us with them. I just continue to pray for that birth mom and baby. My heart hurts but I know this is the way it is supposed to be. We will grow stronger as a family because of this. I asked that you please pray for everyone involved.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
With that being said God has really been blessing us lately. As you all know we found out recently that we are going to adopt our sweet baby girl, Adalyn in May/June!!!!!!!!! We cannot wait for her arrival!! We are so blessed that we are able to experience this pregnancy! We get to go to doctor visits, see ultrasounds, and get details about our little angel! This is so special to us!
Since we are adopting in May we stopped being available to families at the agency we were going through. Since we were chosen by someone there was no reason to show our profiles to anyone. Well our plans are not the way to go...Gods plan is always the way.
The agency called us out of nowhere and said, we know y'all have already been chosen but we have a woman that is having a baby and we have no profiles to show her! She wants a semi-open adoption and the baby is bi-racial and we have no one to meet this criteria. I could NOT believe they had no one! I hung up with the counselor and I felt God tugging at my heart! I prayed and then talked to Josh. He said he felt the same way! We called the agency back to get more information because we knew nothing! I asked when the baby was due and she said "Wednesday"!!!!!! Oh wow!!!!!
We contacted Adalyn's birthmom and discussed it with her because she is our #1 priority and she was okay with it!
Did you get all that!? Whew!! We are having two babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And we can't be more excited!! They are going to be best friends!! Oh all the pink we will have to mix in with the blue, trucks, and tools!!! I asked Josiah how many sisters he wanted and he said Five!!!!!! (we had just went to eat at Five Sisters downtown!!). I told him lets start with two and we will see about the rest!!
I have a lot to get done!! The birthmom goes to the doctor today to see if she will be induced tomorrow! Please keep everyone in your prayers!!!!
It is such a God thing!!!!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Josiah was crying the other night because he didn't want to go to sleep. I say Josiah everything is okay just go to sleep now. He said, "I can't mommy, I have tears all over my face."
"Do NOT wipe your pee with your shirt, use toilet paper." - Nicole
"You eat your oatmeal and then it goes down your throat to your stomach and then it comes out as poo." A conversation I walked into between Josh and Josiah.
Hearing Josiah tell the above conversation to a friend. Hilarious. Please Josiah don't tell that to a stranger...they may look at you a little wierd.
Going through the drive thru the other day Josiah farted. He said my booty stinks. Josh pulls up to order our food and Josiah yells, "I FARTED!" Oh boy, what have we created!!!!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
We are still in our PJs! It feels good when you have had a busy week and you get one day to just relax.
Josiah and I have colored, hammer nails, played with trucks and trains, cooked pretend food (and real food), cleaned up the kitchen and living room, and Josiah's favorite part...vacuumed! Josiah's Pop-Up even stopped by to play with him!! :)
Days like today I try not to take for granted. I try to play with my little man as much as possible because sadly enough...he will soon be way too cool to play with his momma!
Are you enjoying your day?!
PF Changs was delicious! It was my first time eating there. If you haven't eaten there go....NOW!!! If you don't have one close to you....it is worth the drive. Trust me!!
After dinner we headed out on the town. We went to a place called Howl at the Moon. It has a little piano bar and it was a lot of fun! They got Lindsay up on stage and embarrassed her a little! I didn't want to take my camera in so I have no pictures...or maybe I don't want Chris (Lindsay's soon-to-be husband to see evidence) Just kidding...we aren't that crazy...we are getting to old for crazy...
Sunday everyone packed up and headed home! Except me and Lindsay. Chris, Josh, and Josiah drove over and we hung out all Sunday and headed back home Monday afternoon! :( I was sad to see the weekend go by so fast, but that just means my bff is getting married REALLY soon!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I got these cute cups and put everyone's first initial on them with the cricut and vinyl. They turned out super cute! I thought this was a good idea so everyone would have their own cup the whole weekend!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
We are going to the doctor appointment to see baby girl!!!! We are so fortunate that the birthmom is letting us go with her!! God is amazing!!
Josh is going and so is my mom!! :) It makes this experience even more meaningful than it already is (if that is possible) that we can be included in everything!
For those of you that are curious...We are naming our sweet baby girl...
No its not to alcohol, or cigarettes or anything like that, its......
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We are headed over to Destin this weekend for a lot of girl fun! There is 16 of us going! There will be a lot of games, shopping, eating, and memories made! Can't wait!!! I will be posting more pictures and decorations that we made after the party, I don't want the little bride-to-be to see any of it before then!!!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
One of my biggest fears about adding to our family is Josiah feeling left out! I'm not sure how he will be with me holding a precious little one. Well, that was until last night.
We took food over to our friends' house, Laura and Stan. They just had the most adorable twins, Lilah and Colin. We visited with them and Josiah played with their older son, Garrett. The babies woke up a little while after we got there and Josiah was so interested in them. It was so sweet! He wanted to hold Lilah!! He would softly touch her head and then kiss her forehead. IT MELTED MY HEART!!!! And gave me baby fever!!!!!! I seriously almost cried...but I didn't want to look crazy so i held it in! Can't wait for our sweet girl to be here and see Josiah be a great big brother!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
- Favorite foods: Noodles and soy sauce, rice and soy sauce, pears and peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly crackers (he loves to eat this with his daddy!), and lollipops. Unfortunately for him, I try to be a good mom and he does not get this everyday. We throw in a variety of foods. This is just what he asks for every meal! :)
- Favorite Toys: Mega Bloks, Hammer, and he is getting into coloring with crayons! Coloring is my favorite thing..I may enjoy that more than he does and could possibly
begask him frequently if he wants to color.
- He is officially potty trained!! Woohoo! What a great Christmas present to us..and a raise since we don't have to buy diapers anymore. He still has number 2 accidents every once in awhile but he is doing so good. AND he still wears diapers to bed, but hopefully this won't last too long. I will write a post on this later.
- He has been so good lately. He doesn't throw major fits anymore just little ones. Put it this way, I will actually go in a store now without the thought of me having to run out quickly because he is rolling around on the ground screaming. Okay this probably only happened once, but it was once too many for this momma!
- He talks in full sentences and you can pretty much understand everything he says.
- He still is asking about Santa, Christmas trees, Christmas lights and baby Jesus! It makes me so happy that he loved Christmas so much. I look forward to next year!
Monday, January 2, 2012
We have been talking a lot about baby Jesus around here since it was Christmas. Well, once day I asked Josiah if he wanted a baby brother or sister one day. He said "I want a baby Jesus!"
Today my mom and I were talking and I was about to say "shut the front door" you know like the commercial says. Well I didn't want Josiah to start saying it since he is Mr. Repeat these days so I said "close the front door." He started saying "Shut the front door Granny, Shut the front door!" It was too funny, but I think you had to be in the moment to realize how funny it was!
A few days before Christmas we were at Rachel's house baking with her family. There were a few little girls 7-10 years old that played so good with Josiah. He had so much fun! Well, Christmas day Josiah went out to find his tree house that Santa brought him and he said the funniest thing. It went something like this. "My girlfriends from Rachel's house come over and play in my tree house later?"
Wait what? Your girlfriends?
When did you start having girlfriends? When did you start inviting them over to play in your tree house?
AND when did you start talking in sentences?
Please stop growing up so fast. Can we have boys come play tag, and baseball, and football before you start having girlfriends over in your tree house?!!