Monday, June 28, 2010

HOT days of Summer

Just a quick post to say hi and show some photos of the girls....Lexi is growing up so FAST and Alison continues to be such a great big sister to our little girl.
We are coming up on the F0urth of July and will be spending the week with our dear friends the Clark family. We always look forward to seeing them and for Alison to see Sophia, her crib mate some 5 years ago, it is so wonderful that Ali and Sophia get to reconnect and spend time together.
Here are a few pictures of our girls..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter and the warm days of spring

We had a wonderful Easter filled with fun, family and great food..Lexi is growing like crazy and is walking now. She is such a joy and Alison continues to shine in her role as big sister.
Here are a few shots from the day..

Friday, January 29, 2010

Almost February

I can not believe that we have been home with our little Lexi for almost three months. Seems like she has been with us forever and she continues to be such a joy. I am so thankful that she and Alison have bonded so well, they love each other and Lexi loves to shout her name.
Lexi is scheduled for her Palate Surgery on Feb. 3rd and we are not looking forward to it. I am thankful that she will have her Palate repaired but not looking forward to the three weeks of rehab.
Lexi is now over 20 pounds, she has gained three since being home, can stand on her own and cruise all over the place, she is almost walking and just loves being on the go.
Here are a few new pictures of our little one.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Home and Life is Great

I know it has been a while since we have been home but we have been trying to settle in to our routine schedule.  Lexi has adjusted so well and is sleeping through the night..most nights anyway.  It took about five days of getting up in middle of the night for Lexi to go back to her 12 hour a night sleeps.  We had our appt. at Children's hospital here in DC and all in all it went well.  The doctor said that he had seen much worse jobs and that eventually we will have do nose and lip revision when she gets a little older.
Alison is doing great and is the BEST big sister to Lex.  They are so cute together and I am so happy to have our two girls here at home.
I will be posting more in the coming days but here are a few pictures.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

One day closer to home

Wow, I can't believe that we have one more day here and then we are on our way home.  We leave early Saturday morning, which will be Friday night for you all, connect through Korea and then land in Chicago and then connect to DCA.  We had an eventful day today, we had our consulate appt. and took the oath of citizenship for our Lexi girl.  She continues to be such a GOOD baby, we can only pray that this continues when we get home. 
We took our group photos today and then the baby photos..somehow South managed not to capture our wee one smiling..she was most of the time, oh well...
I just want to send a huge thank you to my Xuzhou family...your comments and well wishes have meant so much to me, I understand now why this group is so special..the children from Xuzhou are so incredibly special.  Lexi is such a shining light, full of joy and laughter that could only come from the kind and wonderful people that have given her such a great start in life.
Here are a few shots of the day..

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Consulate Appt. Tomorrow

Sorry for no post the last few days..we have been taking it easy and just having a great time with our little Lexi.  She is sooo funny, she is laughing so much these days and is just a joyful little creature.  When Lexi first came to us she really did not know how to eat anything solid.  We tried to give her Cheerios and she really did not know what to do with them.  Now she is eating them like a champ, and forget congee and rice cereal, as soon as she sees us eating our food she wants some of that.  Her palate does not seem to be giving her much trouble as far as eating and swallowing which is great for her.  She continue to get stronger each day, she is crawling now and can sit up very well. 
We have been taking more movies than photos for the last few days so I only have a couple to post..
Tomorrow is our consulate appt. and then just three more days to go!!!! We are so excited to be getting home to Alison.  We miss her so much, it has been such a relief to be able to talk to her twice a day with Skype.  She and Lexi are already bonding...Lexi smiles and laughs as soon as she sees Alison, it so much fun to watch.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Another day in Guangzhou

Today was another day of not doing much..I do not remember so much down time from our last trip but as of now I am really getting anxious to get back home.  The weather today was wonderful, very breezy, around 78, clear blue skies...a real treat here in China.  We should continue to have good weather until we leave.  We spent the day walking around Shamain Island which is so beautiful, very European in its' architecture.
Tomorrow is another day of relaxation and spending time getting to know little Lexi.  She continues to show us more and more of her adorable personality and is so much fun to be with.
Thank you again for all of your comments, they really mean so much.
Here are a few shots of the day.

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