Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Praise the Lord we arrived back home to Botswana on Saturday, October 23. Our passport arrived quicker than we had expected which was such a blessing. Here are some great friends we had at the guest house as we awaited Bradyn’s arrival.

Big 5 There were 5 of us ladies waiting to deliver. The first 3 of us have all  had our babies, the last 2 are still waiting until early to mid-November. We were called “The Big 5”

Judah and Taylor Taylor and her friend Judah

IMG_5058 Taylor and her friend Abigail making brownies

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bradyn Hunter Turner

Our beautiful baby boy, Bradyn Hunter Turner, arrived on October 12 at 1:30pm weighing 8lbs 4oz and 19 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well and were able to come home from the hospital on Friday.











Saturday, October 9, 2010

Our humble abode

We are currently in Johannesburg, South Africa awaiting the soon soon soon arrival of our little one. We thought we’d give you a glimpse into where we are staying for about a month as we deliver the baby and wait on all of the necessary paperwork. We have 2 bedrooms with a kitchenette connecting the bedrooms. Taylor calls this our “vacation house” and loves life right now because there is a playground right outside of our door.

IMG_4694 This is the view as you walk into our front door with the kitchenette and the 2 bedrooms off of that. A little tight, but it works :)

IMG_4700 The view from our front door. Yep, a playground, every childs dream!

IMG_4705 The playground

IMG_4702 Taylor has mastered climbing to the top of the slide by herself and sliding down. She has quite a few friends to play with here too, so that has been so nice.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Funny faces with Daddy

As we were waiting for lunch the other day, Taylor and Daddy decided to get the camera out and do some funny faces to pass the time away. Thought they were too cute to not show off.






As we wait for baby boy’s arrival, we have been trying to do some things that are not available where we live in Botswana. We have been able to eat at McDonald’s (the closest one to us in Botswana is about 3 hours away), take Taylor to some fun play parks, and yesterday we visited a place called the Montecasino. This place looks sort of like a castle and has shopping, eating, an arcade, and a really fun bird arena. We all have had so much fun the last few days as we’ve been passing the time waiting patiently.

IMG_4520 Brent and Taylor with an African Grey bird

IMG_4540 Feeding the birds sweet nectar

IMG_4555 This is part of the grounds at the Montecasino in the bird area that we could walk through

IMG_4567 Red Ibis bird


IMG_4669 Playing at the arcade. Taylor had such a blast as you can see from her face.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Delivery date

We have finally made it to Johannesburg, South Africa and are awaiting the arrival of our little guy. We visited the doctor yesterday and he set the c-section date for Tuesday, October 12. We are so excited to meet him! The doctor said that he is already about 7 lbs 11oz and that he looks to be very healthy. Please pray for us in our last few days of trying to get things together and for mommy, daddy, and Taylor as we get ready to adjust to the newest member of the family. We’ll keep you updated on any new news!