Saturday, October 15, 2011

Busy Saturday!

It's been a BIG Saturday around here, so I wanted to share a few pics from the day...

In case you haven't heard, Reid is not a fan of haircuts. In fact, I would venture to say... he HATES them. Long story short, this morning we went for our second attempt (this week) to cut our kiddo's shaggy head... it took myself, Ben, and another hairdresser to hold him down while the 4th hairdresser cut his hair. Since an even cut with scissors was clearly out of the question, our little dude got his first buzz cut. I was a little sad it was going to be so short, but he didn't leave us many options. The funny part about haircuts is he is 100% fine as soon as they are done... and he even gets excited about the new do (and the sucker).

Here is the handsome little man post-haircut... so cute!

After Reider's haircut, he got to go pick out two new pairs of tennis shoes - Yes, he LOVES shoe shopping! (Of course I didn't get any pictures) Then we went home to set up his "Big Boy Bed"... Here he is - he was so excited! (We just converted his crib to a toddler bed to get him used to it)

We are so proud because he has done really well! He went straight to sleep tonight and didn't get up one time - yay!

Oh! And one more cute pic... we cooked his favorite meal for dinner... SPAGHETTI!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


This past Wednesday, October 5th, we celebrated Reid's GOTCHA DAY!

It's hard to believe that this was already his THIRD Gotcha Day celebration! For those not involved with adoption, "Gotcha Day" is a term that a lot of families use when describing the court finalization date that forever (legally) joins their child with their family. This court hearing seals their records, allows you to legally change their birth name if you choose, have a new birth certificate issued, final adoption decree signed, etc... To say it's a huge day in our family would be a massive understatement!

Reid's GOTCHA DAY was October 5th, 2009 - you can read all about it and see more pictures HERE. In 2009, Ben and I and both of our families also threw a massive celebration party with over 80 of our closest friends and family who so faithfully supported and prayed for us throughout our entire adoption process. It was such a special day! You can see pictures from the original Gotcha Day party HERE.

Ben and I decided that Reid only needed one birthday party per year (he might protest this later.. haha!), so each year on October 5th we spend the day together as a family and let Reid pick anything he wants to do. It's really becoming such a special tradition!

This year, Reid decided he wanted to spend the day at the Little Rock Zoo - his favorite spot! Here he is (with his puppy, Scout) on our way to breakfast at Chic-Fil-A... then off to the zoo!

Our family - love these two with all my heart!

The Penguins

Me and the little man =)

Reid loves the Giraffes...

And the zebras... Daddy was helping him to see better

B and I

This tortoise was the highlight of his day... it begged to be petted like a dog, and Reider LOVED it! Of course!

I really need to get better about taking more pictures, but that is all I have (we miss our personal photographer, Aunt NeeNee!). The three of us had such a wonderful day and capped it off with burgers, fries, and milk shakes at The Purple Cow (again, Reid's pick)!

Michael Reid - Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know! You are the miracle that completed our family and we are so thankful for you each and every day. Looking forward to many, many more Gotcha Day celebrations!