Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our Little Turkey!

Sophie had her first Thanksgiving party at school yesterday. When I got home from work, she was sporting her new turkey hat. It was so cute! The tailfeathers are made of cut-outs of her little hands. How precious!
I'm loving all of the artwork and projects that she comes home with from school, especially the one below.

How cute is this!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Day in Court

Sophie has been home with us 8 months, and she's already had to go to court! It was for a good reason, though. It was to finalize her adoption in our state. It was painless and took all of 15 minutes. Most of that was taking pictures! We are so happy that we were able to have our friend, Judge Greg Norris, preside over this very special court appearance. He and Terry had prayed very hard for us and Sophie during our adoption process, so it was so special for him to be a part of it now. Thanks, Greg! And, Sophie, this better be your first and last time to be in court, young lady! :)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This was Sophie's first Halloween. She dressed up like a ladybug, if you hadn't already figured it out. She had so much fun.

We started out trick-or-treating at Aunt Emily and Uncle JW's house...

and then we went to see Aunt Margaret

and Uncle Billy.

We then went see Aunt Judy and Uncle Larry, where Sophie had to choose which ring she wanted. Decisions, decisions......

Here Sophie is posing with Aunt Judy and Uncle Larry. From here, we made our way back to Peterman, where we attended our first hayride..after trick-or-treating a little more, of course.

Here is Aunt Bot getting ready to fill Sophie's pumpkin, while Nana waits her turn.

Sophie had a great time running all over the yard, as anywhere outside is her favorite place to be.

Here, Sophie is playing musical hay bales with Nana.

And a second turn with Aunt Bebe.

After a delicious dinner of soups and sandwiches, perfect for a crisp Fall evening, we went on the hayride. Sophie was a little apprehensive, since she had never ridden outside in the dark, but Baba held on to her tight and made sure she was good and warm. We had a great time celebrating our first Halloween as a family, and we are looking forward to many more.

Sophie's Baby Dedication

Sunday, October 24, was Sophie's baby dedication. Brother Terry Harden, who is an adoptive parent himself, officiated the service. It was such a special day for us; one that we had waited for for a very long time. Many, many Sundays I sat in church wondering what it would feel like to stand before the church to dedicate our daughter to the Lord. It was so much better than I ever imagined.

We are constantly in awe of the fact that God blessed us with such a special daughter.