Sunday, August 24, 2014

Life Keeps Moving

Jadon has been very sick with some respiratory sickness. He is doing better now. He was the only one that was sick.
After having me to himself for 2 and a half weeks in China he thinks he shouldn't have to share me. He gets mad if I am holding or playing with one of the little girls.

He loves to stick his head in the water.

Little Tykes cars are always a favorite!

His legs are getting much stronger. He has not gained much weight and is a very picky eater. He doesn't chew food so everything has to be soft.

Janna started Kindergarten at a public school this year. So far it is going very well. She did not have to have any evaluations and was placed in a typical classroom.

Jeni also started school.

Being Goofy

Jamie looks unsure about whatever the secret is.

Serious Sisters

She thinks it is funny that she steered the ziggle into the grass.

Janna loves to ride anything with wheels!

Hula hoop time

Friday, August 1, 2014

We are so thrilled to be home! Jadon did incredible on the airplane. We had to spend the night in Los Angeles because there were no flights available that night to Colorado.
Jadon is settling in nicely. He likes the older kids but wants nothing to do with the little girls.
I struggled intensely with jet lag but it did not seem to bother him at all.
Today we spent the morning outside and he loved it.

He was not to sure what the tether ball was for.

Justin and Jadon have the same color of skin.

We were shocked that he loved the water table even if the water was freezing cold.

It is nice to have a big brother to hold me while mom fixes some food.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

VISA received, flying home Monday night - back in Colorado on Tuesday at noon

Amy just received info that Jadon's visa is available (it's Monday morning in China, Sunday night here in Colorado). She'll be flying out Monday night to Los Angeles, then from there Tuesday morning back into Colorado Springs! Hurray, and thanks Lord for answered prayer. Continue to pray for safe travels, and that it would go well with Jadon on the airplane and airports. Posted by Johnny (her husband)

Friday, July 25, 2014

6th China Update - STUCK!

I did not think or even consider that it would happen to us. The US consulate is having computer issues and they are not issuing any visas. No one knows when this will change. Several families are stuck here in China. 

Johnny flew home Thursday and I am here alone with Jadon. Please pray for a quick resolution! 

It is very rare to get an Internet connection. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5th China Update

Today we went to the US consulate to take our oath. It is awesome after a year of adoption preparation to finally be at that point.

Jadon like to go around creating little messes.

He is learning to rough house with Daddy.

Busy looking at a magazine.

Here are some cute pictures of him in his Chinese outfit.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

4th China Update

Jadon is doing very well! He seems to be getting stronger every day. It is shocking how much food he can eat. He is good at imitating us. He likes to walk around singing. 

We had a medical visit today. They receive a physical exam, an ENT exam and they draw blood for a TB test.

He put on this backpack then waved and told us bye.

He loves to play with water bottle lids that he puts in his cup.
He likes the stroller much better than the front pack.

He likes having a Daddy.

We went on a wild life safari. 

The heat was intense and it was nap time so he fell asleep.

We thought this was a funny use of English.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

3rd China Update - Guangzhou

Yesterday we flew to Guangzhou, China. It was a 2 and a half hour ride. Jadon did great on the plane. All adoptive families from the USA come to Guangzhou to finalize their adoptions because the US consulate is here.
Guangzhou is a very large modern city and it is also cleaner than most cities in China. 13 million people live in this city. It is funny to think that 5 million people live in the whole state of Colorado.

This is a picture out our hotel room window.

Jadon is doing very well! We are starting to see more smiles and laughter!

He is very fair skinned.

I have been carrying him in a front pack but the weather is too hot and the heat gets to him. We borrowed a stroller from the hotel now and he is more comfortable.

The shoes we brought him are way to big so he has just been wearing socks. All the clothe we brought are too big.
When he walks he swings his arms and it is so adorable.
Bonding is going very well with him.