Thursday, October 28, 2010

Too busy!

So E has sounded like he has allergies for about 6 weeks.  We have tried every allergy medicine available over the counter and nothing was helping.  Earlier this week he told me that his ear was stuffy.  Well, that shouldn't happen since he has tubes in his ears.  He had a follow up appointment set for December with his ENT so I called to see if they should see him earlier to check out his stuffy ears and to see about different allergy meds.  As I was talking to the nurse she noticed he still had his adenoids so she scheduled him to come in and get his adenoids looked at today.

We get there and it is very apparent to everyone who sees him that he can't breath.  The doctor starts checking him out, ears look good, nose is completely dry.  She has him open his mouth and then tells me to come and take a look. My poor little man has a very small opening in his throat, his tonsils are now touching.  They have grown HUGE and they aren't infected or inflamed.

E has now been scheduled for a tonsilectomy.  The next opening they have was for Nov 23rd, I will probable be in China around that time or leaving very soon there after.  So they decided that we should probable wait until December.  He is scheduled for Dec 14th that is if our TA can get here and I can get back in time.

Praying our TA gets here quick.  This little man will need his mama for his recovery.  I tell you when I get busy I get busy.  This is reminding me of daddy's back surgery and E have urological issues all at the same time.  Praying this all slows down, it's too hard for me to be at two doctors at the same time.  Lots of prayers please!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It was a great day!

We started the day with our final soccer game.  E didn't spend a lot of time playing, more time crying but he stuck it out until the end of the season.  Daddy was a wonderful coach.  He did such a great job encouraging all the kids.  The funniest moment of the game is when daddy headbutted the ball without trying.  Everyone thought it was fun.

We left the game and headed to get our pumpkin for a pumpkin carving party in the afternoon.  We went to M's best friend M's house and the kids had a great time.  These two have been best friends since the day they met at daycare.  Neither of them go got preschool together anymore but they are still the best of friends.  They had so much fun carving pumpkins, riding bikes, playing in the yard and then the highlight for M, M and E was light saber fighting with daddy.

They had a hard time leaving M and can't wait to get together to play again.  We headed for a dinner just the four of us at On the B*rder and then headed home to snuggle with mom and dad to watch Marmaduke.

Sitting eating dinner I realized that at about that time 4 years ago we were heading to a banquet room in the Golden Resource Hotel in Chongqing China to meet M.  M's forever family day is October 24th, so pretty much the same as the evening of our anniversary.  Our lives changed forever 4 years ago when we became a family of three.

The weekends we have left as a family of four are counting down.  Next weekend we will be at Nana and Papa's house for a bonfire on Friday and some fence fixing on Saturday.  More fun family memories to be made.  After next weekend we will all be getting our house ready for mommy to be gone for a couple weeks, packing and doing last minute shopping.  We are getting so excited to bring Sophia home and start making memories with her.

What a great Anniversary of our marriage and of the beginning of parenthood we had today!

While we don't have a weekend planned just the two of us,
we will be enjoying the time we have to spend together as a family.
Making memories and having fun.
What could be better!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Puzzle has arrived!

The 110 piece puzzle has arrived.  It's time to spread it out on the kitchen table and see our puzzle of little Sophia.  We have 19 pieces of the puzzle sponsored.  Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a piece for our little girl.  You can check out our puzzle fundraiser and give away at Bringing Sophia Home.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This weekend was suppose to be a internet free weekend but with all that is going on over at My Cup Overfloweth I had to spend a little time on the internet.  But compared to most weekends I did very well at my steps to internet/blog recovery program!

We did a lot of snuggling, movie watching and nest making.  At the time of the pictures M and E were watching Dinosaur Train.  Maybe they thought they were baby dinosaurs.  We watched the new Karate Kid four times this weekend before it went back to Red B-x and we also watched Furry Vengeance twice.  Have to say E and mom like Karate Kid the best.  Don't know if it seeing China again or if it is Jackie Chan but this is one that we will be buying.
I hope you all had a blessed and relaxing weekend.  Now on to another busy week for mom and dad and great days with S for M and E.  Gymnastics starts tomorrow!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lovin S!

So we have been going through lots of changes lately.  Some of them have been done because of our pending arrival as we prepare for little sister to arrive home.  One of the major changes is that M and E are now staying with my sister S and her daughter T during the days instead of going to preschool.

S is definitely more qualified to be with my kiddos all day as she was a preschool teacher before they moved.  My kids are loving their days with her.  We can't believe the change in their attitudes at the end of the day.  But the biggest change is in the mornings.  M is not a morning person, she would not help get herself dress and usually cried.  Now she wakes herself up, helps get dressed and tells me to hurry up as she has a busy day today!

E is a morning person however he hated being seperated from me each morning and would get very clingy and cry.  Most mornings he would be upset because it takes too long for me to get home from work.

Well this morning as we are heading out the door E asked where we were going and I told him to S and T's house.  He asked if I was going to work and when I said yes he said will it take too long.  Unfortunately, or so I thought, I had to say yes.  His response was, "Yeah!  I love S's house!"  Then when I drop the kiddos off M tells me I need to leave, that I am going to be late for work.

All I can say is we are blessed beyond belief.  I had no idea how hard preschool was on my kids until they are no longer going.  They really needed more one on one and more love from family.  It is so nice to have fun loving kids again at night too.  Thanks so much S for doing this for us.  You are loved beyond measure! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Netbook giveaway

Check out our fundraiser at Bringing Sophia Home.  Please help us spread the word as we have a month to raise $5000.  While it is a large amount, God's economy is limitless.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Fundraiser coming soon!

A fabulous new fundraiser is coming very soon, before the end of the week.  This one is going to be a BIG one, you won't want to miss it.

We have about one month left until I depart for China to pick up our sweet Sophia.  We still need to raise $5000 to pay the final fees in country.

Can't wait to show you what's next!  Keep checking Bringing Sophia Home.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Care Package and Update

We sent little Miss a care package through Red Thread China.  When I contacted Ann it was right during the National Holiday and pretty much everyone was on Holiday for a week.  Ann was so wonderful and responsive and emailed me right back explaining that the holiday would slow down getting an update but she would contact the SWI on October 8th as soon as everyone was done with the holiday.  It was so wonderful and really a surprise to wake up today to an update and new pictures.

Sophia is 19 months and weighs right at 20 lbs.  She is on the tiny side but she looks so healthy.  We are so grateful for the wonderful care she is getting.

Looks like she has the karate moves going on!  She will fit in with our wild crew just fine!

We are currently waiting on our Article 5 to be complete and will be picked up by our agency next week.  I'm not exactly sure what an Art 5 is but once it is picked up it will be sent to the CCAA who will then issue our TA.  The wait for TA from Art 5 looks to be about 2 to 3 weeks so hoping for TA by the end of October and then our agency can request our Consulate Appointment.  Once we know when our CA is then we can work out our tickets and reservations.

We are so close to you baby girl, we can't wait to have you home.