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A day with the girls…and a super hero or two

Just 6 more days until we board the plane! Seriously I’m getting SO excited! (If you missed my friend Christina’s video…you have to see it in the previous post—I seriously called my sister after I saw it to ask her if I should get a perm. Seriously–to have Christina’s hair in Ethiopia would be a plus;). And that brings me to my day with the girls on Thursday…

Cousin Maury came over so we could make her FIRST baby’s baby bedding! And my PRECIOUS friend Melissa came over to help with the kids so I could sew…and whip out bedding in a DAY! Now…the real miracle—is that WE GOT IT DONE! Maury knocked on my door at 10:30ish…and by 5pm…we had converted a pile of folded WHITE fabric to this…

Isn’t it sweet?! The WHITE is so soft, pretty…fresh. I told her just to wait until one good poopy diaper and…well, I just said thankfully she chose ALL WHITE and she can clorox anything that accidentally gets on it;). I am THRILLED for Maury and her hubby, Justin, and their soon-to-be baby! So thankful Isaac has another soon-to-be bud to play with!!!

I loved that Melissa came over to really save the day. Honestly, I’m not sure how we could have gotten it done without her. We had babies to play with…Laney’s nail painting station in progress and of course 2 handsome super heroes to protect us girls…

First of all…I have to say that these two babies (Frank and MT) go WAY back…all the way back to being born the SAME month in 2008! Here they are at just around 3 months old…
Aren’t they yummy!

And here they are holding down the fort while we made Maury’s baby bedding 2 1/2 years later…

Seriously…aren’t they just FULL of SWEETNESS?! Seriously…there can never be too much baby at our house!

These two are just bound to have a crush on one another;). Here is Mary Taylor telling Frank how it will work…”I’m not allowed to call boys silly—so YOU have to call ME…K?!”

Frank may still be a baby/toddler to some…but he can’t WAIT to be one of the big boys…LOVE how he is looking at Henry, Melissa’s oldest here…

And really–how could he NOT want to be like them!? We might not have gotten ANYTHING done if the super heros hadn’t showed up to save the day…

They ran…they jumped…they climbed trees…and then the super heros were tired…

What I LOVE about this family…not only do our babies and kiddos go WAY back. But Melissa and I do as well. She and I were friends at Auburn (War Eagle!). We went to East Asia together with Campus Crusade. We were in one another’s weddings…then we both moved to the same city. THEN we were in a couples Bible study together. Then came babies. AND NOW…we are both growing our families through adoption! Melissa is waiting on her referral for a little one in Uganda…and I can’t WAIT to celebrate with their family. I am OVERJOYED to do life with their family…and I just adore this momma and her crazy hubby. Thank you Melissa for coming out and spending the day here! LOOOOOVE you girl!

And after the bedding was done–and cousin Maury was on her way to fit it like a giddy new mommy waiting on her first baby-to-be (there is NOTHING more exciting than helping someone prepare for their FIRST!)…I scooted off to join 3 of my bestfriends for dinner…a girl’s night out…and then an wild night at Babies-R-Us and Target. It was honestly SOOOO MUCH FUN! And absolutely HILARIOUS. Our bargain shopper, Kelly, kept saying you could get “this” and “that” cheaper at Target…so off we went. THEN the man on the speaker at Target said they were closing in 10 minutes after we’d only been there a short time–so it was like Super Market Sweepstakes putting things on my list in the cart. SO FUNNY. I was yelling, “TAMMY–Desitin! Wipes! Socks! ADDIE–Infant pain reliever! Formula individual packets! Pacifiers! KELLY–Baby oil! Shampoo! Soap!” It was hilarious and so much fun running through Target with them. A memory I will NEVER forget!

And then we got back to our cars and scared 2 teenage girls screaming asking them if they’d take a pic for us with my iphone. Nothing special…but a memory snagged just the same.

Yep…just 6 more days…can’t believe this time NEXT Saturday I’ll be in Ethiopia…unable to sleep…knowing when I wake up I’ll hold my beautiful son in my arms for the first time!!!



Elle J - June 19, 2010 - 9:27 am

I can not wait for you, NEXT weekend!!! Andrea ~ NEXT WEEK END!!!!

Lara - June 19, 2010 - 10:25 am

Aw, how fun. I’m impressed with the bedding! I need to learn how to make that.

Dawn - June 19, 2010 - 11:21 am

SO much fun!!! Praying for those 6 days to be fun, and can’t wait to see you with Isaac!!

Charity - June 19, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Andrea–I found your blog through Addie. Small world…her cousins in Oklahoma are my cousins. At a family gathering last Christmas she gave me your website because I was starting up a photography business. I never got around to visiting your site, until recently. Your blog has been a blessing to me. My husband and I are in the process of adopting siblings from Uganda. I look forward to following your journey to Africa and bring home Isaac!

Megan - June 19, 2010 - 5:33 pm

What a fun, girl-filled day! Can’t wait to see the post of Isaac in your arms!!! Countin’ down with you girlfriend! 😉

april - June 19, 2010 - 6:51 pm

girl, you got some talent going on over there with crib bedding making! Are you on Etsy? B/c we ordered ours on etsy from a lady who makes them, that could possibly help raise any more adoption money you might need now or in the future! :0)