Thursday, June 30, 2011

life with Annie Rice..

Annie Rice is such a blessing and joy to be around! Her transition has blown me away! It's very evident that the Lord has had his hand all over us. From the minute we took her out of the car Saturday, she hasn't stopped smiling! She is such a happy baby. She wakes up smiling and clapping. She lights up when dada comes home from work. She constantly calls momma and looks all over for me if I'm not in the room. She responds to her "new" name, Annie Rice. She wants to be loved and held. Just in the few days we've had her, she's learned to "kiss kiss", wave bye bye, and fake cough:) She's so sweet. She is sleeping 8-10 hours a night. She loves bath time and splashes water everywhere! She constantly has her hands in her mouth because of teething and always carries around a teething ring. In a high chair, she puts her feet over the top. Yesterday, my mom and I had a lot of errands to run which lasted about 6 hours. She never once cried...She was just as happy as she could be. I can't get enough of her! 

our first family picture before leaving Bethany's office...
 We took her blanket away...


 Meeting everyone for the first time...

 First feeding at home...

 First bath...










 before going to church...

25 comments:

julie said...

she really is so adorable! i'm so happy for you and kaz. God is so amazing!

Missy said...

How is Miley doing with her new little sister?

Summer said...

This is so amazing! GOD IS GOOD! I cry happy tears and can't wait for your next posts when I read! God sure did have his hands all over this! That is so amazing she has transitioned so well but of course she would you are her mommy and a great one and Kaz is her daddy and is awesome at it too by the looks of the pics...ya'll are lit up like Christmas trees....Annie Rice's facial expessions are so cute and I love the pic of her and Kaz with the bow in his hair bhahahahahah the family pics are amazing! I am so happy for ya'll

love
Sums

Hollie said...

These pictures make me want to cry. Sheer joy and happiness, you can look at everyone's faces and it's so moving, the love that one little girl can bring it to a room. I'll say it again..... I'm so, so happy for you guys!!!

Kate said...

Awesome! So happy for you and Kaz!! She is just precious!! Is the bow in his hair in the last picture? Haha :)

Life Happens said...

Beautiful family! I love how everyone is so happy! God bless your family!

melissa said...

She is so sweet! Such a cutie!! Looking forward to your next post and watching Annie Rice grow up!

Casey Jacobson said...

I've followed your story for awhile and never left a comment. My husband and I are gearing up for starting the adoption process this fall after learning this Spring we are sterile. Your story gives me such hope that someday we will be parents just like you and your husband!!!

Anne said...

so sweet - she is beautiful!

Abby said...

What an absolute blessing! I'm so happy for you. She is beautiful and looks so very happy! Enjoy motherhood! I'm so glad she has transitioned so well. And likes her new name:) (Loved the monogrammed onesie!) HUGS!!!

Jemsmom said...

She is beyond adorable!!! You all are the perfect family and look so unbelievably happy! I am happy for all of you! Hey, if you need family pictures done... call me! I will do it for free!!! I know how being the photographer, you never get the pictures you want! Enjoy every moment with that precious girl. She is beautiful!

Jen said...

She is so so adorable; incredibly happy for you all!

Bernice said...

Thanks so much for posting more pictures, she is beautiful,and she looks so happy and content.
I was wondering the same as Missy, how is Miley doing with the newest addition to the family, and how does Miss Annie like big loveable puppy?

Longmeadow Mama said...

I go from never commenting to commenting every post! I just can't help it..your story has touched me more than you'll know! Annie Rice couldn't ook any cuter!!! And you couldn't look any happier!

Ashley said...

She is SO precious!

Sarah said...

Still can't stop smiling for you all! God is good!

Vanessa said...

So, so excited for you guys! Such a beautiful time for you and your family. Congrats over and over again!

Elyse Kinard said...

She is just so precious! I can't to hear more!!

Jeff, Kimberly, & Zachary said...

Amy and Kaz, Congratulations! I don't even remember whose blog i found you off of! but so excited! I actually checked the family profiles on bethany's website today (as we are also waiting), and saw ya'll had had a placement so I quickly found your blog and read this sweet God story! Couldn't be more thrilled for you all! So thankful to our great God for uniting your family! Praise Him! And thank you for sharing your bumpy road- your faith has both challenged and encouraged me! Thank you!

The Pilston's said...

Can not get enough of seeing your sweet little girl! Congratulations!

Linda said...

Such happiness! I am so excited for you.

We have one adopted granddaughter that we got when she was a newborn about a month old...and now she will be 19 in November.

We felt like she was such a blessing from God to our family...just like you do! And she was!

Annie is so cute and she seems to be adjusting well. I love her sweet smiles! And you and your hubby look soooo happy too.

God Bless Your New Little Family!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

BARBIE said...

She was definately made for you! Love her smile!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

she is beautiful and fits perfectly with you two. I'm in tears as I read this because I was remembering the post where you were so angry and hurt that God had not given you this child yet. And now those hurts are gone and you have your little one and I'm just SO excited for you. God bless your family.

Dan and Olivia said...

Just wanted to say how happy I am for you guys. I am a friend of carissa's and I recently started following your blog. It is a blessing to see how Gos has worked through your situation and brought you to such a beautiful place. We just started the adoption process and this gives us so much hope and so much to look forward to!

Dan and Olivia said...

Just wanted to say how happy I am for you guys. I am a friend of carissa's and I recently started following your blog. It is a blessing to see how Gos has worked through your situation and brought you to such a beautiful place. We just started the adoption process and this gives us so much hope and so much to look forward to!