It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

December 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm (Uncategorized)

I have been the worst blogger ever basically since our precious Makalo joined our family. Life got really crazy (to put it mildly) and my blog got very quiet. I cannot tell you how many times I have thought or Brendan has said, “We really need to blog about this!”

I’m not sure if anyone will read this, but as I sat and worked on my kids stockings tonight I felt overwhelmed with gratitude, joy, and peace. Our children are amazing little human beings.

Andikpeme is doing awesome! We have our struggles still, but we also have some security, confidence, and attachment. I know that we are just at the beginning of this journey, but when you have some sort of base to work off of, his whole world isn’t completely shaken by every little thing. He is amazing! In the last 18 months, he has learnt English, his colors, numbers, letters, shapes, patterns, many different games, social skills, play skills, new rules, boundaries, a whole new culture, and the list just goes on and on. He is sweet, kind, hilarious, and a wonderful older brother. He is soooooo excited for Christmas and we are so excited to be able to really celebrate it with him!

Ekaete is as crazy as ever. She is the most passionate 2-year-old we have ever met. Everything she does is full of passion and emotion. She is a great athlete and loves playing Spiderman or Batman with her older brother. At any given point, she can be seen flying off the edge of a couch or a counter with a blanket hanging out of the back of her shirt! She finds herself hilarious and her Fat Albert-like laugh is constantly echoing through our house. If it’s not, you can almost guarantee she is screaming and yelling at her brother. She has almost mastered the alphabet and has been counting to ten for some time now. She worships her family and makes that very clear to each and every one of us! She is a fire-cracker and she cracks us up constantly!

Makalo is the sweetest little pumpkin in the whole entire world. He is the most chilled out, easy-going, cuddly baby ever. There is very little that can rattle this guy and trust me, his brother and sister have tested this on many occasions. 😉 He loves playing with his older siblings, giving kisses, and cuddling (especially with mommy). His eye sight has improved with every appointment and he continues to develop despite being far-sighted so the opthamologist is waiting to give him glasses. He is now pulling himself up on things, crawling up the stairs, and waiving hi and bye. He says mom all day long despite daddy’s best efforts to get him to switch it up and say dad. Like a true member of our family, he is OBSSESSED with food and could eat all day long. He has not turned any food down and has never suggested that he has had enough. He truly is our little angel and we are so grateful he joined our family.

There it is…the reason I am gushing with emotions. I have a beautiful family. And I am so grateful.

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4 Comments

  1. Jess said,

    you do have a beautiful family! 🙂

  2. Rhonda said,

    So glad you had a little update, been missing chatting with you! Glad to hear things are going really well too 🙂

  3. danielle ross said,

    so happy to read a new entry pie face, love reading about my beautiful niece and nephews.

  4. sandiebartlett said,

    We love your family, each with it’s destinctive personality. It’s been amazing to watch each of your kiddies grow, and settle into your family.

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