Monday, December 16, 2013

Our Christmas tree farm outing 2013

We've gone to this family owned Christmas tree farm now for several years.  It's really become one of those traditions that the kids look forward to every year.  It's a great excuse to spend the day outdoors, take a wagon ride and roast marshmallows.  This was the first year for both Emmie and Joseph and they both seemed to enjoy it.

So fun.

My handsome husband doing the manly job of chopping the tree for us ;)

I wish I had gotten a picture of Joseph on the wagon ride.  He's been on one other wagon ride since he's been home and I guess he remembered what riding ipon a wagon was like because as soon as we sat down on the wagon he started to giggle the most wonderful giggle and bouce up and down...knowing what was coming.  It was awesome to see how much he enjoyed it!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Joseph had hid first surgery yesterday.  He had tubes put in both ears as well as had his adenoids taken out.  What was supposed to be a half hour procedure turned into 6 1/2 hours at the hospital.  It was a really long day for our little guy, but he did incredibly well and we're hoping this will help a lot with his overall health.  The ENT said that his ears were TOTALLY Full of fluid and that he had probably had many ear infections that went untreated (poor guy!). Hopefully this will clear him up and keep him healthier.

One benefit of the surgery was that I actually got to be there within minutes of him coming out of surgery so that I could cuddle him and do all the after care for him.  It was so good to know that he had a mama there to care about how he felt and help to console him. 

 So very thankful this season for our little Bulgarian boy and having him home with us.