Sunday, June 7, 2009

A letter to my baby boy

My dearest Turner, it is hard to fathom that 8 months ago on Saturday, we laid eyes on you for the very first time. I remember it like it was yesterday. Every second of that week from the Thursday we got the call that "C" had chosen us to be your forever mommy and daddy, to our crazy shopping spree on Friday and Saturday to get your room ready, to the drive to the hospital where I kept wiping tears from my eyes just so I could see the road, to the smell of your sweet little face. I even remember the song that was playing and how those words were just what I needed to hear. "Lord here we are bringing praises unto you, you are the one who is holy and we sing to delight you are King, you alone are God." Turner, you are everything we ever prayed for and so much more. We love every single inch of you from your gorgeous head of curls, to those long lavish eye lashes, to your big brown eyes, to your bright smile, to your hands that clap every time you hear music, to your chubby brown legs, to your little toes and everything in between. You are a constant reminder of God's love. My heart over flows with joy that I was chosen to be your mommy. I love you my precious little baby boy.
Can you tell I'm madly in love with my son?
Saturday we decided it was a perfect day to go to the zoo despite the 30 mile an hour wind! Believe it or not, once we got inside, the zoo it was awesome! Just enough of a breeze to keep it cool and the bugs off. Here are a few (ok several) pictures from our zoo visit. John got a hold of the camera this time, and I have to say, I think he is worse than me when it comes to taking a million pictures!
Here are only some of the animals we saw....

one HUGE rhino
and one long giraffe. The giraffes were our favorite!

and a pair of zebras

and a funny looking ostrich

not sure what these were but they look pretty cool!

and a Gorrilla

and a crocodile. Looks at those mean eyes!

and a Elk trying to stay out of the heat

Mommy & Turner in front of the Turner Falls replica

At the OKC zoo they have the coolest exhibit featuring animals found in Oklahoma..and believe it or not in Oklahoma you can find a big brown bear

and Bambi

and a Momma lion

and a Sleepy fox
and the BIG daddy lion

Hurry Mommy & Papa, lets go in the zoo !!

Turner has started eating solid foods now and loves to mash bananas in hands...not sure how much actually goes into his mouth. He has also tried strawberries, cheese, crackers, and cereal. So far so good. He has almost out grown his 6-9 months outfits. He weighs 20 lbs and 2 oz and 29 inches long. He is a busy little boy. He is crawling every where and trying so hard to walk by himself. He can take several steps if we hold onto is hands. He even stood all my him elf the other day without holding on to my finger. As each day comes and goes, it seems like he is doing something else new. It's so much fun :)
Here's a funny video of Turner playing with his sissy, Lexus! Enjoy


Aunt CC said...

OMG Chass, the letter is so true to your heart and Turner will one day be able to read such loving words from you...I promise he knows how much his mamma and pappa love him already!

The video is AWESOME! I played it over and over and over; I couldn't get enough of that precious laugh! I know Lexi was loving it too:)

I cant wait to see you all in a week and the babysit ...Turner and I have so catching up to do!

Love ya,
Aunt CC

Brantley Family said...

What a beautiful letter and such a sweet video - I love his giggle!! Too cute!

Laura said...

I love whoever the person is that created the idea of a blog. I think it is so awesome that you and I can document our feelings, our fun days, and the things we are praying for, so that someday our kids can read it.

What an awesome letter....I loved just reading it and being reminded of all that you went through. I remember hearing about it through Molly....

You are a great momma! Have a good week......

Molly said...

Wow, love that letter to your sweet little man. Isn't it amazing how overwhelming it is to know that you were chosen for him and he for you? I mean, it's miraculous how it happens in adoption, we simply cannot take any credit for the creation of our family and that just makes it all that much more special.

Love the zoo pictures! And that video is to die for! He is a hoot!

Lollynpops said...

I also cannot believe that Turner is already 8 mths old. What a blessing God has given us. We shall never take that for granted.
Turner and Lexy made me laugh so hard and each time I watch it is like the first time. Before long Lexy will be chasing him all over the place. Lots of lovin' to all the Satterfields. Lolly

Sweet Patience said...

That was a touching and beautiful letter to your son. You are blessed with one another! Nice zoo pics.


Debbie Felix said...

Turner's video is hilarious!!! So glad I get to hear his precious little giggle!!
He is soooo cute and growing up way too fast! I bet it won't be long till he will be walking.
Give him hugs and kisses from us.
Love you all,
Aunt Deb