Friday, September 27, 2013

Zoo day

Today is Ethan's 3 month birthday!

He said he wanted to go to the zoo to celebrate. Also, our
very good long time friends Stephen and Lori have moved into town and their youngest Nolan and Addison are getting along so well so far. So we decided to bring them with us.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Adoption Day

Today was adoption finalization day for Ethan!  He is now fully and legally a Gafford.  I love that Addison thinks she remembers her adoption day simply because she's seen the pictures so often.  She was so excited to walk through the process again with baby brother.  At one point she said, "Adoption is just so much fun!"  

 Ethan was especially handsome for his big day.  He was also a barrel of laughs and smiles throughout the morning.  Except for the 10 minutes we were in the courtroom.  He slept through it all.  Better that than crying!

Had to get some cute pictures of the siblings before changing out of the dress clothes...

This was right before he spit up down his tie and belly...

 And this happened right after I wiped him clean.  I think his blood curdling cries startled Addison and she might have feared she'd caused his tears or something.  Of course I hurriedly put the camera down to come to their aid...  Oh wait...  I think we can all agree this was a Kodak moment :)

We were so happy to be finalizing close to family this time!  It was nice having Grandma and Grandpa's support in the courtroom this morning.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Cuteness Abounds

 Our boy is getting so big already.  He had his 2 month check-up earlier this week and weighed in at 13 lbs 13 oz. and measured 25 inches long.  I guess that explains why he's no longer fitting in his 3 month clothes.  Here are some goodies from our latest camera dump.

Most of the time Ethan enjoys his bath time.  It's certainly relaxing for him because no matter how much earlier we do it each day he's not long for the world after.

 Ethan's hair is quite curly when it's wet.  But whether we comb it out or leave it curly he always wakes up with fairly straight hair.  It will be interesting to see what his hair will be like as he gets older.

 Love this little one's smile and giggle.

"Holy cow, she's so close to my face!"

 2 Month Big Bear shot

The chub is starting!

Snuggling with my kids!