Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Brayden and Adoption

Brayden has been SO excited about the adoption, it is so cute! I just had to share a couple of his stories. . .

First, I think he may be one of the only 3 year olds who has ever brought in his sister's Madame Alexander doll (a fancy, expensive baby doll) and exclaimed, "meet baby Wildebeast". Seriously, the baby's name is Wildebeast? Then, I asked: "Where are you guys going?" Brayden replies, "Oh, to Africa". He had been watching Little Einsteins earlier and while they were "on safari" Brayden calls to me, "Mommy, the Einsteins are going to Africa to visit my brother. . .And some animals"!

My favorite thing to do with Brayden is pray with him. He like to ask God things, pause for a moment and come back with an answer. . .which I love b/c of his assumption that God will, of course, answer!!!! How many adults need to search the scriptures and hear the truth 100 times before really believing that God WILL answer! Anyways, back to the story. . .We're laying in his bed and Brayden decides to ask God, "Jesus, will you give Davis a hug for me, since I can't?" he pauses for a moment and turns to me, very matter-of-factly. "Jesus said He would!" Oh, Brayden, I know He did b/c I ask Him that every day!

The last cute thing, could actually get us into some trouble! Brayden has never noticed or mentioned skin color before. However, when we pulled into church last Sunday an African American family pulled in right behind us. Brayden excitedly exclaimed, "There's Davis!" "No," I explained, "Davis is still in Africa." "Well, that girl looks just like my brother!" Cracks me up, but I may have some explaining to do if he does this in the grocery store!!!

9 comments:

Lori said...

What sweet stories. Sounds like Brayden has such a tender heart. He will make an awesome brother to Davis. Thanks for sharing and making me smile.
Love,
Lori

Rae said...

Cute stories! Sam also thinks every black kid is Spencer. If not Spencer, then certainly Siah! He's actually getting better at identifying pictures of his real sibs as opposed to other lovelies who are being adopted, but it's really funny to me! ;)

Jen M said...

What cute stories. Love that smart little boy! And ALL of his questions! :)

DeniseinSC said...

This is so weird! check out the story about my little girl I am going to post today on my blog.It sounds a bit like Braeden! God is working in the hearts of our little bio's as well as ours!
By the way...my dad lives around Melbourne, and we will be hooking up with you guys at some time when we're down there!!!

Love, Denise

Kami said...

I love your comments on my blog. I also love the stories on yours. Too cute!

Art Teacher said...

Brandi, Laura just read this outloud and my eyes filled tears! That is so precious. I am so excited for you guys. I love hearing all the updates! We're praying for you.
Love Ya,
Carly

Laura said...

I know... I guess I am popular with the Europeans:)

mommy zabs said...

those stories are so precious. I wish I could see him.

Jess said...

I love that kids!