Sunday, October 30, 2011

Has It Really Been Five Years?

 Five years ago I held you in my arms for the very first time!
You weren't so sure about it all. By the next morning when
we went back to finish the paperwork the directors assistant 
put her hands out to hold you and you went right into her arms. 
Then after a few seconds you looked at me and her a few times 
and then reached your arms out for me to take you and I took you
back into my arms as my heart leaped for joy, knowing that it was
 totally the Lord!!! We new that He had heard and answered our
 prayers to prepare and protect your little heart from all 
the changes coming in your sweet little life.
 The name Jaden: 
Meanings: God has heard
Origin: Hebrew 
You became my little velcro baby stuck to my side
ever since and we have been so blessed!  
We are so thankful and blessed that He chose us to 
be your Mommy and Daddy. We love you more than
words can say.
 Awwwwww........ sweet perfection!

"Mom my tongue has turned white!"
(Always making us laugh.)
My flower that never quite made it into the house.
 She has filled our lives with sunshine..................
And our hearts with so much love. 

We were told she mimicked everything and she still does.
As we were getting ready for her brothers wedding she
 saw one of the bridesmaids putting on false eyelashes.
A few days later she is cutting strips of black construction
paper and the next thing you know she is giggling away.
(Don't you just love the chocolate lip liner?!)
Who ever welcomes a little child
 like this in my name welcomes Me.
Matthew 18:5

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Saturday morning Chloe had just woke up and
realized daddy was going outside to work in the yard.
 She wanted to go out and help him. I told her it was a
 little chilly and she should get dressed. She quickly
 ran to her room and this is how she looked when she
 came out. 
Love the new one pigtail hairstyle.
She is always so excited to help.
"I will get the shovel for you Daddy!"
In two days our little treasure will have been home for five
months and continues to amaze us.
 God is so good!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

A new Pumpkin Patch opened this year much closer to our home.
So of course we had to go check it out. The girls had a great time!

The girls enjoyed the petting zoo. Chloe liked the smaller animals,
She wasn't to sure about some of the bigger animals.
Daddy's girls!
The haystack maze ended with a trip down.........

a slide!
Silly girl.
We of course chose the harder corn maze.
Sarah and Jaden trying to figure out which way to go.
Jaden really surprised us by guiding us through the
Riding out to the Pumpkin Patch! 

"For ME!?!"
I can do it! I can do it!
She was so excited to carry her very own pumpkin.
Bless her heart it was heavy and she eventually wanted
me to carry it for her. She doesn't have much muscle tone
Such a cutie! :)
Please excuse the port-a-potties, the sun was setting and in our faces
I had to take the pictures in this direction.
She's got air!
Our timing was great with the jumping pillow.
Earlier it was full of little ones having a great
time. I don't think Chloe would have been so
willing to try it.

Helping her little sissy.
Lift off!
(sorry a little blurry)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What Have We Been Up To?

Sailboats made and ready for..............
the boat races!
With a perfect breeze they were on their way.

Wigwams and  beautifully decorated Teepees

We have planted corn 
and made homemade butter.
The girls decided it is easier to go to the store and buy butter.
We have enjoyed studying the Indians, Pilgrims
and Colonial times.
Chloe has now learned the letter D.
She is writing gigantic letter A's now. ;)
So next week we will start working on
the letter E.
 When we are reading she recognizes the
letters she has learned and gets very excited
pointing at and shouting saying the letter.

Little sweetheart tries so hard to keep up with her sisters.
From the Pledge of Allegiance to wanting to say their bible
verses instead of her easier version.