Monday, February 25, 2008
So I started this post in February, how sad that I am so behind. This particular weekend in February we had a major breakthrough with Zoey and Vince. She had been taking a bottle from me in the cradling position finally after two weeks home, but she wouldn't let Vince. After some tips for both of us from our social worker at the International Adoption Clinic at Children's Hospital in Birmingham we had a major breakthrough. It just made her so much happier in many aspects. She began laughing more and playing more. She is high fiving us, waving hi, and playing peek a boo. She is such a joy to us and we love her more everyday!
Monday, February 18, 2008
This is a picture of Zoey watching TV for the first time, and of all things she is watching Transformers and loving it. That's my kind of girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some more pictures of Nana in China.All of the pictures we posted while in China were from her camera because ours wouldn't fit the cord, so these are from our camera.These are some pictures of our favorite store in Guangzhou, also where we had our laundry done. They were so sweet and awesome there.
This is Madison with the girl that worked there.
She knew Madison by name after their first meeting.
These are pictures from Pizza Hut the day of the moving pizza. I was looking my best that day. We were ready to leave Nanchang, it was getting super icee by this point!
Another picture of our little angels!This was at the Hotel Gloria Grand. We stayed here after sitting at the airport hoping to leave Nanchang. We were eating breakfast in this picture praying to get on the train to Guangzhou!
We were praying desperately because this is what it looked like outside our hotel window across the city of Nanchang!This is the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou. We felt like we were in paradise once we got here from Nanchang!
Last Sunday, Vince took Zoey visit her Nona and Uncle David. They had a great time visiting and playing with Zoey!
Monday on Presidents Day, Madison, Zoey, and I went to Huntsville to visit my parents and my grandparents. It was a nice but short visit. Zoey loved my Dad and Grandparents, and of course was thrilled to get to see her Nana again. I know they have really missed each other. Thank you all for your prayers for my mom. She is doing much better. She does have a bulging disk in her lower back and will start physical therapy soon and is visiting a chiropractor, but is really feeling a lot better!
Only home a little over two weeks and we've dragged this sweet baby everywhere. But if your going to be in this family that's the way we roll! She is really doing well, I am able to cradle her for bottles all the time now. She is sleeping through the night (at least the last few nights), and even drank juice today! She is eating well, napping well, babbling, playing, just thriving. I wish I didn't have to go back to work in two weeks, I soooooooo dread it, but we'll make it through just like when Madison was a baby, it will just break my heart though, like it did 7 years ago. But Madison has done great and I am sure Zoey will too.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Yep, you guessed it, Red Couch Picture Day. All of our little Princesses were just precious. Not all of them wanted to sit on the couch, but we all tried to get them to smile. Madison and Zoey of course we think are the most precious, to us anyway! We spent our last day in Guangzhou finishing up shopping and going to the Consulate for our Visa for Zoey. Hooray, we get on the plane in the morning and leave Guangzhou at 8:30. When we went to the Consulate we passed the train station and let me tell you it was unbelievable the crowds and the way the police had the crowds herded like cattle and blocked off in police tape. Hopefully, things will be fine in the morning at the airport. Well, we'll see you all at 4:36PM in the HAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!