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When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Button Pictures!!

Last night we received our final update of Button before traveling. WOOHOO! We leave the country in 1 week. I absolutely cannot believe it is finally here. We are running around with a million things left to do and loving every minute of it. Being busy for this reason is the most wonderful thing on earth. But I know none of you care about any of that - "The pictures, for heaven's sake, Rosemary, get to the pictures!" So without further ado, here's Button:


Isn't he adorable? Of course, we know you all agree! For all of you waiting parents who are curious about these things, the progress reports have a bit of basic info about height and weight, body measurements, eating and sleeping habits and any special needs that Holt may be keeping an eye on. Some of the reports may take the time to comment on personality and disposition and some of them don't. Our report this time said that Button is cheerful and active and makes many funny gestures and plays harmoniously with other children. We are incredibly grateful because these are far and away the best quality pictures we have ever received of him and they are only 2 months old so hopefully this gives us a clear idea of his little face (and clothes size) as we go to meet him IN JUST ONE WEEK!!! That means so much to us since children change on a near daily basis.

On cloud nine,
--Brian and Rosemary

24 comments:

Nichole and Craig said...

He is sooooo handsome. He looks very happy is all the photos. I can't wait until you meet him in person in ONE week 8-)

wideopenspaces said...

I love him. And I am so ridiculously thrilled for you guys. Praying a smooth journey for all of you -

Jessica said...

What a sweetheart. Could he look any happier? I don't think I've ever heard "plays harmoniously" with others attributed to a child. What a fabulous description! What a fabulous little boy.

Robin and Kyle said...

Ack! Adorableness overload!!! YAY!!!

Deena said...

Overwhelmingly happy for you. I can't wait to see the pictures of you and Brian with him! Ohhh and the girls at HOG! So exciting!

Yoli said...

Oh I am in cuteness overload!!!! He is delicious!!!! What a cutie pie! How is he now Rosemary? 2? We ourselves leave to get our little girl this Sunday. I am overwhelmed with last minute details but like you, thrilled!!!

Wyndee said...

Cutie! Cutie! Cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

Oh my goodness...I am speechless!

Wendy said...

Absolutely, positively too cute for words! We were thrilled when we got our final update with pictures of Lily about 4 days before we were supposed to leave (we were with Holt, too). The update you get when you finally get there (on meeting day) is VERY comprehensive and pages long. You'll know every single thing he likes to eat, how often he eats (it will be alot; Holt foster families feed their babies constantly), how often he goes to the bathroom, everything!

You must be ready to burst. Say "hi" to Pat for us when you get to Bangkok!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my word!! The third picture is my favorite!!!......makes you wonder what he's up to....... love it.

Praying all the things on your to-do list gets checked and that it makes the time fly by!!!

Can't wait to hear him laugh!!!

Sharon said...

Aaawww, he is absolutely beautiful!!!

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

What a delightful little 'junior pilot'. Can't wait to see the photo's of him in your arms!

Mireille said...

He is totally adorable and fashionable too, he even has a cute bracelet. This little sweetie pie is too cute for words!! I love his twinkle eyes!!

Sarah said...

Oh my. He is so sweet. Look at that coy turn of the foot! One week! It's really happening. We'll be following along and can't wait. xoxoxo

Jeremy said...

yes, adorable! can't wait for you to be there! seeing him in person, getting to know him! It won't be long now....yay!

Maci Miller said...

OH MY GOSH! He is perfect! Adorable doesn't even cut it! I can't believe you are going in ONE WEEK!!! I am just giddy for you! Absolutely giddy! Have a safe, fun, incredible, beyond-wonderful trip!!! Can't wait to hear more! Will be glued to your site!

Big hugs from us!

Maggie said...

OMG! He really is cute as a button! I can't wait to get to know him. I promise to visit as often as I can and when I do, I'll feed him lots of sugar, get him WAY hyper, buy him ridiculous things as only an auntie should, and then go home. Love you all.

Bridget said...

So Cute! I love the hat. Have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to read all about it.

ninthandpine9 said...

and he's obviously smart, because he's already a Junior Pilot and he's not even 2 years old!! They don't give that title to just anyone you know.

Chris and Terri said...

Oh My Goodness! 100% adorable!

Have a wonderful trip! I have been thinking about you all week and can't wait to see pics of you holding this incredible little guy!

Anonymous said...

He's absolutely adorable!! Have a wonderful trip.

Shea

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Finland. We are waiting a thai child too, only we have propably still a long wait ahead of us..
Button is so incredibly adorable. I can imagaine how happy you are now, and soon you are all together - a family.

Megan said...

Oh, Rosemary, he is so absolutely adorable. I am not sure how you survived this last week with such cuteness waiting for you in Thailand! I know you are winging your way there right now! Can't wait till he is in your arms!!

Blessings~

Ellie said...

He's so sweet! Can't wait to hear about his personality!!! Have a wonderful trip of a lifetime!