Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bringing Axel Home

With both Angela and Axel tucked in for the night, and Mama showered and ready for bed, I got permission to post the highly requested video! Axel has talked to Dean and Angela a couple times every day on Skype. Check out his face when he realizes they're REAL and don't just live in Mama's computer. And then he leaned in and gave papa a kiss. Oh, how he brought tears to his papa's eyes.

Now, I am off to bed, and tomorrow during some down time (Will I have that anymore? LOL) I'll post details about the trip home.

For now, ENJOY!

Dean and Angela, waiting.....(I'm pretty sure I gave instructions to make sure Angela's hair looked decent at the airport. But...whatever.)


Angela waiting with flowers for mom. She was SO excited for us to be coming home!


Ok, here comes the people from their flight! Do you see them? Do you see them YET??


Here they come!!!!!

Our first family picture. We couldn't be happier!


Axel taking pictures of Uncle Dan with the ever present toy phone. He's had that thing for two years, and is never out of his reach! He uses it to talk to HIS pretend people! Yes, we just added to the invisible party around here.



34 comments:

  1. sniff sniff...so awesome! So happy for you guys..and for Axel!!! He is gonna thrive!! I will call you after you are settled for a few days! :)

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  2. Love it!! Can't wait to meet him! Angela looks so happy to have a new brother!

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  3. I love it!!! so awesome. happy, happy, homecoming Leah and Axel. Can't wait to meet him. Bless you and Dean!!!

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  4. What a great homecoming. I got a little teary when he greeted your husband. That was so sweet. I love how something as simple as balloons and their strings are a great toy to him. Full of amazement. I'm sure he will be for a while. :)

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  5. Such happy tears for you! Speechless! (SunflowerStories mom)

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  6. Congratulations Leah! With God's help, you did it :)!! WOHOO!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness!!! I cried watching that video. Thank you for sharing such a beautifully special moment with us! SO excited for you guys!

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  8. Maybe it is a good thing I was not there because I would have been crying noisely during your video! Love it! Dean looks so happy!
    Now, what was it that Angela said to you when she came to give you a hug? I could not get what any of you were saying, but it looked like Axel said something to her and she was coming to you saying, "I don't underdstand him mom" Is that what happened?

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  9. Crying over here! What a beautiful homecoming:) The smile on Dean's face is so wonderful, I am so happy that they have finally met each other.

    I think your new son needs a kite for Easter.

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  10. So happy for your girlfriend. Things are as they should be....

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  11. So happy to see that you and Axel arrived home safely. That video is precious!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :)

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  12. Hey, Leah, don't do this again! You should put some "tissue-needed/no make-up" sign on the videos like that, or something! Just look at me now....

    Congratulations! :)

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  13. I have tears in my eyes watching that video clip! Welcome home to the ICEBOX! What did Axel think of the cold weather or is he used to it?

    Dying to meet that little man once you get settled in. Ricky wants to meet him and talks about his buddy a lot!

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  14. What a beautiful moment! I loved how sweet and gentle Angela was with Axel....they will be wonderful siblings and life-long friends to be sure! I loved following your journey. May God continue to bless you! Can't wait now to meet you in real life one day when we are in your neck of the woods!

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  15. So heart warming. I've got warm fuzzies and haven't watched it with sound yet! Congratulations Leah!

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  16. Lots of happy tears here. Axel's smile is wonderful. I loved all the hugs and kisses. And watching Axel's fun with the ballons was great. Looks Dean and Angela were very happy to have you both home.

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  17. Ah Maze Ing! Tears flowin so early in the morning. So happy for yall.

    Be blessed
    ashlee
    http://ourjourneytoadoption.beckfamily143.com/

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  18. Loved the video Leah....thank you so much for sharing it. Congratulations on a safe arrival home and one more in your family. Praying I'll writing these same words once again in time for Ianna. God bless, Jennifer

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  19. Happy tears here too... I know Axel and Angela will be life-long buddies. They already love each other, you can tell!! Congratulations, again, and thank you for sharing your journey... :)

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  20. Having trouble viewing the video but couldn't let the moment pass without saying how happy I am for you all! And mostly happy for Axel!
    Robert goes now where without 'bird' just like Axel and his toy phone!
    I'll try the video later....off to Christmas Carol Service for Hannah....her last one in this school!
    Enjoy every moment Leah! and post pictures on Downsyn if you can! I was wondering if you were home safely earlier today!
    Love Linda...LinMac from Downsyn!

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  21. How wonderful! You can tell he was with a good foster family... he is so trusting and well adjusted. Angela was so tender and kind with him too. I am so happy for your family.

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  22. Aw - tears - so sweet. Wow - he loved those baloons, didn't he! I'm going to remember this video everytime I walk through those doors at MSP!!!

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  23. I think that kiss he gave Dean was one of the most precious things I have ever seen. How amazing did that feel to see that in person. I can tell by watching Angela she LOVES him. They are going to have a ball together. Lots of love from my family to yours!!!

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  24. How cool was that??? Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Such a happy moment for all! Can't wait to meet you all!!!!

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  25. that video is amazing!!! so happy you are home safe and sound!!!

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  26. Good grief, Leah, I'm crying on my keyboard! Welcome home! I love how he hugs Dean, then turns to Angela & hugs her, too!

    Happy Homecoming!! Wow, he's tiny :) And so dear!

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  27. SO happy for all of you! What a wonderful homecoming!! Had me in tears (inappropriately at work, of course, LOL). Angela must be so thrilled to have a little brother!

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  28. Oh wow! Yeah, tears! lol He is tiny! I didn't realise until I saw him by Angela, she is quite a bit taller than he is.

    You all just look so happy and even though we got all teary watching it we also just can't stop smiling!

    Congratulations!

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  29. I'm going to cry....happy tears of course :)

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  30. Absolutely awesome. I just wanted to hug you the entire video!

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  31. Just so happy for all of you! He is beautiful! He and Angela both look very happy! Hope you are getting some rest and everyone is adjusting well. - Maureen Claypool

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  32. I cried... I cried...and I'm still crying...But only because I'm so happy for axel, angela and you guys..... God bless you....beautiful journey...

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  33. I am a few months late, but this brought tears to my eyes, it is beautiful, congrats to your beautiful family, what a blessing.

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