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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our First Referraliversary

Today was Will's birthday, and Abbey's birthday, and my little brother's birthday, and cousin Hugh's birthday, and Will's friend Sawyer's birthday.

But it also marked one year since we received our referral of Nash and Will.

To celebrate, I took the day off and then we headed to the zoo. It was a beautiful day to visit the zoo, the only problem is that a million other people also had the same idea.

In the past year our lives have changed just a bit.

We went from having one adorable son to have three adorable sons!

Our adoption process for Will and Nash was much shorter than we anticipated and we thank God for bringing them to our family as quickly as He saw fit.

Even though we missed 2.5 years of of Nash's life, we've done our best to make up for lost time.

Will has been with us for longer than he was not with us.

Nash and Reed are virtually inseparable. They fight, sure, but they play well together.

Nash has taught us a lot about patience. We have to remember that his early childhood was much different and although he's come MILES from where he was, he still has some catching up to do.

Will has helped us laugh and smile and enjoy having a baby again. He is such a happy little boy.

Reed actually terrified us when we first brought the boys home, but then we were able to see our sweet little big boy come back to his normal self. I think we didn't realize that he would probably have the hardest change.

Tonight we celebrated Abbey's birthday at Famous Dave's.

Then Candace and Abbey came home to work on Prince William's royal birthday (it's going to be so much cooler than some silly wedding I keep hearing about. Prince William is a cute little Asian-American in my book!).

Bill and I went to work on the regal decorations for the royal birthday party.

Tomorrow evening, we will eat dinner with our friends and family and celebrate Will's first year life.

Today, we prayed, thought about, and thanked God for Judy—Nash and Will's birthmom. She chose life and gave us family.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

Saturday afternoon, we decided to give the boys their Easter baskets. We want to make sure that the boys know the real reason why we celebrate Easter, so Easter baskets were fairly low-key.

Reed is definitely good at getting excited about surprises.

Nash is learning.

We had to explain to the boys that they couldn't eat all of the candy in one day.

They also got lots of silly bands. Many of which I've thrown away already, because any time I find them on the floor, etc. I throw them away.

Will enjoyed playing and getting into his basket.

I'm sure that you all are excited to finally see pictures of Reed.

Still completely adorable.

More mischievous.

Is that the cutest foot you have ever seen?

Our super playful and adorable Nash loved the sand toys they got for Easter. We're going to the beach in about 2 weeks! Woo to the hoo!

We are going to have some baseball players on our hands. Nash has an incredible swing and Reed is an excellent thrower.

At this point, Will is more of a fan, but he'll probably get into the ball scene soon.

Nash loves to be silly.

Lola got the boys some cool chairs for them to sit in when they need a break while they are playing outside.

So, here is the "Land Fam Easter" pic. What do you think?

Obviously the boys saw something that we didn't.

And then Reed got tired of getting photographed.

The Davidson's were looking especially dapper for Easter.

Will was not really impressed with the idea of getting a Davdison/Land photo.

We had Easter lunch with the church staff. I got these flowers out of our neighbors yard (with permission).

Will was looking ultra cute Easter morning. Abbey was glowing and beautiful as usual.

It was a wonderful Easter.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Friend Caleb

Reed has a best friend, Britton, so it was only natural that Nash would also need a best friend. He chose Caleb.

Caleb came over recently so that his mom could go grocery shopping in peace. Nash and Caleb decided they would cook.

Nash made Mama a spot of tea.

Just as Reed nearly constantly wants to go to Britton's house, Nash is constantly reminding us that he would like to go to Caleb's.

Will thought there were not enough cooks in the kitchen, so he decided to head on over.

The boys must be ready for school lunches because they served pizza with vegetables.

Eat up Mama!

"Has anyone seen my fruit puffs?"

"They're where?"

"Oh, why didn't you just say so?"

"Mama I want to measure something."

Okay, so I know you all are wondering if Reed is still around. He is, just very anti-camera lately. You'll have to check our facebooks to see pictures of him.