Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

My princess and HER favorite princess

Today we had a Princess Party with a few moms from Lucy's preschool. Back in June, our church youth performed a wonderful "musical" for VBS, and one of all of our girls favorite characters was Princess Ditzy. (Princess Smartie was also a fav, but she is on vacation with her family, so poor Ditzy was on her own!) One of the moms in our group happened to ask this sweet girl if she baby-sat, and she said yes, so we hired her for a couple hours today... Yes, we CALLED it a Princess Party, but it was REALLY a MOM'S AFTERNOON PARTY. We all brought a snack, and one mom brought some adult beverages, and while the kids played with Miss Ditzy, we socialized.

I must admit I felt a bit guilty about a.) sipping the adult beverage at 2:00pm, and b.) about sipping said adult beverage in front of some innocent sweet 15 year old from church that was meeting us all for the "first" time . She just giggled and ran off with the girls, and I promise you no one got silly.

The girls loved their special time, and the moms have decided that we just might have to make this a monthly thing! Ahhhh! Love my "mommy time!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Easter 2010

Better late than never, right......?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"Bug" at 7 months

Still a big girl, Vivi is wearing 12-18, and 18-24 month clothing. Although she has already worn some of Lucy's PJ's from China (when Lucy was age 16 months) she wore one of Lucy's outfits for the first time recently. I went through all of Lucy's clothes the other day, and unfortunately I don't think I am going to be able to used many of them for Vivi. *Sigh* Maybe I can sell some of them to make money for child #3.

She is now going to bed around 9:30 or so, and sleeping until 5ish. Mark still gives her the AM feeding, and she usually goes back down until 8-9:30. She still eats like a champ, and is prefering her fruits over her veggies. Orange veggies are yummy, green veggies not so much!

Vivi now has her two bottom teeth, and is rolling over both ways. She still is not sitting up on her own ALL the time, but LOVES to throw herself out of her BUMBO seat. Although she is not yet crawling, she can slide herself on her belly quite a distance, and it is getting to the point where big sister Lucy can no longer leave her toys laying around.

Although her adoption is finalized already, we signed papers for our agency stating that we would provide updates to her birth parents. Although the judge reminded us in court that we were not legally bound to this agreement, we feel it is an honor to do so. Her birthmom and birthdad entrusted US with their PRECIOUS DAUGHTER'S life, and the very least we can do is provide them with updates about her. We will continue to provide them every month until she turns one, and then 2 times a year until she is 18. Every month, I end every letter to them asking for more contact. We would cautiously like to have more, as we feel this would be in Vivi's best interest. At the very least we would love to have contact back and forth by mail, where we could ask questions about her family history and exchange pictures, so when the time comes to share her story with her, we have more info. Although we received a WONDERFUL social/medical, that, and a blurry cell phone pic of her birthmom, are all we have. Please pray for us that someday they might respond.

Here is sweet Vivi at 7 months....