So last thanksgiving we were in North Carolina visiting our cousins. The house was filled with kids, noise, dogs, family and amazing food. We were just talking about adopting at that point....

So much has changed and we are so lucky.

Little S has been such a blessing. We are so lucky to have her in our lives and we have the honor of raising her as our own daughter. All of this would not have been possible without the love of my mom. She saved us from the heartbreaking rollercoaster of fertility and made it possible to become a family with S. THANKS MOM!!

Our Thanksgiving was different, but wonderful. We had brunch at my brother's house with my family and my sis-in-laws family. Good food. Football. Time with both babies. Boy is baby D so much bigger than S! It's nuts!

Then, mysteriously, my Mom wanted to come over to our house after brunch. So she did, and guess what she brought with her???

A NEW BARBEQUE GRILL!! It was an early Christmas present...but an awesome one.

So we made an improptu dinner on the new grill. After M went hunting for a propane tank (not an easy task on Thanksgiving) we cooked burgers, brauts, corn, scalloped potatoes!

Not a traditional feast, but a wonderful feast indeed.


5 Month Stats

Weight 14 pounds 14 ounces

Height 24 inches

Everytime I see her now, I want to sing the teapot song, "I'm a little teapot, SHORT and STOUT!"

I love my little teapot!


S's Second Beach Trip!

We went to Miami Beach with S on the same afternoon as the SWAT team and her first time swimming! It was a busy day!

Here is a picture of M putting S's feet in the Atlantic for the first time.

And then a big wave came and she got too wet:

She didn't like that AT ALL and the water was a little too cold. So here she is getting changed on the beach!


S's First Swim!

So after the SWAT team kicked us off the beach, we ended up at our condo's pool. The water was warm in the pool so we decided to take S in. We bought her the smallest swim diapers that we could find, but they were so big on her. They came up almost to her armpits!!

She seemed to enjoy herself but was so tired that she fell asleep while in the pool. We got her out and put her down for a nap shortly after these were taken:

S's First Beach Trip!

M and I had visitors from Germany last week. Uncle Holzi and Aunt Corinna came for a visit. We went to a condo in Pompano Beach. Totally fun.

Nutty, but fun!

We were forced off the beach by the SWAT team as they searched for a cop killer. There were helicopters circling overhead, so we had to go.

So much for S's first trip to the beach!

Here are some pictures: