Thursday, April 03, 2008

Big Brothers

Braeden is such a great big brother. He can be a bit rough from time to time, but he is really so sweet and caring and really plays up the big brother role so often. He's becoming this sweet and sensitive little guy that I just love to see. God is doing great things in him. The little ones love him and these pictures show how much. I can't really post pictures yet but since Liam's termination is started and Girlie's face is in profile, I figured these would be ok.

This is from last weekend when Braeden was running a fever. He was a sick buddy and lay on the couch in the basement most of the day Saturday while the others played and watched some tv. Here he was watching a movie and Liam crawled up next to him to spend time with his big brother.

This one was from last night. We took time to watch a short video before bed and Girlie wanted to sit in Braeden's lap. He always lets them! :)

What a great big brother!!! :)


Sara said...

Cool blog design! :)

And I LOVE those pics. Especially Girlie sitting on Braeden's lap! That is adorable!


Runergirl said...

He is such a special, loving child.

Julie said...

WHAT A CUTIE!! All of them- sweet little family.

Carrie said...

God bless :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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