Friday, May 30, 2008

Woooooo Hooooo - We have a new addition

Mommy Waiting Daddy Waiting Introducing Alianna Alexis - 8lbs 2.2 oz and 20" long After 16 hours of labor and only minimal pain meds - That is a strong Mommy Big Eyed Girl Very Sweet Chunky Legs Proud Grandma Proud Mommy Proud Daddy

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our memorial day and mommy's foot

We had a simple but fun Sun and Mon planned for the girls and ourselves. Those plans have been altered greatly. Sun morning on the way out the door to church I fell. We got to the church and I was just sick to my stomach from the pain. So we left there and went to ER. I have a hairline fracture to the 5th metatarsal on my left foot. Thus the crutches. There went Sunday's plans of planting and beautifying the yard. Monday we were marching in the memorial day parade for church. This awesome christian band EM3 was on the float for us and we were all wearing bright orange. Very Cool. To say the least I stayed home. Kayla, Owen's girlfriend, took Genevieve and they marched while mommy drooled from the vicadin. I really want to know how Dr. House pops them things like tic tacs. Hope your Memorial day was nice. Daddy will cook on the grill and they will continue to watch me drool.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Very Sweet Baby Shower

Saturday we had the baby shower for Lexi and Anthony. It was wonderful. They got allot of things they really needed. Enjoy the pics. There is a pic of her mom and myself. I love it.

Who has the best Daddy in the whole world???

Genevieve and Abigail of course. We have two old clothes line poles that are literally 6ft deep in concrete. We had tried on a couple of occasions to get them out to no avail.. So Daddy put up these very cool swings that keep 2 little girls occupied for hours at a time. Gotta love that daddy.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Goodness How they Grow Up

Somedays I look at Genevieve and find it hard to imagine the tiny (12lbs) little baby I brought home at 9 1/2M old from Hunan China. She is so beautiful and mature now as opposed to the sickly child who was more pitiful looking than beautiful. She has developed her own opinion of what style she likes. Very grown up looking.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mothers Day and Chicago Fun

Although the weather was cold, rainy, and stormy, it was a beautiful day in my heart. I had the kids grandmother and most of my kiddos together. The girls made me breakfast and served it on the coffee table so I could watch the news. Owen taught Sunday School so I could sit in church Services. My doggie got a bath, hair cut and nails trimmed. We all then met up at Grand Empire Chinese Restaurant for dinner. Lexi is getting bigger and bigger by the day. She is due in a couple weeks and it shows. My daughter in-law, Anita got me the most beautiful card. Monday we all got up and took a mini vacation the Chicago. Got a room downtown and swam after a full day at China Town. Today (Tues) we spent it at Navy Pier and rode the Ferris wheel as well as shopped. Very tired but so worth every penny and every second.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

It's Mother's Day

I know this is a holiday that only we as Americans celebrate, but I can't help but think about the girls "China Mama". My prevoius post shows how much I understand that although a person gives birth they are still not a mother. This does not defray from the circumstances that led to my daughters abandonement. I believe in my heart that if things were different the girls would not be my daughters, but still in China with their "China Mama". This being said I have to thank them from the bottom of my heart and soul for my little Hunan Chili Pepper and my JaingXi Beauty. More than that I want them to know how much the girls are loved and adored by our family and how blessed we feel that they have given us such a precious gift, our daughters. When I see the pictures of the beautiful young ladies in china is see the face of our "China Mama" and say a prayer for her so she will not hurt to deeply.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mothers Day Ma

I learned from a very early age that not all mothers give birth to their children. You see, My ma did not birth me, but that did not change who she was. She was the person who dried my tears when I fell off my bike, the person who helped me with my homework. She was the person who made sure I had boots for the winter and warm clean clothes. She was also the person who made sure I did not go to bed hungry or with a heavy heart. More than that she was the person who showed me how to love unconditionally and see past the fact that you do not have to give birth to a child to love them more than life itself. With all the love she gave, she also taught me to cook, clean and do the right thing in life. I miss her so much. She was called home on Dec 13th, 1998 and now only looks after me from the heavens. I hope she knows how much she impacted my life and made me who I am today. Happy Mothers Day Ma. I picked you some Lilacs just like when I was a kid. XOXOXO