October 24, 2012

baby pool + leaves = fun times

Sometimes you just have to fill up a baby pool with leaves and go crazy!

Let the paperwork begin...again

Adoption has not been on the forefront of my mind the past several months. With pregnancy and fall activities and everyday life, it has fallen to the wayside.

I still think about our baby in Africa, I still daily pray for him or her, but the details, the paperwork, has not been something on my mind...until last week.

I love how God uses those around us to remind us that He is not only in control of the big things, but he also is in all the little details of our lives, like paperwork. Over the past weeks I have seen new friends who are adopting, friends coming home with their babies, and heard stories of others who are on their journey. All these things combined brought our journey back up to me.

With that, I realized that our homestudy and immigration paperwork is about to expire. That same day, I contacted our adoption agency and our home study agency all to start this wonderfully fun part of the process I like to call the "paper chase". We technically should have started about 1 month ago, so we are kicking into high gear to gir r dun (yeah, I just said that).

So here we are again, in the details, gathering all the documents needed. Although tedious, it has given me a fresh reminder of our adoption and the sweet little face we will see at the end of this journey.

October 21, 2012

pumpkin time, round 2

Last week we went with neighbors, today we went with Daddy. There is really not much to say expect that my kids are just too darn cute not to post more pictures :)

I could seriously just eat this kid up.

Noted for next year. I don't think it will be long before Noah passes up Tay. 

My lil' southern girl. 

October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Time

Fall may be one of my favorite times of the year; cooler weather, pumpkiney smells, yummy baked treats, windows open, apple cider, and the list goes on.

Yesterday afternoon we headed to the pumpkin patch with neighborhood friends. We will be going back. It is pretty awesome.

And this morning the kids painted their pumpkins.

Let me just note the following:
1. When Noah goes to bed with his hair wet, it looks fluffy and awesome in the morning. 
2. Noah's has an attention span of about 2.3 seconds. He splattered some paint on his pumpkins, and then moved on to other things such as putting the paint into the outlet covers. 
3. Taylor's smile is completely real...not forced AT ALL, she was just having an awesome time (this is sarcasm in case there were doubts). You'll know which picture I talking about when you see it.