Sunday, April 13, 2014

Greetings from the beach!

My parents surprised us with a trip to the beach!
I found out about it on Thursday night, and on Saturday afternoon we left.
We've been having a great time!
The weather is beautiful, but the water is well, freezing!
But what boy ever let that stop them?
They were in the water, clothes and all!

more to come later!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kaden Quote 15

While driving in the car to the park my mom looked puzzled.
She looked towards the back seat and saw Kaden sitting with his mouth open, without his lips moving.
"Kaden," she asked, "why is your mouth open?"
Kaden looked around... and closed his mouth.
"I... I singing!" he said.
"Singing without moving your lips!?" we all asked.
"Ommm, yes!" He answered. 
Well, of course!  What else would he be doing?
Needless to say we all spent the rest of car trip singing with the music... Without moving our lips.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kaden Quote 14

When we were at the courthouse for the readoption,
the lady was explaining something to Kaden which he got very excited about.
"Now you will have two "birthdays," she said. "The day you were born, and today."
Kaden looked up quickly with an excited expression on his face, and said,
"Yes!  You give me a present?"

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014: Our Readoption Day

Today Bethany and Kaden became Gilbartes, again!
When we adopted from DR Congo,
they didn't require at that time (I don't know whether or not they do now)
readoption the US, but my parents wanted to make the paper work simpler for them when Bethany and Kaden were older.
Now they will have all the paper work, including birth certificates, etc., here. 
There ceremony was closed to the public and was really nice!
The judge has adopted several kids herself and was really sweet to Kaden and Bethany.
Kaden was so funny!
After the judge came in and sat down she looked at Kaden and asked,
"So, Mr. Kaden, we are here to talk all about you!"
Kaden looked up excitedly and then glanced towards Bethany asking,
"And Defany, too?"
He is still so sweet towards her.
In the car she dropped her blanket on the floor and he picked it up for her saying,
"Here you, sweetheart!"
I don't know where he heard someone say that, but I sure was cute to hear!
Kaden was so excited when the judge gave him the folder of papers and told him it was his to keep.
in this pictures they are pressing the seal on their papers.
some how, even though Bethany had a night diaper on, she wet through it and leaked on the chair.
Oops!  Sorry!
We are so thankful that Kaden and Bethany are forever Gilbartes.
Our adoption journey to them had it's ups and downs, but it is so worth it.
They are such blessings and we honestly cannot imagine life without them.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bethany and Kaden Pictures

This past week my Dad and I walked in our neighborhood with Kaden as he drove Bethany in his car.
The little ones and my dad humored me, and
we stopped at a field in our neighborhood where I had taken pictures of David before.
The sun was just right to get good pictures, and my dad got some great smiles out of Bethany.
This first pictures of the two of them is so serious and still... so unlike how they usually are!
Linking up with Ni Hao Y'all!
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