Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Introducing Zechariah Yohannes Hoffman


World - meet Zechie! Zechie - meet the world!


Laura and I had our court appointment this past Monday and we got to spend a TON of quality time with our little man.

We also heard "Congratulations - you are the parents of Yohannes!" from the judge and that's why we get to show him off to the world now!


Seriously - this little dude is a Hoffman through and through...


His cute-factor was killing us!


He absolutely loved to walk around...


even with his teeny tiny strides - he wanted to walk everywhere...


I think he kinda gets what he wants from his nannies - and he had us wrapped right around that same finger in no time at all!


Laura couldn't stop smothering him in kisses... and he didn't seem to mind!


It took him a bit to warm up to me - he barely sees any dudes let alone some crazy high-fiving white dude... but he finally came around.


Oh - then there's the flip flops. looks like he'll fit right in here with the other two members of the flip flop club for sure...


Last night there we kept him with us a little late - we just didn't wanna let him go. It's impossibly hard to walk away from your child knowing you may not see him for a few months.

He fought it for a while - but the yawns became more frequent...


And finally - showing he had grown comfortable with his mommy - he passed out HARD in her arms.

Laura didn't wanna let the little guy go. After a few tears and some prayers over him - we took him back to his room and said our goodbyes...


Zechie - you blessed your mommy and daddy these past few days in ways you'll never even know! We'll keep praying - we can't wait to get you home here so the family is all under one roof again!

32 comments:

Handlyrics said...

He is absolutely adorable. I am very happy for you guys!

Lennah and Delylah's mom said...

He is beautiful. I think he looks like a mix of both Mebbie and Meron put together. Congrats to you all.

Handlyrics said...

Zechie is adorable. I am very happy for your entire family.

Donna S said...

SO so SO sweet!!! Hope your waiting is as short as possible. He is precious.

Nate Hagerty said...

Totally reminds me of my Caleb when we met him. So great.

Emy said...

What a doll!!! Can't wait to see him dancing with his bis sisters!!! PRAYING him HOME!!!

Tim said...

How incredible! . . .and his epic journey is just beginning. "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you . . " Hang on guys--there's gonna be more. Blessings in double measure-

Lauren said...

Eek! SOOOO excited for y'all! He is PRECIOUS!! I'll join you guys in praying him HOME! Blessings to Camp Hoffman from Team Huss!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Congrats to all ... :-)

Anonymous said...

So precious...I am praying for your whole crew.
Susie Sanders

Anonymous said...

Gosh.. Court trip breaks the parents hearts everytime! It is the hardest part I think! I pray he will be home soon! He is no doubt the cutest little guy ever!! The girls are going to love him to death for sure!! Praying for your family!!

Blessings,
Sarah

Jay said...

t & L, that is one cute kid! Praying for you guys, Jay.

Jay said...

T & L, that is one cute kid! Praying for you guys, Jay.

Renate said...

So cute. Happy for your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness..he is SO cute and he looks sooo happy! What an awesome little guy :)

Erika said...

Aww so sweet! I am soooo happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet your little guy.

B----- said...

Beautiful boy - beautiful family. Rejoicing with & praying for you.

Points Of Light Insitute - Recruiting team said...

Welcome Zechie to your new family! you will feel so well and loved there.... I wish you all the best together! Vero

Chris said...

OMGOSH! he is the cutest little boy ever. I am so jealous :) Congrats.

Meaghan said...

Congrats! Oh my, he is seriously the cutest lil boy ever!

Emy said...

I keep coming back to look at that sweet face! Seriously adorable!

Zach said...

He is adorable! I'm wishing you all a very speedy embassy process so you can be united again soon.

Owlhaven said...

He's gorgeous! Hope your paperwork goes speedy-quick!

Mary, momma to many including 4 from Ethiopia and 2 from Korea

Amy said...

Congratulations! I hope he can come home quickly! He is adorable! :)

Travels... said...

This literally made my entire day!!!! He is so beautiful! I'm so happy for the Hoffmans!!!

Brandi said...

Yay!!! So excited for you guys. He is precious.

Skeeter said...

Oh MY!! I never comment. But having just celebrated our son's 4th birthday, I'm bursting with joy for you! What an adorable little man. Yep, ADD HIM TO MY PRAYER LIST. Add your family

Aja said...

Aww, congratulations! What a beautiful boy. We are en route to Ethiopia this moment and will be meeting our little guy this Saturday and attending court on Tuesday. Looking forward to these special moments!

Grant and Vanessa said...

Congratulations!!! My husband and I were there for court last week and rode the same shuttle as you guys at Frankfurt. I remember seeing you all but didn't even know you were there for adoption. Wish I would've said something to you. We are adopting our 2nd son from Ethiopia through Illien and he lives at Enat Alem. Anyways I was just catching up on some of my favorite blogs and realized I saw you all at Frankfurt. Many blessings, Vanessa Morgan

Diana said...

He is ADORABLE!!! I love reading your blog as you are both amazing parents with 2 beautiful girls and a handsome little boy!!! Praying he gets to come home soon!!!

Trish Shipman said...

Tim and Laura -
Zechie is adorable. I about jumped out of my skin when I was reading your blog this evening. I am over the top happy for all of you. What a blessing!! Praying for Zechie to be safe and loved while he waits for you to bring him home. Praying for you to have peace while you wait. I saw this beautiful quote and wanted to share it with you.

"We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands".

God bless all of you.

Ally said...

Oh what a darling little mister Man!!! I am soooo happy for you all!!!! :)