Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pool Days

We have gone to the pool every morning this week; when the tempature hits the triple digits there is really no better way to cool off and have fun! Emma and Sophie have had a great time playing in the Baby Pool with their new dollar store pool toys! They are getting SO tan, I have been calling them my little chocolates. :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Going Out to Dinner Tonight!

The girls and I picked Greg up from work tonight and we went out to dinner @ Red Rock Canyon. Emma and Sophie were well behaved & as usual the two peanuts ate a ton of food. They are like two little goats.

I snapped these pictures before we left the house. :)

Available Children for Adoption

No, no, no....not MINE! :) Emma and Sophie are a dream come true and here to stay. I swear. And, yes I will post current pictures and tid bits about the girls very soon-I promise. :)

Sophie's adoption agency received their Waiting Child list this week. I "found" Sophie on a list exactly like this one on November 8, 2007. :) Our family is now complete, at least that is what Greg tells me. :) So, the next best thing that I can do is to advocate for these children left behind. I do not have permission to post pictures, but their descriptions are below. If you are interested in any of these wonderful children please contact Ky Patterson with Adoption Advocates International @ or 360-452-4777. I do not personally know anything about any of these cutie pies, the following information is from the agency. I added my own impressions though. ;)

Male~DOB:May 21,2000. Described as a HEALTHY boy who likes to smile! He likes football and picture books. He is well liked by his caretakers and teachers. His picture does not do him justice! I just know that there have to be other pictures of him that show his REAL smile! I bet that he was nervous the day that this picture was taken. The Chinese are so big on basketball, I thought that it was neat that this kiddo said that he likes FOOTBALL! I can see him only wanting to wear football jerseys to school and looking forward to watching "Sunday Football" with his new Dad. ;) I bet that he would soak up English and flourish in his new classroom.

Male~DOB:January 12,2002. This little guy is a tender boy who seldom cries. He likes to be held and talked to by his caretaker. He flourishes & smiles when teased. I can see this one tearing up and down somebody's sidewalk on his bike! I bet that he loves to spend time outside.
Female~DOB:May 15,2007. This beautiful little girl is described as active and lovely. She looks like a "go-go-go girl", I can see her begging for "5 more minutes, please" at the park. :) She has a bit of a delayed mental development.

Male~DOB:July, 20,2005. This cute boy is described as a polite child who has good relationships with others. It is also said that he is bright. I can definitely see the spark in his eyes myself! :)I bet that he is a chatterbox. His SN is Postoperative Congenital Meningomyelocele.

Female~DOB:February 24,2000. This gorgeous little girl loves to study and gets along well with others. (I think that she likes to pose for the camera too!). :) Her SN is Postoperative Congenital Deaf w/Cochlear Implant. I can just imagine her wearing something pink with a big bow in her hair! She just looks like a princess in the waiting. :)

Male~DOB:July 30,2007. He will turn 2 next month! I could scoop this adorable little one right up! He looks very loveable.:) His SN is a Limb Deformity. His description reads that he likes to listen to music and is outgoing. My daughter's love to listen to Johnny Cash-I could see this little guy joining in with them for a dance session.

Male~DOB: October 27, 2004. This very handsome boy had a Limb Deformity. He is lively, enjoys listening to music and playing games. He sounds like a typical 5&1/2 year old boy to me!:)I can see him LOVING "Game & Pizza Night" on Friday's with his new family.

Male~DOB:May 25, 2002. Described as a DELIGHT to his foster family, he is well behaved and bright. I love his suspenders & his pose for the camera-adorable! He had Left Collum Valgum. I envision this cutie building a tree house with his new siblings and catching frogs at the pond!!
Male~DOB: April 19, 2004. This little boy is said to be doing well in his foster family and he loves to be praised by his "Mum"! His SN is Patent Foramen Ovale, delayed growth. I bet that with the right family he would blossom! He looks like he has a contagious laugh. :)

Male~DOB: August 23, 2002. I think that this guy has the CUTEST grin and I bet that his smile is even better. He'd be a great "big brother" for somebody's family because it is said that he enjoys younger sweet is that?! He loves to study and is sensitive. I bet that he'd love to have his own library card, I see him as a "book worm". :)

Male~DOB: March 6, 1999. This good-looking 10 year old boy is said to have a good moral character. He longs for a family and to be adopted!! His SN is a skin condition. I bet that he has a hidden talent waiting to be tapped into; music lessons or Karate maybe? I bet that he'd love to hang out with his new Dad and "be one of the guys"!

