Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This face...

...just melts my heart.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hey, Batter Batter

Doesn't this one look like she is checking out her own butt?

We think Brynn is going to be very athletic. Unfortunately, I am not. Believe me, that is putting it mildly. I can't catch a baseball for anything. Hopefully, she catches the sports bug from Kevin.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My boy likes being outside

We were told by Nathan's foster mom that he likes to be outside. She wasn't kidding!
Beep. Beep.

Running like a crazy man.

Doesn't he look sad?

I think he is saying "Get the camera out of my face big white woman."

Happy again.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Ilayna

We helped Ilayna celebrate her second birthday Saturday. She was such a good sport even though she was sick.

Happy second birthday, sweet Ilayna.

Future Husband and Wife spatting.
There are only 9 weeks difference in age between Nathan and Ilayna.
We have already arranged the marriage. Dowry has been set.

Real men drive pink cars.

"Mommy, I don't think so. Pink is not my color. "

Friday, March 6, 2009

We are home

We had an ugly flight home. The other passengers were rude and just plain dumb. Even the flight attendants agreed with that.

We did have a great surprise waiting for us in Chicago. Families from Brynn's travel group met us there. It was wonderful to see people that we knew. They made signs and gave presents to the kids. What a wonderful feeling to be welcomed like that.

We didn't sleep much on the flight from Hong Kong to Chicago, but once we got on the plane to Pittsburgh, we crashed. I don't think any of us remember the take off. Once we got to Pittsburgh, Brynn was not happy to be awaken and Nathan hated the seatbelt. Such fun.

We landed in Pittsburgh and Kevin's parents and my stepmom were waiting for us. Aaah, family. It was great to be home and in our own beds. You would think we would have just fallen quickly to sleep, but that didn't happen. It was 5 am to us, but 5 pm at home. Didn't matter. No sleep happened. We did nap a lot which I know doesn't help jetlag, but exhaustion sometimes takes over.

This has been a week of doctors. I started getting sick Friday and finally ended up with an antibiotic on Tuesday. Brynn has hives all over her. The doctor thinks an allergic reaction to something (probably the Victory Hotel in Guangzhou:)) Nathan has gotten 3 shots and needs one more. We went to the cleft team appointments and met every doctor that he will need for his mouth. We have three appointments one day in April to discuss his other issues. And Brynn and I both had dentist's appointments and Kevin had an allergist's appointment. We've been busy.

I go back to work soon and really can't wait to get back into a routine. It will help us so much to calm down into something normal. Does normal even exist anymore?