Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fun with your 1/2 siblings and birthmom

Yesterday we went to a birthday party for Chloe (Ariana's big sister).  We had a super fun time with Ms. Taylor, Annabelle, and Ariana.  Annabelle kept trying to mother you!  Picking you up, trying to carry you around, and occassionally tackling you.  I told her to be careful, that one day you will be much bigger and paybacks are likely to occur:)  You also really warmed up to Ms. Taylor.  It was fun to watch the two of you together.   You would take her hand and lead her to where you wanted to go!  Needless to say it was one of those days when I personally felt the fullness and joy of adoption.  I pray that as you grown in knowledge of the cirucmstances surrounding your adoption you too will be filled with that same fulllness and joy as you come to a mature understanding of the situation.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ashton's first Trick or Treat

Ashton's 1st Trick or Treat was absolutely adorable.  There is just something about an 18 month old lil dude dressed up in an elephant costume! Also it was so fun because after a few houses, Ashton really "got it".  People would bend down to his level with their candy bowl and he would take one or two items.  Sometimes he would put them back, other times he would want to walk around double fisted with both hands filled with a candy bar, and sometimes he would put his treats in his treat bag.  Not to mention how fascinated he was with all the pumpkins and neat lights.  Needless to say it was really fun and cute!  Plus Lily was so awesome with him, being so patient and such a loving big sister! He really adores her!   Gotta love it!