Thursday, May 28, 2009

EAC Reunion Part 2's some pictures from the EAC reunion...(sorry - there's a lot!!!)

Alex and Mommy by Lake Erie

Natalya and Alex in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (doesn't this remind you of the picture of the two of them in front of St. Basils Cathedral?)

Alex and Natalya reading Alex's favorite book

Us and Vera...she lives in Russia...she is the one who picked out Alex for us based on our info and pictures.

The EAC picnic

Hugs from Natalya!

Family Photo!

At the Cleveland Zoo

Wearing our matching shirts!

Natalya, Roman and Alex - What a great group of kids!

All the Krasnoyarsk Families

Wating for the parade to start

Saying goodbye for sad!!!!

Aww...that's better!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

EAC Reunion

Hey Everyone!

Last weekend we had a great reunion with EAC (our adoption agency) in Ohio. We were thrilled to hang out with Kevin, Amy and Natalia and also with Bob, Wendy and Roman. Alex's little friends from Krasnoyarsk Russia!!!! Everyone has grown so much...they all look great! We have lots of great pictures of the 3 of them together...but I still have to find my camera (I haven't unpacked yet!!!!) So pictures will come soon!

Also, we have exciting news...Jeff and I turned in the paperwork for Adoption #2!!!! We are super excited and a little nervous. We will be going back to Russia (probably not Krasnoyarsk...that is a long way away when we have to leave Alex in Michigan!) We are hoping for a region closer to Moscow to cut down on traveling time. Hopefully a year from now Alex will be a big brother!!!!

So...keep us in our prayers and stay tuned for more updates!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Day at the Zoo!

Last Friday, Vicky and I took the kids to the Toledo Zoo.

Here we are by the entrance.

Riding train in the African Safari.

Gabe and Nathanael rode right behind us!

Looking for penguins (we found many ducks!)

Mama and Alex by the Elephants!

Mama and Alex riding an elephant!

Gabe took this picture of us.

Playing on the gorilla...Alex is picking the gorilla's least he isn't picking his own nose!

Mama and Alex again.

Gabe took this picture of the gorilla.

On the carousel.

Gabe rode by himself for the first time!

2 Boys and a Polar Bear

And Gabe took this picture too...he is a future photographer!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

One year ago today...was the first time I held Alex in my arms. Where did that year go!!!!

Here is a video of Alex rearranging his legos. It is about 1 minute long...but the ending is super cute!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Day Out With Thomas!

On Friday Alex and I went to see Thomas with Nana, Aunt Vicky, Gabe and Nathanael.

Alex was VERY excited to see Thomas! We couldn't get him to look at the camera!

Riding the old cars with Nana.

Coloring Thomas pictures.

Admiring my new tattoo (one of his new favorite words).

Riding Thomas!

Like my engineer hat?

The carousel is always a favorite!

Aunt Vicky and Gabe.

Nathanael and Nana.

Alex says, "WOW" as we spun around!

I think Alex enjoyed his day!!!!