This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family night fun

Lola Joy LOVES to look at books and to be read to! Can't have family night without some serious wrestling with Daddy.
These faces crack me up!!!
Lola and her big bro. (with slobber running down his shirt and he doesn't care!)
Lola and her bigger bro! So sweet!

Can you say precious!?? God is so good!
The 3 Musketeers!
What a fun night.
Counting my blessings this day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Fun

We decided to allow the boys to have a friend over to spend the night over the Holiday weekend. We rarely get to do this as Doug's work schedule is crazy, but we took advantage of this opportunity and had a blast!!!
The boys planned to play Flag Football. It was a blast watching them!
Team Red!Team Yellow

I love this pic of Doug! He really gets into it! lol! Baby, you've still got it!

Game on!

I love their faces in this pic! Keegan and Cole are smiling, and Bryson is serious!

This boy can kick it!
What a crew!

Later we headed down back for S'mores!

Even Lola Joy was there. No S'mores for you yet!
Fun at home!
I almost waited too long to get this one. Looks like Bry might drop at any moment! oops!

My sweeties!!!
Mommy's little helper!
We had SUCH an enjoyable weekend! It was SOO nice to have an extra day off with my kiddos and spend some quality time with my family. What a blessing they are to me.
God Bless!

Friday, September 4, 2009

6 months old and Home 2 months!!!

Lola Joy Kalkidan Stanley is 6 months old and has been home for two months. This morning, we went out for a little photo shoot. I am NOT a photographer, but had fun shooting this little princess.
This was a funny pic. Our neighbors kitty, Frosty, came to love on Lola.
Lola fell backwards and I loved this shot!!:)

I am getting good at sitting up now!

Again, she plopped backwards and I stole a pic!
She was being so serious!

Love those eyes!

Angel baby!

There's a smile!
You've got the CUTEST little baby face!
Lola Joy is the most precious little girl. For a little girl who was quite wobbly when we got her, she has made great strides! She is meeting her developmental milestones and is learning new things with each new day. Lola is rolling both ways, and rolls across the floor! lol! She is sitting up, saying "Da Da", eating rice cereal and pears. She smiles, she laughs, she loves! She is truly a gift from God. Our lives are enriched and full of JOY each day by her. God is SOOO good. She is adored by her sweet big brothers! They love her more than I could have ever prayed for or imagined. It's so amazing how God can work such a miracle. We are overwhelmed by emotion and blessed by the Call from God to be Lola Joy's forever family. Thank you God for this INDESCRIBABLE gift! We love you Lolee!!!!!