Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Been Sooooooooo Long!

Hello my blogging friends. I know it's been since last Spring since I've posted, and this will likely be one of the few posts before I officially say goodbye to this blog. I've pretty much given up trying to keep this blog going while raising two young active kids. However, since I'm thinking about turning this blog into a keepsake book for my little ones, I wanted to make a few more post to share some of my favorite 2010 photos.

All is well with our family. Addison and Solomon are such a cute little pair. They love and argue with each other as if they have been together forever. It's hard to believe that Addison has been with our family for over four years now, while Solomon has been with us for a little over a year and a half. Addison is quite the big sister with sage advice, but Solomon certainly has his own opinions and ideas. Together, they make quite the team. When they're not bickering or telling on each other, they're taking up and looking out for the other. It's heart warming seeing the sweet connection between them and knowing they'll have each other throughout the years. As I write these words, I'm hoping that someone who is considering adopting will stumble across this blog, be led to other adoption blogs, and ultimately make a firm decision to build their family through adopting. I will forever be grateful for the courage, emotional energy, and support I sustained from adoption blogs during our journey to parenthood.

Enjoy the photos!

Summer 2010, Destin, FL / Solomon's first trip to the beach

Solomon's sweet smile when seeing the beach for the first time.

Addison was saying, "C'mon buddy, we won't let the waves get us!"

Following are some of my favorite Miss Addison picstures. Here are Addison and Ceci at an Ethiopian cultural dance class:

Addison's 4th birthday party. Nothing could hold this little princess on a mission back...not even while dressed in her royal attire. Solomon, on the other hand was slowed down at the party by a badly injured tongue which resulted in a trip to the ER. While Aaron handled that emergency, I served up pizza and cupcakes without Addison and her friends missing a beat. Fortunately, they didn't know Solomon had injured himself. Hours later, Solomon returned home with a deep gash in his tongue, in pain, and refusing to eat or take in liquids. The next morning, we took him to an ER specializing in children's medical services and were given different meds to ease his pain. It took about three days for him to resume eating and drinking normally. What a day!

Fall 2010 Favorite Photos

Don't overlook Solomon in the lower right corner offering up some of his water on this warm October day.

Aaron, the best father in the world, was determined to dress up as Woody since Solomon's favorite character is Buzz Lightyear. How cool is that?!!

Well that's it for now. I'll try to post more photos tomorrow in an attempt to catch you up on the growth and happenings of our little family.