Cool hospital socks! After months of ear infections and fluid on his ears, Eli was finally sent to the specialist!! After a short evaluation the doctor recommended tubes for Eli!! We are so happy that he will finally be out of pain and be able to hear clearly. It was amazing how short the actual surgery was, less than 30 mins. He was a trooper. We got a very early appointment, they got him right in and we were home before 10am. Grandma came to visit and brought a blow up dinosaur! Eli got a blue latex glove as a hospital souvenir and chased me all over the house with it. Its been 2 weeks since the surgery, he is talking more clearly and expanding his vocabulary. Yipee!!!
Happy Holidays!!! Matt, Eli and I have had a wonderful year so far and are excited for 2011! Eli is growing and changing tons. He is a huge fan of Thomas the Train. He loves garlic pretzels and butter, just not together. Yes, butter. He even sneaks it! He loves preschool. He was just in the preschool holiday program. It was fun to see him up on the stage with a santa hat on. He even sang a song or two, the other songs he just stood there saying "daddy" cause he could see Matt and wanted to come and sit with him. The other day Matt said "I need a hug" to Eli. Eli looked at him and said "I need more trains" and walked out of the room. Eli loves running and spinning on the new floors downstairs! It is super funny. Matt is keeping busy with work and his side business. He enjoys working with the youth at church. For my birthday he made me the most amazing photo book of our life together so far. It was amazing and took him many hours to complete. He is the best husband EVER! We have been watching Man vs. Food lately and making plans to cook up some of the amazing foods we see. I have been crafting, wrapping and all the other holiday stuff we women do. I love this time of year; Christmas music, nativities, decorations, wrapping presents etc. I am so thankful for the birth of our Savior! We are praying to adopt soon. We are fully aware that it is in the Lords hands. Thanks for all the love and support in that area.
We lost our camera this summer and then recently found it!!! Here is a late posting of summer fun at the lake. We had amazing weather and awesome friends to make it one of our favorite memories of this year. Eli loved playing with Kaelynn and being able to see deer up close.
Matt and I are in the final stages of getting approved to adopt again. We are waiting on fingerprint results and then the final "OK" from LDS Services. We submitted the fingerprints end of May so anyday we should hear something. After that we begin waiting for a birth mother/father to chose us as their adoptive family. For those of you who don't know exactly how the process works from here I will tell you. Once we are "approved", we will pop up on the website: Itsaboutlove.com and birth mothers and fathers can view our profile and read about us and decide if they want to get to know us better and if we may be a good fit for their child. Adoption is all about WAITING! Waiting for the appts, referral letters, home study, classes, paperwork, fingerprints, background check, etc....and then finally...a MIRACLE and it is all worth it!! Eli was worth every minute of waiting! I know the next little kiddo(s) will be too!! Please keep us in your prayers and if you know anyone who would like to contact us pls. give them my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or my phone number if you know it. Thanks!!! xoxo