Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
She's come a long way...when I first showed her the book she just would close it...now it can keep her entertained for at least five minutes or so!
It is hard to believe we have just had her a little over one week. She has changed so much it is incredible!
We took to the streets today...at least for a little while. The weather has cleared up considerably and we are thankful for that...
Ellie is sitting on the floor making the most hysterical gutteral noises...it sounds like she swallowed a small monster!
Shaun and I watched a little Football while she took her morning nap...felt like being at home minus the potato skins!
I tried taking some artistic shots while Shaun carried Ellie...the ally one was pretty good I thought...he took this bridge picture...much better than my attempts!
More later...love, C
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Ellie had a fever last night, so we were put to the test with dealing with a little sickie...She is much better today...taking a lot of naps in between charming the socks off of her parents.
The medical exam and consulate paperwork went well today and now we just have to hang tight until our consulate appointment on Thursday.
These pics were taken very near our hotel. It is so nice here...there is a man from New York who has a restaurant with pizza that delivers to the hotel...I know we should be eating Chinese food, but right now, a slice of pie sounds to good to pass up!
I see on CNN that the Southwest is gearing up for another storm! Keep warm you guys! Miss you. C
Friday, January 19, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Here are some pics from our city tour yesterday...We thought we would be going on a bus and getting out to take pictures...ended up that we were taking a bus to walk around various places...pretty chilly!! Note the Panda...the Panda had a nice habitat with rocks and trees...must be nice being tops! Not so for the Bengal tiger...he just had a cage with a concrete floor...
Ellie's floor time has become so much fun to watch...when she doesn't see us she works hard and squirming on her hands and knees to get to things, but the minute she sees us she cries for help.
The Pic on the left is of Ellie sleeping hard after our tour of the city...It was so cold and she fell asleep in her little suit as I walked around with her. It was sweet.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Shaun has completely charmed the socks off of our little girl. She thinks I'm swell, but she cracks that huge smile whenever he comes into sight. I guess I have some catching up to do! I have a little video of Ellie that I'm trying to post here, but It only loads halfway...if anyone knows how to do it...email me. Until then, here are more pics!
And if your just now finding our blog, you should check out the previous four posts...Cassie has done a great job giving an actual account of what we've been doing. I on the other hand seemed to be obsessed with her system.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
We got no complaints about not bundling up Ellie enough for our outing to the government offices for her official adoption....Everyone just smiled at the pink puff going by...and who wouldn't smile at all of that adorableness?
Monday, January 08, 2007
OK....so the packing is in full force. The update is this...all of Ellie's things fit in two suitcases....40lbs each...and mostly Pink. Shaun and I have two carry ons...I'm thinking that there needs to be an adjustment...Or maybe we can wear the same clothes over and over...
We did the math and now realize that with three layovers...it is looking like 36 hours of travel time...never fear dear love ones...we've packed Snickers and Pringles! When we arrive at the hotel to see our dear daughter for the first time we may smell, but we won't be hungry! Again...the prayers are needed! Love you all. C&S