A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fun Photo Collage Tool

I do not know how to "add link"...ya know how bloggers have a subject highlighted and if you click on it you will go to website? It seems beyond me to figure that out right now...but did want to share this fun photo tool...the
Shape Collage...Go to http://www.shapecollage.com/ to see how to download it and have fun with your photos. Her is one from Jarib's birthday cake photos..

Cuteness & Sugar Overload/Jarib's 2nd Birthday

There is tons of photos on this blog. "Little's" birthdays are so much fun simply must take tons of photos...just want to share the joy with you. If you can hold out to the end there is a surprise. A WONDERFUL blessing for Jarib and the culmination of months of paperwork and dealing with insurance. Praise the Lord!

Judah showing how yummy the frosting is on his tongue

Daddy likes Mommy's cupcakes too

Solomon and Towabech

Miriam and Meseret


Tamar MyHao

Happiness is the biggest ball..

Jarib loves balls. He also still calls everything "round" a ball...like an orange, globe,a Brussel sprout. But real balls are just the best all time toy. They roll, bounce are even mostly squishy and colorful. For Jarib's birthday we bought over a dozen balls of varying size and a small child wading pool to hold them. They a winner!

Any toy for any of the three little boys is a "shared" toy. Stress and screaming reigns unless there is at least three of any given play thing. So, the balls are shared; thrown at windows and each other; played with in pool and bath tub; and at times slept with like a favored "lovey".

The best is last here. A few weeks ago Jarib's new wheelchair was delivered. It is honestly the cutest thing I have ever seen. From the first time Jarib sat in it he knew exactly how to make it work. He can crawl up into chair himself and buckle his sea belt. It has changed his life! He gets ALL over in house. Though the hard wood floors are easier for speed,he does fine moving on the rug. He LOVES playing (speeding around) on the cement and sidewalks outside...though he isn't able to get far in grass. Jarib loves to "dance" to music in his chair and to play the "twirl around" game where he spins the chair faster and faster around in circle. We are so happy for him!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Meseret's May 27th Birthday

Meseret is such a sweet daughter. She was adopted at age 8 and is now a whopping 14 years old! "Messy" is a great helper and very hard worker at home. She is super social and loves her friends and youth group. Most lovely is she loves the Lord and seeks to follow Him. It shows...Happy 14th Birthday honey!

The after "Happy Birthday" song cheering

Towabech waiting to bless Meseret with the gift she spent many hours making..

Meseret with her beautiful birthday gift scarf from sister. Towabech came from Layla home in Ethiopia with master knitting skills.