Sunday, November 4, 2012

1 Year a DeVol

On November 3rd, 2011 there was a little boy named Aman, no last name because he belonged to no one.
He had these eyes and this smile that melted hearts.

Then there was this family that loved him but they were waiting for paperwork to come together.



On November 4th, 2011, during lunch, Job stepped out to take a phone call.  He came back in and calmly handed Christin a note.


And suddenly Aman, no last name became Aman George DeVol, because now he had someone he belonged to.


And his Daddy and Mommy cried happy tears.

And they were clearly tired but so, so happy!

On November 4th, 2012 there was this little boy named Ezekiel Aman Sterling DeVol. 
 And he had a family.
  And he was loved.
 And they all lived Happily Ever After


Happy Forever Family Day Ziggles!  You are loved more than you can ever imagine.


Ps.  If you're feeling nostalgic you can go back and relive our trip to Ethiopia starting here:
 http://storiesfromtheshoe.blogspot.com/2011/10/day-1-morning.html  I can't believe it's been a year!



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Monday, October 15, 2012

7 Months Old

I'm 7 months old!  Can you believe it!  I'm closer to my first birthday than I am to the day I was born. . .  


...........................{"Mom are you ok?  Mom?}.....................................................................


Sorry, just had to help Mommy.  She fainted from the shock of how old I am.  

This month has been huge for me.  Remember that whole trying to crawl thing?  I totally have that down now.  Plus I can go from laying to sitting to crawling to kneeling to sitting.  And get this. . .I figured out how to pull myself up onto my feet!!!!  Is that awesome or what?!?!?!  The only bad part is that I can't stay up long and I just fall over.  I usually hit my head and cry. 

I don't have any teeth yet.  Mommy says at the rate I'm going I'll be bald and toothless but walking around.

I weigh about 18lbs now and I'm in a size 6-9 months (sometimes I even wear 12 months if the clothes run small)  Pretty soon I should catch Ezekiel.  

Well, it's naptime so I need to go.  

Peace out!




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Monday, October 8, 2012

Through the Eyes of a Child

I often wonder what my children see when they look at me.
Do they see me as the cook?
The laundress?
The person who reads them stories and spends hours and hours teaching them?
How about the person who plans all the fun outings?
The face behind the camera?
Perhaps they see me as the fun mom who turns up the radio and dances around?
Maybe as the person they can tell all their secrets too.

Do they look at me and think, "I wish my hair was brown like Mommy's" as I admired my mom's golden locks?
Do they hope to wear dangly earrings like me someday?
Or maybe they look forward to the day when they can wear red high heels like Mommy's favorite pair.
Maybe they see me taking care of the boys and hope to be a Mommy just like me someday.

Or maybe it's none of the above.
Maybe it's this:

"the lines show you're tired"

AWESOME

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Monday, September 17, 2012

6 Months Old

Well, here I am at 6 months old.  I wasn't really ready to smile yet but unfortunately Mommy only got one shot off before this happened:

Ah well, that's the life of a youngest child I guess.  Despite my lack of smile I'm a pretty happy guy.  I'm almost sitting up by myself.  I do it just well enough that sometimes people forget I can't actually sit for very long.  I then fall over.  I'm really, really close to crawling.  I get on all fours and rock back and forth until I fall on my face.  Then I cry while Mommy laughs at me.  She's mean like that.

Can you tell from my picture how chubby I am?!?!?  I'm up to 16lbs and in the 50% for height and weight.  Sometimes, if I don't have anything to wear, I even borrow my brother's clothes!  I'm a tank!

I had to say, "goodbye" to someone near and dear to me this month.  Dr. G from Chop said, "As cute as you are I just don't see any reason I can keep seeing you!"  She told my mom, "He's an absolute miracle.  It's just amazing."  (my mom said she already knew that though).  So goodbye Dr. G.  Goodbye Chop Hematology!  Thanks for taking awesome care of me!



I've done some pretty fun things this month.  I got to meet my baby cousin Brooke in Georgia.  (I was a total champ in the car.) Went peach picking (Mommy even let me hold some of the peaches!)  I also went to my first Phillies game!  Just me, Mommy, and Daddy went to the game.

Hope you enjoyed the extra pics:)  I can't wait to see what the next month brings!

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