Sunday, February 1, 2009

From Ashes To Africa and more...

Have you read this yet?? If not, you need to! Our dear, sweet friends Josh and Amy Bottomly wrote it, it's the story of their journey through a tough first year of marriage, infertility, reconciliation, having a heart for the less fortunate in our world and the blessed process that brought them to adopt their sweet son Silas from Ethiopia! It is beautifully written and will prick your heart on so many levels. Even if you are not going through things like infertility or adoption, you will be moved by the openness and candor of their story and feel the tenderness of their hearts. It would also be a huge blessing to anyone you may know who is going down these difficult paths. Order your copy here.
The other day I was sitting on the couch...let it be known that Malak DOES NOT like when Eric or I sit on the couch. It means that were not on the floor playing with him, and thus is a GRAVE mistake. He lets the whole neighborhood know that he does not approve and screams bloody murder. :) So, I made the mistake of sitting on the couch and he started throwing a tantrum, but after just a minute of crying he laid himself down at my feet, put his thumb in his mouth and fell asleep. Right there, on the livingroom floor, Justin Timberlake playing loudly on the stereo....fell asleep. Poor little fella was all tuckered out! I guess tantrums wear you out. I know they wear me out... :)
Mal has recently decided that he LOVES to wear my headbands. He asks me to put them on him and when I do he gives me a giant cheesy smile as if he knows how faaabulous he looks. Most of the time he doesn't want just one on, but as many as he can find. He hasn't learned the art of less is more in the accesory department... and yes, he likes to carry around my animal print wallet while sporting the headbands. It's all part of his look.
Luckily for Eric, our son doesn't always want to wear feminine jewelry and also LOVES to wear his daddy's hats. And that's just precious.




12 comments:

emily said...

He is so cute!! :)

Wish we had been able to see you guys when we were in town a few weeks ago. Next time.

Kaydub said...

Okay, my SECOND favorite part to ANYTHING you tell me about Mal, is the fact that you said "Poor little fella was all tuckered out!"

Amy said...

thanks for the book shout out. :)

Love the story of Malak falling asleep at your feet.... sweet boy.

SEG said...

tara- this comment has nothing to do with your adorable post (and it was adorable) but i want to know HOW IN THE HECK to deal with the fact that our case won't pass court??????!!!!! Did you have a bazillion court dates? We have had 12/26, 1/29 and now, the one that has me seriously boiling...MARCH freakin' TWENTY SIXTH!!! What do I do???!!!!!!

The Albertsons said...

CUTE!
So glad you posted. I was starting to think that I HAD to be on facebook or move to OKC to see my friend Tara :).
love
becca

Jess said...

Starlight star bright, please oh please let my child fall asleep at my feet while I sit on the couch. Amen.

Tamatha said...

I swear he cant get any cuter- love a man that sports headbands.

Gina said...

Awww, poor little guy was so tired! I love that he likes to wear his mommy's headbands...and his daddy's hat!

Bethany said...

Yes this book was very moving, it will stay in my "collection." Love this little boy. He just has such the purest face...I'm sure he is mischevious but finds his way out through a little Silvestri smile!!!

Christie said...

So. I haven't seen you in ages. We need to get together.

And Mal is freakin' adorable, as always.

Rebecca said...

I love that Malak loves to accessorize. He does much better than me :)

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) said...

just have to say that I am enjoying following your blog! After reading a few of your recent posts, I'm eager to read your older posts from the beginning and really get to know you guys!