Introducing the newest members of the VanderStoep Family!!!
Yes, they have new names and there is a story behind each one that we are not going to share here to be sensitive to them and others, but they love their names and we are all getting used to them.
Naomi Brianne Rose VanderStoep
(Brianne is Jen's sister's middle name, and Rose was Naomi's birth mother's name)
Silas John Bahetti VanderStoep
(John for Jen's dad, and Bahetti is Silas' second Ugandan name)
A few of the sweet moments from our time as a family in Uganda, ones we really cherish...learning to love and grow together.
Noah protectively holding his new baby sister. He adores her and she obviously is enamored with him too.
Mommy and her girls!
Our first afternoon with Silas staying with us. He would not put those shoes down and couldn't get enough hugs.
Greeting Daddy when he returned from a trip to the market.
Wet kisses in pretty pink swim suits.
Silas picked me this flower his first day home with us.
Getting a ride in the "toy box"
Daddy reading bed time stories to ALL 4 on the bed...well trying, at least.
Fun cuddles outside