Monday, May 26, 2008

And her name will be.....


Unless, of course, we get her picture and she looks nothing like a Chloe. :)

Thank you for all who voted on the poll! We are excited that our baby now has a name we can refer to and can't wait to see her little face!

Tomorrow is our second meeting with our social worker for our homestudy. After we get our homestudy done, we can apply for the immigration approval. But, meanwhile we continue to be "in line" for a referral. We've been waiting almost two months now, so if the original estimate is still accurate, we should see Chloe's face in 4 to 7 months!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Look Out!! It's Tae Kwon Do JAKE!

Jake is definitely (well, so far in his very experienced six and a half years) NOT a team sport kid. He tried soccer. Didn't like it. Tried t-ball. Boring. Doesn't want to try tennis or golf or basketball. So...imagine my delight when my sweet boy finally finds an go boy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

What a day it was. I woke up to my 3 year old hugging me and saying, "I wuv you mommy." Awww. Sigh. It just doesn't get any better than that. I don't know if she actually was trying to be nicer to me today or what, but she sure was full of extra love and hugs. Jake gave me love too...but his was a little more reserved. I think we're entering the, "ewww mom, kisses are gross" phase of boydom. So I had to settle with a kiss on my shoulder. :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed mother's day. It's a day I dreaded years ago, before Jake, so I know how it feels to still be waiting. Hugs and prayers to those of you whose arms ache to hold your child. May this be your last childless mother's day.

And to my mom...thanks for being there for me ALWAYS and everytime I needed you. You are the BEST mother any child could ask for. I thank God for you and am so glad my kids call you grandma. :) Happy Mother's Day mom. :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Moomers, Revisited

Another trip to Moomers, this time with friends. Here's a great pic of all six kids lined up to choose their ice cream.

From left to right, Lori's nephew Simon, my Sara, Lori's niece Ana (adopted from Ecuador), my Jake, and Lori's two kids, JJ and Charlie (both adopted from Colombia).