Friday, February 12, 2010

Let it SNOW...

We enjoyed a day of playing in the snow!!
(Okay, I know it does not look like much to our northern friends but for Alabama it was great!)

Jason's office even closed early for this snow! The kids were so excited Daddy was home to make a snowman (it is a sad looking snowman too!)

What a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Little time for Blogging these days...

We are still here and doing great!! I have just had little time for Blogging, taking pictures, sleeping, showering, or eating these days!!! Bowen is wonderful and has just fit right in with our already busy schedule. My three BIG helpers are doing great too and loving their baby brother.
Weeks 3 and 4 have been filled with little sleep and lots of feeding - so no laundry has been done, or cooking, or cleaning - but we have enjoyed these big bright eyes more and more everyday!
Even though I am exhausted most days, I am daily reminded how blessed I am! February is a very emotional month for me as it is when Jason and I first started trying to have children, 7 years ago! However this year I am emotional in a different way! I am overwhelmed that not only has God brought the three cutest Latinos into our home and given us the privilege to be their parents forever, but now God has given us the opportunity to bring life into this world. I am blessed that God has brought us through hardship and grief so that we can understand the miracle of life and what truly makes a family!! The number one question people ask me is "Did you feel differently about Bowen coming than you did the the other 3?" I must honestly say that the morning I was laying in the hospital bed I felt exactly the same as I did when I was riding on those airplanes. The only thing I was thinking was I get hold my son today! (Also, the labor was shorter than those plane rides too!!)
What a precious gift it is to be a mother!!!!
I just want to enjoy every second of it - even if that means little sleep, no clean house, or days without a shower!
Kids with Nana

Nap time with Daddy (who is loving having another boy!)
The girls still think Bowen is a baby doll and do not like to hear him cry. I overheard Harrison talking to Bowen the other day and he said, "I am so glad you are here, I always wanted a brother to play with."
Bowen at 1 month old

I hope to do a better job of blogging in the future!!!!