Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Ana and Josiah during the Happy Birthday song.
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The girls painted ornaments. Miyah, of course, chose Rudolph.
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Monday, January 28, 2008
Update: I think he's out. He was probably after the dog's food we keep in the garage so we sprinkled some dog food outside on the driveway and left him alone. Apparently they go into involuntary shock when they're afraid so they don't scare-off, just freeze up.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
Working on the cartwheel.
Waiting her turn to walk across the beam with beanbags on her shoulders.
She says her favorite part of gymnastics is jumping in the foam pit at the beginning and end of each class. This week they walked across the big balance beams (in the background) and jumped off the end into the pit. She thought that was great, but was a little intimidated by the height. She also loves to zipline and swing into the pit.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Ooohh...this little guy is SO handsome and looks so sweet, he deserves a loving home. Apparently he's been on Children of the World's Special Needs list for a while. He's in Yunnan province and appears to be at the Kunming CWI or possibly living in the foster village (where our Mei Lin is from). I know these children are given excellent care. If you go to our China trip blog, you'll see pictures of the facility from our visit to the Kunming CWI (you'll have to scroll down to the bottom set of photos). This little guy turned 8 in November and has a repaired cleft lip and palate (first degree). I don't know a lot about clefts, but his appears to be mild and well-corrected. He may need further surgery and possibly speech therapy, but I would guess that it's possible he's received some therapy and whatever surgery he needs right now (that's just a guess because the orphanage seems to be very good about taking care of medical needs).
If you feel even a little tug on your heart, would you please pray and consider giving him a home? I'm sure he'd love a mommy and a daddy!
Posted by Cindy at 8:06 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sleepy birthday girl. She fell asleep before we left for the skate rink.
My Baby's TWO!!
We had a quiet little birthday celebration at home last night. I don't think Mei Lin completely understands it was her birthday, but she seemed to enjoy her special day. She even got a call from Grace, her foster sister in Germany.
Mei Lin is:
Sweet, fun-loving, outgoing, silly, imaginative, loving, and smart.
Mei Lin likes:
Pretending she's an animal, playing outside, going places, eating, playing with her stuffed animals ( and often tells me, "doggy's not obeying"), helping me cook and clean, dressing herself (kind of), singing and dancing, tagging along with her big sister, and eating candy, and more candy.
Mei Lin has been with us for 9 months now! That means she's been with us longer than she's been anywhere else (7 months orphanage, 7 months foster home). I hope she understands the permanence of her home and family. She definitely seems to feel at home. And she perfectly rounds out our little family.
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y , M E I L I N !!!
YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING!
(Check out the previous post...I snuck in some photos and family news)
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
We were driving home from a friends house on New Year's Day when it began snowing! The girls were SO excited.
After Elizabeth left Mei Lin is found zonked out on the floor...I checked for breathing, then took the photo
Miyah's friend, Sadie, had her 4th birthday party last weekend
Happy Birthday, Sadie!
The kids were chefs and made pizza!
Hannah and Miyah below)
Miyah, Mei Lin, and Grace played at the bouncy place last week
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I'm blessed to be married to my best friend, Patrick, and to be the mother of four amazing children...Matthew (17), Megan (13), Miyah (4, adopted from Guangdong, China), and Mei Lin (2, adopted from Yunnan, China). We're so glad you stopped by. God bless!Cindy
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