Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

China and the Toothfairy

First of all, Isabelle lost her first tooth...teeth!  She lost her bottom two teeth within an hour of each other.  She was so brave and pulled them out herself!   One was lost in Toys*R*Us and the other in the van.  The toothfairy brought her $5!

The boys are still doing great in China.  They visited Shamian Island yesterday and had a great time.  Also, Spencer lost a tooth a few days ago.  The toothfairy gave him a gold coin.  Please pray that Spencer's passport will arrive on time for the Consulate appointment on Tuesday. It is being expedited from Changchun via Fed*Ex. We really don't want any delays!!! Here are a few more photos....

Friday, May 25, 2012

Visit to the zoo

The boys are still doing great in China.  They visited a palace and the zoo in the last couple of days.   They flew to Guangzhou last night.  I guess Spencer did ok, but he didn't like the seatbelt.  He has his visa medical exam today! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Photos from day 2!

Spencer is still doing great! He is mimicking Chris and Ethan and being silly. We found out that he got gum in his hair resulting in his bald spot!! He seems very content and happy. 
Enjoy the photos....

Monday, May 21, 2012

They have him!!

Chris and Ethan met Spencer!  Wow!!!
They skyped us around 1:00 am this morning.  Spencer was full of smiles, and he definitely has some personality!  He was blowing kisses and waving.  He also pretended to use a toy car for a phone and talked and talked and talked!  As we were talking, he took an entire Oreo and stuffed it in his mouth.  Yep, he will fit right in!!!
He seems to be very smart and healthy.  Chris said he had a hearty appetite.  He told the translator that he can walk if someone holds his hand.  That is positive news to hear about his knee.  Also, it looks like he tried to give himself a haircut for us - oops!!!
Now the important part...photos!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

China Trip - update #1

Chris and Ethan made it safely to China!  They are tired, but having a good time. 
Here are a few photos of the trip so far.
They visited the Great Wall, Hutong Lane and a jade factory.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Catching up - again!

As usual, there is so much going on.
Ethan and Devin had band concerts.  They were both very good and sounded wonderful.  Ethan even had a solo.

Devin had a baseball tournament.  They took second! Great job, Riverdogs.

Ethan had a Band banquet, and he received his Letter.  We are so proud of his hardwork. 

Grandpa and Grandma came for a visit. We had tons of fun and wore them out. LOL 

On Mother's Day, I received a wonderful gift.  Ethan and Devin were baptized.  Then Chris took us all out for a splendid lunch!  Ruth and Riley also made me special art at preschool.  I love my family!

I had a meeting with Ruth's teachers today.  They are so proud of her accomplishments (so are we).  She will remain in Early Childhood Center and continue with Speech.

Tonight, Riley had his Preschool Promotion Program.  He did great!  This is the first time he actually performed.  So cute!!!

On top of all of this, we have been preparing for Chris and Ethan's trip to China.  We are all packed and just need to do a couple of little things.  I am nervous for them to leave for so long, but so excited that they are bringing Spencer home!! Please pray for a safe trip and for Spencer's transition.  His whole life is about to change.  Please pray for his little heart!

The next update...China!!!