Monday, October 1, 2012

Audrey Update

I looked back on the blog today and noticed how long it had been since we have put anything on here. Although we primarily used this blog to keep people updated while we were in China, we still want to update it from time to time. Here is what is going on with Audrey...

Audrey has been growing and turning from a baby to a little girl. She turned 2 in July and we are learning first hand what it is like to have a toddler around. She is still very sweet, but she can still throw some good ones sometimes when she doesn't get her way! I guess we are all like that sometimes! Paige went back to teaching in the classroom in August 2012 and Audrey started in daycare for the first time. She had a hard time being away from momma for a little bit, but she is doing better now. She seems to like her daycare and her teachers quite a bit now. It is hard because we do not get to spend as much time with her especially during the week, but we are making it. Audrey is talking more all the time, especially at home, and it is fun to see her learning new things all the time. She is a blessing and we cannot imagine life without her now! Here are some pics from September...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A little update...

We haven't posted in a little while so we thought we would put a few pics on for people to see. Audrey has been doing well except for a cold/allergy kind of thing going on. But, it is getting better each day now. You may see a picture or 2 below from Chinese New Year we took Audrey to in January. Our Families With Children from China group do a Chinese New Year celebration each year and we took Audrey this year. She is still shy around others at times so she did not get down a run around much, but she watched everyone closely. Anyway here are the pics...

Audrey not in this pic

Looks like she's having a great time huh?

Playing at home

Baby burrito!!

Game day!!!

Geting ready to go to church!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hi EvErYbOdY!

Hi. It's Audrey.  I know so many of you want to see my beautiful face more often so my friend said she would post this for me. My friends came to see me a few days ago and I was waiting for them at the door.  I love company.  I get to show off all my great toys and books!  I think it tickled my friends to see me at the door. They love me very much (and my parents too)!

My friends went on a trip and bought some Chinese pajamas for me.  They are too big for me right now but I'm growing fast so I will be able to wear them soon. When I opened the gift I passed it around from person to person so everyone could touch it.  Then one of my friends decided I should try it on and I looked so cute I thought I'd show you a picture.

Well, Mommy and Daddy think I'm in bed so I'd better go to sleep. It's way past my bedtime. Good night everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Pictures...

We have been snapping lots of pictures lately. Here are a couple of them. Audrey has been doing well aside from a cold and ear infection last week! She is feeling much better now. Looking forward to an awesome Christmas together!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks be to God!

I'm giving in to the peer pressure by an unnamed person (Randy Jordan) and posting another blog entry :-).  Today when I woke up, I was not really thinking about all the things for which I am thankful.  Instead, I allowed silly emotions to take over.  I was having a "moment" as they say, and it lasted much longer than it should have.  Sometimes I think I've received a courtesy dose of extra hormones that all ladies experience during and after pregnancy! :-)  Anyway, I was sitting on the floor crying and talking to my husband.  As we were getting ready to pray, my precious little girl crawled over to me, pulled up, and gave me not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE kisses in a row!  It was as though God was sending me kisses via this little blessing.  THAT is what I am thankful for today.  Yes, God has blessed me tremendously in so many different ways, but His extravagant love for me just knocks my socks off every time He lavishes it upon me.  My husband has always been such an amazing manifestation of that love, and now I have received another wonderful gift.  Thank You, Father, for allowing us to be Audrey's forever family! 

"The LORD is my strength and shield.  I trust Him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving."  Psalm 28:6-8

Audrey enjoyed her first Thanksgiving with her family, and she had a blast!  She was a bit shy of all the people at first, but she warmed up and quickly charmed everyone in the room.  :-)  She played, danced, sang, laughed, ate, and finally collapsed on Daddy in the recliner!  I'm so glad she is adjusting well and seems to feel very comfortable with others as long as we are near.  We are already looking forward to Christmas!

Audrey's Gotcha Video!!!

The video above is the video we took the very first time Audrey was put into Paige's arms. We have been wanting to go back and post some of our videos from China that we were not able to post. Keep watching for more.