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Thursday, October 2, 2008

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I may very well be the new spokesperson for having an infant with older children. Some of you know that when we started this process almost 2 years ago, we thought we would adopt 2 older children. No infant. Well thankfully the Lord knows our needs better than we do.  

Our first 4 kids came in 5 years, so suffice it to say, they weren't all that in the "help department"! Now my cup runneth over with help. Abe's siblings are amazing with him. They rock him, change him, play with him- he is truly each of their pride and joy.

I remember felling so badly for Isabelle and feeling like she missed out on a few "baby" things since she was #4. The other 3 kids all had a Barney stage, a Veggie Tale stage and Isabelle went straight to a Drake and Josh stage. Ok, maybe not Drake and Josh at 1, but she definitely didn't get to enjoy the "baby" shows because, well the other kids thought they were......... "baby"!! She wanted nothing remotely babyish about her life, so she quickly moved on to bigger and better things. :)

Today I was cleaning up from lunch and heard all the kids on the monitor. "Look at that!" "That is so cool" "Wow, did you see those fireworks!" all filled the room. I walked into my room to find all 5 of them entranced in Baby Beethoven.

Sweet baby Abe, you are loved. We simply can't imagine our lives without you.


Avery was the only one that allowed herself to be documented watching this, but trust me- the others were equally enthralled. :)

22 comments:

Janell said...

Emily-It's been so fun to follow your journey to Abe. He's a sweet little guy! And your other kids are too cute too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Hauswife said...

So sweet. I love watching our older kids enjoy the baby stuff, too. It's precious. And, personally, I sit completely rapt in front of BB, too! :)

These Three Kings said...

How precious!! I sure hope to be around to hear his testimony of the LORD's goodness in being placed in your family!

thank you for sharing this :)

Misty said...

sweet kiddos! had fun at the wedding w/ya'll!

Heather said...

I'm with ya Sista!! When we adopted the first time, our older 3 were 7, 8 and 10. They were AWESOME with the baby. So awesome that I couldn't wait for them to go to school so I could have some time with her!! We adopted another infant 17 months later. Now we just came home with 4 more from Ghana (8,7,5,2). The older kids are 10, 11 and 13 now. They are amazing little spirits. I started adopting for myself and the adopted kids, now I see that it was even more for our bio kids. Their outlook is actually an OUTlook now, and they are patient, compassionate and giving. Way more now than they ever would have been. It was (obviously) the best thing we ever did. Now the older 3 have informed me that they are praying for a baby brother to make it an even 10 kids (and you know what happens when kids pray... oh boy)!!

Oatsvall Team said...

I am sure they are the best big bro/sis ever !!! my Em is crying tonight because she wants a real baby sister to keep ... This was harder on them than I thought ...What amazing lessons God is teaching us ... I can't believe we met almost a year ago ... I was at the airport today to see Eliana !!!

Ellen said...

Ha ha! Cade and Kat are the same way. (And sometimes Hudson isn't even in the room with them.) :)

Melissa said...

Oh I LOVE it! Can't wait till he's older and they all take him to Build-a-Bear. They'll be totally stuffin' those bears right along with him! Too cute.

Jen said...

What a sweet family. I love seeing the older kids with Abe. I can only pray that our transition (with our little one goes as nicely (and read tons of books). My kids are spread out (3y and then 4y) but this spread (close to 10y) will be large. I love that it will help my older children be young or appreciate the simple things of being a child (going for an ice cream cone). Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

I tear up with every picture of Avery and Abe... what is wrong with me????

Sweet sweet Alexander kids lovin' on their baby brother!

Susan said...

I love it! You definately have an army of help...it's fun to watch their love in action.

Diane said...

My son, when he comes home occasionally from college, will get right down on the floor and snuggle with his three younger sisters...at that point I can't tell who is enjoying the cartoon of choice for the day more:)....them or him:)!!!!!

Jess said...

How adorable!!! Oh his siblings love him so much!!!

The Albertsons said...

aaawwwww! That just warms my heart!!!

Erica said...

Oh how sweet! Thoes Alexander kids are just precious. I have truly enjoyed watching how God has blessed your family through this journey. Beautiful.

Tracy said...

Isn't it amazing!? Nash's big friends love to watch Elmo with Levi and even have asked me to get some newer ones! What awesome big brothers and sisters Abe has! :) He is just too precious!

Kim said...

You are so right Emily ... there is something very powerful about watching our older bio kids with our adopted babies. I think they show us that love can be instant and should be unconditional. They show us how to willingly help with a servant heart. They understand that brotherhood has no borders and nothing to do with blood lines. I can only imagine the seeds this experience will plant for your children. What incredible people you are raising for HIM! Thank you for sharing these precious glimpes of Team Alexander!

Oatsvall Team said...

i miss ya !!!! i think if we got face to face we could talk for days ... it is refreshing to be w/ those who know your heart !!!!

Rebecca said...

So cute! I'm glad all the kids love Abe (I mean - who wouldn't love him?!) Avery is so sweet with him. I love all the pictures of those two together :)

TJ Wilson said...

Darling! Truly - touches my heart to think of them with Abe.
Any chance you're heading to FW wed to see Joe? I plan to be there. Missing you guys!

Kim said...

Hi Emily ... just saw your post on Lainie's FB. I couldn't beleive it! We made the Nashville connection with Corrine & Mary Lauren ... now maybe we can fill in the blanks with our Texas connection! Blessings, Kim

kenzsethia said...

It's just like that at our house too - seriously. I'd think it would have worn off after almost 2 years - NOPE! Good stuff!

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