Monday, February 23, 2009

LilyRose starts Pre-School & Joseph was nominated...

LilyRose & Grandma

LilyRose in front of the school
This is the way we go to school

How pretty am I for my 1st day of school

Well, LilyRose starts pre-school today. She was not potty trained for September and I thought we would have to wait until this September to get her in the 4 year old program, but she trained the week of my b'day. I called my cousin Joanie who works in the pre-school and asked her if I could get her in. She said that one of the kids in her class left the program, so there was an opening. I called the district and they told me that they didn't like to take kids this late in the program, but I assured them that LilyRose would do fine. So, they let her in. She will be in the class that my cousin works in and she goes from 12:30 to 3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays. I am so happy for her. She is going to love playing with all the little kids and I think she will be fine. If she cry's, I will be very surprised. I will let you know how she does.

Now, for Joseph. I got a letter from the school a few weeks ago. It seems that Joseph was nominated by one of his teachers for a program called The National Young Scholars Program. The certificate reads "Joseph has been personally nominated to join the nation's highest-achieving elementary school students at the National Young Scholars Program this summer 2009". The sad news is I had to decline it as the program cost $1700.00. With going to China this year, we just don't have it to send him. I explained it to the program director and he said that we could defer it for a year and they would hold his nomination until next summer. I was so happy to hear that as I am super proud of Joseph. So Joseph will be a Young Scholar next summer. CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPH, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!

Well, LilyRose did great today for her first day of school. She looked a little overwhelmed at first, but she gave me and grandma a kiss, a big smile and a wave and she was fine. My cousin said she didn't cry at all and got very into the whole thing. She looked so tired when I picked her up and she was a little clingy at first, but she said she can't wait to go back tomorrow. I am happy and so is LilyRose.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We are adopting from China again. Yes, you read that right. We are headed back to China sometime in March/April of 09. We just received LOA Monday night.

I would like to introduce to you all our new son/brother Mason Anthony QianWang. He is 8 years old and he is waiting for us in Kunming, Yunnan China. Please follow the link to his blog and be sure to follow us on this miraculous journey and also to see his beautiful face. I am truly in love.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Celebrating our 2nd Gotcha Day

LilyRose today - Happy

LilyRose Super Happy

4 hours after our 1st meeting

Daddy & LilyRose for the 1st time (camera date is wrong)

Mommy & LilyRose for the 1st time

Who r these people? I want my aunty to hold me (camera date is wrong)

Well today is our 2 year Gotcha Day!!!!!!

I can't believe it has been 2 years already. I can't remember what it was like without our LilyRose. She has come a long way and we are so blessed to have her. She is the second love of my life.

Happy Anniversary LilyRose - WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!