9/25/08

Family #1 and Family #2

Katy and Adam were rested enough for visitors yesterday afternoon so we went to hear the stories and meet their son, Diesel for the first time. They are all adjusting to U.S. time again after over a week in Ethiopia. The little man is learning to sleep in his crib without two other babies next to him for company and is adjusting to the stillness of home life without the noise of the orphanage and traffic outside. He is such a sweet, soft, beautiful thing. He has doubled his intake of formula and is putting on weight. I had to steal him away from Brett twice while we were there. My turn!Sebastian wanted Katy's attention while we held Diesel. I think he has a crush on her. She was gracious enough to get the blocks out and build with him while we heard Adam tell the story of having to rush Katy to the hospital in a cab while she passed out and came to and passed out again from dehydration. In all the ways adoption and childbirth are different, she seemed to still get a similar experience! Staying overnight in the hospital hooked up to an IV with a worried husband by her side and then being exhausted for a few days straight with a new baby whose sleeping schedule is mixed up due to the long travels and time change sounds about right.I'm sure we'll get to spend a lot of time together in the next few weeks as she's off work. I missed getting to spend so much 'summer time' with my Katy friend. Now we'll both have little ones to occupy while we chat!

I found this link at OhDeeDoh yesterday and followed it to find more pictures of this incredibly rad family. Their home is so fabulously unique and totally validates what your house actually looks like when you have a child. It's so playful!

After seeing these, I decided it is officially time for Sebastian's teepee to be constructed. We've got the perfect niche in his room for a cozy reading space. I imagine Christmas lights and paper lanterns and a patchwork cover with a soft blanket to spread his books out on. I've become rather handy with a drill and paint this month so this should be a snap! Has anyone seen any rad tee pees they've been inspired by? I keep recalling the huge tent from the movie The Holiday that Jude Law's character had for his girls. Pure magic.

18 comments:

Seven said...

The baby is so beautiful!

kim brimhall said...

oh wow.

beautiful baby.
beautiful home.
beautiful family.

thanks for sharing loves!
kb

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What a gorgeous post, from top to bottom! The baby is so beautiful -- those eyes just speak of pure emotion.

I loved the picture of the child's room with the rainbow of tutus! Building a tent / teepee with holiday lights sounds so magical! The Anthropologie by my house recently had a grown-ups version of a tent bedroom...have you seen this one? They fashioned it with 2 x 4s, drapped with tons of patched fabric, and then put lights, furniture and plants inside. *swoon*

julio n carla said...

how awesome for your friends! you all are blessed!

i LOVE the tent escape on the movie the holiday! every kids dream!

after seeing your home featured.. i once again, am amazed at your creativity and lovely-ness! thanks so much for sharing!

Mandi said...

I know, when I saw The Holiday, I was like in awe over that girls room! And this pic you put on your post with that girls room and those skirts hanging.... oh my- JUST what I would've wanted when I was a girl!!! Exactly. That tp will be amazing when you're done. :)

photography4me said...

I love the movie the Holiday!!

I love the pictures and story of the new baby. And look forward to more stories and pictures as he grows. I am super excited about this story of Diesel. Such a beautiful little one.

Charin said...

Diesel is so adorable!! :) :)
They are going to have the best time with him :)
I *love* that scene out of the holiday, it's beautiful!

danilouwho said...

I love this whole post, just beautiful.

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miss money said...

so i typed out this whole comment about the holiday and then looked down to realize everyone had the same thought....
in school we used to make teepees for thanksgiving time for our classrooms out of pvc pipe and we'd stitch together brown paper bags. very rustic in comparison.

congratulations to everyone for exciting lives!

~wenhether~ said...

Congrats to your friends on their new liitle one! He is adorable!!! Love the name!!!

I love that tent in The Holiday! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

elliebelle said...

What an adorable little guy!!!
Speaking of teepees, there is actually a sewing pattern out there for one if you are interested. Here's the link...
http://www.sewbaby.com/big/patterns1_/sb-20.html
I've been wanting to make one for my friend's soon to be 3 yr old. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. The pattern looks pretty easy.

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Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Hey...when you figure out the teepee let me know...shoot me an email. I want to make one for Ethan's room too. He has a corner with books and a chair...but a reading teepee...would be awesome!

Melonie said...

Congratulations to your friends! Diesel is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! That baby is Gorgeous!!! i want to hold him!! how are you?

curious girl (lisa) said...

oh! this entire post is just filled to the brim with lovely, cuddly, colourful sweetness!

Marie said...

Ohhh i love their house! So free and wonderful! I need a tent for our kids too darn it...Oh wait i think i need a bigger house first lol!

Your friends baby is just adorable!

miss morgan... said...

ohmygoshtutus!!!!!!!