Monday, July 16, 2012

Playdates and Amish Zoos!

This summer is just flying by much too quickly! We are having so much fun and keeping very busy!  One of my favorite parts of Zoe's adoption is all of the new people we have met and the friendships that we have formed with people who share our love for adoption.  Our friends, Jon and Amy, came over last week for dinner with their little Ethiopian beauties Jada and Adia.  This sweet family will soon be moving to Ethiopia to work as missionaries.  I'm sure they would treasure your prayers as they fundraise and transition towards living in Ethiopia.  Evan and Zoe had so much fun playing with them!

This was the best picture we could get of the 2 kiddos.  HILARIOUS!
Hugging Jada!
Hugging Adia!
Sweet sleeping baby...  Last year at this time I longed to watch her sleep in her comfy bed and now I can anytime I want to!  Thank you God!
My parents asked the kids and I to go to a local zoo one day last week with them.  It is run by an Amish family and was such a neat place!  They have lots of large animals and you can get so much closer to them there than at a bigger zoo.  It was a great day and the kids enjoyed it so much. 

This little pig was literally born just hours before and the owner let the kids pet it.  So fun!
Zoe loved petting the baby deer.  :)
Feeding the goats.  She just couldn't get enough- and her bravery gave my timid little Evan the courage to try it too!
Petting a baby skunk :)
Evan practiced his cow milking skills...  

I guess that's all for now...  Happy summer everyone!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Update in pictures!

Ok, so I know I am majorly slacking in the blog department lately.  We have just been having so much fun this summer that it's all I can do to keep up with the basic housework chores...  and the blog is put on the back burner...  so here is our last couple of weeks in pictures...

Playdate with friends- Zoe LOVED the sandpile...I had to dunk her in the lake to get all the sand off!
We watched the fireworks with friends- so fun!!
Happy girl!
Loving her first fireworks experience....  this year she is an American!
Swimming at the neighborhood pool- the kids LOVE it and we spend lots of time there!!
Crazy girl- she loves to play dress up and this is how I found her one morning!
Loving the swing!
Evan and his cousin, Ty...  2 handsome guys!
Zoe loves her cousin Hailey!
More cousin fun- we got to watch baby Blake one night!
3 generations of Baker boys- love love love this picture!
Getting ready to ride in the pod to the top of the St. Louis arch!
The view from the top!!  Beautiful, but I'm very glad I wasn't the one up there taking this picture!
My 2 littles...  :)
Zoe and Dane dancing at Kevin and Amanda's wedding.  It was soo cute!
She is just so full of joy!  
Little man being silly at the wedding reception...   

Ok, so I will try not to wait so long before posting next time!!  Hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we are!!  It's going so fast!!