Friday, September 23, 2011

First Sleepover!

Tonight Peter is away with the girls on the campout and I let the boys each have a friend over to spend the night.  They are all having a great time eating the entire package of cookies and watching Indiana Jones!  Let's hope they go to sleep!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kibru comes to visit!

So excited Kibru got to visit us for a night.  So great seeing them back together again. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fisher's Christening

Today was Fisher's Christening and it came one day after our 6th month as a family. It was a private baptism with just a few people. So glad we kept it small as Fisher was overwhelmed with it initially.

The kids outside of church.
Meeting up with Peggy!
Fisher and Godmother Mrs. Curry!
Fisher by the Baptismal Fount.

Fisher receiving the sign of the cross by Peter.

Fisher receiving the sign of the cross by Godmother Ms. Focht.

Getting Holy Water poured on his head.  He was not sure what was happening but can you blame him?

Friday, September 16, 2011

6 months home

 Today Fisher has been home 6 months and it has been 6 months of learning and loving.  We are so happy to have him be part of our family and love watching him grow.  I always get choked up seeing the referral pictures and Fisher's pictures here are no different.  It is amazing to see Fisher grow into a much bigger, more confident and less scared little boy.

 Fisher's referral pictures -- knowing him now you can tell just how scared he was in these first pictures.

Wonderful pictures we got from travelling families.  

Ready to go home with Daddy!  
 At the airport!

 First bath -- did not know what to do with all the water and now he is on swim team!
 One of the first of many, many brother pictures!
Today, a confident little boy loving life and soccer!

 Us all together to celebrate Fisher and baptism. 

 Another brother picture!

Here are some wonderful things that Fisher has learned and taught us all since he as been part of our life.

1.  We are blessed to have each other, family and friends -- without everyone's support there would be no Fisher in our lives.
2.  Fisher is a smart, kind and compassionate little boy who loves deeply and hurts deeply.
3.  Fisher has had great sadness in his life but also great joy and lives with his focus on joy!
4.  Fisher loves loves school and all his great teachers from his first teacher Mrs. Morkes to Mrs. Repsis in summer school and Mrs. Robertson in 2nd grade and all his great team at school.  He just loves to learn.
5.  Life is hard adopting an older child but all good things hard? 
6.  Life is wonderful adopting an older child, you can watch them grow and learn and become a new person with some love!
7.  He has a family in Ethiopia that we will forever be thankful to for giving us their son and brother to be ours forever.  
8.  Our lives have forever changed for the better with Fisher coming home.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The road has not been all smooth for the two boys since Fisher has gotten home. There are many love hate moments but right now I am loving this moment!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Harper's 4th Grade Letters

Harper got these letters back from 4th Grade. I love seeing what she has written.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Harper's BFF Anna

Harper invited Anna over on Friday night to watch "Prom" and Anna brought her this card. I think it is the sweetest note ever. So glad they are friends.