Wednesday, May 18, 2011

black and white Wednesday - my little buddy

Flower farm 1 blw
I find age 5 a very helpful one...whether it's putting away toys,
 his dishes on the counter after a meal...
Flower farm 2 color
Or going to the flower farm to help me choose flowers to plant...

Flower farm storyboard

Mr. Will happily complies and goes along with me (every Friday he's with me all day)
to wherever it is that we may need to travel.

Flower farm 5
This particular day he met a new friend.

Flower farm 6

And checked out the red tractor,
then excitedly ran to tell me all about it.
We walked back and he sat on it and pretended to drive of course.

Flower farm 8

I was looking for a certain color of flower (yellow) and stopped to look at these herbs.

Flower farm 9

We walked to the back of the farm and Will navigated the wagon.
He demonstrated some awesome wagon handling skills if I say so myself.

Flower farm 7

We then hit the jackpot at the greenhouse at the back of the farm
where I found just what I was looking for...
and Will took a little rest.

Flower farm 10 color

It was right about this time 3 years ago that we received
our PA and then LOA (letter of approval) from China to adopt Will.

Flower farm 11 blw

 I've been moving a lot of my pictures off
my hard drive to make more room.
I found the below black and white scan of one of the first pictures we saw of Will
in his file in 2008.
I don't have an original picture, it's a copy (not a great one) but I treasure it.
I have no idea how old he was here,
but he's just precious and you can see why we said YES to this little boy!

Will scan copy

Presently there are many more little boys than girls on the Waiting Children or Special Needs
lists for China.
If you're thinking of adopting, please consider a son.
They're wonderful.

the long road

19 kind words:

Love Letters To China said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Son's are amazing. :-)

Love these photos Gail. You really captured all of Will's personalities. He is such a fun loving, adventurous, sweet little boy. My favorite is of him squatting down next to the wagon with that sweet smile on his face.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


Debbie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day together and the photos are wonderful as well as the narrative. I started to say you have a gift and realized it should be gifts. You are so talented.
Have a great day.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Me too!! I love my boys!

Love those pictures of your helper! Will is such an adorable little guy! Will he start Kindergarten in the fall? How do you feel about betrothal?

I have to confess, I have been having daydreams a obout a Chinese son.......but, shhh! Don't tell my husband - he will freak out :)

Football and Fried Rice said...

And Mya and I have had Wednesdays together like that all year! Some days, we arranged play dates, some days we did yard work together, some days we went out for lunch, some days we went shopping. Whatever we did - it was so fun to be together!!

Ashley Sisk said...

He looks like such a great kid and such a great helper! I absolutely can see why you said YES!

Jill Samter Photography said...

oh my word - he is so CUTE! seriously he is getting more handsome by the day. i love our current 5 yr old too! he is stealing my heart like he did a few years ago all over again. he went through a rough few years - but has come out of them beautifully!

love ever shot!

hugs and love,

S.Wise said...

Awesome!! What a sweet little man!!

Pix-Ology said...

I know it's B&W Wednesday but the color in your shots is amazing! That looks like such a fun trip. He is absolutely gorgeous!

Kayce said...

I too agree completely....son's are amazing! One of my goals this summer is to get one day in with my Jacob before the next two years are gone.

Beautiful pictures Gail!

Sharon Ankerich said...

I am covered in chills from your last words... makes me even more excited for my Will if I can be!!! LOVE every single photo you shot~ captured your precious Will so perfectly!!! And... Sara you I will have to talk about this betrothal thing... I think he was waiting on Jing... LOL. Anyway, love that precious scan of Will... know exactly why he is your's~ God!!!
Blessings and love!!!

Jboo said...

What a great helper -- cool photos! And that photo of him as a wee little guy -- so very adorable!


Faith Hope Love Photography said...

He is so can just see the happiness on his face about the tractor...he needs to come visit the farm Nick works at!! I love your choices of flower...I get the same ones every year ;)
And his baby picture...that just melts my heart...I truly believe that is why I have met so many great friends through adoption...I just have the heart to do it one day but know that God will place that on us when/if he is ready too.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog...after last weekend, I will be adding more of the girls...they are my main focus wether or not it requires me to slow down on sessions. Although after this week...I am secretively hoping it slows down a little....shhhh!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

this one has really made my day. I just can't put in to words how cute William is. His legs, feet and they way he runs. Just precious!


I haven't made one trip to the garden farm! What's wrong with me?!!

Ellie said...

What a precious post - though I have to tell you my heart stopped when I first saw the picture and thought you were adopting again!! I can't figure out what you would name another boy?? haha.

I love these photos Gail - you do an amazing job of capturing Will's gorgeous spirit. (can you say that here? they would definitely say it in Australia :) Maybe Tia and Will can meet someday? ;)

xo ellie

Wanda said...

These are just wonderful Gail. I'm glad you've gotten to the nurseries - I'm determined to get there this Friday. And Dahlia has the day off school so I'll have my little buddy with me.

Isn't it great to have these little peope in our lives. And impressive that Will is into putting things away and helping out. Bonus!!

Have a great week!

Casey said...

Oh man! If I could only talk my husband into three! We would SO go to China for a son. He is soooo stinkin' adorable. That baby picture is just precious.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What beautiful captures of such a sweet & helpful young man. Love the location too.

Sharon said...

That last pic is adorable! What a day you two had. Maybe I have something to look forward to with little L turning 5 in September?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my.... I love all of the photos that you posted of Mr. Will, but that itty bitty black and white went straight to my heart. I am so glad that you shared it with us..... that is one I have never seen. I can see why you will always treasure it. Even back then he has something special in his eyes~



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