This is Cora’s newest friend Orrin Drake. My dear friend Julie and her husband Ian welcomed their little boy into the world last week! He surprised his parents by coming six weeks early. I guess he just couldn’t wait any longer to meet them. Ori has been in NICU since he was born, but is doing great! He is such a little sweetheart and looks so much like his daddy (at least I think so).
Julie is a WONDERFUL mother and is being so loving and patient through all the ups and downs. She is so faithful to trust God and has such a positive attitude even as she spends those long hours in the hospital. I only hope that I could handle a situation like this with such grace.
And I even got to hold little Ori. After holding him, Cora felt like a giant. My little baby isn’t so little any more.
It is so amazing to see these little babies and watch them grow. I am constantly in awe of how God created us each so unique and perfect. Each one of us is so precious and loved by Him. What an awesome Creator we have!
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
We are praying that Ori gets to go home with his daddy and mommy soon! If you want to read more of their story check out Julie’s blog here.
Here are a few random pictures of things we have been doing lately:
Auntie Anne stopped by to hang out with us over the weekend. She and Cora were having fun playing on the floor.
Bath time! Cora still loves her baths and always plays with her toes. I wish I was still that flexible!
Last night Cora had her six month pictures taken. It was a beautiful evening and the pictures turned out AMAZING. Thanks Megan for capturing those sweet faces of our baby. We LOVE them! I had Megan’s daughter in my class last year. She came along and helped me make goofy faces at Cora to try to make her smile. If you want to see some of Cora’s pictures check out Megan’s blog here.
Most people go to the fair for the rides and entertainment.
Not us. We go to the state fair for the delicious, greasy food. Last year we missed the fair because we were too busy. We weren’t going to let that happen again. We had empty stomachs and were ready to eat!
The turkey legs are my favorite. I am ashamed to admit that I think I could eat a whole one by myself. I did share though!
GATOR TATERS! These are Joel’s favorite and they are SO good. He even tried to make his own one time, but they just didn’t compare.
Cora couldn’t enjoy the food with us, but she was happy sitting in her stroller sporting her pink tennis shoes.
She loved the lights and noise. She was very happy even though it was past her bedtime. Do you like the turkey grease spots on my jeans?
Like any good parents would, we told Cora that she could have anything she wanted. She went straight to the giant cows.
(I have to give James credit for sharing some of his photos. Thanks James!)
She has a lot to say and often has her mouth wide open. I’m not sure if that is a characteristic she got from me or her dad. What do you think?