because i've had a lot of work lately we've also been going full throttle on the weekends. three weekends ago we finally took dax to get his big boy hair cut, and i finally have some post-hair cut pictures for those of you who've asked.
last weekend we headed to my parent's house to be in town for a family friend's funeral and made sure dax got to visit with about 25 family members. we were hoping to sneak a dip in the lake in on this visit, but the water and weather were just too cold, so dax just got to spend time playing in the yard and running around. i got to stay up until almost 3 am to chat with my big sissy. it's been a while since we got to catch up and it was great to spend so much time with her. we were glad to see everyone, but totally exhausted when we finally made it home and needed another holiday weekend just to recover from the long weekend.
saturday afternoon before dax's nap we turned on a giant sprinkler ball to let dax run through the water. it was hot and muggy outside and dax had been such a good fella with all of the trips to target and construction going on that we knew we could all use some down time. we were not sure how he'd react to the icy cold water spraying out everywhere, but it really did not take him long to run at it full force and just stand there with water spraying right into his face! he played in the sprinkler for a good thirty minutes until he was soaking wet and covered with grass clippings when we elected to shut 'er down and get him into a nice warm bath and into his bed. i think he really enjoyed it and we will be doing more sprinkler times soon!
lately we've had some questions surrounding when we'll adopt again. will and i have had discussions around this and really find our hearts torn at this point about what God's plan is for growing our family. we're praying and considering adopting from africa, adopting a waiting child from foster care, or pursuing another domestic infant adoption. right now we're just not sure where we're being called and we're completely fine with that. we're discussing talking with our previous adoption agency about all options some time in 2014, so when we have progress there we'll keep you posted. until then we're madly and deeply in love with our sweet boy and are treasuring every second that he's our only.