Thursday, December 14, 2006

We Fish You a Hairy Christmas and a Hippo New Year!


Things have been pretty hairy around here lately.

YES, that's our decorated Christmas tree laying on the living room floor! And that's the second time it's fallen. At least Miyah is excited that she gets to decorate the tree every day!

Yesterday was just one of those days! Besides the tree we had many other problems which I won't even mention.

Then Miyah came down with the same virus that keeps revisiting her. The phlegmy (sp?) cough is what she has. Today she had a fever so I finally took her to the doctor just to be sure that what we think is a virus resurfacing every month is really a virus and not something else.

The doctor asked the nurse to swab her nose to test for the flu and so I explained to Miyah that the nurse would put a q-tip like thing in her nose. Well, she says, "Are they going to take the corn out?". I just laughed. I'd forgotten all about the popcorn kernel she claims she stuck up her nose last weekend. Sad that she didn't get rushed to the ER like my first two would have. In all fairness, she sort of changed her story a time or two and said she didn't have a kernel up there "anymore". We've had a talk about not sticking things up her nose before(remember the coffee bean incident earlier this year?).

Anyway, the doctor didn't see anything so we think her attempt at sticking "corn" up her nose was unsuccessful.

And the doctor claims it's just a nasty virus and she sent us home with more cough medicine.

Anyway, this week was supposed to be the calm and relaxed week after last weeks craziness. There always seems to be one week every Christmas season that is really busy and last week was it.

As of last night, we are officially done with all of our parties and programs and recitals.

Here are a few photos from recent Christmas parties, recitals, and visits with santa.

(Megan playing at her recital. She played beautifully.)

(Miyah with Santa #1)

(Miyah with Santa #2)

Our area FCC "Waiting Parents" Group (couples in various stages of adopting from China) had its annual Christmas party last week. It's always fun to see the new little ones from China and visit with all the families waiting or just returned from China. This year we were able to get Santa to visit. I'm so surprised, but my stranger-shy (especially of men) daughter actually wanted to visit with Santa....for the second time. This Santa was great! He had a real beard and the most incredible Old World Santa suit. He sat and talked with each of the kids for a long time.

Earlier that day we had a little party with some of our playgroup friends. They exchanged gifts after crafts and lunch.

(Elizabeth, Isabella, and Miyah)

The next morning Megan and Miyah had their Community Bible Study Christmas program. Each class sang songs and recited memory verses.

(Megan and Hannah during the Christmas program.)

( Miyah singing during the Christmas program)

2 incredible comments!:

Katie Jo said...

OKay, I am cracking up about the corn up the nose thing. When I was a child I shoved a bead up my nose.I was trying to see what I would look like with a nose ring. (I think I saw it on tv). Anyway, my dad thought quick and held one nostril closed and told me to blow as hard as I could and out it shot! The sad thing is I was really waaaay old enough to know better than to do that. My parents just looked at me like I had lost my mind.

Amy said...

Thanks’ for your comments on my blog! I can not wait to see pictures of your new daughter Mei Lin! I hope you get your PA soon! I don't know if I told you this, I might be repeating myself, but my first adopted son was ASD and VSD. That is holes on his upper and lower heart. He had surgery in Thailand. We follow him up every year, but he is perfectly fine!
Merry Christmas, Amy Heymann