Sunday, January 27, 2008

More pictures!

More pictures of the kids. All but Hannah in this line-up. It was a nice day: 45 degrees and sunny. The boys couldn't get enough outdoors time today! They especially loved the hammock.
Vitali raked the leaves for us.

Misha provided comic relief, as usual.

Max kept busy exploring and...
Riding this bike down the driveway and front yard all day. We need to get more Big Wheels! We got this one at a yard sale thinking the girls would enjoy it as much as we did as kids. They would ride it down the hill and then leave it there. Apparently it wasn't fun enough to warrant dragging it all the way back up the hill!
The boys love it, though! They never seem to tire!

Dad and his boys.

Annette loves Daddy.

Little Ivy Mae.

Vitali Luke.

Misha again...always smiling!
But he does have quite a good pouty face too.
Sometime I'll have to catch that on camera for you all!

13 comments:

Beth said...

They're all so adorable. This weather is nice. It was 50 here today and it's supposed to be 57 tomorrow!

Kathy & Matt said...

Melissa and Steve,
It is a joy to see the wonderful smiles on your beautiful children's faces. You are blessed with this family.
Thanks for sharing the pictures. They were a day brightener.

christie said...

They look so happy. :)

Anonymous said...

nice pictures

Mom Falk said...

What sweet pictures! There's nothing better for children than being able to spend large amounts of time outdoors.

Melissa and Steve, you really are doing a superb job with the boys and with the girls as well. It's hard to believe that it's been just one week since you arrived back from Ukraine! There has been so much progress in each of the boys, but it has not come easily. My hat is off to you!

Drew Michelle and Luke Paras said...

Simply beautiful!

BethPie said...

Beautiful pictures!!! They look so happy. :o)

Dawn said...

Great pics, Melissa...!

Lanie said...

Your boys are beautiful and your story inspirational. I've been "lurking" since Nov. and thought I better leave a comment. Love and prayers from Savannah, GA.

The Reimer Family said...

I found your story through your YouTube video. We are just beginning our adoption journey, and your story is wonderful. God bless you for sharing it.

DoveFamily said...

What cuties!

The Reimer Family said...

I am enjoying reading your story. As we begin our journey, the costs and details are quite overwhelming. It is a blessing to read how the Lord has provided for you...I know he will do the same for us. Thanks again for sharing your story.

Nataliya said...

What a cuties! All your kids should be models!

It was so good of Steve to take the kids to the McD - you really need to have some time for yourself at least occasionally. I loved your pedicure - you are very good!