Monday, August 16, 2010

Tenaye's 1st day of school

It is official. Tenaye is a school girl! She started Kindergarten today and loved it. She was a brave girl and didn't cry at all. This morning when she woke up she had a smile from ear to ear and helped me make her lunch and was so excited to go. When we got to school there were lots of people everywhere, so she got a little nervous, but was brave and had a fun day. I know it helps that we know her teacher from church, it has made the transition easier. (Isaac just wanted to have a backpack like his big sis, he isn't in school yet in case you were wondering!)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tenaye Day

I can't believe that is has already been a year since Tenaye officially joined our family. On one hand it has gone by so quickly and on the other it feels like she has always been with us.


You are such a special little girl and I am so happy that God has choosen us to be your parents. You make us laugh with your silly sense of humor and your funny outlook on life. You amaze us everyday with your incredible memory and your ability to learn and adapt so quickly. I love to see you and Isaac play together. Nobody can make him laugh like you do! I can't imagine what was going on in your mind when two strangers walked in to the orphanage and you were told to leave with us. You are so brave and have been through and seen so much more than most kids your age. You are smart, funny, beautiful, and full of energy. I love you to the moon and back!



It's been a year to remember for sure. Lots of tears. Lots of laughs. From both you and me. But to watch you now, and to see how much you've grown over the last year makes it all worth it. I always wanted a daddy's little girl. And now I have her. I remember watching you, and holding you when we picked up Isaac. You were so scared and so quiet. I don't think I saw a smile or heard a word from you during our visits. No one would believe it today. You are a funny, brave, talkative little 5 year old girl that is an amazing big sister with a heart of gold. I love you and will always be there for you.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today we passed court in Ethiopia and finally (11 months after referral) became Tenaye's parents. We love you sweet girl and can't imagine life without you. You are smart, funny, brave, loving, and simply fabulous :) Our family feels complete now that you are in it. We will forever thank God for you and are so excited to watch you grow into someone special. Love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Blessed 2nd Birthday

Today is Isaac's 2nd birthday, and we celebrated with a party at our house with some family and friends. It's late Sunday night and it's been a long day for both of us. No matter how busy we are though, and especially today, we remember two people who made the ultimate sacrifice. This little boy of ours is something special, and we thank God all the time for bringing him into our lives and allowing us to call him our son. Enjoy a few photos from the big day.