Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
What Do Ya Think????
Chris and Hannah were looking at some recent photos taken of some children at the Datong SWI and spotted a baby that they think looks like Sophie. I think they are right. What do you think?
Sophie around 5 months old
Sophie in Nanny's arms on the far right....
Sophie in Nanny's arms...
Click on the photos to enlarge and compare. Let me know what you think!
Update*** Since we have received our new pics I don't think this is Sophie**** But is a good picture of all of her friends at the SWI
Friday, July 27, 2007
The Oscar for Best Director Goes To ......Tracy!
Ahhh our weekend the one y'all must be sick of reading about....sorry but here is the photographic evidence of our fabulous time! Tracy did a great job going through everyones pictures, there had to be HUNDREDS (see post below Sophie). All I can say is that this was one amazing group of women and I am glad to call them my friends!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Soon Baby Girl
We got our LOA Monday. A waiting family with our agency just got their TA, and "only" waited 16 days. So if ours comes just as quickly we are probably looking at traveling the first week of September. The kids go back to school August 27th, I go back the 20th (I think!). I'll have 2 weeks of work before we go which is good, it will give me a chance to get my schedule in place before we leave. I have also found a sub! This is huge and finding a sub has be causing me MAJOR stress. My sub is a certified teacher who said " don't worry about lesson plans, let me just know the objectives for the weeks you will be out are and I will do the LP's." Huge relief on so many levels for me, someone I can trust with my kiddos while I'm out and someone who is easy to work with. Hannah used to play soccer with her daughter and we have had many chats about school and teaching. I am so happy that she will cover my class while I am home with Sophie.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I hardly took any pictures at Melissa's......now you know why! Look at all those cameras!! Tracy is working on a video which I am sure will be "wonderful" . I can't thank Melissa and Darren enough for having me. I am so glad to have met everyone. There really were no suprises, these ladies blogs truly do reflect who they are...... Smart, funny, generous ( I will post all my bloggy gifts later), and kind. I am very lucky to have been in their company.
Miss ya girls!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Now for the blogger weekend.......have lots of secrets to reveal. Just kidding all of the secrets are safe with me for the right amount of cash! We hardly slept, we ate and ate some more, had a few drinks, but most of all we laughed and chatted like old friends! I am wiped out today and have not seen my kids so I will post some about the weekend tomorrow.
Thanks so much to Melissa and her fabulous husband Darren. The man is a saint to put up with and cook for a house full of hens all weekend!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I just took a look at our LOI counter and can't believe that our LOI has been in China for 25 days today. Last week we found out that Sophie has not had her surgery. This is good and bad news. Bad news because this can impact her overall health, but good that we found the BEST doctor for her SN at the Cincinnati Children's hopital.People come from all over the world to go this clinic and see this doctor! Our agency is trying to expedite our travel etc so we can get her home and to a doctor. We are hoping to send antibiotics and vitamins with a family that is traveling soon or through our agency. I am hoping that we hear something this week about our LOA. Chris keeps reminding me that our girl is strong, she has lived in China without her surgery. She is waiting for us to come get her and get her all fixed up! Hang in there baby girl we are coming as fast as China will let us!!
As for you Bodacious Bloggers out there.....I'll see ya Friday!!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Our Last 4th of July WITHOUT Sophie!
Our last 4th of July without Sophie! It feels really good to be able to say that! Every 4th of July since we moved to NC we have gone to a baseball game and then stayed for the fireworks. This year as we were watching the fireworks it hit me, next year I would have a toddler with us at the game…..I can't wait!
It was a perfect night for baseball. It wasn't hot or humid, there was a nice breeze and the Grasshoppers won! My mom, aunt and her friend joined us at the game for beer, hotdogs and fireworks. It was a fun time for all! Hope everyone enjoyed their day, and for our Canadian readers Happy belated Canada day!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Ready or Not......
On another note the number of medicines recommended on my "mega list" is a little crazy. I am going to bring Tylenol, Motrin, a broad spectrum antibiotic, and Elmite. Most OTC meds aren't recommended for children under 2 years old anyway, and I am worried that Sophie could have some weird reaction to the meds while we are in China. That would not be good. I will talk it over with our pediatrician and get his imput. As for the rest of us, I will bring the usual stuff and a broad spectrum antibiotic. I am going to end up with a suitcase that in comparable to a CVS!
Well I am off to work on checking things off my "mega list." That is the title of the packing list that I have saved to my desktop for 15 months. I have no idea where I found it. It is a nice spread sheet with a box to check things off as you purchase or pack them for your trip. I really need to get my act together.....