Archive for December, 2010


Nap time fun


The past couple months, for nap time, we’ll lay down with Malachi, wait until he falls asleep, then move him to his crib.  Lately, he simply won’t fall asleep.  Sometimes we’ll lay with him for over an hour, and no sleep.  We’ve been moving him to his crib after 30 minutes or so, and letting him fall asleep on his own.  I don’t know if that is the “right” thing to do, but it works.  Yesterday, when we moved him to his crib, he was having a party in there:


Ups & Downs


The past few days have been extremely hard with Malachi.  It’s like he’s letting out 2 years worth of frustration, sadness, maybe anger, throughout the day.  He grits his teeth, screams, and let’s out these awful sounds of frustration.  His frustrated face looks a little like this:

It’s so hard to watch, and honestly, we don’t know how to handle it.  Our patience is wearing thin.  Sometimes I feel like letting out the same sounds back at him.

Megan and I are at a loss.  It’s totally overwhelming.  Is this how 2 year olds are?  Is this orphanage/adoption behavior?  Why is it coming out now?  How can we help him?  If anyone has thoughts, we would welcome them.  Also, please pray for us.


Christmas Fun


Thanks Uncle Bob & Aunt Mary!


Malachi’s “seat” is gone



Zadok Asa arrives!!


Yesterday, we were given a precious gift from the Lord!

Zadok Asa Phillips

Born: December 14th, 2010
7 lbs 11 ounces
21 inches long

We have lots more pictures of this cutie on our other blog.  You can see those here:



Uncle David, Bass & Naps


Malachi has discovered football with Uncle David!

He likes to jam with the bass:

Sometimes he flips over and falls asleep.  I don’t know how he kicked his feet up like that, but he’s good at flippin’!


Baby Asher


My brother David and his wife Kassy gave birth to the most precious little boy last week!  Baby Asher was born 11 weeks premature and has been in the NICU for a little over a week.  At this point, he will be in the NICU for an undefined amount of time, but everyday is astounding everyone with his growth and progress.  Please pray for him.
Check out David & Kassy’s blog: