Sunday, November 29, 2009


Ezra had his very first soccer tournament!!! Actually it's his first official soccer game that he's ever played!! He did awesome! It's so hard to believe that less than 4 months ago Ezra had never played soccer with shoes on (broken sandals or barefoot) or on anything but dirt.

This is a picture of Ezra playing soccer in Ethiopia

It was so much fun cheering him on!! His team lost the first game, but in the afternoon they were on fire. They kept winning and winning. They made it to the championship game, but ended up losing in sudden death after 3 overtimes!! It was awesome!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

1st Thanksgiving!!

It was a lot of fun celebrating Ezra and Jackson's very first Thanksgiving. This is a brand new holiday they had never heard of before. So the day was filled with a bunch of firsts. Doesn't matter if you are 1 year old or 11 years old, you still have a first time for everything.....

First Thanksgiving!!!

Jackson's first Thanksgiving with his mom!

Ezra trying turkey for the first time

Jackson trying turkey for the first time

Two cute boys eating some good Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks Matt and Grandma for your hard work in the kitchen. The food was awesome!!

Ana enjoying her meal!

Durant likes it!

Carter loves his cornbread!!

We fill up the table with just us and Grandma!!

Ezra trying Pumpkin Pie for the very first time!! He's a fan!!

Jackson trying pumpkin pie for the first time....

Jackson thinking pumpkin pie is disgusting!!!

We appreciate your support and prayers for our family!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Re-adoption day!

It was re-adoption day for our boys!! Which means that they are now legally Ezra Abel Ness and Jackson Fiker Ness! It always feels good to have this part finished. It's so crazy to think that Matt and I have added 4 kids to our family in less then 4 years! Wow!!

Waiting for court to be called into session!

Judge Gablier was very kind! Although he was a little confused why we weren't adopting Durant too today!! Ha! Ha!

Picture with our favorite social worker Melissa! She's been with us for the last 4 years!!

Afterwards we celebrated with Sonic drinks!!

Everyone got a drink!

Then we went out to eat at Pizza Hut!

We ended the night with a movie!! It was a good day!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More snow pictures!!

The last snow (which was awhile ago, I just forgot to post about it) was a huge hit with all 5 kids!! They could barley get home from school quick enough. They loved how nice it packed and played in it for hours!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ana's 1st haircut - take two!

The take two is for those of you who remember the post about her first non-haircut!!! Now it was time, for real. We really cut it!!

Ana enjoying her first professional hair wash!

Ana's hair was cut by our good friend Becky from Studio 9A

The before picture - 21 inches long!

The first cut! Yes we saved it for her baby book!

Grandma helped distract Ana when it got a little long

Watching Becky cut her hair!

The after picture - 6 inches cut off!

Ana did great!! She likes her new hair!!! Thanks Becky!

Ana's Dad and brothers were super excited to see Ana's new hair!! They all came running when we walked in the door and said how beautiful Ana looked!! She has such a great Dad and brothers!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Carter's birthday parties....

Carter had a fun birthday!! He started out by opening some presents before school. He got a lot of skateboarding things from Mom and Dad!! Tech Decks are the coolest to him this year. He also got his very first skateboard!!

After school he had his friend party with 6 of his closest friends! It was a lot of fun. Thanks to the beautiful weather they were able to play football outside. Sports was Carter's theme this year.

On Saturday we had our family party. Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends helped us celebrate Carter's special day!!

No sugar for Carter, so we had sugar free pudding instead of a birthday cake. He's blowing out his candle here!!

Thanks everyone for helping us celebrate Carter!!!