Sunday, November 30, 2008


Just a reminder that Sophie's surgery is Tuesday, Dec 2 at Children's hospital.   She will have a kidney function test on Monday and we will see Dr. Joseph.  Please remember to pray for Sophie and our family.  The boys will stay in Dothan.  Thank you all for caring so much about our family and for your prayers. I will take my laptop with me and post an update.  We are suppose to return home on Wednesday. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What a mess!!!!

She is obsessed with things like lotion, soap, powder, toothpaste, and wet wipes!

We can't spend money on toys because I am having to replace too much other necessary stuff!!! This girl is a mess and she is so happy when she is making a mess!!!  My boys did not do this kind of thing!!!!

Decorating the tree

Just wanted to let everyone know that Sophie is feeling much better now that the new antibiotics are in her system.  We have already put up our Christmas tree because we will be leaving Dec 1 going to Birmingham for her surgery.  She had a good time decorating.  Thanks Nai Nai for helping us get our house decorated!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Not feeling so good......

The Princess and I had a horrible night last night. She did not sleep much at all past midnight because she was having a lot of pain due to another yucky bladder infection. I knew that it was coming because she was very irritable for a few days. She has really been doing well and has been very silly and happy. I feel like I am finally able to recognize when she is not feeling well and I am also realizing that she has probably needed her mommy for a lot longer than I have been her mommy. My hope is that her nannies were there for her when she didn't feel good and loved her the best they could as a caretaker. I am sure that they did. I now understand the little girl that we picked up 2 1/2 months ago just didn't feel good and was scared that these new people might not take care of her and understand that she didn't feel good or that we would know how to take care of her. That sweet girl as let her defenses down and has clung to her mommy and now looks to her mommy to take care of her. PTL!!!

They cathed her at the doctor's office to be able to get a clean urine catch. Her nurse did a great job and was in and out very quickly!! She also got 2 antibiotic shots. We are 10 days away from surgery...please pray that she can stay well and that nothing will interfere with our surgery date. Thank you all for loving Sophie as much as we do.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pretty Pink Toenails

Sophie wanted her toenails painted this morning and here are a few pictures of what she was doing while I was painting and blowing her toenails..... She has to brush her teeth numerous times with toothpaste. She just eats it like candy. I buy the training toothpast that does not have fluoride so she doesn't make herself sick.
Wasting the Lubriderm lotion. She thinks she has to fill her entire little hand up!!!

Mary Kay lip gloss....isn't she beautiful!!!

Finally!!! Precious little pink toes!!! Oh how I love this girl!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Samantha Comes for a Visit

Hello friends and Henri!! :)I am sorry it has taken so long to post anything. Life is much busier with an active 3 year old running all over your house exploring new things daily. Samantha came to visit over the weekend and blogger has not been cooperating with me so there is my excuse.

We had a wonderful visit with "Manfa" and we miss her very much. Having her here makes me realize how much I do miss her. We grew up together and have remained close friends over the years even though she moved away to South Carolina about 18 years ago!!! Thanks for the visit Sam!!!

Sophie is doing well and is speaking more and more English. She is beginning to act silly and is very loving. She is clinging to me more and more and we are spending more time in the rocking chair. This makes my heart happy to know that I can love her like a mother is suppose to do. She loves to play with her baby dolls and her kitchen.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Auburn Homecoming

We went to Auburn this weekend to watch the Tigers play ball. We tail gated with Nannie and D-Daddy in their motor home and with the Bentons. I took Sophie in to the first half of the game and she really enjoyed it. She was yelling War Eagle!!!!!

Sophie met her big brother Lance this weekend for the first time and even gave him a big kiss. She has come a long way in just two months time!! She loves her "Baby" Auburn Tiger bear that Lance gave her.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The many faces of Sophie

Is this girl just too precious or what!!!!! We have had a busy but productive week this week. Our Daddy has been out of town this week leaving mommy to do everything so blogging has had to wait. Each week Sophie becomes more and more attached to me. The power of prayer has really worked on this sweet girl. She has come a long way in such a short amount of time. I never dreamed that she would be hugging and kissing me this quickly. She has wanted be to hold her ("bou" in Chinese) this week which has been a wonderful time of bonding but it is breaking mommy's back. I am loving every minute of it though. She will at least let me sit down to hold her. She is a silly girl and is actually feeling really well this week.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Busy Weekend!!!

We went to the National Peanut Festival Fair last night. Sophie had a very good time. I was worried that she would have a tummy ache through the night but we made it with a little help from our tummy medicine!!! I bought ME and ear of corn and look who ended up eating it!!! She was too funny!! We did share it but she did not want not one kernal of corn left on the cob. She is a serious girl when it comes to food!!!

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Sophie was suppose to be Elmo for halloween. She loves Elmo but really didn't like having him on top of her head. She did not trick or treat because she fell asleep on the way to my friends house. This was fine with me because I don't really like halloween. It just ends up being a tired night for the parents. Yes I know that I am a scrooge!!!!! But she sure was cute in her Elmo suit!!!!

Posing with our sweet neighbor Morgan!
Sophie posing with her little cousin Hayden halloween night. She loves to play with her baby dolls and she didn't know what to think about this real-life baby doll. She seemed to really enjoy holding him!!!

Lastly, I would like to end this post with saying an extra hour of sleep to a chinese 3 year old means just an extra hour to get up and play. I hope that you all are sleeping soundly this morning. I know everyone in my house is except for me and Sophie!!! I think mommy will deserve a nap today!!!!!