Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another Appt~ {HM}

So with most adoptions comes lots and lots of dr appts...
some not such a big deal~
 As was true for our first appt with Dr Steele for a follow up.
HM had gained 3/4ths of a pound and doing great.
From there we were sent for Titer bloodwork and THAT WAS a big deal~
 HM was super brave and only shed silent tears 
as she watched the tech draw five big viles of blood.
HM is so trusting and calm...
she kept looking up at me for confirmation that this was all ok.
Juice box for both girls made everyone feel much better.

The other 4 kiddos enjoyed Daddy Nana Day Camp while we were gone~
And there was NO need for a Target prize this day...
Visiting BC is all the PRIZE we need!!!
Can! not! get! enough!
Thank you Nana for always helping out and letting us 
LOVE BC with everything we've got!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A New Dawg in Town~

For the last couple of days, Rosemary has been @ orientation~
with her sweet roommate and mom~
friends of ours' from years gone by... 
7 of them and picked up right where we all left off!
We had such a great day yesterday taking in as much as we could
and coming to terms with a day when they will STAY.
Right before we were done for the day,
the students went out to learn how to 'Call the Dawgs!'~
They even called alum up to help with the cheer... 
LL and I were super excited to be back in our old stomping grounds!
Today Rose was there on her own, registered for classes~
and got her ID!
Little Rosie... baby original...
HOW can it be time to set you free~
God has big plans for you at that Big Ole University...
Go glorify Him in Everything Beautiful you do!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who Are These Girls?~

I took EK and SJ for their 'yearly' haircut and~
These two Big Girls walked out of the salon...
Is it just me or do they look two years older???
My Littles are getting bigger.
Beautiful Big Littles. :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Few Sweet Moments this Week~

Doing Life Together!

Blueberry Picking~

Schooling Outside~

Big sisters riding Little sisters~

A Photo Shoot for School Blog Header~

Learning every day right along side these 6 blessings!
Sweet Moments for sure!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Song in her Heart~

I discovered early on Holly loved and responded to music and began singing lots of things to her.
Tonight I videoed her singing our Brush Your Teeth song~
I also put on a cd of Chinese Children songs this morning for their room time and her face was priceless...
she perked up and just beamed that she could understand the words.
Made my heart sing too!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Another Dr's Appt~ {SJ}

Today was SJ's day for a follow up eye appt and we found out she would need to patch one eye for 2 hours each day~
Not what she wanted to hear but it is only for 3 months and we go back for a recheck.
Hoping for the best.

And you know we had to stop by to see BC~
{photo shot by Amelia}
 Evie and her REAL baby~

After our visit we headed home for some playtime~
Holly really can't ride anything alone so she was SO happy to be riding around with Will~

Look who climbed on a float all by herself~
AND Look who jumped off the diving board for the 1st time~

Monday, July 14, 2014

HollyMei~ {4 Weeks Forever}

Four weeks looks so good on this beautiful girl.
These photos show a good sampling of her personality...
loving, funny, serious, sweet, and sometimes loud~
 She's come so far and learning so well.
She still has her moments of grief when she lies on the floor and rubs her shirt on her lips.
She comes to find us as soon as she wakes up and climbs right up to snuggle.
She definitely likes us all to be together...
NOT a fan of her daddy leaving her behind and cries deeply for him.
Love how much she already gets a father's love... beautiful!

This particular afternoon WP started a big kissing epidemic and that's all it took~ 
Crazy kids is all I can say...
crazy in love in this crazy Forever Family!!!
Happy 4 Weeks HollyMei!
We ADORE you!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Dove Day~

Before I get to our day, I want to share what Scott and I found under our pillows last night~
(top to me from EK and bottom from SJ to Scott)
 Sweet notes that were frame worthy!!!

Today we left early to spend the day with Savannah, Josh, and Ben Curtis~

We loved visiting their NEW house and helping to get a few things hung as well as shelves built~
My most important job blessing was holding sweet BC~
 HOW can he be 4 months already???
A perfect angel!!!~
 He was pretty much the star of the day~
 Savannah and Josh were so brave to let our big crew pile into their beautiful house~
We hope to spend lots and lots of time there making family memories in the years to come!
Welcome home Dove family!
We LOVED our Dove Day!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

IG Moments this Week~

This week via IG...
My mom and dad's garden is full at the moment and we have enjoyed lots of corn this week~

The silly bitties after our sweet social worker visited for Holly's one month~

We enjoyed dinner with Scott's sisters, Jan and Susan~

After an awesome visit to the dentist and NO cavities, we celebrated with Happy Meals~

Do you remember us sprouting seeds in bags on our window then transplanting to pots then our yard???~
 Well EK and SJ picked green beans and butter beans this week and I cooked them tonight... YUM~

We have enjoyed evening walks and the littles LOVE visiting to pet the horses~

There was much swimming too... here they all are with their person~
A great week and can't wait for tomorrow...
Ben Curtis!!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Healthy Hearts~

Today SJ and WP {our heart babies} had their yearly cardiologist appointments with Dr. Lindsey~
 and got a perfect report... Healthy Hearts!
We took the whole crew and everyone did great...
as a matter of fact two were quite worn out from the whole ordeal~
We are SO thankful for good reports and no surgeries in the near future.
Thank You Jesus!!!