Saturday, September 30, 2006

Mya Munchkin

Everyone's favorite food -- bologna

Big sis, Carrie, caught this at the Bethany picnic.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

My girl is back!!

After many clingy days, Mya has returned to her independant self. I actually had to go look for her a couple times this morning. Whew!! I was beginning to think we had a major issue going here. THANK GOD!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Have you ever notice someone in your life who just demands your every moment? I'm sure we all have. Did you know that is really a sign of insecurity? Surprisingly so. By setting boundaries, a person becomes secure in their environment. Now if I could just apply that in my life. ;o)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fever Gone

Mya slept well last night and woke up at 5:40 am ready to greet the world, no fever at all and happy. Now we just have to get rid of the cough and all will be well. We are kind of getting a kick out of her raspy voice, though.

Monday, September 25, 2006

X-ray Results

The doc called this afternoon to let me know everything was fine on the x-rays but if the fever continues, we will have to be seen again. Glad to have a cautious doc. We'll see what tomorrow brings.


That was the most interesting x-ray that we have ever had. Mya was sitting on the little stool so that she could get her side view x-ray and pow, bam, boom--the electrical box or whatever, in the corner put on a show worthy of the 4th of July. Mya just took it in stride. She was most interested in getting more stickers. I am surprised since she doesn't like thunder or fireworks. Thankfully we are OK except for burnt eyebrows (JK). The x-rays had to be retaken but not due to the malfunction. It wasn't lined up properly. Just waiting for the results now to make sure there is no pneumonia, which was only a small possibility. Most likely one of those pesky viruses.

Fevers and Frustration

Well, we have an appointment with the pediatrician at 1:30 today. Mya seems a bit better but she spiked a temp again last night. So I want to have her checked just to be safe. Don't like the sound of the cough and now she is talking pretty raspy. She did eat cereal this morning at her own request. An appetite is usually a good sign.

On the frustration side, I could use some adult interaction and a little more cooperation from Miss Mya. Our usually demanding daughter has become even more so. Add to that a sugar drop (or possibly aniety) that left me shakey this morning and I'm a bit cranky. I've watched more Dora, Diego, Blue's Clues, Charlie Brown (and the list goes on) and general children's TV in the last 3 days to put me in the insane listings. Calgon, take me away!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Under the Weather

The sun is shining for the first time in 3 days. Yipeee!!

The bad news is that Mya is on her third day of being sick. She woke up with 104 temp last night (under the arm - so add a degree). I gave her a cool bath and some ibuprofen to bring it down. She has developed a cough, too. The daycare is not reporting any sickness. So, no clues there. If she's not better by tomorrow, it's off to the doc.

Kids are so funny. Her temp is still over 101 and she is playing like normal. I'd be wiped out if I had that temp. The biggest clue that she is sick is that her apple juice consumption is decreased.

Keep our little "apricot blossom" in your prayers.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Official Driver

Erin passed her driver's test today. She will be on the road to drive to school tomorrow, already. Congratulations, Buddy!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

So, what if we get matched with a boy?

I don't think about this often but it is a remote possibility. The answer is: Lily's name will be Noah James. Ha! Bet you didn't think we had a name picked. God knows what child is the best fit for all of us. He has already made the match. Just like he gave us bio kids that we didn't know anything about, we will be surprised by our new addition. No matter what, this is our last child, Just ask Keith.

Slow week

He's my biggest brother.
I'm thinking this will be a slow week for us. I'll be working 3 evenings. That puts a crimp in family together time. Good news is that Mya gets lots of daddy time. It's a good thing 'cuz she's gotten to be a real mommy's girl--annoyingly so. The leaves have started falling. It's 45 degrees this morning--cool and cloudy. Tomorrow Erin takes her driver's test. Gotta love that. Also have to work on getting wedding invites ordered. I just found out that December of 2005 has made it through the CCAA reviewing room. That makes 2 updates this month. Personally, I found that very exciting. I hope it's a sign that things are starting to move more quickly on the China side of Lily's adoption. Hope your week is going well.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Referral Rumors

Just want to record a date for future reference.
There's a fellow who is predicting that China adoption wait times will improve soon. If he is right that things will go back to a 250 day wait from DTC to referral, then we COULD be looking at a mid-May referral. That would just be wonderful.
None of this is written in stone. I just want to be able to look back next spring and see if this comes true. If you are a prayer warrior, we covet your prayers in this matter. POST FROM THURS, SEPT 14, 2006

Sweet 16

Watch out world!

Thursday, September 14, 2006



26 Years Ago Today

Yep, we were just kids!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Toddler's Creed

Found this on the Bethany Board.
It has circulated the world by now,
I am sure.
It fits our life right now.
So I'm posting it.

A Toddlers Creed
If it is on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it is a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is a stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest.
It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it IS food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with arched back.
If it is Mommy, it must be hugged.
I am toddler!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Big Girls

This week my big girls have monumental birthdays.
Carrie turns 20 & Erin turns 16.
They are four years and a day apart.
It is also our wedding anniversary. Lots to celebrate here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Signs of Things to Come

Monday morning I walked out the front door to find one of our trees had turned yellow. I heard geese flying over and the air was crisp. It hardly seems possible that another fall could be upon us. I know that it will happen soon. We'll be off to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin and then we'll rake up the leaves and jump in them. Then we will be tired of leaves and bag them all. Then the the snow will fly amd we will sit in front of the fireplace and drink hot cocoa. Boy, I love fall. It reminds me of the farm.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Off to College

They were all packed and I asked for just one more picture before they left.

It's a mom thing.