Sunday, September 07, 2008

Our first family picture

Introducing Samuel Dieu Schlumpf Butler. This is approximately 1 minute after we met him for the first time. They had just woken him up from his nap so he was a little out of it.

He liked Ed a lot. Didn't cry once the whole two hours we were at the orphanage. We didn't get to bring him home with us today because the officials weren't at the orphanage today. Maybe tomorrow. Depends what they say.

He was so sweet. It was really hard to leave. But it was almost harder to leave all the other babies we held while we were there. Our adoption worker assures us most of them will be adopted by European families.


This is Sam's favorite nanny. She made him laugh and smile a lot. We go back to the orphanage tomorrow morning. We're starving so off to have some good Vietnamese food. Will write more later.



28 comments:

LaLa said...

I am crying tears of joy for you. He is soooo handsome and you two are beaming!!! So glad you got to go see him and I know it was hard leaving but you will bring him home soon : ) What a beautiful family you make!

The pic of him with his nanny is priceless.

You know I want to know if you saw/held Coby? I know it does my heart good just to know you were able to convey to him somehow that he is loved.

Enjoy your yummy food!!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! Congratulations on your new son! Tell him i said "yo" from Philly and I can't wait to meet him!!! So exciting:)
luv trish

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS ~ What a beautiful little boy you have!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Our prayers have been answered. What a wakeup present as I got up this morning, to see you holding him in your arms, finally. He looks beautiful and apparently has taken to you guys immediately. We'll continue to monitor for further updates. Thank you Lord!

Dad

Kelly said...

How exciting! Congrats on finally meeting Sam!

Kristin said...

Alleluia! What a great gift! Jon, Lincoln and I are absolutely thrilled to see Sam in your arms and we can't wait to meet him in the windy city. Give him a hug and kiss for us. Enjoy this time. We love you all!
Kristin

vi0linista said...

Tears came down my eyes as soon as I saw the three of you together. I have Nico in my lap and telling him about baby Sam...I am so happy to see him so well and happy with all of you and his Nanny...These pics will be cherished forever. Can't wait to meet Sam!!! Maria, William and Nico

Emilie said...

Oh, Heidi, this brought tears to my eyes!

(And I see I'm not the only one.)

Anonymous said...

Wowser!!!!
Lots of joyful tears. And answered prayers. Such an awesome sight. God wants you to be a family. The three of you look so natural; even looks like Sam has Ed's hair!
See you when we get back from down under. Our continued love and prayers, K&K

Lorrie said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! You are now a family of three at long last.

Lorrie
Getting Boo in just 5 days!
See you in Hanoi, I would love to meet you, Ed, and Sam.

Anonymous said...

what a terrific day. We're following from here. Love LA and John (AND JO JO)

Anonymous said...

he is sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!♥♥♥ i cant wait 2 meet him!!!♥♥♥ congrats!!!♥♥♥
luv Clare♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Clare and I screamed when we logged onto your blog. We are so excited. Sam is so beautiful. I love your first family picture. He does look a little sleepy and snuggly. Only thirteen days until you come home!! God bless your happy family. Love, Auntie Amy

Anonymous said...

Hiedi!
I love seeing you guys with that baby. Completes the picture. You are glowing, and he's adorable!!

I was with Joy and Ed, two others who know the joy of bring united with a baby through adoption. Kyle is incredibly loved and is so happy and interactive. We are all excited for you.

Much love!
Lourdes and Jason

Anonymous said...

I yelled for Brian and the kids to come see baby Sam on the computer as soon as I saw the photo of the three of you together. Yippee!!! You look like you were all made to be together - a complete family. Can't wait to meet your beautiful son and see you two as parents. :)
xo Kristi

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family picture. Sam is adorable! Hooray!
xo Katie & Jim

Kim said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family picture. He is adorable!

Tom and Paulette said...

Tom and Paulette said...

We are extremely happy for you both to be able to finally see your little guy and spend time with him. You have had patience galore. We are also happy for Mary and Ed especially on this special day which is "Grandparents Day". God Bless you All!

Therese said...

Heidi and Ed,

Your first family photo is exactly why I do this work. I'm so happy to see you finally holding Dieu in your arms. Congratulations.

--Therese

Catalyst Foundation said...

congratulations! so happy for all three of you! try to catch up on all your sleep now...something that won't really happen for the next 18 years starting today :)
peace,
caroline (catalyst foundation)

jen said...

What a lovely family!! I am soo happy for you. He is adorable!!! Can't wait for the next post!

Anonymous said...

OMG * Theres a lump in my throat as I see my cousin for the first time with her beautiful family. And thank goodness for Blogs. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories. Keep the photos coming.......Can't wait to meet Sam. Safe travels. Kim

P.S. So like a schlumpf......to remember Ella's graduation with everything else you have going on. Thank you guy's. I'll forward it onto Ella and hope that it doesn't get soaked along the way (Ike)

CtotheL said...

Woo-hoo! Will forward the link to everyone in Pubs. Y'all look great.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful photos--Sam is a cutie! (Mom and Dad look great, too.) We celebrated your great news by tracking down the nearest Vietnamese restaurant (only 45 minutes away, it turns out)and enjoying a feast in your honor.
Congratulations and all the best,
Heather in Indiana

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Anonymous said...

I could not be happier for all involved. God bless and much love.
Luke

suzy and john said...

we are so happy for you and can't wait to meet Sam!

Di said...

Heidi and Ed - he is just the most gorgeous! I am so happy for you! Off to read the rest of your posts now and catch up with your life "en famille"!