Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy Paxton Day! Happy Family Day!

Today is a special day for our family.  Today is the day that we celebrate Paxton joining our family and our family turning into a family of FIVE!

Happy Paxton Day!

Happy Family Day!

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." 
Ephesians 3:20-21

God definitely did more than we could have asked or imagined when he gave us Paxton.  We give God all of the glory!

We are so thankful for our family of five.  Adoption has been such a blessing to every single one of us.  From day one of telling Connor and Kyle about our plans to adopt, they completely understood what we were doing and that we would be adopting their sibling who would be as much their sibling as they were siblings to each other.  They were so excited to add Paxton to our family and they have loved and adored him every day for the past year!  They have both taken on the role of big brother better than we could have asked or imagined (Praise God!).  Connor loves being the big, big brother and he has become such a good helper with Paxton.  Kyle was meant to be a middle brother.  We did not realize how much he NEEDED a baby brother, but he did.  He takes his role as big brother seriously and he adores Paxton.  Both Connor and Kyle have made us so proud this past year!

Paxton has been such a joy for us!  His smile, his laughter, his silliness make us smile every single day.  I cannot imagine our life without him.  He is more than we could have ever asked for or imagined!

Can you look at this face without smiling!?

I cannot believe that it has already been a year since we met Paxton!

I look back at these pictures and I see his nervousness and fear of the unknown.  How scary that day and those first few days must have been for him!?  But, he adjusted so well to us, to his brothers, to his extended family and to new friends.  We all adore Paxton, but he also adores his family.  He loves his big brothers, Mommy and Daddy so much.  He knows that WE are HIS people.  He loves his grandparents so much.  I have loved watching him bond with Mimi, Bobbles, Sunshine, and Granddaddy!  He knows each and everyone of them and he adores them!  And, he has them wrapped around his little finger!

It amazes me to see these pictures of a year ago.  He has changed so much!  He has blossomed into a funny, happy, mischievous, active, silly, curious little boy.  He knows love and family.  And, I believe that Mommy, Daddy, Connor and Kyle have a better understanding of love and family than we did before.  We are better because of Paxton!

Month One:

Month Two:

Month Three:

Month Four:

Month Five:

Month Six:

Month Seven:

Month Eight:

Month Nine:

Month Ten:

Month Eleven:

Month Twelve:

We are so thankful for one year together!  We are so thankful to celebrate our family of five today and to celebrate the day that we met Paxton!

Happy One Year Paxton Day!

1 comment:

Mrs. Filly said...

Love! Love that you put his 1-12 month pictures like you did! So much fun seeing how fast he grew!!!