Monday, May 05, 2008

Three weeks as this family....

Ah, I love that God led us to adopt!


I am NOT saying everything is easy. Far from the truth, but it is GOOD.

Last week we ordered our new, big table. Yes, we could have ordered it before we traveled to get the kids, but until they were in our arms, I just didn't feel ready to get anything. We also bought another set of bunk beds, although the girls seem to have no problem sharing Zgirl's double bed. I've checked in on them, all snuggled together. Awwww.

Only a few more weeks of cramming around this one:


Speaking of sleeping, they decided they want to sleep with their siblings, and not us anymore. So we usually let them all wind down for half an hour in front of the TV, then it is off to bed. Yes, I used to be quite strict with TV viewing, but I have a feeling these 2 are going to see lots more TV then our other kids did at that age.
They love water, just like our other kids. Awesome!


I finally took out Kume's braids, and this is what it looks like after a deep conditioner and de-frizzer were used. I better get some good braiding books. Of course, I still think she looks adorable!

19 comments:

the albertsons said...

YAY!
I'm so glad I checked your blog this morning! The kids all look adorable. Can they get any cuter???
Hope you love the table when it arrives...
love you all
becca

Rebecca said...

Your kids are too precious! All of them!

ARe they tired of the pictures for your blog? It looks like at the picture at the table that the paparazzi is stalking them or something :)

Jana said...

OH, she is ridiculously adorable!!!! So glad you guys are settling in==Praise God.

coffeemom said...

OH, your family is so beautiful. A big table is the best thing, can't wait for it to arrive! Could those kids, all of them, get cuter? not much!!! So adorable. And Kume's hair is terrific! Braiding is easy, keep trying and you'll get to be expert in her hair really really fast! Smallish sections work well at first, especially to detangle! You're gonna be a pro in no time!!

Great fun pics, so glad it's going really well, sounds like it!!

the Steiger's said...

All the kids look cute. Sounds like you are doing great.
Lenka

kikstra said...

Oh so cute (all the kids), and the puff-ball ponytails are adorable until you figure out the braiding thing-

Juli said...

I have been following your blog - a friend of Andrea's and waiting to see more family pictures - how incredible ... a blessing and testimony to all of us to follow God's call in our life - God Bless your beautiful family.

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

Your little one looks so much like my Major Cutie in size...really petite! She's adorable! It took me a good 3-4 months to figure out the hair thing but it's finally coming around and I do get comments on how nice it looks! Can't beat that...haven't tried any braids yet!!
Smiles,
jen

Princess Leia, Han Solo, C3PO, R2D2, and Wicket said...

A-dor-a-ble!

Marvin and Marissa Voke said...

Very cute pics of the kids! Until recently, I would put Mariyanna's hair in little puff-balls. Then, 2 weeks ago I took her to get extensions braided into her hair. It only cost $50, which I thought was fair. Now, it looks really cute. I can leave it down, or put it in pigtails, or pony tails, whatever she wants. She is so happy to finally have "long" hair like her siblings (until I took thm and got their hair chopped!!)

There are pics on my blog of her new hair.

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Great pictures! Oh, I can;t wait for my turn! :-)
Also, I can't wait to show B your blog when we get home so that she knows that your kiddos are happy and doing well. She looks a bit like the protective little mother in pics with them! :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

sparkz said...

She does look adorable! I am glad that you are continuing to post. Its really fun to keep up with the blog and see what you guys are up to! All the kids look great together and very happy too!

Kimberly Baggett said...

so glad you are still updating! it is so encouraging for those still waiting to see these precious babies settling in so well with their families! your family is just beautiful! i cannot wait to be able to do braids!! love that you are getting a "big" table! what a blessing to be able to gather around it soon!

Holly said...

Great photos! Yay for settling in and continuing to adjust to the new "normal". :D

emily said...

I love her hair like that!! Thank you for the update. The pic of all of them on the couch is precious.

atHisrighthand said...

Wow Sharon! How encouraging that things are going well! How beautiful your children are! How is the language coming? Love that the sibs are all getting along! That is wonderful!
Elise

Natalie Fournet said...

Your kids could not be any cuter...all of them! God is so good!

Chris & Jess said...

I love these pics. Everyone just looks so comfortable, so content. I'm so happy for your family!

jillybean1023 said...

How awesome!