November 20, 2008

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Our first family portrait.


The sign behind David says, "SENAME On Strike."  The adoption agency, as well as several other public service offices have been fighting for pay raises over the last couple of weeks.  Thank goodness, the lawyer and social worker continued to work on our case, even though they should have been on strike with the rest of their office.  We really appreciate not having to delay bringing little Joshua home, so please pray that they get their raise!



We spent our day lounging around and playing "Tickle Monster."


After an endless series of bright flashes, he finally had enough!  We stopped the picture taking for at least an hour to give him a rest.


So, these are the first pictures of our growing family.  We spent a great day getting to know our new son.  He's a very happy and loving baby.  He likes to be held and kissed.  He does not like to lie on his stomach.  He's curious and watches everything in the room in wonderment.  The not-so-nice things are that he's four pounds underweight and that he seems to have a cold.  He's had bronchitis twice before already and so we'll be taking him in to see a doctor as soon as possible.   We're looking forward to getting to know him better and watching him grow.

12 comments:

DadaMama said...

He's so precious! Congratulations, guys. :) Hopefully you can get him fed and well soon.

stephanie garcia said...

He is amazing!! I am so very happy for you.

creichley said...

HE IS GORGEOUS! Oh my gosh, I wish I were ther to snuggle, with you guys and him. That is my favorite age. We love you guys and as SO happy for you. We love you
Courtney
(Aunt Cookie)

Columban Missionary Blog said...

Congratulations Anna and David! He's a beautiful boy.
Kate Kenny, Columban Fathers

Nana said...

Dear Anna & David how wonderful!!! This is Marcy's Mom....Joshua is absolutely breathtaking! Terri must be crazy to get to you all. God bless and enjoy...everything goes by so fast!!! Trust me I know! All my love, Maudie Ashley

Dad said...

He looks fantastic! Such a happy little guy. What a great birthday present. I can't wait to see what you do for me next year!

Love, dad

jreichley said...

baby squashua! He's amazing! I can't wait to meet him! I'm so happy for you guys. I love your first family portrait but I wish we could have been there with you to welcome him home! Love you both, Joanna

Diana said...

Annie and David, He looks fantastic, I wish we were all there with you. You guys look wonderful together. Congratulations:)

Rachel Reichley said...

God has truly blessed the three of you! Joshua is so cute ,you must be in awe! What a beautiful gift you have recieved. We all love you guys so much and can't wait to hold and kiss him!
love Rachel

Retinna Bell said...

I'm almost in tears! I am so happy for you. He is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your new baby boy. He's got some wonderful parents to look forward to loving.

Sherry Rogers said...

What a handsome family! My sons name is Joshua too!Mine however is 24 years old. You look like people I would love to sit down and have a cup of coffee with!

BriAnne said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for you guys. I love you and I'm praying for you!
(o: BriAnne :o)