Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday . . .

. . . to Denver.

Our little man turned one today!

Denver, you have brought so much love and joy to our family and we can't imagine life without you. Hope you had a great birthday.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy birthday . . .

. . . to Victoria.

Wow - eight years old already! How did that happen? Glad you had a fun birthday today - we love you very much!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

The good, the bad and the ugly

The GOOD: The agency we used for Denver's adoption has been restructured after declaring bankruptcy in July and their license has been renewed by the Ontario Ministry. Yay. This in itself is really good news. But even better is that two families received referrals yesterday! This came as a huge shock to many people as we were thinking they wouldn't start until the new year . . . maybe even March. Sooooo, I'm holding my breath for some of our friends that have been waiting forever for a referral. Can't be much longer now!

The BAD: Denver has walking pneumonia. Yuck. He has had a cough since we came home with him but the doctor checked him a number of times and his chest and lungs were clear. The cough was actually getting better until the last day or so. We thought it was just from teething but last night was horrible. He coughed non-stop . . . all . . . night . . . long. Unfortunately I had a crazy busy day today but Daddy was able to take him in to see the doctor. His lungs and chest are still clear but when she looked in his ears, she could tell he had pneumonia. So he started some meds today and hopefully it will clear it up soon. The poor little guy looks and sounds so sad. So out of character for him.

The UGLY: Okay, I don't really have anything "ugly" but I couldn't think of another title. But I will say that if we don't start getting some more sleep around here, no one's gonna be lookin' too pretty!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Birthday . . .

. . . to Austin.

We love you tons big guy. Can't believe you're six years old already! Hope you had a great day.


(Blogger isn't letting me post pictures for some reason so I'll try to add some pics of my handsome six year old tomorrow)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Denver's Baptism

I know it's been well over a month since I last blogged and now it's time to catch up. Enough with the Halloween pictures. Not sure how well I'll do at catching up but here's one post that brings us into November anyway.

Denver was baptized on November 1st. It was a beautiful service and lots of our family and friends were there to celebrate with us. We all wore our traditional Ethiopian clothing to honour Denver's birth country. Here are a few pictures from the day:

A few cute pictures taken at home in his baptism outfit: