Sunday, October 29, 2006
Hubs and I had the most marvelous time last night thanks to our friends, Kristen and David. We tagged along with them to their friends' dead celebrities Halloween party. Hubs and I went as Steve Irwin and the infamous stingray. We even won a best couple costume prize! We saw many "celebrities." Our friends, K and D went as Rita Hayworth and Bruce Lee. The host and hostess of the party dressed as Christopher Reeve as Superman in a wheelchair and Carmen Miranda. Many thanks to Superman and Carmen for the wonderful French champagne and cool trophy!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Well, I have to thank my good friends and neighbors. My old college friend, Jim, father of three, sent me two unique fabric squares. He lives in NYC and even went to the garment district to pick out the fabric. My neighbor contributed a huge piece of fabric that can be made into a book. And my co-worker picked out a pretty floral design. Thank you so much for your kindness!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Nope, the title to this entry does not allude to a sequel to Three Men and a Baby. It is in fact a prelude to a wonderful experience I had today with my friends, Kim, Todd, Kristen and David. Ed and Wendy gave us a rare opportunity to babysit their daughter, Samantha. Samantha was a good sport and accepted us inexperienced parents-to-be with grace and good humor. Of course, it would not surprise me if Samantha did pondered the answers to the following questions as she peered into our eager but novice faces.
Q: Does it really take 4 adults to make me a bottle of juice using a bottle liner?
A: Yes. The first bottle of juice made was leaking like a cracked Hoover Dam. It took Uncle David, the 4th adult, to finally correctly insert the bottle liner and keep the juice flowing through the nipple and not out the side of the bottle.
Q: How many adults does it take to change my wet diaper and food stained clothes?
A: Two with three additional adults on stand-by in the same room.
Q: Just how many diaper sniffs are necessary to detect that I have a dirty diaper?
A: Apparently too many and these adults were still indecisive and rather borderline clueless.
Q: How many hints must I drop that naptime is bad, walking around smiling is good.
A: Way too many! In the crib=crying. Out of the crib=joyful grinning. What part of this equation don't they understand?!
Wendy and Ed, if you are reading this, thank you for entrusting us with your precious Samantha. She is so bright and bubbly. We learned a lot with Samantha today and look forward to the next opportunity to babysit her again. ;-)
Friday, October 20, 2006
O.k., when I got the email from CCAI concerning the extended wait for our childmatch, I was a bit bummed but now I am back. First off, I would like to thank the Fellman family for their vibrant square and wonderful wish. I am nearing 65 squares so keep them coming family and friends. This weekend will be a busy one for us. Tomorrow we will be volunteering for the Greyhound Adoption League. So the Fifster will be coming with us to the South Florida Fairgrounds for an exhibition. Sunday, we will be helping with babysitting chores for our friends who recently came home with their baby girl from China. She will be having her first birthday soon!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Hubs and I just wanted to say thank you for having us over and for the wonderful gifts. I look forward to doing the memory book. Little Miss Bumble Bee has already found a spot in our bathroom and is waiting patiently for Gi. I can't wait for the other waiting families to visit with you. I know they will feel the same joy and excitement that we did. Don't hesitate to let us know if you need an errand done or another home cooked meal. I also make deserts! ;-)
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Hubs and I had a great afternoon visiting our friends who just brought back their daughter from China. Our friends showed us great pictures of their adoption journey and gave us some very good advice. We also got to see the joyful face of their little girl, Sammy. They are a blessed family!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
It's getting harder to remain cheerful. Just got an email from our adoption agency. It stated that our wait for Gigi is going to get longer still. So, family and friends, forget about a childmatch in Feb or March. Maybe now we are looking at May, June or July at the earliest. I feel certain that we will need to get re-fingerprinted and redo our 171H. The thought of having to deal with the West Palm Beach immigration office again is nauseating me already. I've never seen so many negative incompetent human beings so densely concentrated in one location as I have seen at our local immigration office. And, no, I don't mean the applicants there. I mean the sub human beings that parade around as immigration officers pretending to do their jobs! O.k., I'm taking a deep breath now. I am calm, I am calm, I am calm...I am looking at the positive side---more time to save more money, learn about child rearing, read about bonding and attachment, attend parenting workshops, yada, yada, yada.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
My co-worker, Lea, gave me a wonderfully colorful square with rollerblades on them. Her card even matches the theme of this project. It depicts a group of quilting women. It is titled "The Quilting Society" by Lowell Herrero. Thank you, Lea, for putting so much thought into this.
Monday, October 02, 2006
My mom and I went out today to look for a square for Gi's quilt. Mama Chang picked this out for her granddaughter. She even wrote a little wish in Chinese for Gi on this card. Always sticking to simplicity, she wished Gi good health and a quick and problem-free upbringing. Thanks, Mom!
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