Friday, October 17, 2008

Birthday Boy!




Today our "baby" boy turned 5 years old! I can hardly believe that much time has passed since our darling boy came into our lives. It's so appropriate that Luke was born in the month that celebrates Halloween because this boy LOVES to dress up! Once again he had a costume party (he dressed as a ninja) and a good time was had by all; knights and superheros alike. Luke, we love you so much! You are definitely a glass-half-full guy and you make me smile every day with your sunny personality and spirit of fun! You have a beautiful heart and I am so thankful that you still love to cuddle. What joy you bring to our life. We can't wait to see what great adventures you embark upon this year! Happy Birthday sweet boy! Love, Mom and Dad

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baby Kate at 3 Months 21 Days

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Update and Hearing

Hurray! Today we received update pictures and information on our little Kate Pei-Jung. We have been looking forward to seeing our little girl for a whole month! It's thrilling to get this tiny glimpse into our daughter's life but also heart wrenching because we know just how much we are missing. The pictures and information were taken at the end of September. She is now 11.2 lbs.(up from 9.9 lbs) and 22 inches long (up from 21 inches). She is still drinking about 4 ounces of formula every four hours. It looks like she also uses a pacifier about which I am actually quite happy. I'm sure some people think that is crazy, but neither of the boys would take one and I always thought it would be a help in terms of comfort tools. Our hearing is today in Taiwan and JOH advises that "no news is good news" so we hope to hear NOTHING! Even though it could still be months until we travel, it feels like a relief to be moving along in the process. Enjoy the pictures. I'm glad she smiles in the video because, quite frankly, in the pictures she looks a little worried.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today is October What??





Here's what we woke to this morning. I hope it's just temporary (the weather is famously fickle her in Montana) but who knows. The only upside (other than tucking in and making cookies by the fire) is that the change of season reminds us that we are getting closer to our daughter. Anyway, Happy Holidays!! (just a little early).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Room to Grow







Here are some pictures of Kate's room. What fun to decorate for a little girl! I only wish it were she and not just her picture resting in her crib. I would still like to have a cherry blossom painted on one wall, but we'll have to see how far we get. Thanks for all the JOH's who helped me pick out Kate's bedding. As you can see, the Wabi Sabi won out! Also, I want to give a shout out to Chuck and Amy who are in Taiwan right now picking up the son for whom they have been waiting 9 long months!! Much longer than usual. In other JOH news, our friends Michelle and Byron have their court hearing today in Taiwan! Good things are happening!