Sunday, April 30, 2017


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. ~ Mulan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...Puddle Jumping

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Phone Dump...

Genetics appointment... as Dr R was discussing with us some testing and results of a CT scan of her ear, she drew him a detailed picture of an inner ear, labeled with all the parts. Ha!

Then it was the boy's turn...

Sometimes everyone goes when the baby has blood work.

And then we go to the zoo!

Train spotting...

We drink protein drinks to gain weight...

How much do I love that my girl loves to shop?

She is the funniest.

He loves his baby. And I love him.

Sometimes you have to eat a giant bowl of noodles for lunch...

Dr Bear love...

Squad goals. With the little one for moral support during her ultrasound to check her clots.

It turned into two and a half hours. All those clots are still there...mostly unchanged.

She's basically a ninja.

Sometimes her belly hurts, and we just cuddle.

Parent fail...the tooth fairy forgot to come! So, he very helpfully wrote her a letter, including a diagram of the lost tooth. Ha! Poor middle child...

Sometimes I blow dry her hair, then I giggle at her for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Four Years...

Four years ago tonight, we walked through our front doors a family of four...

Four years ago tonight, after spending months doing paperwork, waiting, and after two weeks in China, we were finally home with our boy.

This boy, our boy, doesn't do anything half way, and even though he was still struggling, he barreled into his new home with the same gusto he does everything with. 

I don't know anybody with the enthusiasm our little guy has. He was excited over every new thing, especially his new toys.

He was small, and he could barely walk, and he had no idea what was in store for him once we started going to the orthopedist.

He's not so small anymore, and he is most definitely walking.

He is almost seven years old.
He wants to run everywhere.
He loves babies, and he prays for a brother every night.
He loves his sisters, and tiny P is his favorite person in the world.

He is our boy...and he has been our boy for four years, tonight!
Happy four years, baby J! We adore you!

Wordless Wednesday...Egg Hunt

Monday, April 17, 2017

Zoo Lovers...

Since we were already in DC getting tiny P's bloodwork done, we thought we should do something fun we went to the zoo with some friends! Our babies LOVE them some animals, not touching them, or getting to close, but watching from a safe distance, haha.