Friday, July 9, 2010

Gabriel is ONE!!!!!!

Okay first I am a bad blogger:( Second HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet son Gabriel. Mommy, daddy and sister love you and wish you many many more birthdays. It is unbelievable how far this little one has come. I was looking at pictures of him when we brought him home and he was so tiny but now oh my he is such a big boy. I can tell he is going to give me a run for my money as he is into EVERYTHING. He is trying to walk but is not there yet. He says all kinds of words but his favorite is dada. He gives us kisses, high fives anyone and blows kisses. He tends to be a happy baby but mommy sort of spoiled him so he likes to be held and if you don't pick him up, prepare for a fit. He now has 3 teeth, 2 on the bottom and one on the top. He LOVES his sister and she loves him and they have bonded so well as brother and sister. We could not imagine our life without him. We are having a birthday party tomorrow and hopefully I'll get around to posting pictures. Anyway Love to my boy and big kisses from mom and dad.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mothers Day. This includes all of my friends who are still waiting on their kids from Kyrgyzstan. You guys are all mothers. They are your kids so this mothers day is yours too. I know that it will be hard to celebrate but I just want you to know that I am thinking of you guys. Also Happy Mothers Day to my dear sweet virtual friend Lori. This is your day too and I am sending a huge hug to you. Love to you all!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Alek Manas!

Just wanted to wish our dear sweet Alek a Happy Birthday. He turns 2 years old today. I hope and pray that someone in the Tokmok orphanage remembered his special day and gave him a birthday hug and kiss. Even though we gave up the fight I never forget about him. He is a little constant in the back of my mind and I wonder how he is doing basically everyday. I look at Gabriel and think wow I could right now have a 6 year old daughter, a 2 year old son and a 10 month old son. I look at Gabriel and think oh how your big brother would have loved to be playing with you right now. I know that is not to be but I think about it more than I should. Anyway I love my little Alek and he will always have a very special place in my heart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet sweet Alek!! We love you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day of Celebration

Today we finalized the adoption of Gabriel. We had to wait 6 months in order to do so but it is done so now as our lawyer said "he is ours forever". I love that word forever especially when it comes to my babies. We also finally re-adopted Lindze after 5 years. The only reason we had waited so long was we had wanted to do it when we brought home our child from China or Kyrgyzstan. We asked our lawyer about it this Monday and he said it would be simple and that we could re-adopt her when we were finalizing Gabriel's adoption. We were so excited to do both of them on the same day. I told Lindze that this was her and her brothers day. We were able to do everything in the judges chambers where Lindze gave him a big old hug and the bailiff gave Lindze a little stuffed animal. I felt like my heart was going to explode when the judge signed both of the documents and said they were ours. We then went and did some paperwork and went out for a celebration meal. I also have to brag that Gabriel was on his best behavior all day. He is teething so that came as a surprise. Anyway life is great as far as I am concerned and I could not be any happier. Happy Adoption Day to my babies!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Many Thanks!!

Well we have been home for a few hours and Gabriel has had some good moments and some bad moments. I have to say I like Vandy Children's Hospital. They told us everything they were doing and were going to do to our sweet boy. They let us be with him up until the anesthesiologist carried him in his arms to the OR. They said the "ouchies" go in after the gas mask puts him to sleep to reduce the tears for us and him. When he woke up in recovery we were called back instantly and I got to give him a juice bottle because Gabe is use to eating quite a bit during the day. He was extremely fussy and cried most of the time he was in there even after a nurse tried dancing to make him happy. We all guessed it was the gas from the laparoscopy because they gave him a block that would last around 6 hours so we knew the incisions could not be hurting yet. Anyway both of the boys were up in his belly so they only did one side this time and Lord help us we have to do this again in 6 months. He has 4 different incisions and he is just pitiful and momma hates to see him hurt. We gave him Lortab earlier and it seems to have helped. All in all that is our day. Right now he is in a boppy in my lap sleeping. I am praying for a good night but am preparing for the worse. I appreciate all the kind comments and prayers that went up for Gabe today. Continue to keep him in your thoughts as his little body recovers. You guys are the greatest.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I don't post very often these days but just wanted to ask all of my blogger buddies to say an extra prayer tomorrow. My little Gabriel is having surgery Wednesday. We have known since last year that he was going to have to but now that it is upon us I just want all the prayers we can get for him. It is a little boy surgery but a little more extensive because he will be having a laparoscopy and he just seems too little for such procedure but if we wait later in life he could be at risk for cancer. So anyway keep my boy in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow. I will update you on how he is doing when he allows me to use the computer. Thanks!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Adoption Day!!!

Today is the day 5 years ago Lindze was placed in our arms as our daughter. Oh my goodness she has grown into the most beautiful little girl. That was one of the best days of our lives. I thank God for her at every opportunity that I have. She changed our life for the better. This is a very short post because we got lots of snow and ice yesterday and of course I would have to work tonight. Tom and I are going to slide the kids to their nanas house very soon and then slide me to the hospital for what I hope is a very quiet night. I just wanted to tell my little Lulu "Happy Adoption Day". Mom and dad love you and could not imagine our life without you.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

6 Years old

Just wanted to wish my Lindze a Happy 6th Birthday!!!!!! Love you so much and you are growing up too fast for your mom and dad. Hope you like your pierced ears. It took a lot of bravery on your parents part to let you do that. Love you love you love you my sweet Lulu!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

6 Months

Just wanted to wish my sweet boy Gabriel a happy 6 month birthday. Okay I know some of you may think that is corny but I have never had a 6 month birthday so it is sort of a big deal to me. I have never had a one year birthday so I will be excited about that too but I wish for me time would slow down just a bit because it feels Gabe is getting big awfully quick. I can definitely say that about my Lindze. Anyway Happy 6 Month Birthday my sweet beautiful little blessing Gabriel.