Thursday, April 17, 2014

Received Immigration Approval

Yesterday, April 16th, we received our second  immigration approval I-800. Things will now start to move along pretty quickly. We would probably be able to travel in June but there is a lot of things going on in our family that month so we may need to wait till July to travel. 

It will be very interesting to see how these three respond to a new sibling that is younger than they are and is a boy. I am so glad that we still have four boys living at home that can be an example to the little boy we are adopting!


I got out summer clothe a little too early and had to go pull out the winter clothe again because we had more snow.

Janna


Josie


Jamie


These two have started getting a long better recently. Janna has never been very friendly with Jillian. When Jillian would try to be friendly with Janna she would get a cold shoulder from her.
I love the difference in their skin color.


One of Jillian's favorite things to do is play on the trampoline. She will run and jump for a long time. The big kids are not allowed to jump when she is on it. I often find her pretending she has a microphone and singing away to a pretend audience.



Friday, April 4, 2014

Josie is 5 today

Josie turned five years old today!

She was 2 years old when we adopted her in June of 2011. She was a tiny thing and only weighed 17 lbs.


She is still a tiny little girl and at five years old she weighs 29 pounds and is 37 in tall.


Josie has the gift of comfort. If anyone is hurting she is usually there rubbing their arm. 


One of her favorite things to do is push strollers or carts around the house and backyard.


Josie brings many smiles and lots of joy to our family!





Monday, March 31, 2014

Letter from China!

We received our Letter of Seeking Confirmation from China today. This is our official approval from China to adopt! Our next step is to send more documents to immigration.



We had fun Sunday flying a kite.




Something was really funny!




Jillian loves to kick a soccer ball around.


One of Josie's favorite ways to sleep.



One of the joys of home schooling is having big brothers home to hold sick babies.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Paperwork Reviewed

Our adoption paper work has been updated to "reviewed" and we should receive our letter from China the first week in April!

We have a new kitty. Jamie is the only one that likes to hold it The other girls are scared of it because of its sharp claws.


I am so thankful for older brothers that help with the girls.



Thankful for warm weather again.



Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Hope of Spring

We are so eager for spring to come. We have had a few warm days lately and love to spend them outside.

Bubbles always bring smiles and laughter from the girls!






All little mommy's need a break!




Hats make great disguises! 



A gymnast would love to have Josie's ability to do the splits! She is signing "work". 


Reading at the table like her brothers do.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Still Waiting

We are now in one of the long waiting periods! It can take more than 90 days to receive our acceptance from China. I am still hoping we can travel in early summer.

We have a new baby in the family "Baby Matthew". The girls are his Aunts!






Josie has been sick with a fever. I needed to get up so I asked Jillian to sit by her and she was happy to!



Jamie wanted her picture taken with Jillian too.


Popping bubbles on packing bubbles.