March Baby Update

The stork landed again on March 5.  China finished placing children with families whose dossiers were logged in on or before October 24, 2005.  We are logged in November 22, 2005.  I was really hoping they would finish out October this month, so that we would get our referral at the beginning of April, but now that seems unlikely/impossible.  We are still keeping our hopes up for getting our referral in May which would put us travelling in June, but that is also up in the air at this point.  China just doesn’t seem to be speeding up at all.  So, best case scenario would be to travel in May/June and worst case would be August.   I am trying to stay optimistic, but this month the thought of knowing our baby girl is born and lying in an orphanage starting really getting to me.  I know we will go and get her soon, but I want it to be now!  My patience is beginning to wear thin especially since what we were told was going to be a 6 month process is now going on 16 months.   Just needed to vent! 


Avery’s 2nd Birthday

 New Chair

It’s hard to believe that Avery is 2!  Time truly flies.  Life has been going by so quickly lately and I have been working way too late most days, but Spring is upon us and I am so excited.  Spring gives us that opportunity to get outside more and appreciate all that is around us. 

Ice Cream

Last weekend, Michael, Graham, and I were able to attend Avery’s 2nd birthday party.  We all had so much fun.  Avery had a sundae making party and so we gobbled up delicious ice cream sundaes with all kinds of goodies on top.  Graham had a fantastic time as always running around with his cousins.  He loves those girls!  Avery received a beautiful rocking chair from her Nana and Poppy.  It even has a little slot to keep her books in.  All of the kids had a great time and even were able to bring home their sundae cups.