Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bye Bye Going Home Barbie!

We decided to sell our Going Home Barbies.. to raise a little money for our third adoption...  if you are so inclined - the first auction is open (lasts 3 days) now:

Auction at EBAY for 1 Going Home Barbie
 (Circa 2006)

Monday, September 20, 2010

GUZ Letter & Exactly Who IS Traveling.....??

We got the letter that says that our letter with our I-800 approval has been sent to China. Yea. One more step in this journey of a thousand (bureaucratic) steps.  In the meantime - we are in the process of deciding that we should not all travel this time. Aside from the cost which is huge... the kids are still getting adjusted to school and their new routine. They would miss the whole month of December - which is a BIG deal in parochial school - and frankly, the best time of they year there.  While I will HATE missing all the fun with my children, I think they will do better if I go by myself (with a friend) and leave Imperial Daddy home with the Imperial Chillies and they can stay in school and participate in all the fun winter holidays.  It is a tough decision.. I know that it would be good to have at least one child with us.. it does help with getting the new child acclimated.. and I really do miss my kids when I have to travel for work and stuff.  But there are some very compelling reasons to keep them home and go alone. I wish I could figure it all out.. make exactly the right choice.. but it is rarely so clear.

Mommy and Emperor - Is he handsome or what?
Chillies being silly on top deck.... 

EFP "I know who that is! It is Lady Livery!!!"
EFP: "I asked for a crown because, after all, I AM a Princess!!" Yes, my dear you certainly are!
Imperial Daddy and Empress at ShangHai Delight.. soup dumplings YUMMO!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

First Day of School 2010 (First Day of Kindergarten for EFP)

In a Catholic School in a galaxy far far away.................  two children began the 2010/2011 School Year..  this is their story.. (DA Dum.. )
Dressed for Success and Ready to Go!!
Seriously - how do I keep taking pics of closed eyes!!
My Handsome Little Man!
Sweet Boy... grew 5 inches this year!
Sweet Girl.. hard to believe she is 5!
My Darling Empress
I love this face.. oh, heck I love this GIRL!!!!
Now HERE are my Silly Chillies!
Such a happy little guy!
Now this is coloring I can sink my teeth into...

Already measuring! And she is only in Kindergarten!! My Little Empress Smartie Pants!
Last peek at the two best kids ever, anywhere!!

Empress Fussy Pants

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Emperor Big Brother

Lilypie Next Birthday Ticker