Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Gotcha Day, Jordan!

It's hard to believe that one year ago today we walked into the Civil Affairs office in Taiyuan China. We went up the stairs and into the same room where we received SaraGrace the year before. There, sitting on the couch, were two sweet little boys waiting for their new Mom's and Dad's. They were dressed alike and looked very scared at what was happening. They were both quickly swept up into the arms of their new parents, and new lives were started.
Jordan, with Mommy and Daddy in China

Caleb, with his new Mommy and Daddy in China

One year later, Jordan is blossoming. He is still a quiet little guy with a huge appetite, but he has started talking, building amazing block structures and riding a bike with training wheels. He is a wonderful big brother to little brother, Jake, and a sweet 'baby' brother to his doting big sisters.

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Jordan! You are a blessing to our family.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jakey is taking his first steps!

Our tiny little guy is starting to take his first steps! It is so cute. He grins at all of us first before he starts. I think we are getting him too used to having an adoring audience to cheer his every accomplishment. haha He first looks around to make sure everyone is watching and then with a big grin, starts off. He takes the smallest steps I have ever seen a baby take. It is so funny. He also takes the fastest steps I have ever seen--much like the way he crawls--in hyperdrive. He has such tiny feet, I don't know how he can balance himself on them.

He will look so funny when he is walking full time because he is so small. He is only wearing 9 month clothing but he has a full head of hair which confuses a lot of people who try to guess his age.

He has added a new word to his repertoire..."yuck." He can say Mama, Dada, Uh-oh, and yuck. ha Whenever he has a poopy diaper and I start to change him, he says, 'Yuck." Hmmm...I guess I must say that more than I realize!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Happy Gotcha Day, SaraGrace!

Two years ago today, the most adorable little spitfire was placed in our arms. She was none to happy about it at first, but before very long, this amazing little fighter embraced us with the same tenacity that had helped her survive her first year of life. The only reminder of that difficult first year is the scar on her chest from her heart surgery. She has brought incredible joy and fun to our lives and quite a lot of mischief!

Happy Gotcha Day, SaraGrace. You are forever treasured.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Brief update on baby Sinh

I don't have a whole lot to report, but Sinh is currently undergoing tests in a French Hospital in Hanoi. They are not very optimistic, but they are giving her some medication to strengthen her and her heart for the surgery. The adoption agency director said, 'I think we are running out of time. Please keep her in your prayers."