*Anderson discovered popcorn and it became his favorite snack!
*Our sweet friends from church gave us a "Welcome Home" party/shower for Anderson and we had a wonderful time. A game of "Never, Have I Ever" and a "cake wreck" made it especially fun!
|So glad Joy didn't make the bakery fix it!|
|September-Anderson sitting in the Bumbo seat Aunt Pam gave him.|
*He loves to wear my sunglasses and call himself a "cool cat"
*In order to sleep, he must babble for an hour before going to sleep, lying next to Mom on the couch or in the bed. He will not sleep at night in his portable crib, but will take naps in it.
|with Daddy at the Swedish Fest Parade|
*He loves to ride the New Holland mini tractor that my Dad gave to Alex and it is great to see him sitting up on it.
|October on the "twactuh"|
*He watches the Iron Bowl with us and learns to say "War Eagle" from Papa (Daddy and Alex do not like this, as they are huge Alabama fans, but we all laugh about it)
*When we pray, he says "talk to Jesus, mommy, daddy, amen!" So precious. He also loves to hear mommy sing praise songs.
|Playing with his buddin..buddins, his favorite toys!|
|Not the best quality, but this is a familiar site at our house!|
*He sees a pediatric opthamologist and we find out he is extremely nearsighted.
*Early Intervention is regularly coming to our house to help with Occupational Therapy, and in December he is evaluated for Physical Therapy.
|With my beautiful grandmother on her 90th birthday!|
|Christmas morning in front of the tree-an annual tradition!|
*We are in full swing with Physical Therapy, and doing regular stretches to help his mobility.
*He loves to laugh at Alex and Aerin, and they each have their own special way of making him cackle!
*At the end of February he is fitted for his leg braces at Biotech in Birmingham.
*We finally get his glasses!!
March 1st - We get his braces (aka Superman Legs) and he is getting accustomed to wearing them.
March 2nd - HAPPY SIX MONTHS HOME, ANDERSON!
To Anderson: We love you, our son and brother. God has given us all a gift by choosing us to be your family. You are funny, spunky, and full of determination, and we cannot wait to see what He has in store for your life. You bring us so much laughter and fun every day and we cannot imagine life in our family without you! Alex is a proud big brother, Aerin is a loving big sister, and Mom and Dad cannot believe how blessed we are when we see the three of you together. You have already fought so many really tough battles in your short life, and God has given you the gift of pure stubbornness so that you never allow the obstacles in your way to keep you from moving forward. You are our son, and a son of your Father in Heaven. We pray that you will always know how much we love you, and that you will always abide in God's love. Love, Mommy and Daddy
If you have read this far, thanks for letting me use my blog as a memory book! I thank God, my Father, for giving me more of an understanding of my spiritual adoption as His daughter because we have walked the road of adopting our youngest son. And I pray that HE continues to use the life of our son and our whole family to bring Him glory as we learn what it means to love Him and others above ourselves, our stuff, or anything else that would keep us from knowing Jesus and seeing Jesus and following Jesus wherever He leads!
Loving and Learning,