Sunday, May 31, 2009

Adoption Picnic

Today was a big picnic in Danville for the home study agency that Amy works for, Adoption Assistance, Inc. We spent the day playing with kids from all over the world, and mommy and daddy got quite a bit of sun.

Essie, Ababa, & Chloe model their adoption t-shirts

Chloe pets a goat

Chloe riding the miniature horse

Essie & Chloe on horseback

The bouncy house looks like lots of fun...

...but it was a little too chaotic in there.

Can you find Chloe in the Ethiopian flag?


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Play Date at Ichthus Park

On Friday, we had play group at a local park. Although only 2 other families showed up, one of them was the Maas family who has 5 kids so we had plenty of fun.

Essie and Ellie Waggoner (Albania)

Chloe & Miranda Maas

Essie & Ethan Maas

Faith (China) & Gabriel (Ethiopia) Maas


Chloe loves slides

Miranda, Chloe & Ethan

Ethan & Chloe

Chloe walking up the slide


Backhoes Up Close

The girls are absolutely enamored with backhoes. So they were very excited for their first chance to get up on one...

Chloe & Essie

Essie & Chloe in a backhoe bucket

Essie in the driver's seat

Essie & Chloe



Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Trip to Cumberland Falls

After the girls' dedication service on Sunday, the whole fam got in the car and headed down to Cumberland Falls.

Chloe & Essie check out the waterfall

Essie & Hunter


Chloe & Essie

Essie & Amy

Essie loved playing in the sand down by the river

Chloe & Ababa climbed way up on the big rocks

Chloe & Ababa

Essie & Ababa
At Sanders Cafe - Colonel Sanders' first restaurant - in Corbin, Kentucky

Amy and the girls pose with Colonel Sanders

Dedication Sunday

Our friend Kellie put together this beautiful altar display for the girls' dedication. There were two pink roses to represent the twins and a candle to represent their birth family. We added a picture of us with their birth family from when we visited their village in March.

Pastor Spann issues the dedication challenge

Dedication prayer

Family photo

We were blessed to have Uncle Scott, Aunt Jen, Cousin Hunter, Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Kelly, Grandpa & MeeMaw Neild and Grandpa & Grandma Kinnell present for the dedication.

Backyard Fun with Cousin Hunter

Amy's parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, and nephew came down for the girls' dedication on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon the kids got out to play in the water some:

Chloe, Essie, Hunter


Essie looking very contemplative

Essie gives it to Hunter

Hunter and Essie push Chloe in the wagon

Grandpa Neild and Hunter give the twins a ride

Chloe & Essie

Essie, Chloe, Hunter

Hunter and Chloe on the Sit-n-Spin