Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ma'am, You Have a Beautiful Baby

Sheesh, time has flown by! I looked at the last blog post dated June 24, and I am amazed at how much our lives have changed since that time.

Our little guy turned eight

We went camping at our property near Graeagle, California for the Fourth of July weekend.
See the mustard smiley face on the hamburger?

Sydnee with her friends, Alex and Stacie, at the Civil War Re-enactments at the 4th of July festivities in Graeagle.

Good harvest this year!


The biggest change in our family. In July our family became an official foster family. We have a beautiful 19 month staying with us. He is such a happy little guy, he holds such a special place in our hearts. All the training that we take tries to prepare you for this time, and it does in many ways. But I know of no way to completely prepare you for how you will feel for these children that come into your home. It's an overwhelming feeling for me to know that we are trusted enough for a precious child to be placed into your home to love and take care of. Our days are now filled with doctor's appointments, diapers, bottles, and scattered toys. By the end of the day I am exhausted like I have not been in such a long time. I absolutely love it.

Sharing our love of music- which he loves, too.

We went to the state fair last Wednesday. Adam, Erin and her friend were off riding the rides, and I was with little guy. Someone comes up to me and says, "Ma'am, you have a beautiful baby there." They just see a content and happy child. I look down and see a child that is not only happy, but has bonded with our family. I see a child that may have a rough road ahead of him, but has happy memories that we are a part of. I smile and say, "Thank you."

Syd's fair isle hat gets the Grand Champion ribbon in the knitting division

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