Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Karaline and Karson
Karly being goofy! HA HA Doesn't she look funny?
All 4 in the leaves...I really wanted a better one than this. I guess we'll have to try again with our leaves.
Karson doesn't stop talking long enough for a picture! HA HA
Karaline in the leaves. She is having major sensory issues here and that's why there's not a very good smile!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Then we went to a cool store on the way home and the kids had a blast. It was a really neat store. They loved the HUGE aquarium. I had to get pictures of my kids playing the shooting game because it is so out of character for them. None of them are gun fans! :)
TOTAL coincidence Kollin had on camo.
Kollin and baby Alex
Karly and baby Alex
Oh my goodness this was almost a disaster! Karson wanted so bad to hold him, so we arranged it so that he could hold him with Kasey basically holding him. He was WAY too confident in himself. He wanted to carry him around.....told him no. He wanted to hold him up high...told him no. Then he just sat up straight, pulled his knees up underneath Alex and threw him up to Kasey. He was all done!
Karaline & Baby Alex
I love this picture...baby hineys are so cute, but when I rolled him over, he just held his head right up like a little turtle and was just looking around. He didn't mind one bit being on his tummy. I've never seen a 3 week old do so well with this!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Now the counting can finally begin!!! Six to 8 months from now we should have little Kemry in our family forever!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Friday night Karaline was playing romper room as usual on the back of the couch (they play mommy and baby jaguar from Dora) and she flipped over the back landing on her face. :( She got a horrible carpet burn on her nose, bit through her lip, and got a knot on her her forehead. We thought she broke her nose! It scared us to death! Saturday morning after it scabbed, she looked in the mirror and started crying. Poor baby. It has only gotten worse from this picture as it heals and gets darker.
Thursday I got to spend the whole morning with baby Alex! Kasey called me and asked if I would go to the peds with her for his 2 week checkup. WOULD I? I loved it. Even though the little stinker peed AND pooped on me during the exam, I loved every second! :) Here are some new pictures with our phones...I promise to have better pictures soon from my camera. He gained 15oz in a little less than 2 weeks which is GREAT! :) He could actually be bigger than Kemry now. I cannot WAIT to get an update on her. My mom says he looks just like I did as a baby in that first picture of him in the tub. My Karaline started out looking just like Aunt Kasey too but looks just like mommy now.
Ashley, I tried to post to your blog about our voice recorder but it kept locking up on me. If it posted YEAA, but if it didn't I wanted to tell you we got our voice recorder at Walmart for $30. They had the microcassette kind and the digital kind. The digital kind looked much more complex to use and explain so we got the microcassette kind. It doesn't hold as much time, but I was afraid the FM would accidentally erase our message on a digital. I've heard they are found elsewhere for cheaper, but we were stuck in walmart for 3 hrs having tires done so we got everything we could while we were there. LOL
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Lucy quickly let us know that she didn't know what was true and what wasn't, but she would get on it quickly. She spent the better part of the day on the phone with Guatemala. While there's still no clear answer, she has confirmed that the Attorney General's plan was cancelled because it was illegal. However, this doesn't stop the police from enforcing it by harrassing anyone involved in adoptions. The police is not very "clean" in Guatemala and feared by everyone because they will arrest for little or no reason and detain a person for months. In the end, the attorneys are encouraging families not to visit until things are cleared up, the foster mothers shouldn't be outside even for the pediatrician visits unless it's an emergency, and if you are visiting, not to leave your hotel room with the baby. I am praying for those already down there or leaving soon for a visit trip. Safety is such a big issue. It's just another reminder that Guatemala is no where near a stable country just yet after 30 years of civil wars which is why so many mothers have to give their children away. There's little hope for so many of the country's people.
The kids have been sick so I haven't been able to see baby Alex in 12 days!! I'm going into withdrawals! I am dying to scoop him up and give him some Auntie Kelly lovins! Kayla (our youngest sister) sent me this on my cell yesterday and it made me miss him even more! He is changing so much!
We finally got a package together to send to Kemry! It was a lot of fun shopping for her. It's the pinkest package I've ever seen! :) Everything we send has to fit into a 1 gallon ziplock bag. It is actually heading down with a family going for a visit trip which is a great (CHEAP) way to send things. We sent 2 outfits, 2 hairbows, socks, tights for her dress, disposable cameras (2 for each month for the next 2 months), a voice recorder with our voices recorded on there reading children's stories to her, a photo album wiht about 30 of pictures of our family and friends labeled in Spanish, and lots of extra batteries for the voice recorder. We also sent some small gifts for the foster sisters. We have a whole other bag of things that wouldn't fit! :) Next time!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Kemry rooting for her hand. :)
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Mommy Kasey and Baby Alex
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Here she is crying...AWWWWWW
Another sweet girl picture!
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Karson being goofy
The two jars our family won
Karaline & Karson climbing the bouncy thing
Karson getting his hair colored
Karly with funky hair
Karaline sliding...wow! I didn't know she had that daredevil spirit to stretch out like that! She is usually much more conservative. :)
Karly helping Karson be brave enough to slide
Karson and Karaline jumping in the moon bounce
Kollin's chorus! They were so good! Kollin is right in the middle in the red. Steven, the little hispanic boy behind Kollin sang a solo of God Bless America and brought the whole place to tears! It was beautiful!