Monday, October 25, 2010

Mayerly's 9th Birthday - October 23rd

Blew it out

Pink MP3... They saw these come in orange too - is there a pattern here???

It's a pillow.  It's a pet.  It's a pillow-pet!

Dad wanted to see if she fit in the bag or not.  Turns out she's just a little too big.

Dad + 4 checking out the pictures Mom loaded on it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'll Admit It...

...I'm a blog-stalker.  I never really read blogs until 2008 when we started our adoption adventure.  I started reading mainly to see stories of other families in "the adoption process" (i.e. the boring paperwork stuff, etc.) and also to try to get an idea of what we were getting ourselves into from those who had already brought their children home.  I now continue to read them so I don't feel so alone concerning the issues that we face that are unique to adoptive families (especially the older child and sibling adoption blogs).

I occasionally read a blog by the LaJoy family in Colorado.  She is a home-schooling mom of 5 kiddos (adopted, but not from Colombia).  I linked to a recent post on her blog (above) that really struck a chord with me, and I couldn't have said it better myself.  She asked her children to describe the purpose of family, then she goes on to talk about her fears and challenges.  It was truly an excellent post.

Thursday, October 14, 2010