Our first sunbeam (as in “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam”), Abby, was born two days before her daddy’s birthday in 2008. Now three (where does the time go?), she’s my biggest helper – most of the time. She helps load the dishwasher, and puts the soap in for me, and then helps unload afterwards. She’ll put things in the garbage when asked, and she will pull things out of the fridge and put them back. If only we could get her to clean up her toys on a more regular basis.
Our second sunbeam, Nathan, joined us in February of 2011. He was born on his great-aunt’s birthday (much to her joy, though she was disappointed to learn this didn’t give her rights to name the baby!). He has been laughing and smiling since the day he was born and no matter what you say, you cannot convince me that every single one of those giggles and smiles was due to gas (although I’ll admit many of them were).
We’re hoping for a third sunbeam down the road. Not that we’re “trying” just yet, but hoping. In the event it doesn’t happen naturally, we are definitely open to adoption. We’re just biding our time and enjoying our two sunbeams!
Our third sunbeam is due March 11, 2013 or sooner. The countdown is on!