Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Birthday

Last Friday was Andrew's 4th birthday, we had a little party with just immediate family.  Last year on his birthday he had only been her 2 weeks and wasn't sure at all what was going on.  He carried his gift bags around like pocketbooks didn't know he had a surprise in them.  He also rubbed his cake all in his hair and face and didn't eat a bite!!! Man how times have changed, there was no certain time for opening presents if you came in with one he was opening it right then!  I think he ate 3 pieces of cake, I know 2 for sure !!  His favorite part of it all was singing Happy Birthday and blowing out the candles.  I bet we did it twenty times he loved it and I thought you know if he wants to sing it over and over and blow out the candles that is what we are gonna do.
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I also couldn't help but think of his parents and wondering whether or not he crossed their minds on that day. How could they not think of him or wonder where he was or what he was doing and if he had a good family.  I even thought about sending them a picture of him so they could see just how happy, normal and wonderful he really is! But my husband told me no way don't you dare send them anything.  He is right and I really don't want them to know anything about where he is or anything.  His family is here, it just so hard for me to believe someone could just give their child up, but so glad they did. God knew what he was doing knowing that angel would be a part of our family.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One year today !

One year today I was on an airplane flying to meet my baby for the first time ! It is so hard to believe that a whole year has passed by.  What a year it has been, I thank God everyday for this precious child he brought to our lives he is wonderful, and a joy to be around.  I wondered how it would feel to have an adopted child and how I would feel towards him, I knew I would love him but didn't know if the bond would be as strong as my own that I actually carried for 9 months.  Well let me just say it is as strong if not stronger, I feel like he is my birth child I believe that God  intended on this all along to be my baby.  Maybe I should rephrase that I know that is what he intended. My only regret is that I didn't get to him sooner. I have no idea what this precious baby went through before I got him! But I don't think he remembers one bit of the life he had before us. From day one he has been just as happy and content with us like he knew nothing else.
I wish that I had more time and money I promise you even though I feel like we went through hell and back I would go back and adopt another one of these precious children.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Never a Dull Moment !!!

It is so hard to believe that a year ago I was packing and getting things ready to fly to the Ukraine to get my precious angel, it feels as if he has been with us forever!!!!

There is never a dull moment in our house with 4 birds, 2 dogs and 3 kids we always have some kind of entertainment.  We can never take our eyes off of Andrew he is constantly doing something or getting into something.......but it keeps us laughing ! Here are a few pictures of him when he has been missing in action  sometimes I am laughing too hard to even get a picture.
He loves to take his clothes off !! I promise he does all this on his own this is the way we find him! 
Yes, those are cowboy boots!
He did keep his clothes on this time...but we have now learned to hide all pens, pencils, markers or crayons he will color anything he can reach. This time he only colored both sides of his face with a hot neon pink marker. He is so funny he keeps all on our toes chasing after him.  We all love him so much sometimes I wonder what we ever did without him. He is truly a blessing from God ! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Glasses, Christmas And Snow !

Sorry I know I have been very slack about posting I just sometimes can't find the time to sit down at the computer long enough.  I promised some pictures of Andrew in his new glasses, which he only wore for 2 weeks and they are so scratched up  I don't even put them on him he hates them !!! I know I have to do better but I can't afford new glasses every two weeks. LOL  But he does look so cute!
He reminds me of the little boy in the movie Christmas Story !!  Can't you tell he is thrilled about it !

Christmas was wonderful, I just couldn't not help but think about last Christmas when I was so busy with all the paperwork and worrying about him and what he was doing and if he got any Christmas or if anyone was loving him and so on and so on.  But this Christmas I knew he was getting Christmas and he has so much Love it made my heart smile to see him enjoying all the magic of Christmas with HIS family ! 


It snowed on Christmas day for the first time in my whole life time and it was so pretty. I know Andrew has seen plenty of snow but I doubt he ever got to play in it, but he loved it of course I didn't let him stay out to long but I did let him play.  He loved eating it !


Friday, December 17, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

It is so hard to believe that this time last year I was working so hard to get my baby home and wondering how? when?................. and all that crazy stuff and here he is !!!  Every time I look at him my heart just melts we all love him so much ! Believe me there is never a dull moment in our house.
When I started putting up my Christmas trees I thought this is going to be a disaster he will have them all pulled down by the end of the day.  Boy was I wrong he has not touched them except to help decorate, I was very surprised.

Here he is helping daddy and papa get the stand on right, he loves to help.
Putting on the lights, notice his patch he has to wear every night for 30 mins. been doing this for months well just found it has not helped at all we had to pick up his glasses today, and he has had them on for maybe a total of 10 minutes, yeah how do you get a 3 year old to wear glasses! whew not easy I will post on that another time with a picture of him with them on, if he will wear them long enough. LOL

                            I promise he did this on his own !!!!
I wanted to make Christmas cards with Alaina, Aaron and Andrew on them and of course me taking the picture and carrying it to the local drug store to make them..... the easy part.   The hard part was making the picture you can never get Andrew to sit still.



Too many to post this was just a few.....the final result.............whew was I tired!