Saturday, October 3, 2009

Drumroll, please...

And here the long-awaited actual PICTURES of Xander home with our family!! We don't have many (remember the camera issues) but we do have some cute ones!! This kid is so amazing. I am in awe of how well he has adjusted to our family, and everyone that is around him says the same thing. It is as if we've always had him. He was so made for us-- and we think we were made for him! He is one very happy kid, just SOAKING UP having a family. He gives me so many hugs and high fives and smiles that I can't help but be happy when I'm around him!! He is picking up English like a champ. One day, I told him, "Xander, I love you THIS MUCH!" holding my arms out wide. He got a twinkle in his eye and replied, "I love you THIS MUCH" and put his thumb and finger together to show a tiny amount. I of course tackled him with tickles, and thus began his favorite new game. He now tells me several times a day that he loves me the tiniest bit and starts to giggle and run for his life. (:

My boys!!!

The family, minus Jeremy, looking a bit frazzled after three hours of church.

This is what happens when two very girly girls are given a brother to take care of while I'm cooking...

Enjoying his sisters...

The family at Cornbelly's-- the world's best fall festival!

The kids with Thurl Bailey (former Utah Jazz player). Xander got a little freaked out by how big he was!

And, last but not least, and having nothing to do with Xander... I asked Taylor to go out and pick us some carrots from the garden. He came back with this puppy!

We all got the giggles over it!! It was a beast to peel, but tasted great! Taylor was gone when I went to take the pic, so Parker is posing with it.


  1. Random comments:
    WOW--that carrot!!!
    Love Jesi's glasses!
    Xander's smile = 1 in a million!
    MISS yOU!!!!

  2. what a sweet boy! Once again I have to say...he looks so much like your other boys!!! I love it!

  3. Random, like Leslie:

    I agree with Heather, but...
    Xander looks like Jeremy to me.
    That carrot? What a hoot!
    Xander makes a lovely girl. ha
    Xander does look freaked out by the big bball dude. yikes!
    Xander is a camera coveting kid. lol
    Happy Birthday, Elli!
    3 hours of church, looks good on y'all. :)
    Love the Chinese clothing on the kids.

    Thanks for the photos. I will sleep soooo much better tonight. (grin)

  4. I love the pictures of Xander and Elli. So Cute!! Love all the pics.

  5. WOW - love to see all the guys and gals like that - looks like a lot of fun and love going around here!

    But I got to ask - what do you use in your garden as a fertilizer - spent atomic fuel or something? ;)

    hugs - aus and co.

  6. Hooray! The camera is found. Such fun to see all the kids. Xander dressed up reminded me of the MANY times I subjected all four brothers to that. It's a sister thing!