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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Well, today our family grew yet a bit more! Anakin Skywalker Hooper Childs joined us! It was quite a drive to pick him up so we all had a few hours of eager anticipation. The moment we met him lived up to the excitement. We first met his parents, who were equally if not more excited than we were. Andrew was a little freaked out at this point, but then Anakin came through the door. He was mild mannered, cuddly, and immediately appreciated all the attention he was getting. The trip home was uneventful except for everyone catering to Anakin's every need, want, or possible desire. It seemed perfectly natural for him to hang out with us in the van. We quickly realized we had the wrong size collar (He is really really small!) so we had to run by PetSmart. The sales lady quickly dashed all our hopes that we are ready for a dog (oh well:)) but we did leave with some hope knowing his new collar/harness will definitely fit! As he settles in, Elijah says, "I love him and all the things we can do with him!" and Andrew, "He's nice and calm!" For me, I am happy to report: no accidents YET. My super-manly husband loves him, too. I guess we're all suckers for our cute little puppy.


Ashley said...

Aww, he's precious! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! I promise you ARE ready for a dog...he will be much loved, I know :) My sweet 15 year old Oscar is still hanging around, can you believe it?

Anna M said...

Oh how sweet! He looks like ToTo from Wizard of Oz! Your boys are going to love having a important for kids to have pets if you're able to! The PetSmart folks can be CRAZY and overly obsessed about pets. Just love them, feed them, walk/play with them and they'll be fine! No need for crazy extra stuff (think about all that baby advice you didn't take and how great your boys have turned out!)