Gotcha Day 3/14/11

Gotcha Day 3/14/11
We are complete

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our first beach trip

Well we had our first beach trip this weekend. We stayed in our 5th wheel on the sand.

Caydence wasn't fond of walking in the sand and falling, but she did love her new tinkerbell camping chair and the marshmallow's we gave her. She sleeps all night so she was fully rested by the time she woke up at 6:45 am every morning. We went to the little shops, went riding on the rhino, walked on the beach, sat by the campfire and just enjoyed each others company. It was a great trip. We were all exhausted by the time we came home though.

My little princess is turning 1

Well on Monday my little princess is turning 1. I cannot believe how time flies.
Our theme is bumble bees. Me and dad are going to make bumble bee cake pops, pasta salad, 7-layer dip and candy sushi. We are going to have a pool party. We going to decorate our pergola's(2)with black and yellow streamers and balloons, grandma is making potato salad, and we are going to order port-of subs. also going to rent a water slide for brother and the older kids. Should be fun. Caydence weighed about 18 lbs 3 weeks ago, she eats like crazy,she has 4 teeth now, 2 on top and 2 on bottom and is BOSSY. We love her so much. She's growing up so fast. She keeps us occupied i can say that for sure, I barely have time to play my Frontierville on facebook, I have to do it during naps and at night. LOL

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Well we haven't had much time to get on and blog, as Caydence keeps us very busy. Today Her, Brother and Dad brought mom Starbucks (my favorite) and roses. I feel so blessed to have my 2 kids. I never though in a million years that I would have more than 1 child. I would love to start again only this time requesting twins. After much discussing me and my husband have decided against it.. The main reason is because to have to wait 5+ years for our referral, then waiting 3-5 months for travel is just to long. My daughter is taking 5-6 steps at a time, she is trying to say baby but it still sounds like baba (brother). She loves to play outside. We have been landscaping our backyard so she is having a blast in all the dirt. The weather has been great so we have been spending a lot of time outside. Next month she will be 1. I feel like she is growing up so fast.

She is best friends

with our pug Kaos (AKA Little bitty baby) She loves to sit on him and just pester him when he's asleep. He loves her though, he will just go up to her and kiss her.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our China experience

Well I haven't had much time to post lately, as we have only been home for a week, and let me tell ya, this little lady keeps us busy, and oh can she be bossy. She is perfect for our family. The 1st few days we spent in Beijing, and from the morning to night we were touring and eating, so we were exhausted. Our families were worried because of the Tsunami in Japan (we didn't even know about it). Finally we flew to Guangzhou on Sunday the March 13th, and Monday we got Caydence. It was the most wonderful feeling in the world to FINALLY have our baby in our arms. Our son absolutely adored her from the get go. The whole time we were in China, he had to either push the stroller, or hold the baby in the carrier. It was great watching my 2 children play together. Caydence never cried, when she was handed to us, and it felt like we have had this baby since birth, She just fit in perfect. China was amazing, we walked the Shamian island, shopped, and met lots of wonderful shop keepers, and families. The trip was great, but 17 days was long. My daughter crawls, walks along the couch or table, wants to be held almost all the time, had 1 tooth when we got her, and got another after we came home. She says mom, dad, and baba (for brother) she is a good eater, and is friendly. Overall she is very happy, and we couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today we leave

Today is the day we board our plane and leave. We stayed at my aunts house.last night and she dropped us off at the airport. We are so excited to start this chapter in our lives. It feels like a dream. We have been talking about this adoption for 4 and half years and now our dream is coming true. It really feels like we are going to wake up, or the bottom is fall out any minute from under us. Will follow up later....

Friday, March 4, 2011

5 more days

Today we received our passports, with the Chinese Visas, and the remaining paperwork we needed (permission to travel).  Monday we should be receiving our finalized copy of our flight schedule.  We are leaving in Wednesday the 9th for Beijing, we will be there till Sunday the 13th the we fly to Guangzhou, Monday the 14th we will be getting our little princess and then paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork, We will be coming home on the 26 which is my birthday.  What a great present, and Monday is our 13th anniversary, I have to say this is the best anniversary/birthday gift in the world.  Got family staying at my house with the dogs, luggage is packed and ready to go, son is on home studies till the end of April.  Everything is in order. Hopefully I can Facebook my pictures while I am there.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Traveling Confirmed

Today our agency called to confirm that we can leave on the 9th.  They said we will just have to stay 2 extra days, which is fine with us.  Otherwise we will have to wait a week before leaving.  We will be home on the 26th of March, We are so excited.  Don't have  our itinerary yet but it will be on it's way to us tomorrow.