Friday, September 28, 2012

3 years ago today

We met our sweet baby boy for the first time. Matthew has been a love bug since the 1st day we met him and still loves to cuddle and be held all the time! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the 1st 4 days with our angel.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2 Years Ago Today......

We became a family of 3 with 2 four legged furry brothers waiting back at home for us!!! What a change this small scared little boy has become. We left Baby Home #1 and never looked back. Matthew was so scared in the car on the way back to our hotel and had his head buried in Daddy. Once we opened the door to the hotel and he went in the room it was like ......AHHHH....this is all going to be ok and he was a totally different child! Amazing!!! Matthew has gained 15 pounds and has grown 6 inches in the last 2 years!!! Our 3rd post placement report is enroute to Russia and we have 1 left to do. We readopted Matt in Alabama in December and have received 2 new crisp US Birth Certificates for him. So glad that we finally have that checked off the list. One more post placement visit and I think the paperwork will finally be over!!!! Yeah!!!! What a fabulous 2 years it has been!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


We booked today for the Russian Adoption Reunion Disney Cruise set to sail July 21, 2013. We are so excited to meet everybody and their sweet Russian babies!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Pageant for School

Matt had his Christmas Pageant at school. His class were lambs......they were the cutest little lambs we ever saw!!! His class sang 3 songs one which included sign language. They all did so wonderful. We practiced the songs each night and Matt sang his little heart cute!!! Then the whole school sang Silent Night together at the was a wonderful and memorable evening.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Santa Clause Event

Our community held their annual Santa Clause event this weekend. We got to do a craft, ride a train, and biggest thrill of to see and sit on Santa Clause's lap. Last year when we went to see Santa, Matt would not get anywhere close to him. This year when it was finally our families turn to go see Santa, Matt practically sprinted and jumped onto his lap....absolutely priceless and so disappointed did not have the video camera ready. Truely amazing how things change from year to year. All Matt told Santa he wanted for Christmas was "cookies"......guess Santa's list will be small at the Cooper house!! :)