Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's B-day time!

Today Janae is 11! 11 years ago she was born after a lot of scare at 5lbs 6oz. Now she is a young woman and is just 10lbs less than me and her feet are bigger than mine! I knew my kids would be bigger than me eventually, but I didn't think they would pass me up when they were 11 years old! She is such a huge help as a little mommy and teacher. She has had a rough year with mono for several months, so we hope that this next year she is healthier and has more energy.

Yesterday was officially Josiah's 3rd birthday, but we will try and change his birthday to July when we readopt him to change his name and make him a US citizen. We sort of celebrated a little bit yesterday, but hope to have things final by July and really start celebrating then. Last week, we finally got a photo copy of the boys' birth certificates, so now we can finally start the process of readopting them. Josiah got tubes in his ears a few weeks ago, which we are hoping will help his hearing and his speech.

Joanna turned 4 a few weeks ago and she celebrated with her cousin Elizabeth who also turned 4. They had a princess b-day party. Joanna is sure in a cute stage. She is physically beautiful and just so funny and sweet.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Celebration Time!

Woohoo - I am officially an Auntie of 2 beautiful boys in Ethiopia! My sister and brother-in-law just passed court last week for brothers who are 5 and 12 years old! They are adopting through YWAM (who I highly recommend from watching her experience). Jordan is so glad to have more boy cousins and especially a big cousin. Go congratulate them here. If you look at her blog quickly, you will see their pictures. Their descriptions sound wonderful and everyone who has met them just seems to love them.