Saturday, February 14, 2009

**How adorable**

This is a picture of Alexsey taken about one year ago. Doesn't he just melt your heart?
We feel privileged to have this "baby" picture of him.

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On another note, Sally over at "My Life My Desire" went and did the nicest thing. She started a raffle for this awesome 8GB IP*D Touch to help raise money for Alexsey's adoption. I am in awe that a woman who has also adopted would partner in such a generous way to help us bring Alexsey home! Praise the Lord! Every $15 will get you one chance to put your name in a drawing and will bring us all the closer to getting our son Alexsey home as fast as we can! If you are interested in entering the raffle please go check out her family blog or her son Bryson's adoption blog. Oh, and please feel free to spread the word.

Her family is pretty amazing and her son has come so far in such a short time! Even if you don't want to enter the raffle, please go check out her blog and leave her an encouraging comment.

19 comments:

Annie said...

He is 100% adorable.... You have me SOOOOOO desiring another child. Oh, dear.

Amy said...

What a wonderful Valentines Day present! Just wonderful!!

Take care!

Mrs. B said...

What an absolutely adorable picture of him! Very sweet.

That's wonderful about the raffle. I hope that you get lots and lots of donations.

Chris said...

He is so sweet!! My boys are both gonna donate so they'll both get raffle chances. They worked hard this week for their gramma and are donating their own money. How cool is that!!

Michelle Baxter said...

Hi Christine - I am truly excited for Alexsey to come home to your amazing family! I just emailed Sally for her mailing address so that I can also enter! I read your S&T blog daily, and now come here to see how little Alexsey is doing too :o) Congrats on your newest addition!

Hugs,
Michelle (Reeces' Rainbow)

Cande&Gabi said...

I saw Alexsey has more than 1000 dollars in Reeces Rainbow.
This kid is such a sweet!!! Just like Dennis! I hope to see him in your house quickly!

Taylor said...

aww, he is so cute! I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm very happy and praying for you all!

Paul and Chelsea Gour said...

Christine, Claire was bothered by the catheterizations at first and cried every time we did it for about a week. Each time she cried less and less and every time it got easier for us and for her. after a few weeks, it was no different from any normal diaper change. Once we mastered the skill, which didn't take long, and she got used to it, it became no big deal. She tries to help a little and has the verbal skills to talk about and tell us if something hurts, but she is usually too busy looking at a book or talking about other things or trying to get get something out of her reach to care anymore!

Thank you for reading our blog and I hope it helps you in some way. Your family is so beautiful and your heart so big to bring home so many wonderful children. You are an inspiration to us and we hope to follow in your footsteps!

Kathy said...

I just donated.

Chelley said...

He does look like he is meant to be in your family......


That was such a wonderful thing to do!!! I hope that you are able to raise lots of money....

Kristen said...

What a good looking little boy. I'm so excited for you guys!

Robynn's Ravings said...

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog. I'm in the central valley, too!

We have several friends who have adopted from China and Russia and, as a person whose life was probably saved by a foster family for six months, I can tell you even short stays can change a life forever.

God bless you for all you are doing and hope you get to bring that precious new son home soon!

Jamey & Catherine said...

I wrote this already on your other blog, but when you get a chance check out our blog and read LEMONADE AWARD. You truly deserve it!
Super glad to hear you found those papers and love the baby pic of Aleksey! Hope it all happens quickly!

Catherine, Jamey and Oksana

Christine said...

Hi Catherine,

Your blogs are set to private so I can't visit. Can I please be invited?

sylsumida said...

Your family is so precious. Once we get through this maze of autism we have a burning desire to adopt and give a brother or sister to my son. We were on the road to adoption when we rec'd his diagnosis so we are waiting to get back on track.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Julie said...

thanks for visiting my blog, and what a great idea to have a raffle for your little guy. I would love to adopt one day. My husband and I have talked about it...what a blessing it is to all involved.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful picture...great blog!
-sandy toe

living4him5 said...

He is so precious Christine! I can't wait to see him in his mama and daddy!

Hugs and love,
Amy

Karen said...

I somehow knew you would be back for him! I am so glad that you are able to do this. I do believe that he looks like a "Reed". I am excited to follow this journey with you all!

Blessings~