Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Cute!

The Good!
We had another award's ceremony and Heidi and Devin did a great job this year. Heidi read all the required reading each month this year. Way to Go!
Heidi and Devin both received ribbons for participating in Rocket Math. Devin also received the Presidential Fitness Award. Great Job! Also, Devin was promoted to a Webelo at Cub Scouts.

The Bad!
Unfortunately, we received upsetting news from our adoption agency. It seems that the paperwork discrepancy from Jan/Feb is still delaying us. We are waiting for a piece of paper that requires a 3 month waiting period from a region that is notorious for being slow! Which means...we have no idea when our little girl will be home. We are hoping and praying that the piece of paper will arrive in time for our next court date, but it is not looking very promising!!

The Cute!
We received some new photos of "R", and she is just as cute as ever.
Also, below are some photos of the kids from the last week.

Friday, May 21, 2010

So sad!

We didn't pass court again! So bummed - still missing MOWA letter. This is starting to remind me of Heidi's crazy adoption process. It is so emotionally draining.
We love you "R" and pray everyday for you! Hurry Home!!!!!
The new court date is June 7th!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lots to celebrate!

The school year is coming to a close, and we have had so much to do! Ethan had a band concert and several band competitions. He was part of a trumpet trio who received a 2 rating at one competition. Great Job! He also received several awards at the annual awards ceremony. Prior to the ceremony he emceed the student/teacher academic bowl and played the trumpet in the Fine Arts open house. We are very proud of your hard work!

Also, Isabelle had her Preschool Promotion. She did a great job. It was so cute. We are very proud of Izzy, too!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekend Fun

We had a fantastic weekend! We worked outside on Saturday, and then went out for some yummy dinner! Then on Sunday we went shopping after church. Chris and the kids bought me an outfit and took me to Applebee's for Mother's Day!

I am so blessed to be a mom and have such great kids!!!! I am also blessed to have a wonderful mom and mother-in-law. What great examples they have always been to me.
We are now preparing for a busy week. Gotta love the end of school events.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Try, Try Again

Well, we just found out that we did not pass court again for R! The next court date is in 2 weeks.
Please continue to keep our family and our little girl in your thoughts and prayers.

Also, Riley had a follow-up appointment for his injury and is healing just fine. He has to be on a "soft" diet for another week. He saw some chips yesterday and started crying because he wanted one so bad - Poor Guy!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Cousins are fun...

We had a nice weekend visiting with family! We celebrated an early Mother's Day and the kids played and played. The "triplet" girl cousins put on several plays (see photo)!
We also had the opportunity to visit "Cowboy" church. It was a nice service with great country gospel music. We all enjoyed it. I did miss nursery a little bit. We kept Riley occupied with snacks most of the service.
Afterwards, 8 adults and the 10 kids went out for pizza. It was yummy - thanks grandma and grandpa!

Of course, what is a trip without drama. We had only been home about 10 minutes when Riley decided to lacerate his soft palate. He was not goofing around, it was just sort of a crazy accident. We spent the evening and early morning in the E.R. He had to have a couple of stitches. I think it was harder on us, because he has been as crazy as ever since we got home!!!!
We are just very thankful that he is ok.
We will post our court results for baby girl on Friday. As usual, we appreciate all your good thoughts and prayers.