Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Adoption

We are so excited to finally get our second adoption profile up! http://www.parentprofiles.com/profiles/db28104.html

I feel at peace with everything, and am so excited! I feel like I really got a strong spiritual confirmation that it was time to get our profile up. I've always hoped (and still do) that at some point I would be able to get pregnant. I'm not giving up that hope at all, but I feel like I have finally come to a complete peace that no matter how my kids come, they will come how they are supposed to, and how Heavenly Father has planned. Maybe I should have had this "complete peace" sooner...I don't know, but I feel like it's here now, and that's all that matters. I've felt a tremendous peace each time we were blessed to adopt our girls, but this time I feel more at ease I guess you could say. I say that not to downplay the adoption process at all...It is hard, and grueling, and a major roller coaster! The ease comes from my accepting it, and embracing it even more than I already have. I have a nervous excitement about it (like I have had with the first two), and I can't wait to see what Heavenly Father has in store for us! I feel so blessed. I feel privileged that my Heavenly Father has made me a mother to my two AMAZING daughters. Adoption is just an amazing miracle and is all about love, in every way.

Monday, March 5, 2012

3 1/2

Our Braelyn is 3 1/2!

I doesn't seem quite possible that our Braelyn will be heading to Preschool later this year! She doesn't seem like she should be old enough! Actually she could have gone this year, but we decided she'd be good with just one year. It's been a little while since I've updated about her, so here's what she's up to:

Braelyn is such a sweet girl. She is super sassy (which is good and bad at times ;>), and is definitely a 3 year old! She has to have things go her way, and if you disagree, then she'll try her hardest to explain why her way is the best. Haha.

Braelyn loves being outside, but also loves watching her shows inside. She enjoys playing games (duck, duck, goose, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders are a few favorites), coloring, and painting. She likes helping me when I bake...her expertise is "cracking" the eggs. :>

She is kind of a picky eater, but she is getting better at trying new things. She loves chicken nuggets (especially from "Chick a lay"...Chick-Fil-A), grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, turkey sandwiches, mandarin oranges, apples, & grapes. She LOVES chips, cookies, and treats...her favorite is Reeses PB cups!

She is such a sweet big sister (most of the time...haha). She loves London so much, and vice versa. Braelyn loves being the one to open London's door in the mornings when she wakes up, and she insists on giving her a good morning hug. Though she has her moments whens he doesn't want to share a toy or something, she also has moments when she does, and it is so sweet to watch. She likes trying to feed London too! It's so funny!

Braelyn is in the "why" phase. Everything has a "why" to it! She is also in the baby talking phase (can't wait for that one to pass!).

We just love her so much, and are so grateful for her! She is so beautiful, smart, and sweet. Here are a few pics I snapped of our big girl...







15 Months!

LONDON IS

15 MONTHS!!!

(I LOVE this picture of her!)


Boy o boy is time flying!!! Just a few days ago my sweet baby girl London turned 15 months!!! It really is so hard to believe that she is almost halfway till she turns 2! Here's the the downlow on this little angel....


For her 15 month checkup, she weighed 23.6 lbs, and is 30.5 inches long. She will definitely be a tall girl :> She is wearing 18 month clothes, and is wearing a size 4 shoe.


London is so full of energy! She is busy, busy, busy, which keeps me on my toes.


She is a great eater, but is just starting to get more picky with eating her veggies. She is really starting to try and use a spoon to feed herselft, and does pretty well. She LOVES grapes, Nilla wafers, goldfish, waffles, yogurt...just to name a few. She is in the "mooching" phase, so whenever she sees anyone eating something, she RUNS towards you and says "mmm mmm bite" (we're still working on getting her to say please). She is very good at saying "tank koo" (thank you) afterwards. :>


She is a fabulous sleeper (yay!). Her bedtime is 7:30p.m. (sometimes even a bit earlier), and she normally sleeps until 7:30-8:00 a.m. She rarely wakes up in the middle of the night, unless she's sick.


London has such a sweet, funny personality. She just makes me smile when I look at her! She has some pretty cheesey grins that get me every time, and her laugh is contagious.




She is just starting to dance when she hears music, and she'll nod her head too. :> She is really into books lately too. She'll go get them out of the book basket, and bring it over for you to read to her. She is figuring out how to use crayons too, but still tries to have a nibble on them every once in a while. :> She is really good at telling us when she has a messy diaper...she will say "poo poo", and go over and get a diaper! This girl loves shoes!!! This may be a bad thing in a few years! haha She will go get her shoes out of the closet and either try to put them on herself or bring them to me, sit down, and have me put them on her!




She loves taking a bath. She likes playing with her tubby toys, and thinks it is so funny when she splashes!


She is trying to say new words. For now that ones that she knows are: "tank koo" (thank you), Da Da, Ma Ma, Brae Brae, "biper" (diaper), bite, poo poo, "uh ooh " (uh-oh), & eye (and she'll point to it..or poke your eye!). For most other things she says "ba ba". :> Although she can't say a ton of words yet, she understands us when we tell her something, and will (most of the time) do it...for now!


She just figured out how to open all of the doors to the rooms all by herselft....blast these doorknobs! She loves to practice opening and closing them.


We just LOVE our Londy! She is just a little piece of heaven! Here are a few pics of this girl...