Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gottcha Day and Easter Pics

7 years ago (yesterday) Stephan and I became parents for the first time. We spent a month in Russia as it was a turbulent time in Russian adoption - but finally we were allowed to adopt a sweet little baby boy known as Andrei (Androushka) who will forever be known as our son, Francis.

This is Francis' referral picture. A picture that changed our lives forever. We had very little information to make a decision with. We decided to take a leap of faith - that this child was meant to be ours - so happy that we did. I can't imagine life without you Francis! Happy Adoption Day! Love always, Mommy and Daddy. xxx

Here's a picture from Easter morning. The kids we up so freekin' early!!!

Here's Francis with Buddy (my dad's dog) on Easter Sunday at my mom's house. He was so happy to get to be the Easter Bunny this year and organize the egg hunt. There were only a few pictures of him and this was the best of them all - he's been shying away from the camera lately, not sure what's up with that.

Naomi and Cousin Kaleb partaking in the Easter Egg Hunt that Francis organized for them. It was freezing cold (about 5 degrees Celsius) but we got to enjoy a few minutes of fresh air!!


Wanda said...

Happy Gotcha Day Francis! (He's growing up so fast, wow.)

Catherine said...

7!! Congrats on your family day with your awesome son!

Way to go Francis! Your egg hunt rocked!!

Dawn and Dale said...

Happy Adoption Day Francis!!! HOW CUTE IS HE in that referral picture????!!!!! You must have died when you first saw that blonde hair blue-eyed bundle of cuteness!!!!!!

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful family!!!!

3D said...

Happy Adoption Day! He is a super kid.

Love the Easter stuff!

Keep smilin!

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day! How wonderful!

Jednet said...

He is such a good looking young man. He looks very grown up in the picture with the dog. Congratulations on your seven year anniversary. How crazy is that. SEVEN years.


Pug Mama said...

I LOVE Francis' referral picture!! How precious!
Happy gotcha anniversary!!!

Susie and Gordie said...

Happy Adoption Day to you all!

Jennifer said...

Happy Gotcha Day Francis!

What a sweet referral picture.

Sounds like you had a fun Easter.


Janet said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We just celebrated our first year Gotcha Day!

Francis is very handsome. :-)

Donna said...

Happy anniversary...great photos!