We spent the majority of our long weekend at home, working on the upstairs bathroom. Well, actually it was me on ‘kid duty’ and Chris upstairs, working away. I must admit, I was a bit jealous as the days wore on and the kids got punchy. The reason my better half has to do the work himself is that we… Read More
Our littlest Valentine
I didn’t post these on Valentine’s Day because that was the day we readopted Isabelle and, well, that took precedence. But these pics are too cute not to share. So here they are.
She’s getting SO big!
See how Isabelle has changed since our trip to China! She has gained a total of 8 pounds and grown 3 inches since her physical in Guangzhou. Here she is today at 24 pounds and 31″. She’s roughly at the 10% for weight and 25% for height. In early June in China she weighed 16 pounds and was 28″. Her… Read More
Readoption Day :)
Today, as most folks celebrated Valentine’s Day, we traveled to the courthouse to readopt our precious Isabelle. Re adoption is optional, but we decided we wanted to go ahead and make it ‘officially official’. It was a very special day, standing there in front of a judge, in a courtroom, and swearing to provide for her every need. Of course,… Read More
Chinese New Year
Well, today we celebrated Chinese New Year with our local FCC chapter in St. Louis. There was a great turnout, over 350 people, and lots of beautiful children in their silk outfits. Isabelle was no exception and it was fun to dress her in one of the (many) outfits we purchased for her while we were in China. She wasn’t… Read More
My Pied Piper
Zach brought home a recorder from school the other day, all excited that he had his own ‘instrument’. Actually, it’s a plastic-y type clarinet for those of you who have never laid eyes on one. Well, Isabelle took to it immediately and, in true baby-of-the-family style, once she asked for it, she got it. It’s pretty cute to watch her… Read More
finally, Isabelle eats
Since her surgery, a month ago tomorrow, this kid can EAT! Finally, we can feed her something and she’ll eat more than a bite or two and then, casually, pass the rest off to the dog, poised at the base of her high chair. Today I offered her some applesauce, something she has never really liked, and she LOVED it…. Read More
A girl and her ball
Since I have two kids home with strep throat today, I had to make a trip to the WalMart pharmacy for antibiotics for both of them. Of course, that lead to a trip to the toy section and well, that lead to Isabelle laughing and giggling over this huge pink ball her sister picked out. Here she is enjoying her… Read More
I love Tootsie Rolls!
Here she is, our Isabelle, chomping on her new favorite, Tootsie Rolls. Or as she calls them, ‘num num’. She is almost 4 weeks post open heart surgery and she is doing wonderfully. And basically, we’ll give her just about anything she wants! She is gaining weight and has energy to spare! We have been amazed at the transformation that… Read More
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