Friday, April 11, 2014

Making sweet memories and raising awareness.

Anton's very favorite movie in the whole wide world is Rio. He has watched it for a least a year almost every dressing change. When we found out Rio 2 was coming out our whole family couldn't wait to see it!

Today after Jason came home from work we loaded up with Wita in her car (Papa T is out of town) and headed to the movies. All the kids were so excited and talked up a storm on the way to the movie. Anton doesn't eat popcorn but he always asks for popcorn at the movies so he can hold it, cutest thing ever. We all really enjoyed the movie and after it was over we stayed for the entire credits because Anton was dancing up a storm while I was holding him. This boy has got some moves.

 After the movie we all went to BJ's Brewery for dinner. Anton is doing so much better eating by mouth so I ordered myself a meal that included foods that Anton can eat. I also ordered him a few fries because he loves to hold them. I think if you asked Anton what his favorite food was he would say yogurt first and fries second, although he wont he the fires, he just wants to hold them. We had an amazing meal and really enjoyed hanging out together.

 The family sitting next to us at BJ's had 2 older kids so I asked Anton if he wanted to go give them one of his cards and he said yes. We have awareness cards that have Anton's story on them, what EB is and how people can help by donating to iRefuse. We walked over and I said "Anton wanted to give you guys his cards." They were super sweet and were glad to have the information. We went back our table and not too long after the Dad and daughter came to our table and asked where we adopted Anton from. Once we told them Russia their daughter lit up because she was also adopted from Russia as well as her brother. I felt like my heart was going to explode I was so excited. Anton was so cute when I told him they were also adopted from Russia he said "WHAT?!?!?!" in his most excited voice. Then he told them he was from Moscow, Russia. :)

 Their daughter is 14 and was wanted to help Anton however she could. She wants to tell her friends at school about EB and wants to have a fundraiser for irefuse! I told Kenya what she said after they left and Kenya was so excited that the young lady wanted to help her brother.

We were all so touched by how kind and caring this family was. When we went to pay for our meal the waitress said the family we were talking to had already taken care of our meal. We were shocked, blessed and so thankful. I know they didn't do it so we would thank them but if you guys are reading this THANK YOU SO MUCH, that meant more to us than I could ever express with words. Also please email me because I want to send your daughter a few things so she can share them with her friends. It was a joy to meet y'all and to share the common bond of adoption!

God has truly blessed us and we are thankful for great memories and making new friends.

I hope y'all have a great weekend!




Monday, March 17, 2014

2 years today!

Anton has been home for two years today! I can't believe how fast time has flown by!

Anton,
Happy TWO years home sweet boy! You have brought our family more joy than could ever be expressed with words and it is like you have always been here. We are so thankful you are our son! God is so good!



Anton's eyes are wrapped because he has a corneal abrasion but he is still just as happy as can be. 




Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Judah and Anton's last day of being THREE!!!

Here is a picture of Judah and Anton on their last day of being two and the other one is them today on their last day of being three!!! 




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Medieval Times!

We all had a blast at Medieval Times!
So thankful we got to celebrate our boys birthdays in such a fun way!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Birthday Time!

Judah and Anton will turn 4 next week so we had a small party tonight at our house and we are now headed to Medieval Times for more party fun. Here are some pictures from the party at our house.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Anton's first real food

I am so excited right now and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. Anton just ate a gram cracker by himself! He has only ever had baby food and has refused to eat anything solid. This is a huge step for him and we are so so proud!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Anton's snuggle buddies

This is how Anton wanted to fall asleep tonight. This kid cracks me up! 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Anton and Judah

Anton and Judah are so sweet together and they are the best of friends. Judah is always checking on Anton  (or E-ton as he calls him.) I rearranged their room a few days ago and Judah wanted his bed right by Anton's so they could hold hands and talk while they were falling asleep.

Tonight Anton was tired before Judah so I put him to bed first. A few minutes after I put him to bed Judah said "I'm going to go check on E-ton"  he went in there and Anton said "Judah can you lay down with me while I go to sleep?" Judah said "sure, let me ask Mama"  of course I said yes. He crawled in Anton's bed and they just talked and talked. Judah stayed very still so he didn't hurt his brother and I helped him get up once they were done hanging out.

I love watching Anton and Judah together. They have a bond like I have never seen before and it brings me such joy to watch them interact together.

Monday, November 11, 2013

How is it possible it has been 5 years?!?!

Melody and Madison were born exactly 5 years and 30 minutes ago.

It was at this point 5 years ago we were in the O. R. and our daughters were still alive.

It was at this point I held my daughters in my arms, listened to them breathe and watched their heart beating.

It was at this point I watched a nurse lovingly place our daughters in my husbands arms, as he looked at them with tears streaming down his face I knew our lives would never be the same.

It was at this point they were placed in my arms and Destinee helped me hold my sweet babies.

It was at this point I knew they wouldn't be with us much longer.

It was at this point I prayed that God would take our sweet babies so they didn't have to struggle to breathe anymore.

It was at this point my babies went from my arms to the arms of Jesus.

It was at this point my life changed forever.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mama Olga this one is for you :)

Sorry I haven't updated the blog in awhile but here are some super cute pictures from the past few weeks.

We went to Ms. Hanna's 3rd birthday party this past weekend (Hanna is on the far left) and a very special guest showed up.

Anton wasn't impressed :) 

Anton is working hard in physical therapy.

Sweet smile! 

Anton and Judah are the very best of friends!

Kenya is playing soccer and LOVING it (Judah is too but I don't have any of his pictures for some reason).

Anton is proud to be a Texan!

We miss you so much Mama Olga and love getting your emails. Love you!