Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surgery Day!

We are in Little Rock for Deacon's Surgery. We had a bit of a rushed morning because Mommy set the alarm for 5:30am instead of 5:00am. We were supposed to be leaving at 5:30am not getting up. Oops!! We hustled and made it just fine. :) Deacon is having his cleft palate repaired, tubes in his ears, and a circumcision. Bless him! We will update as he comes out of surgery.
Deacon checking out the fish in the waiting room.
Deacon checking out what she is putting on his toe. This measures his oxygen levels. He had it off before he went back. :) The nurse let him.
Elmo is his new favorite friend. Deacon thought he needed a little oxygen too. :)
Getting some blood drawn. He did really good, and didn't fuss at all.
Hurry up lady.
Playing with stickers and Daddy.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What we've been up to....

Our October has been VERY busy!! Deacon is doing very well, and is adjusting like a pro! I have been posting most of our stuff on our family blog. If you would like to keep up with Deacon you can go HERE. He is such a joy, and we are so excited he is apart of our family!

Deacon making his way through the maze.
CT, KG, and Deacon. He is loving this!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Some Firsts

We have been back for a littele over a week now and have been getting settled in, and exploring the world. We have done many "first" things, and are loving having a brother and sister. CT and KG love having Deacon around. They all have a great time together.
First trip to the state fair. LOVED the food.
CT's soccer game was interesting, but this dog was more fun. This was actually CT's second game. When we drove up to the soccer fields Deacon started clapping his hands.
Mommy, Deacon, and CT on the carousel. He wanted nothing of this. I tried to put him on a horse, but he held on tight to me. So I just held him. He did get brave enough to touch the horse before we got off.
First trip to the library.
First time on the gator. Had to drag him off of it.
First family photo with Mommy's side of the family.
First soccer game.
Hey I think I'll be a great soccer player.
First trip to church.

We've also had our first post home study visit, first peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and our first trip to Walmart.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

We made it home!!

After leaving Kunming, we headed to Beijing. We had to pick up our luggage there and recheck it for our international flight. That whole process took about 2 hours. We then boarded for the long flight home. This flight was about 12 1/2 hours. We were dreading it a little, but the Lord sooo took care of us. EVERY time we got on a plane we had an extra seat for Deacon. We did not pay for an extra seat, but there was ALWAYS one open. On the long flight home we had 4 seats for the three of us. Deacon did so good on the long flight. He was wired the first few hours, but we got him some milk and he settled down and went to sleep.

We arrived in Chicago at about 4pm. Once we got there we had to go through customs. Deacon because an American Citizen at this point. :) This also took about 2 hours. We had to pick up our luggage again, and then recheck it again. I was so glad this was the last time we had to do this. Then we got to our gate only to find out our flight had been delayed. We ended up getting home about 11:30 pm. It was so fun to get back and see everyone.

Here is part of the crew waiting, and waiting, and waiting.........
KG, CT, and cousins. They made the cutest signs.
YEAH!! We finally made it.
Deacon meeting everyone.
He enjoyed all the fanfare. :)
The kids didn't waste any time playing. There was a little play place that they went straight to.

Day 16-Heading Home

The next morning we got up and headed to the airport. Forever Friend picked us up. :) He gave them a card when they used him before and it said your forever friend, except it was spelled forver friend. :) He was a really nice guy, and he had a brand new van. We had a GREAT time guys! Thanks for letting us come.

Nikki and Deacon riding in the van.
Me, Deacon, and Nikki
Todd, Deacon, and Chris

Day 15

Our last meal in Kunming we headed to a noodle shop across the street from the apartment. It was good, and you could watch the guys frying the noodles.

Matthew holding Deacon's hand. So cute.
Our noodles. VERY filling. We ordered fried rice too. I don't think we ate even half of it.
The men frying up the homemade noodles. You could order them regular or wide. We got wide.
Before dinner we went and picked up Ellie at her school. Her school runs from 7:45am (I think) to 5:40pm. It is a very long day.
Since they are at school so long they eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner there. This is a picture of the meals.
Here is where they make western toilets for the kids. :) There is a hose to wash it all out.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 14- Koppo

This one is for you Melinda. This is the knock off of Kappa. Kappa is a big brand here in China, but they also like the knockoff Koppa. :)
We head out tomorrow morning for the states. We will leave at 8pm on Thursday your time. We will get home Friday 10:30pm. So we will have been traveling over 26 hours by the time we get home. FUN FUN!!
Lee Ann- The picture of the FAB pearl necklace will have to wait until I get home. :) You may need to remind me, but I will post it.