Tuesday, November 25, 2008

6 months ago today...

6 months ago today we saw our son for the first time!
When we went to Ethiopia to pick up Malak we were so suprised and excited when we recieved a cd from Travis (the in country rep) with a whole bunch of pictures of Malak from the time he arrived at the Gladney foster care center!! He was only 3 days old when he was brought in, so it melts my heart to see my baby so tiny and fragile! One day I will show you the rest of his precious pics, but for now you can just see this one and see how much he has grown!! Precious boy...
I am also super excited to announce that Mal is a finalist in the cute baby contest!! It is between him and a little girl, so this is the last time I will ever ask you to pppplease vote for him, one last time!! I am sure I will forever be embarrased that I entered him in a contest, but at this point, he made it past a few thousand other kids, so my excitement of possibly winning is outweighing the rediculousness of it all. :) Click here to vote! (almost forgot that, thanks Laura! And our sweet friend Laura did a blog post to get more people to vote for Malak...I love that girl!)
I am sorry to say that my blogging skills are lacking these days- you know and I know it. I seem to have been sucked into the abiss called Facebook. It is rocking my world. :)

28 comments:

Jeana said...

YAH MALAK!!! That is awesome! I just went and voted and sent an email out to a bunch of people at Oakcrest and some other friends to go vote for him too!! WOO HOO!!
When does everything end? Keep us posted!!

barefootinthedirt said...

I voted!! Keep us posted on the results!

Natalie Fournet said...

Oh I hope he wins...he is the cutest!

Rebecca said...

Just voted for Malak again - he's definitely the cutest!!

See you at the queen tonight?

Oh. And the pictures? I've never heard that before! I wonder if they do that for everyone? Trying not to get my hopes up - but that's exciting news!!

Carol said...

Voted again! He is definitely the cutest of the cute. Can't wait to see if he wins - we'll remind him of that when he is 16 :-)

Min said...

Go Malak! He's a slam dunk...I mean the little girl is sweet, but, in comparison....well I'm just sayin'!

Blog Shmog said...

Oh, I've never seen a picture of him little before. He's so sweet! I will definitely vote for him again. I want his sweet face to win!!

~Laura~ said...

We need the link to vote!!! :)

Sarah D. said...

I voted and then I sent an email with the link to my Mom and sisters to make sure they voted too! I felt like a politician for a minute there :)

grimes said...

those fantastic lips were there from the very beginning. he is so darned cute i can't stand it.

The Albertsons said...

Go Malak!
Duh, he's gonna win.
Yeah, I need more blogging from you... stop cheating on me with facebook. You should friend Zach though, b/c he has a page. Do that and then we can stalk you in both internet worlds. Ew, that's weird.
Going to vote for Mal!
love
becca

Jess said...

Wow...it really seems like you have had him longer than 6 month.

Holli said...

HAPPY SIX MONTHER!
Hope Malak wins - HE IS THE CUTEST!

Bethany said...

I am on my way to vote! BTW I have been sucked in to the facebook world too...I am trying to stay true to my blog, telling all the friends on facebook they are just too lazy to come to the blog!!
Oh and I keep forgeting to finish ordering my cuffs! (do you still have my others?)

Erin said...

He is sooooo going to win that contest! That leopard-garbed girl has got NOTHING on your little model baby!

Mrs. Baker said...

Happy six months!!! Sooo Fun!!!

Mindy said...

I voted for Malak again. You may have to return the favor if Cameron becomes a finalist in his contest. Hehe!!!

Mindy

Erin and Keith Sager said...

We voted!!!!! He's to cute to not win......

The Redman's said...

Just had to say that I think the contest was rigged!!! How did Malak NOT win. That's just too crazy.

Anyway..... here's to the CUTEST little guy ever!!!

Anonymous said...

ok..I am not biased, I don't know you...BUT the kid who won the contest is NOT cute. She is scary! the outfit, the hair. Malak was WAYYY Cuter. I would give you $500 if I had it.

Kat

sparkz said...

That is incredibly cool that you were given pictures of little Malak since the age of 3 days old! I'm sure there aren't many in the adoption ranks that have that! Pretty exciting about his popularity too!

Sarah and Tim said...

I don't think I had seen a picture of M when he was so tiny. ADORABLE!!!!!

Kaydub said...

That's my boy!

Concerning the ugly white baby, well ... bless her heart ... we all know who won that contest!

Kara said...

Well, I'm assuming from the comments, that Malak did NOT win...I think that's crazy. He's so much cuter than that other baby. I think it was her outfit, not that she's actually cuter. I'm not baby-bashing, but hey, we all know who SHOULD have won. :-) And he's still #1 in my book!

Eric and Cheryl said...

Tara- I can't believe Malak did not win the contest! He is by far the cuter baby. Your dad's comment is cracking me up. He needs a bumper sticker that says that on his car...too funny! I am glad Malak is wearing our outfit, I thought it was really cute and I love anything that has green in it. I hope you are doing well, are you coming for Christmas? That will be lots of fun! I can't believe we might actually have our little girl in 2 months. It does not seem real! I am sooooooo excited and ready to move on to the next phase of this process...mom to three!

Rebecca said...

What the heck? Did Malak not win the contest? I just checked the page, and it looked like that little girl beat him by .52%. Is that right? I demand a recount!!

Lori S said...

I can't believe how CUTE Malak is! I will definitely vote!
What a precious baby photo! Wow, he has grown!

Julie said...

He waz ROBBED!