S: my family, my journey
FC: my family my journey A Memory Book
1: This baby book belongs to Jayde Noelle Crook Who came home on July 22, 2009
2: Our family photo before you came to us
3: Our first family photo with you
4: You are beautiful, smart, sweet, and slightly rotten...our perfect princess. We are so grateful that our journey's lead us to each other. Life is so much richer with you in it. We thank God for you sweet baby girl. | The story of your adoption You were placed in our arms on July 22, 2009 as our foster baby. Your birthmom didn't know how to be a mommy so God chose us to love you, comfort you, and give you anything and everything you needed. You lived in our home for 2 1/2 years before you finally became forever ours. We fell in love with you the moment we met you and we are so blessed that God would choose us to be your parents. We missed the first 19 months of your life, but we're not going to miss another second. God had a perfect plan for you from the moment you were born and we are so grateful that plan lead you to us. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him and you're as good and perfect as they get! We hope that you feel like the most loved little girl in the world, because you are;)
5: The Gift of YOU
6: Our Very First Meeting | Our 1st impression of you We thought you were very pretty, super sweet, and a little on the shy side. Your 1st impression of us Wow...these people are hyper. Feel free to put me down any time now...and what is that plug thing you stuck in my mouth at bedtime? I am no typical baby people:)
7: All About Your Name | Jayde Noelle | Why we chose your name Jayde was the middle name that your birthmom gave you and we decided to make that your first name. We chose Noelle for your middle name. We thought they sounded beautiful together. Noelle means Christmas and since you're our Christmas baby, it just seemed perfect. Nickname Jaydeybug
8: A few of the people that... | Your Uncle Donnie | Your Aunt Emilye & Cousin Kourtney
9: Love ya Love ya Love ya! | Your Granny | Your Cousin Korey
10: Your Adoption Buddies | Daniel Beck Laning Daniel is your good friend. He lives right down the road and you get to spend a lot of time with him. He was adopted through foster care. | Martha Dumaro Joy Knoll Martha is in your class at church. She was adopted from Ethiopia.
11: Stefon Israel Peterson Stefon lives in Kentucky. He is the son of our dear friends and he was adopted through foster care. | Willow Isabella Wensley Willow is in your class at church! She was adopted through foster care and so were her four sisters!
13: Your First Year With Us
14: Month 1 | This picture was taken on the 1st morning you woke up in our home. You woke up with this smile on your face and it was the most beautiful smile I'd ever seen.
15: Month 2 | This picture was taken during one of your favorite activities...bath time. You don't like to be dirty and you love to get dolled up:)
16: Month 3 | We were trying to make a pony tail with the little bit of hair that you had. You can see the blue bow where our attempt was made:) Hair or no hair, you are one beautiful baby.!
17: Month 4 | This picture was taken on your 1st Halloween with us. We dressed our little pumpkin princess up and handed out candy to sugar craving kiddos:)
18: Month 5 | One word...FUDGESICLE. I took about 10 pictures of you while you were eating" this, it was hilarious. You always know when you're being funny:)
19: Month 6 | This one was taken on our 1st Christmas together. You were being so ladylike at your Great Grandma Hardwick's house:)
20: Month 7 | Your 1st time feeding yourself spaghetti...it went exactly the way we hoped it would;)
21: Month 8 | This one was taken during our 1st family photo shoot.! The camera definitely loves you and you definitely love that super weird riding toy from Granny and Papaw's house;)
22: Month 9 | The sassy face...you are something else baby girl:)
23: Month 10 | This was taken in South Carolina on our 1st vacation together, you're 1st trip to the ocean. You loved it all...the water, the sand, the sun...you're a beach baby for sure.!
24: Month 11 | Oh my...your daddy loves this picture.! He loves the Cincinnati Reds and he loves the way you look in his baseball cap. You can make anything look cute;)
25: Month 12 | This picture was taken playing outside in our sprinkler...an activity you love;) You love anything and everything involving water;)!
27: Your 1st Birthday With Us! Turning 2 on December 21, 2009! On your birthday, you wore Black leggings with a pink hooded heart shirt All about your birthday cake Your cake was made by Granny...you LOVE snowmen:) The special people who attended All of your cousins, aunts and uncles, Granny & Papaw, our whole family was there:) You had 2 parties that year and our whole Noblesville family came to the other one. | Gifts you received A Little People Bethlehem set A musical money pig Princess clothes A snowman stuffed animal A fishing puzzle Clothes And lots of other stuff;)
28: Your Adoption Day | Forever Ours On December 14, 2011 | The judge's name is Judge Steven R. Nation | Special people who were there Granny & Papaw Aunt Roh Roh Aunt Mendy Aunt Katye Uncle Kris, Aunt Kristen, & cousin Korey Jess, Ty Ty,& Eli Mandy & Daniel Laning | How we celebrated We had a "Happy Adoption Day" open house that evening. Lots of people stopped by to hug you and visit for a while. We played a video we had made especially for this day...it was filled with pictures and videos of you:) Everyone loved watching it and you did too...you still do!
29: Your Adoption Day
30: Sweet Sleeping Baby
31: Your Announcement | We sent out your announcement on February 2nd, 2012
32: Favorite Toys a fisher price musical sweeper, a little people nativity, a musical farm, cell phones (real ones), books, balloons, Birthday Cake (your baby doll), dress up high heels Favorite Foods Bananas, pancakes, italian beef, pizza, macaroni, chicken nuggets, yogurt, cheddar goldfish, hot dogs Favorite Songs Jesus Loves Me, A Pee and a Poo (mommy original), I love you, You love me (Barney), The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song, All the Single Ladies (I blame Roh Roh) Favorite Words Uh uh uh uh bite, I bop, cat, baby, mama
33: Things that make you smile Food, bath time, Birthday Cake (both your baby doll and the sweet treat), dancing, mommy singing to you, other babies, the spray park, cuddle time and a book with dad when he gets home from work, playing outside, airplanes, snowmen, you laugh at almost anything! Things that make you cry Hair or fuzz on your toes or fingers, when mom is out of sight, clowns, strangers, gummies that look like body parts, toilets that flush automatically;)
34: February 13, 2010
35: What we know about your birth family and where you came from Where you came from...you my sweet girl, are a gift from God, a perfect gift, a gift to our family. We are so blessed that God would choose us to be yours. You are His child entrusted to us...simply amazing. Lauri (your birthmom) has a sweet spirit and a kind heart and I'm glad to call her friend. She was very young when you were born and she wasn't quite sure how to be a mommy. But God knew His plan for you and He began paving your way to us. You are such a treasure to our family and we can't even begin to imagine this Crazy Crook life without you!