Friday, November 13, 2015

One Year Later

I cannot believe it has been a year since we went to Uganda to get our boys. What a change life has been.  A beautiful, chaotic, messy, emotional, lovely change.

These three boys are my world. They are so funny together. Maddox has truly started to do whatever it is Nolan is doing. He watches him all the time and Nolan loves it. He now has a little brother to tell what to do haha. Maverick joins in and plays too but he is currently more of a mommas boy and sticks close to me while he watches his crazy brothers. (Although you wouldn't be able to tell that from the picture above) 
These boys/brothers melt my heart and make me crazy. Yup, I said it. But what do you expect in a house full of boys... It is loud, messy, sometimes smelly lol but so full of love. I laugh at myself on the days when I can't wait for bedtime and then once they are in bed, its so quiet I just want to go snuggle with them.  I can't really say if its easier or harder than I thought it would be because I really wasn't sure what it was going to be like. I mean, I went from one child at home- to three little ones. It was an adjustment but I feel like we have a good routine going now. 

So... 2 TWO year olds in this house now... yay... haha
They are certainly growing up and forming quite the little opinions, but they are also so so SO sweet. They love to give high fives, hugs and kisses, and if they accidentally hurt someone, they are very quick to say "I'm sorry". Its the cutest thing ever. 

Going out is wild and crazy but we usually still have fun. The boys are very independent and always want to do things themselves. So you can imagine the messes we have X2. 

Nolan is a WONDERFUL big brother. Lately he has really stepped up to help me, and he asks to. I know won't last forever so I'm thankful for it now. He likes to get them up from their naps, help them potty and brush their teeth. Oh yay, did I mention we have been potty training for over a month now. I wish I could say it has been wonderful, but well.... it hasn't. There have been a whole lot of messes, a few tears shed (yes by me), some moments I wanted to quick, but I can say we are still sticking with it. They do pretty well for a while and then have horrible days of accident after accident. 
I am very thankful for our carpet cleaner, and steam vac. 

Mondays are the only day we don't have to get up and start running full speed to get Nolan to school on time, so we usually take things pretty easy and I love these moments. All snuggled up in daddy & mommy's bed. 

So, its been quite the year. 
May 18, 2015 the boys officially became Butlers. 
November 5th they turned two  
and November 8th marked our one year Gotcha Day. 

We are so very blessed. 

Happy 2nd birthday Maddox & Maverick

Nov. 8, 2014/Nov. 8, 2015

Notes I jotted down over the year:

In Africa he would sign please
Jan 12- says "Uh-Oh"
Jan 22- "Thank you"
Jan 23- "sit"
Jan 26- Claps his hands
Feb 1- "Who's that?"
Feb 1- Can point himself out in pictures
Feb 5- "Up"
Feb 10- Weighs 15.5lbs
Feb 21- says "Paps"
Feb 23- signs more
Feb 24- Recognized and says "puffs"
feb 26- says "Mama, Papaw, Tessa, Ali"
May 10- Walking
Oct 12- Potty Training and in underwear

In Africa would sign please
Jan 6- says "Thank you"
Jan 26- new tooth
Jan 26- Claps hands
Feb 1- Can point himself out in pictures
Feb 10- 17.1lbs
Feb 21- "Paps" & "Up"
feb 24- signs more
March 3- "Mama"
April 27- walking
July 16- Pooped in potty
Oct 12- potty training and in underwear

1 comment:

  1. Such sweethearts! So great to see how well y'all are doing! Loving all the smiles on all your pics! beautiful!


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