Another year has come and gone for the Adams family. We've been overcome with the blessings of the Lord as we try to help others.
Analee (“Babe”) is now 28 months old. John William (“Bubba”) is now 19 months old. The time that we've had them has gone both incredibly quickly and incredibly slowly. We don't remember life without them, but we don't remember much of them growing up. Life really has been a whirlwind for us here in our tiny slice of heaven. The kids moved into the same room in preparation for another birth, and it was easier than we thought. They now go to bed and wake up at the same time, and do both giggling.
Babe is powering her way through things. Her philosophy seems to be thus: if brute force doesn't work, punch it harder. She alternates between being the sweetest girl around and the “terrible two” that we've heard about. She's growing up almost too fast for us; she knows letters and numbers, shapes and colors, and loves to show them off. Her favorite toy is a computer keyboard that we gave her, which allows her to “practice letters,” as she puts it.
Bub is playing the dutiful victim of his big sister's powerful playing. That said, he's become quite the happy guy as he is now more mobile and can get to just about anything he wants. He's got a wonderful streak to him, showing his willingness to give up what he fought so hard to get. He's a cuddly little boy who showers us with hugs and kisses.
Life is about to get more hectic for us, as Drake will be born some time early in 2010. He's due February 11, but we expect him in mid-to-late January. He's an active little guy, and we can see him moving from the outside. Three kids under three? What were we thinking?!?
Anika is doing well, or at least as well as she can, considering her belly. We're excited to see what she's like without either a pregnancy or post-pregnancy issues.
John is trying to be a father and a husband while working as much as he can and keeping up his grades at Liberty University, where he's a graduate student. He's doing well, as he just got his report card full of A's. We're all very proud of him.
We're excited to see the changes our family will go through, and are blessed to see what has come before. The Lord has bent over backward for us, and we see no reason not to do the same for Him.
Merry Christmas from the Adams family!
P.S. Included are pictures of us outside earlier this week. We got two feet of snow and the kids loved it.