Tuesday, October 13, 2009

September Happenings. . .

September was a busy month for the MacPherson family! I will update with pictures. :)

Luke loves to play with sticks. Any stick found in the yard creates countless hours of fun for him. This stick. . . err. . tree limb was way too big for him. But he still carried that thing around for the longest time. So funny!

We have taken Luke to the park several times. He absolutely hated the swing at first. Now, he loves it. We swung together, and he loved riding with mama!

Fun with Mr. Potato Head. Luke's aunt Sarah bought him Mr. Potato head a few weeks ago. The parts usually end up on his face, as you can see above, or in our sockets as you can see below. (I took out the top plug cover to vacuum and had not put the cover back in before Luke found it. Don't worry, no one was electricuted!)

Another picture of Luke and his favorite toy. . . a stick. What a cutie!!!

I have turned by sweet boy into quite a ham! I cannot get enough of him!

A little fun in the rain! It had been raining for days and days and we had cabin fever. We went into the garage, moved the car out, and played with some of the outdoor toys. . . and in the rain! So much fun!

We took this at the top of the St. Louis arch.

We went to St. Louis for two days. We went to see Tsegay and Almaz from Ethiopia. They are the couple that runs the House of Hope transition house that Luke was at for over four months. It was so important for us to go and visit them while they were in country. The above picture is when Tsegay saw Luke again for the first time. I can't say for certain what Luke was really thinking, however I do believe he knew who they were. He would get closer and closer to them to listen to them, but would not let them hold him. It was so great to see them again. They made us feel that we were at home when we traveled to pick him up.

Also in the month of September, we completed our 3 month post placement report! I cannot believe that we have been with this wonderful boy for 3 months! It feels that he has always been here. How did we ever go without him?

Sunday, August 30, 2009


The past 1 1/2 months have been so crazy! Luke has transitioned so well. We thought that we were going to have such a hard time with him transitioning to us and his new surroundings. Luckily, we were wrong. He has done fantastic. He definitely knows who his mama and daddy are! He is picking up English so quickly. He understands a lot more than what he can say.
I am so amazed at this boy every day! I still have to pinch myself daily. I can't believe that this little, sweet, precious boy is mine. I am truly blessed!

Below are a few updated pictures from the past couple of months.
Luke still doesn't quite know what to think about grass. He will only walk in the grass if we lead him to it. Such a funny boy!

Luke didn't like the swing the first time we went to the park. But this time, I stood in front of him and he loved it!

After only being home for a month, we celebrated Luke's second birthday! He really enjoyed his cake!
Luke is starting a new fashion statement. We were outside playing, I turned around for just a minute, and he had slipped his arm through the neck of his shirt. And yes, that is a sticker on his forehead. He loves stickers. My husband stuck a sticker on his head once, and ever since then when he gets a sticker, he pops it on his forehead. So funny!
Riding in the car. This is an example of total cuteness!!!

This is such a funny picture! He is such a happy boy! He loves stickers! And yet again, you will find it on his forehead. So cute!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We are home! We finally landed in Nashville around 6:30 pm on Sunday. Luke is doing fantastic. He has been adjusting very well. He amazes me every day! I never thought that I could be this happy. I plan to post all about our trip in the upcoming days. When Luke sleeps, I grab my laptop, then I rest.

You can't get much cuter than this!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


We leave tomorrow morning!! Woo Hoo!!!!

Depart Nashville 9:35 am
Arrive Chicago 11:14 am

Depart Chicago 3:45 pm
Arrive Frankfurt 6:55 am

Depart Frankfurt 11:10 am
Arrive Addis Ababa 7:05 pm

Return flights home

Depart Addis Ababa 1:35 am
Arrive Frankfurt 7:35 am

Depart Frankfurt 10:05 am
Arrive Washington, D.C. 12:50 pm

Depart Washington, D.C. 4:45 pm
Arrive Nashville 5:47 pm

Friday, July 3, 2009

1. . .

ONE day until we leave!!! I can't believe it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2. . .

We leave in TWO days.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

3.. and updated pictures

3 days left until travel!

We also received updated pictures of my sweet boy today. They shaved his head. My husband was happy. They now sport the same hair do!
Bald is beautiful!!