Saturday, August 29, 2015

RJ is ONE!!

Im not sure how a year goes by so fast but this one did. Today Robert Jerome officially turned one year old. He is such a ray of sunshine in this family. We all truly adore him. His big brother the most. They are so perfect for each other. James adores and protect him and RJ spurs James to try new things.

Our adoption story is pretty unique and we are so blessed that it happened to us. I have enjoyed our little surprise baby and cant wait for this new year to unfold. I took him to my studio today for some picture fun. Ill let you enjoy his cute face now :-)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stay-Cation 2015 and Birthday

This was a very bust week in our house. Josh and I have been planning to take one of his vacation weeks and be home. He has not stayed a full week at home since James was born. So a Stay-Cation was needed, and it was wonderful. We planned it to go along with our towns Restaurant week since we are foodies. We ate and played and then ate some more.

We are started off the week with a bang. We had RJ's baby dedication and birthday party on Sunday. The party sort of grew on me and final total was 45 guests!! But everyone had a wonder time. Josh made his famous BBQ . the kids swam and James jumped himself silly in the moonbounce. RJ didnt quite know what to think of everyone but he sure enjoyed the cake.

The theme was hot air balloons. Since we first learned that we were going to be adopting RJ, hot air balloons have been his symbol. They make me think of the verse in James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift comes from above....  We have used that Has RJ's life verse and during his baby dedication our church read it to him. It was really special for us and I hope it will be for him one day.
The pictures above is my sweet baby RJ's Baby Dedication portrait I took in our backyard. Isnt he beautiful!!
The boys have enjoyed having daddy home and so have I. Tomorrow ( monday) will be a sad day as we go back to the real world . This will also be our last day of "summer" vacation. Sept 1st starts our homeschool year! I cant wait to get started officially. We are following the relaxed/unschooling method as we learn what works for James and our family.

Below are just some random pictures I took with my phone this week that I want to remember. I have recently become interested in hummingbirds and this little guy was my first to come visit my new feeder.

I LOVe putting things to together ( no really I do)

 James got a new haircut over the week. And he looks so grown!!

Baby boy has the CUTEST curls and I dont think I will ever be able to bring myself to cut them!!

Thanks for reading my randomness :-)