Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Before and After and Other Fun Pics

The above picture was taken in January 2011
I can't even believe how skinny she was

And the above taken in May 2011
Just look at those arms now?????  Isn't it just Amazing?????
I tried so hard to put pictures side by side - sorry couldn't figure it out :(

Sara and Belle looking at how pretty they look!!!!  I'm telling you these sisters are the Bestest Buddies!!!!

And here she is just loving being in the pool!!!!

Love those eyes!!!!!

Bellie loves to dunk her little head in the pool but she does it so fast I couldn't get a picture of her doing it

She is so HAPPY because I took the hat off - she is so funny!!!!!!

Look at this girl!!!  She always puts her head under the faucet - isn't she crazy????

This is an example of her face under the water while her head is under the running faucet - she is not AFRAID of anything it seems!  UH OH!!!!!!!

I just LOVE this one!!!!!

Owen is all BUSINESS in this one!!!!

Oh My - Is that the sweetest smile or what??????

Just Lovin and Snuggin on the couch!!!!

I Love this picture because of that beautiful tummy sticking out!!!!!!!

For about 2 months now our sweet Belle scoots to the bathroom between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM every night.   It doesn't matter where she is in the house she will start scooting to the bathroom.  It is the cutest thing I have ever seen.  She will scoot by our mirrored closet doors and she will visit a little bit with her friend in the mirror.  Or sometimes she will race her friend in the mirror to see who can scoot faster.  She always WINS no matter what so its always a happy ending.  And she Laughs and Laughs as she races as fast as her little self will allow.  Then she will go around the corner and enter the bathroom.  She will shut the bathroom door and scoot over to the tub.  At this point she looks up to give the look of "well, who is going to undress me?".  I will get a video of this someday because it is just the BEST ever to watch.   Bellie LOVES to take her bath - she would take 100 baths a day if we would let her.  She doesn't seem to have any sensory issues at all at this point and we are so grateful.   


  1. Oh boy those three must keep you smiling all day long.

    Love love love the girlies together, they are adorable...

  2. Summer,
    I just love seeing the pictures of all of your little ones. Miss Belle just makes me smile. We can't wait to get all of the kids together. We had Julia in the pool this past weekend and she loved it. She was pretty mad at us when it was time to get out. I guess she thought that this was her new really big bath tub. :)

  3. Its a funny thing how God works...she was so meant to be your girl...she IS your girl! Your whole family is so beautifully woven together by God...I just LOVE it!

    Brooke Annessa

  4. You are so blessed Summer! God not only gave you your three amazing older children, He also chose you to be the mom of these three beauties! Bellie is looking great!

  5. Your kids are adorable!:)

    Have you joined us on the After the Rainbow group yet? It's an awesome place to get support! There is a page on Yuku that we're all moving to. Please come say hi! If you need help finding it or would just like to talk one-on-one with someone who has "been there" please feel free to email me at

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reeces Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry