Saturday, October 24, 2015

pumpkin patch '15


today was the day.
if you've read this blog for any length of time you know that the pumpkin patch is our thing.

today we got to take conti with us, so this was a special treat.  we geared dax up for several weeks, reminding him that this was on the schedule.  he got super excited today when he woke up and remembered that today was pumpkin patch day.  he had a blast jumping on the moon bounce pillow, running through mazes, doing duck races, going down the giant slide, watching goats and rabbits, riding the choo-choo train, taking a hayride, running through fields of pumpkins, and eating kettle corn, soft pretzels, and funnel cake.  

we all had a great time just watching this boy grin from ear to ear all day long.  sweet boy's personality was on fire today.  he was hamming it up all afternoon long.  when we went to the pumpkin field dax thought we should probably take home all of the pumpkins, even though there were about a thousand to choose from.  he had a hard time narrowing down the field.  we let him pick our four pumpkins and he selected a wide range from bumpy to green speckled to stemless to lumpy.  they'll be carved up later this week before the big festivities.

so glad we got to spend this day with our sweet boy making more happy memories together.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

...and it came to be

in the past three days i've caught dax in what appeared to be thought pondering.  once was in the bathtub and the other in the car today.  in both instances he was staring off into space but yet still in deep focus.  when asked what he was thinking about he, on both instances, said he was sad that his baby sister (he calls her by name) was not there with him.

we pray for a baby sister and talk about her occasionally, but it is not something we discuss with him often because we just don't know when it will happen.  adoption is hard because of the uncertainty.  most mommies with babies growing in their bellies have at least some sort of rough estimate as to when the new baby might be delivered, but we just have no clue.  there's no countdown.  there's no warning.  it could be tomorrow.  it could be two years from now.  we just don't know.  try explaining all of that to a three year old.

however, it's amazing to know that God blessed us with a precious boy who is going to make a great big brother.  he's so sensitive and concerned with loving his little sister before she's even known.  it's the same love we had for him while we prayed in waiting for him to come.  we didn't know if we'd be welcoming a boy or a girl, a newborn or a three month old, or when he'd arrive.  yet, all the while - as we waited - we prayed and we loved.  we prayed that God would locate the child that was perfect for our family and bring us to him - and he did.  

we're so thankful to have sweet dax in our lives.  he's recently been memorizing verses for his awana class and this week's verse was:

"Psalm 33:9 - For He spoke and it came to be."

i cannot help but ponder over how fitting this verse is for all that's been running through my mind as of late.  it's like dax already has a connection with his sister.  a bond that will be inseparable.  a connection that only he and she will understand.  one day sweet boy she'll be here - and when she does we won't be able to contain our jubilation.