Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a Difference...

...a lot of love and nutrition makes.

Isaac was born May 16, 2008, and arrived in the US on September 17 as a 4 month old. This picture was taken after being in our home for less than a week.

Now fast forward another 4 months to January 17, 2009 and take a look at our 8 month old baby boy.

These two pictures say a thousand words. What a blessing he has been to all of us. Isaac has now been in our family for the same amount of time he was in Ethiopia and in the orphanage. Within the past 10 days he has gotten his first and second tooth...his hair is getting long and curly...he's getting pretty good at using a spoon for his rice cereal. He's just a little (not so little now) miracle.

Right now our friend Kristen from Michigan is spending time with her new daugher Buzunesh in Addis Ababa. Later this week our friends the Dunns from Joplin will be traveling to meet their daughter Tarikwa. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers for safe travels and for their new, wonderful lives together as a family.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bigger Than Gizmo

Isaac is now officially bigger than the cat! For those of you who know Gizmo, you know she isn't a petite cat by any means. Isaac got his flu shot booster today (just a little flinch, no tears for our brave boy) and now weighs 13.4 lbs. He completely skipped over the 11's and 12's! It is amazing what a lot of love and good nutrition will do. Here is a funny picture that we took the other day. Both Gizmo and Isaac are napping on my lap. Very cute!

Look at that huge belly and meaty thighs! Unfortunately, I think I am matching Isaac pound for pound on the weight gain. It is back to Jazzercise for me to try and get those jeans fitting like they should. We wish all of you a healthy, happy 2009!