Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Do's-Sage's First Haircut!

We had to borrow Grammy's camera on our way to our haircut! (grammy just got a new cut to!)
I was a wiggle worm during the cut!
Now you can see my beautiful eyes!
New Hair for Mommy & Makenna also! Bangs! Malaine got a trim, but wants to grow out her bangs!
Yeah for the New Do!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

6 Months home/15 months old

I adore my big sister, and my pacifier still, not sure which is my favorite! ;)
Enjoying my first time out in the snow, it is cold!

Enjoying my first blizzard that mommy left sitting on the table.

Sorry behind on posting. It has been a little crazy here! We have been having lots of fun and lots of parties so I apologize! Chinese New Year Party pictures coming soon...

6 months home, half of a year! WOW, wow. I remember when we first came home and this time seemed so far off. But here we are. We have been home long enough that our agency would now allow us to apply for our next adoption. Hmmm... We have been home long enough that China feels like a dream, some of the things I thought I would never forget, are slowly fading already. And we have been home long enough that life is just life. We feel settled and we feel happy. Sage is not so much only the new baby, but just another one of us and that is a peaceful feeling.

On a side note, remember my wonderful new camera we JUST bought? Well w/ out naming names, (but it was not a sister who is guilty) it was knocked off and i guess the lens hit the end table just right. No fixing that baby, we had to buy a new lens. Nothing covers that damage. Life...

Sage stuff for 15 months

  • We are getting LOTS of teeth. We have officially 7 1/2, but her gums are SO swollen. I had her in the dr today and she said her molars are about through. I did not realize those came though before the middle teeth, but she did not find this odd. I HATE teething, to be honest worse than potty training. This has been by far the worst teether. Poor girl!
  • Weighs in at 20 pounds still. She is losing that baby chub from all the running.
  • moved to a big girl car seat! Still sitting backwards, did you know now they say backwards till 30pounds or till their legs are hitting, which hers are a ways off. She is so short!
  • Eats, and eats and eats still! Every time she eats she gets a bath, which she loves, hmm, maybe she has a plan here, and does understand what happens when she rubs food in her hair!
  • FINALLY gives kisses and it is the sweetest thing!
  • When she is tired, she will go and get an empty bottle out of the cabinet, bring it to me and say nightnight.
  • Sleeping, ask me once her teeth are in. For about a month now, she has been waking most every night. It is draining us. We are trying to figure out where to move her from our room, but till she sleeps better, feel she can't go near the other kids rooms. Mark says it is my own fault for bragging about her great sleeping. So no more bragging, I just want a full nights sleep!
  • She is into EVERYTHING! You can't take your eyes off of her. She can have the entire kitchen cabinets pulled apart in about 90 seconds. And if I try to put things back, by the time i have that done she is in a toilet, or emptied all the trashcans in the house, or shredded up a pile of papers, or destroyed my piles of laundry i had sorted, or dumped over the dogs water and food, or , need I say more? We don't do much sitting that is for sure!
  • She is becoming pretty friendly. Still not always sure once she first sees you if you can hold her, but let her warm up and she is NOT shy! Especially w/ her walking, she walks right up to everyone and grabs on to them, digs in their purse, very curious to figure everything out.
  • Loves to "color" and draw!
  • Loves music.
  • Loves stuffed animals and baby dolls.

We are due for our 15 month checkup now. More shots, how fun! We had our 6 month home study visit last week. Our social worker asked me if i had my application ready to turn in for our next adoption.! Who knows what will happen. We are open to the Lords plan for our lives and if that includes another, He will make it happen. Right now we are so busy keeping up w/ 4 our heads are spinning most days! But despite the fact that the house is in chaos, the laundry piled sky high and we are not sleeping, we continue to count our blessings and know every smile we see, every kiss we get and hearing the pitter pat of 4 pairs of feet(or the stomps and jumps!)is a true gift and for that we are thankful.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day!

Our Luv Bugs..Makenna, Sage, Malaine & Sawyer

Sweet Sisters
Working hard on my valentines cards. I love to color!
Look Mommy, I signed my own name!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

So, Do you think he needs a Brother?

Poor Sawyer. Girls EVERYWHERE! He does have a very cute bedroom of his own that is a Pirate Theme. Murals on the walls, an actual pirate ship for a bed. However, he does not want to sleep alone. He wanted to share Malaine's room. We reminded him that it was pink, but pink is better than sleeping alone. He did ask me to take down the butterfly pictures that were hanging over the bed and replace it w/ a spongebob calendar. And yes, he is playing Holly Hobby with his sister. What do you do when you have ALL sisters? Of course the holly hobbys were being kidnapped and held for ransom or something along those lines! If Mark questions on if he should be playing girl stuff, I remind him, China does have boys!

Monday, February 05, 2007


You know we love hairbows here, and Sage was not with us a few hours and we had a big old bow on her head! She does really well overall keeping them on. Well my friend Stephanie who is Tatumn's mommy, is making hairbows now. Tatumn and Sage were in Chenzhou together. You can purchase one of these fun bows of your own at her site, here
The great thing is that Steph gets ribbon to match all gymboree lines and she gets them to you FAST! So check out her site and see the darling pictures of Sage's friend Tatumn. Her link is also on my sidebar, her site is called Adorned with Glory. And yes Sage is wearing the Valentines Bow upside down w/ a shirt full of drool, but still cute isn't she!
What do you think, is it time for a haircut yet?

Friday, February 02, 2007

Sleepy Time

White Swan Hotel, our last day, getting ready for the Consulate.
Waiting to make Sage "official", Day after Gotcha.
Sage with Bear, He is ALWAYS with her!

This weeks Friday Photo Challenge is all about sleep! And if you know me or most of my children, you know that sleep tends to be an issue here. Most of my kids don't sleep, or like to sleep. So there is NO WAY I have many pictures of them sleeping, as if I would risk waking them up! However, Sage is a much better sleeper so I do chance it w/ her. Here are a few of my favorites.