Saturday, August 15, 2009


I cannot believe 3 years ago today, we got the most incredible phone call ever...our baby boy was born @ 7:21am weighing in @ 7lbs 13oz and 19 1/2 inches long. We started getting our things packed and ready and we were out the door by noon. That day we had so many mixed emotions running through our heads. We couldn't believe that after 5 LONG years we were parents. Words cannot express the love we felt for our Daigen the moment we laid eyes on him. My heart was pounding my hands were shaking as your birth mom Chelsea handed you to me. Here I am holding you for the first time. The joy I had was indescribable. You have been the biggest blessing in our lives.

2 days later. This was such a bitter sweet day for us. Our hearts were breaking in two as your placement occurred. I cannot even imagine the pain Chelsea had to be experiencing, but I KNOW one thing for sure, her love for you is far greater than you can imagine. She did the hardest thing any Mother could endure and we will ALL be FOREVER grateful to her for that.

Your cheeks are the most wonderful thing to kiss. I couldn't get enough of you.

Our adoption was finalized in April 2007

And you were Sealed to us in April 2007

Here you are at 9 months on your blessing day in April

You are a rolly poly that can't get enough water. You have NO fear, which in itself scares your Mom. You have given me MANY near deaths.....

You love to get down and dirty.... just what boys are suppose to do... but Mommy isn't so sure about it. You were a LOVER to your binky and it went everywhere with you.

You were such a BIG helper to Daddy... always making more work for him.... :) In this picture you climbed your way up his desk all by yourself, yep you were nonstop at climbing, in fact we even had to "bunji" everything shut......

and when we didn't......... this is what happened. You have tried my patience to no end and many times I have wanted to offer you "for sale" :) J/K

Your 2nd Birthday, Mommy was so proud of herself for making you a "ball cake"

You even have a sense of style..... well...... maybe not, but your mind NEVER stops and you have the best imagination out there

You are the BEST big brother any little boy could ask for. You love your brother and he loves you and we just love to watch the interaction between you two.

You have turned into the "biggest" of all big boys!!! And can go potty all on your own. You potty trained in only 2 days!!! You were the BEST!!!

You even invented your own way of "pulling" brother in the wagon. I told you... your mind NEVER stops working, you are ALWAYS one step ahead of everyone......

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!!!! You have brought more joy, tears, patience, frustration, laughs, then any one could ever imagine. Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know. Thank you for being you, and for filling an empty place in our hearts, We love you to the moon and back. We couldn't imagine life without fit, just like a "glove." You are our lovebug and sunshine, don't ever forget that. ATRNTF Luvs..........


Anonymous said...

What a great post Cala. It looks like you had fun at the reunion and glad to hear about your arm. We miss you guys.

Lindsey said...

Wow, I can't believe he is 3 years old. Such a little spitfire, he is such a cutie! Happy Birthday Daigen!

Lyle and Jaime said...

How cute! Doesn't time just fly by! We need to have Daigen over to play with Cohen. They had a blast together at the father-sons outing.