Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My First Sleepover...

These are the pictures that ended my stay with Nana and Poppi, and great nanny.
We stopped at Cracker Barrel to get dinner and boy was I hungry, I had prunes, mashed potatoes, green beans, and carrots, they were so good.
Then we rocked on the porch where I sat on poppies lap and played with the top off the can of my goodies. I had a fun day. While I was gone I had lots of people come to see me and we went to see people. I was good and slept all night like mommie said I would, and Nana did what mommie told her to as nap time and the right foods. I am going back and visit cause I had two play mates and they were "boys" one was a friend Caden and one was my cousin Andrew and he brought me books so they can read to me.
Sleeping at Nana & Poppi's!

Me and Cousin Andrew

Dinner at Cracker Barrel

Cayden and Me

This was my bath from last night. Mommi made my hair Spike!!

Look at the boo boo's on my legs. I had to get 4 shots today but I was a big girl and didn't cry!!

I am too cool for school!!

Look at me, I am standing in my cute new outfit!!

Me and my poppi!

Life with Mommi and Daddi is lots of fun!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Splish Splash!!

We got in the pool with Izabella this week. She LOVES the water. She get's in her little ladybug float and leans forward and kicks her legs like a little mermaid!! I have burned up the camera this week. Check them out!!!
She fell asleep from all the fun!!

Kicking Back in my float!!

With Uncle Ron!!

we GOT OUR EARS Pierced!!!!

with uncle ED!
aunt Kayla!!

Movie Star!!!!!!!!!!!
She is sooo happy!!

We are having so much fun with OUR SWEET GIRL!! we NEVER KNEW Parenthood COULD BE SO GREAT!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's 2:30 AM!!

Okay so we got little Petunia in bed at 8 pm!! Wow, it is hard but we kept her up ALL DAY - well after noon. In the process we had her in the Johnny Jumper and you see in the picture what happened in our effort to keep her awake!! It was funny!! Anyhow, we had lunch for mom's birthday! I would have posted pictures from that, but forgetful new mommy left the camera in the car! Well, it is time to try and coax her back in to bed!! We'll see how it goes!!
She is making her first attempts at crawling!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


We finally made it through that greweling travel to the homefront!! We are sooo glad to be home and so many things that we take for granted are not always so easy in other countries. I am so blessed to live in the USA and glad our sweet Petunia is finally with us! Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with China but there is no place like home!! Our internet connection in Guangzhou was so bad that when I had time to blog or send an update so here is what happened at the end of the week before we came home...

This was the infamous Red Couch Picture. Izabella was trying to lay on Molly, Molly was screaming and Isabell and Sydnee couldn't figure out what was going on. Chloe Grace was doing what she was supposed to while poor Julia was crying tears of joy because Mr. Bee was by her side!!

LUCY's!! Our favorite place to get American food in China!!

Izabella went crazy on the carrots!

This was our first night at home when my sweet baby girl decided not to sleep at 1:30 am but in China it was 1:30 pm!!

The girl playing in the floor!!
At the pearl factory!
Going to the pearl factory - it looked a lot like Time Square!

This was a Christian church in China - yes IN CHINA. I always thought they were underground but apparently not - it was a nice experience.Sweet Petunia ready to go to church for the firs time!!

I cannot believe this dream has finally come true. We are so in love with this little person. After 3 long years of waiting it has finally happened and we are so happy!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

First Day In Guangzhou

We had to do the medical check up today. It really is not much. They review their medical information, weigh them, measure them, look in their throat, etc. Then we did a little shopping!!! It is very hot here but places have air. We went to this place called Lucy's and had grilled cheese and fries. Very good. I think I have lost 20 lbs. in this past 10 days from not eating and sweating!! But finally we are having a better time and getting the hang of this parent thing!!

Friday, July 04, 2008


This was us right before we left Chongqing. Napping. We took baby girl back to the doctor before we flew and he had me increase one of her meds and did a nebulizor treatment on her. It really helped to clear her up. The doctor we saw this time looked like Dr. Rolf from Days of our Lives!! So glad to leave Chongqing but yet sad. I cried all the way from the hotel to the airport just thinking that this is where she was born and the first place we saw her. It was a tough ride for me.

We arrived at the airport with meds in hand and bottle ready to make her have a comfortable airplane ride. It was her first and she did GREAT!! Slept most of the way. When she feels good, she is such a good baby girl! We are soooo in lover with her. We had a very smooth flight and arrived in to Guangzhou about 9 pm and as we left the airport Scott ran in to McDonalds in the airport and got me a Diet Coke with Ice!!! Ahhhhhh It was steamier than ever but once we got to our hotel, it was really really cold. Our room has air that is cold!! Yipee!!!

Here is my 4th of July Baby - thanks for the outfit Aunt Rhonda!! We finally made it to Guangzhou it was midnight and she was still smiling!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

More Photos

She LOVES the water!

This is Isabell - isn't she a tiny girl?? She has on the same swim diaper as Izabella!!