Monday, April 19, 2010

Brady's Referral Day, Emily's Been in our Arms 5 Months and a Major "Breakthrough"!!

April 19th is a busy day here at our house!! Three years ago today we saw Brady's face for the very first time!!! OMG, I remember that day like it was yesterday! Brady has brought so much joy and love to our hearts and house (and a few gray hairs!!). He's such a sweet "big boy" and I can't imagine life without him!!

Today also marks 5 months since we first held Emily in our arms!! I can also remember that day like it was yesterday. She has changed SO much in just 5 months, it's really unbelievable. We get so many laughs, smiles, and giggles out of her now, especially Brady. She LOVES her big brother and wants to do EVERYTHING he does...and most of the time she does!!! LOL. I can only imagine all the good things ahead of us!

As for today's "major breakthrough"......Brady, Emily and I were in the car on the way to the grocery store and Brady and I had the following conversation:

Brady: "Mommy, I love Emily! Can we keep her?"
Me: "Of course we can, she's your baby sister"
Brady: "I'm gonna love her everyday in my heart and kiss her and hug her and kiss her and hug her and kiss her and hug her everyday!!!"

This brings tears to my eyes and is MUCH better than what he said on day 25 of having Emily home, which was: "Mommy, PLEASE take her back to Taiwan". LOL

Brady's referral picture... 2 1/2 months old....April 19th 2007

Brady 3 years old, April 2010

Emily 6 1/2 months old, November 19th 2009

Emily 11 1/2 months old, April 2010


Lori said...

That's beacuse you are both such great parents! They are lucky to have you as you are to have them!!!! They are very blessed children-you are a blessed family!

Joe and Jane said...

How sweet!!! Yay Brady!!!

Shana said...

Wow, 3 years! I can remember when you got Brady's referral and wanting so bad to be you and have my own baby:) Dreams really do come true!

So glad that Brady loves his little sister so much! I knew he's come around:) What a beautiful family you have. Emily is growing like a weed!!

Stefanie said...

Happy Referral Anniversary. I cannot believe how big Brady is getting! Unbelievable! And Emily is just too precious - I adore her chubby cheeks :-)

Brady is such a sweet big bro - he's come a long way from wanting to send her back ;-)