Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PrEscHooL TiMe

Addy has started preschool!!!!

She is too cute walking into her big sisters school everyday going to her class with her little Strawberry Shortcake backpack!!

All the kids have really taken to her. Especially a little boy that has Ds. He is soo stinkin cute. He pulls her chair out for her and they hold hands!!!

The teachers said she is doing perfect,as long as she keeps her shoes on!lol

School time is off to a busy start. With three children now, it seems like my evenings fly by and feels like nothing was accomplished! Trying to keep up with all the school activites and clubs, then we lead a small group at our church on Wed. nights, and trying to run a business..... I think its safe to say Im exhausted.

Addy has had several play dates recently. With my best friend Karrie and Addy's new little bff Tori!! Also my sister and my dad and step mom have taken her out on little adventures, and she is winning them over for sure!!!

She continues to make advances with her sign language and each day Im amazed at just how smart this little girl is and how far she has come. We recieved a gift from the "grandma" that visited Addy in the orphanage awhile back. There were clothes, picture frames and cards for Addy. It was soo sweet. It has taken me awhile, but Im now sending her some recent pictures of Addy and all that she has been doing over the summer. They are very sweet photos and I hope that she enjoys them and it warms her heart to know how much progress she has made and how much she has changed for the better. God is soo good!!!! Everytime I look at Addy and see her play with her brother and sister, see her eat healthy balanced meals,see her witness to other people the love that she has, and feel His presence more and more in our heart just melts and I literally stop and thank Him! The one who raised the money for this adoption, the one who delievered us to Ukraine and back safely and the one who has given us this precious life. I feel so unworthy of her in our lives. I wish everyone could experience what we have this last year and see the impact Addy has had on our family. I feel like she is such an amazing gift to us and Joe and I have even spoke about saving another life....we have peeked at the waiting children list, and Im praying...asking....seeking.. for an answer. our sermon series at church is "Go For It"! How appropriate...Joe just sat next to me and smiled.....

Just a few new treats that Addy has given us... she loves to blow on things that are hot and sign hot!!hot!!, when she is unhappy she points her finger at you and growls!, she has to be without shoes, constantly!, She loves snuggling with her big sissys stuffed cat at night, she says dada now, clear as day, my new name is babu, not sure about that, she tries to sing "Baby" with the Justin Beiber song, she is in love with chocolate milk, has a love/hate relationship with the dogs on our house, likes to walk around our house and hold the cat by its neck, sticks out her tongue and shakes her head at you, and likes to eat lots and lots of dog bones!!!

Now on to the pictures


  1. Oh my goodness, picturing that little boy holding her hand... HOW ADORABLE! Glad she is enjoying school and life. Praise the lord.

    I love the pics of the sisters, too. So sweet!

  2. Those Pictures!!!!!!!!!!! I can't take it.......I love that child!!! (and so does Tori) The forth picture from the bottom looks professional!!
    Whatever my family can do to help you, just ASK!!! We all love you guys, whatever it is, we will help. Talk to you soon!

  3. She is adorable!! So glad she finally came home :)

  4. OH MY STARS! I cannot pick a favorite picture! There are so many that are just so beautiful! Can I get a print or two?

    Ever since the bookfair this week, I've been praying for you and your prayers about another little one. I think "GO FOR IT!" is pretty clear! hahaha!