Lately, the Biggs is getting the cold shoulder from the two sweeties he's had his eye on in baby class. Frankly, I can't blame them. I mean, he is a little over the top in his shameless mooning over them. The physically drooling has become a bit much. And, really, there's only so much encouragement you can throw at a lovestruck fella when you're sitting on your dad's lap in music time. So, he was delighted to learn that his circle of sweeties is about to grow by one...
We were so incredibly blessed to have known a family exactly as long as we've known LC.
The Cannon family's daughter, Alayna, was born with Down syndrome the day before LC and placed in the same NICU. Since then, they have quickly become some of our dearest friends and...quite frankly...family.
So you can imagine our thrill and delight when they announced their decision to add to their crew by adopting internationally to bring home a toddler with Down syndrome...
Adoptions from Eastern Europe are no small undertaking and we're so inspired by their faith and courage in crossing an ocean to gather up one of the 'least of these'. We're also giddy with anticipation for completely selfish reasons...I cannot wait to see her smiling up from the arms of her adoring family...I cannot wait for her to experience the amazing life transformation that is waiting for her in a house that's practically down the street from my own.
But, the BEST news is...there are reasons for YOU to be excited, TOO! There are lots of goodies to be had for those making tax-deductible donations to bring this pigeon home. So, check out these exciting giveaways to benefit the Cannon family's adoption and enter yourself into a chance to win some incredible prizes...
First, visit the Cannon's blog and check out their iPad giveaway...along with other prizes that are worth entering multiple times for...AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!
And then...up your odds of winning something incredibly great by visiting the blog of our generous-hearted friend, Miss Sarah Marie...she's doing multiple drawings and you do not want to miss this girl's talent. She has already repeatedly spoiled the squibs and we'd LOVE to see you have the opportunity to be spoiled, too!
Please enter multiple times and pass the word on to your friends...you'll be helping an incredible family AND increasing your own chances at winning some impressive loot! That's a win-win situation if I ever heard of one.
And, Biggs has promised that...if things work out with the Ukrainian princess...anyone who donates multiple times gets to set at the head table at their nuptual event. Now WHO is gonna say no to THAT???
Jace is digging life as a vertical squib lately. He's still a way off from walking independently, but he's starting to get this standing independently thing figured out.
The BEST part about Jace standing independently is that, as soon as he pulls himself to standing in the middle of the room (usually using my leg) he goes straight from sitting to waved-arm, shrieking celebration of himself.
(This would, obviously, be a better illustration via video, but I lost the hardware I need to download videos, so we're without videoing capabilities for the time being...)
You just gotta love that enthusiasm.
Of course, there are also recent Jace behaviors that we'd rather forget.
I suppose this segment of the post is more aptly titled, "Why Roobie Hates the Baby".
Jace's latest fetish?
(who never even ATTEMPTS to run...)
...pulling her close...
...and biting the dickens out of her face and head.
So far, she's taken it in true Roobie fashion, with rarely more than a whimper or yelp before an adult savior delivers her from Biggie's frantic clutches.