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Josiah’s Smile June 28, 2008

Filed under: JOSIAH!,pictures — Ellie @ 7:40 pm

Josiah has really started smiling alot more this past week.

There were several more pics, but they’re taking a while to upload so I guess I’ll wait ’til later.

The prince is crying, I better go!



Settling In (w/ pics!) June 17, 2008

Filed under: JOSIAH!,Mercy,pictures,random — Ellie @ 9:58 pm

He looks so sweet sleeping all curled up like this!


Josiah today… I wish I had cropped this but it took so long to upload that I decided just to leave it

This is Mercy, Josiah and I when we first met him

Josiah is settling in well. Yestreday was his one week gotcha day and I keep thinking and literally find it difficult to believe that he has only been with us 8 days. This morning I got him out of bed and thought “has this really only happened 7 times?” It is so strange, when a new baby comes, how fast you forget what it was like before, and can’t even imagine living without him. He is SO wonderful!

Mercy with Boom-Boom

Mercy is wearing Boom-Boom, her FAVOURITE BESTEST birthday present. Mercy likes Boom-Boom a whole lot, so much that she doesn’t mind that he is really A LEASH.  

 Tomorrow we hope to go to the zoo in Memphis- rather belated, for Mercy’s birthday. We DIFINATELY need to bring “Boom-Boom” there!





Placement June 10, 2008

Filed under: adoption,JOSIAH!,Mercy,random — Ellie @ 2:58 pm

Yesreday, Monday June 9 2008, Josiah Jackson came home to be our brother for always.

I have a lot to say but for the sake of time I’ll just make a few comments.

Mercy– before Josiah came home, ‘everyone’ kept making comments like “what does Mercy think of all this?” “I bet Mercy won’t be impressed!”… actually we are very thankful that from the moment she saw him Mercy was THRILLED. After the first wave of excitement wore off, I asked Mercy how she liked him and she said “I like him.” then she suggested that we “take him home with us”. Great idea, wish I’d thought of it a long time ago!All last night about every 5 minutes she’d say “where’s baby Josirah?”- just to be sure sure we still had him with us. She loves feeling his hair (which is extremely soft) the best.

me– I LOVE him! He is soooooooooooooo sweet!

Josiah- he seems to be doing fine. He slept most of the morning then had a very long awake time around late morning/early afternoon. Now he is sleeping again… He really, really, really likes to eat! He is SO cute! The pictures don’t NEARLY do him justice. He also looks so big in the pics but really he seems tiny. His head is small I guess; I tied a newborn size hat on him and it was huge. Well I’m gona stop ’cause I want to go look at him again.  (-:




Filed under: adoption,JOSIAH!,pictures — Ellie @ 10:52 am

Here, at last, are some pictures of adorable Josiah. I wish I could post every single pic we have of him… but that might be a little too much 🙂

This is the most recent pic we have of him- its a bit blurry but don’t you love those fat cheeks?


this is the first pic we saw of him

This is the first picture we saw of Josiah. I can’t believe how much he’s grown since then!

Josiah and Momma

We don’t know when we will get to bring Josiah home… it will NOT be this week, I am told. Please, please, please continue to pray for us… it does not get easier to wait.