Tuesday, June 24, 2008

1 week at "home!"

Anaya and Grampa playing!

We found out that crawling is not easy to do in a dress, and since dresses are about all that she has in her closet, I had to come up with a solution! So, I tie her dress in a knot in the back, or tuck it in her fancy pants!! Hey, it works, and we are both happy!!

Easton was so happy to get a new bike from Grampa and Grama, can you tell??

We were finally able to celebrate Easton, and Anaya's birthdays with my side of the family, and will with Ryan's side in a couple of weeks! Spencer asked if Easton was turning 4 now!! So cute! Anaya got this awesome pink chair, and a tiara, and some new legwarmers!! What fun, all that pink!

She loves the swing, as I figured she would, especially if you push her high!!

Wow, 8 weeks ago yesterday, I held little Anaya in my arms again for the first time in over 11 long months! And 1 week ago today that we finally returned back home on American soil!! I came home and had a DVD of Anaya waiting for me!! That was so weird, and a huge relief to watch that DVD, as my little sweetie was crawling around on the floor in front of me! I was flooded with emotions as I watched her play in her crib, and do her weird little army scoot thing, and realized how far she has come in such a short amount of time, how much she has grown, and how extremely thankful I am that she is here!

We are actually not in our home, we are staying at my parents house all this week, and the kids are loving seeing Grampa and Grama, and playing with their cousins every day! My Dad had surgery for his prostrate cancer on Monday, and it went well, however he is still in the hospital, and waiting on his body to function properly, if you get my drift, and so we are praying that will happen soon, so he can come home! My Mom has to go in for a test on her heart on Thursday, so she can have surgery(not related to her heart) the following Thursday!! So, I am so glad to be home for all of this!! Please keep them in your prayers, as well as Ryan. They made it safely to Montana, but his phone doesn't work out there, so I don't get to talk to him much! We were able to communicate better when I was in Guatemala!!
We are still so happy to be "home" and enjoying being around family, and friends! Thanks for checking in!


Anonymous said...

Tonia gave me the website and I have sooooo enjoyed reading about your journey. Congratulations on the addition to your beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

this is from alison maat :)I didn't mean to be anonymous

Eric and Michelle said...

What a great supportive family. That girl is just beautiful!

One Busy Momma said...

Your children are both cuties!!!
Congrats on having your daughter home for a week!!!