Thursday, March 27, 2008

A girl and a "loved" horse

Here is one little girl who would rather clean a stall than her own room!

Tuesday was a sad day. My mom has two horses that my daughter would claim as her own and we had to say good bye to one (Brandy) today. She is going to a new home with three kids who are just learning to ride and will use her for 4-H. Kaylin did not cry until we left, she did not want to cry in front of all the people at the barn. She has had many sad moments since. :( My kids love horses and I am so thankful for all that they have learned from my mom and sisters about riding etc... Nana, we hope you find a new horse soon! Here are some pictures of the kids spending time with Brandy for the last time.

One last goodbye!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!

The sun is shining, my husband brought me 2-dozen roses at work and we got an e-mail this afternoon from Lisa with an update and new adorable pictures of Ava.

She looks so big I can't believe it. We will be getting the video tomorrow and I can't wait. Here is what Lisa wrote to us about our little girl....... Aparna (Ava) is doing great. She is such a happy baby and loves to show off. She was taking her first steps when we were at the orphanage and I got it on Video. She loves to dance to music and loves to patty cake.

My heart aches to hold her and make her smile!! I get so emotional just thinking about all she is learning and doing without us. I am praying for a miracle so that we can get that girl home sooner then October. Please pray with us!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Were anxiously waiting ......

to hear from our case worker Lisa hopefully tomorrow about her visit to India. We can't wait to share precious pictures and video of our little girl.

Sick Kids and Rejuvenation?

Yep, I'm here to say it can be rejuvenating when your kids are sick.

Well, the last week my kids have been sick and we are on the up and up, I hope. It started out with Kaylin coming down with a fever last Monday night and then I took her to the doctor to find out she had strep throat so she missed 4-days of school. Blake came down with a fever on Thursday night and manages to still run and play during the day and crash every evening with a burning hot fever. I finally went back to work today and had Eric stay with the kids, he took Blake to the doctor and they said he just had a virus. I do have to say this was the most pleasant sick time off I think we have ever had. We were HOME for 4-straight days, that never happens. We had some needed down time that was rejuvenating for all.

What do you do when you are at home with sick kids for so long.....

Watch tons of movies...this was the first few days, we had to go back later in the week for more.

Read a whole lot of your adoption parenting book

Catch up on laundry!

Here is a picture of Kaylin sleeping, this is what she did for several days. You know if she is sleeping all the time something is wrong, our girl doesn't miss a thing!