Saturday, September 27, 2008

Jogathon and Monkey bars

Z's school had a fundraiser, the kids ran for 50 minutes. Wow!! they were all so inspired. Z had a total of 30 laps which is over 4 miles. Way to go Z!!! We are proud of you. N was so proud of himself . . . he made it all the way across the monkey bars.

Monday, September 22, 2008

We got updated info from China . . . She is so Cute!!

We found (a woman in China and a woman in the states who became friends and formed a cool company). For $30 we got to ask ten question and hopefully get some photos. Here is the translated information. And new pictures.

Her lip has been repaired.

1. Has Rao Chuyu been hospitalized? Why?
No. she only gets cold sometimes.

2. Has she had her lip or palate repaired?
She had lip repaired in April, 2008.

2. Is she in foster care if so how long?
She has sent to the foster care since she entered the orphanage.

3. Can she crawl or walk?
She can crawl but not willing to. She can’t walk yet.

4. What are her favorite foods?
Her favorite foods are crackers, Bao Zi (Chinese steamed dumpling), mashed fruit, etc.

5. What makes her happy and sad?
She will be sad if no one holding her.

6. What words does she say?
She burbles but not really saying anything.

7. What is her favorite toy or activity?
Her favorite toy is doll, diabolo, etc. Her favorite activity is playing games.

8. Where does she sleep (crib, bed) with whom does she sleep with?
She sleeps with her foster mom.

9. What do people call her (nickname)?
Her nickname is Yu Yu. We can her Chu Yu.

10. How is her overall health? allergies?
Her overall health is good. No allergy.

11. updated measurements:
Height: 70cm; Weight: 8kg; Head: 45cm; Chest: 45cm; Foot: 11cm; Teeth: 0.

She looks like she has such a spunky little spirit. I can't wait to go and scoop her up and kiss those little cheeks and arms and legs . . .


I am so excited Z is playing soccer. He has a smile on his face the entire game. I find myself cheering/yelling the entire game, nice encouraging words of course.

Goodbye Snafu

Snafu went to Kitty heaven on September 10th. We miss her and love her.

First day of school

Z is now in 3rd grade and of course I don't know where the time has gone. Something was different about this year, my little boy seemed so excited, confident and proud. He let me kiss him on the playground, last year that was not cool. My excitement and joy of being a mom always turns into tears on that first day of school. I thought by 3rd grade I would be done with the tears.

Little N's first day of preschool was a week later. This time it was him that did the crying, I like it much better when I do the crying, broke my heart. Day 2, 3 and so on were much better. I Love it.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

We got the call

It was Wednesday August 13th 2008 around 7:15am. . . Myriam from our adoption agency called, she found our daughter on the new special needs list. Rao ChuYu was born on September 4, 2007, she has a cleft lip and palate. She emailed us a picture right away and said she would send the rest of her info in a couple hours when she got to work (she had been up most of the night locking files for families, got to love her) here is the picture we got. . . . I am in love!!! She is ours.