I have friends who have whole blogs or Facebook updates that focus on their only child.  I love reading the entries and seeing the photos of their growing children.  It hit me recently that if Ian was our first child, he would probably get a lot more blog space.  Even though his blog space is minimal, thankfully  in real life, I think he gets a LOT of love, and he gives a lot  as well.  He is an amazing little boy who wins hearts (as you’ll see in the photos below).

Ian loves to laugh.  He loves his bathtime.

Ian has discovered music – and loves it!  He loves to clap whenever the girls put music on;  what amazed us was when he started several months ago to crawl over to Olivia’s Hello Kitty piano, stand up, play, and sing into the mike!  He just sort of gets it.   It’s not exactly melodic yet, but he’s got a great start…

We love how much joy he brings to the many  different friends in our lives, and most importantly to our  family.  He is one loved youngest sibling!  Not a day goes by that Annie doesn’t say, “Mommy, don’t you love Ian so much?” We have to hold Olivia at bay from over-kissing him.  And he and Owen have a special bond as brothers that we thank God for.

(What does oya baka mean?  It’s a Japanese term for parents who brag about their kids.  We love this little guy and wanted others far away to get to see a few of the reasons why!)


3 thoughts on “OyaBaka

  1. Our whole family was awwwww-ing your entire entry. (and we laughed at the title…but we don’t blame you!) He’s SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t wait to meet him~

  2. I can’t believe how big Ian is!!! What a cutie!! I can’t wait to snuggle with him when you are in town!!!! Can I just say how THRILLED I am that the Lord led you to adopt him?!!? So so so thrilled! 🙂

  3. Ian is delicious! I could just eat him up. I was sooo hoping we would be able to see you when you are in the states, but I am guess from your itinerary we will not. If that should change, please let us know ASAP! Hugs to all of your beautiful children! Love you guys,

    PS: Brad FINALLY got a job! About half the salary he used to make, but a job nonetheless. Thank you Jesus!

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