Female~DOB: February 25,2004. This little girl is extremely adORAble! She has a limb deformity of her hands and feet. Her deformity does not slow her down and she is VERY ACTIVE!;)She looks like a ring leader to me!

Female~DOB:October 20, 1997. This pretty girl is described as enthusiastic and optimistic. The picture looks grainy to me, I think that a better quality picture would show "the real her"! Her SN is Hepatitis B positive. (My youngest daughter Sophie has the same SN-very manageable-believe me!!!). :) I swear that I have seen this girl on one of the lists before; I bet that she has been waiting a long time for a family! :(

Male~DOB:January 23, 2002. This handsome boy will be a real ladies man when he grows up! Look at those eyes. I'll admit, he was my favorite on this list. ;) They say that he is quiet; but I see him swimming and playing T ball with his new siblings instead! His SN is Microtia Deformity of his right ear. It is said that he has good physical and mental development.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beautiful Weather This Week!

I've taken Emma and Sophie to play at the neighborhood pool Tuesday, Wednesday and today. The weather had been just beautiful and it was nice to recover from surgery poolside. ;)

I took this picture today at 4 o'clock.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Sophie was VERY proud that she finally figured out how to eat yogurt out of a tube! Can you guess which plate is Emma's and which one is Sophie's?! (Sophie's is the pink one). :)

Emma's new requested hair style; "a tail tucked under". What happened to wiggies?!
Emma decided to share a cup of java with us this morning. I'm starting to think that she has been to the Starbuck's drive thru with us one to many times?! (ha-ha). She takes hers with 90% cream and 10% coffee.
Sophie playing with her lamb from Lao-Lao.
And, of course Emma had to go find hers. Do you notice what a mess my living room is?! OY!
My beautiful Emma at the zoo. It seems like my "baby" has grown up by a full year over the past 2 weeks! She chose her own outfit and hair style this afternoon.
Petting the goat...both of the girls like the Asian Petting Zoo section. Pooh is getting ready to mount the goat. (I saved the goat just in time....).
I loved the way that Emma was taking care of sweet!NO MORE PICTURES MOMMY!!!!!!
I was very proud of Sophie on the "horse". She is not a natural Equestrian like her big sis so she was frightend to sit up there...but she did it and even smiled for me! :)It's Pooh's turn! Here are a few shots of Emma "milking" the cow...she walked over all by herself.

The girls got a big kick out of walking over the bridge????

My girls were getting a little bit tired at this point. We made them WALK the entire time today! Checking out the huge Koi fish....
Making music with Johnny Cash after bathtime....
"Sisters just hanging out". :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baseball & Washing the Cars

We took Emma & Sophie to a "Wichita Wingnuts" baseball game on Friday night. It's our local minor league team. Emma loved attending the games last year so we thought that the girls would enjoy it. It's really a pretty fun time and an affordable family outing. The girls were good taking into account that it was a 7:05 PM game and that is normally the time that they are going to bed. (Note: We will be attending Sunday afternoon games in the future). They liked the hot pretzels but were disappointed that more mascots were not there, Emma kept asking where The Jayhawk went.

It has been *HOT* here. Today it was 102 degrees. :) I took the girls to the pool on Thursday and Saturday, and today the 4 of us went for a little while after lunch. With her life jacket and swim ring Emma is growing quite brave, Sophie is only happy if somebody is carrying her around the pool. After the pool grew too crowded for our taste we walked home and decided to wash our cars. Two of our neighbors Matthew and Aaron came down to hang out and the girls enjoyed playing with them. Sophie is still most comfortable observing other children while Emma is slowly learning how to interact with her peers. Emma is apprehensive to talk to other children, but she does excitedly say "Hi" when other kids are around! :) Our Neuro Psyc commented that when we first started seeing him Emma was like a 2 year old across the less than 6 months later she has matured to a 3-4 year old level. She has definitely exceeded our expectations. :)
(Naughty Emma caught on film spraying the neighbor boy in the face with the hose)!

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