You, our sweet baby girl, have made our lives so complete. This time last year, we were meeting you for the first time. And we instantly fell head over heels.
It is amazing how life can change in just an instant. In eight very short days, our lives were miraculously changed for the better. A phone call from the agency, a flight to Tallahassee, a beautiful birthmom, YOU, and back home again to get settled into our new family routine.
God is so incredibly, incredibly good.
We all have been smitten with you, my love, since the moment we laid eyes on you. You have been doted and loved on, as all princesses deserve. You make a single peep, and you have an entire household wrapped around your teeny tiny fingers. You smile and giggle, and we all light up. You cry or get a little bump, and you have your choice of arms to fall into for comfort. Little one, we absolutely, whole-hearted, adore you.
Charley, we can't wait to see your destiny unfold! We already know God has big things in store for you. We support your
desires and your dreams and want the front
row seat of watching them come true.
Hugs and kisses from your biggest fans.
Mommy, Daddy and Maxi
Hard to choose which birthday photos to post, so I did just about all of them!
Sam's sister and hubby asked us to hang with their kiddos for the day, so we got to spend the afternoon with 5 of our nieces and nephews. And that always means something fun with Uncle Sam. :)
Max received this volcano kit last year for Christmas from us.
Madeline, Lauren, Maximus and Abigail with some pretty messy hands. Side note - Abby broke her arm zip lining a few days ago. Ouch! She sure is a tough one!
This picture says it all! Max loves all things loud, crazy and explosive. He is ALL boy! Max loved that it was a volcano that you could erupt multiple times. So after a few demonstrations we stored this up high in the garage until another craft day and watched it ooze again, and again! :)
It's a beautiful day in mid-October for us Ohioans, and what better place to spend it than at the Pumpkin Patch. Grandma Tonya (Colton's Mom) was in town visiting this weekend and we thought we'd take her out for a little family fun! We definitely enjoyed our short time together, but we made sure to make many memories!
Doesn't Charley look like a big girl here? I think our baby is growing up.
Max checking out how tall he is this year. I think he is a little over half a leaf away from 4ft (with boots on, of course)
You can just tell they adore one another. And that sure makes my heart happy!