Sunday, September 30, 2007

Ben's Post

Ben wanted to start his own website, but I said that he could share this blog with me because it is the family blog. Ben has some things he wants to say:

Hi, I am Ben. I like scorpions and spiders. I play keyboard. I am 6 years old and in the first grade. I am very smart at school. I am very good at tests. I am mostly good at spelling tests. It was pretty fun to start a website. My mom helped me. My brother's name is Peter. My mom is a cubscout leader and I am a cubscout. I sleep with no shirt on. We are going to have a baby from China. One of my friends (Jack) moved to Texas, but I still have Lewis and Leo. I like Auburn.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Fun Filled Weekend

We had a busy weekend! We have Auburn (War Eagle!) season football tickets so we take many mini road trips to Auburn in the fall. We have been tailgating with the same people for about 10 years. We all have kids now which has made game day a whole new experience. This past weekend we celebrated Bix's 5th birthday. Jobeth put together a great party and all of the kids had a great time!!! And to top it off, we won the game.

Tail catching in action

Bix enjoying his party!

Everybody wants to help with the presents

Okay, that was Saturday! Sunday we went to the Braves game with Ben's cub scout troup. We had a parade and got to march around on Turner Field. We met at the stadium and had to line up with all of the other cub/boy scouts (there were about 5000 scouts!!!). The wait was pretty long, but it was worth it. The boys had a great time...they were very excited to see themselves on the big screen 2 times!!!

Our handsome den waiting for the parade (see how cute Ben is in his glasses)

Ben and Lewis are getting bored with the wait!

Peter enjoying his icee

Peter bing silly in the stands

Monday, September 17, 2007

Two Boys Waiting for a Sister

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Every morning before school the boys get in our bed to drink milk and watch cartoons (or in Ben's case, sleep some more....he takes after his mother...he is not a morning person). We have a king size bed, so there will be plenty of room for Ava to join them. The bottom picture is the first day of school this year. Peter is in pre-k and Ben is in first grade. They are both SO excited about having a little sister.

New Photos

When we received Ava's file we had some medical questions for them. When they sent us the information, they also sent us some updated photos. These were taken in May. They are probably keeping her hair short to keep her cool and because it is easier. We will definitely be growing her hair out. I have already bought SEVERAL bows!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Introducing Ava Li

We sent our Letter of Intent to China to adopt a precious child on July 17th 2007. She is a 3 year old little girl, described as gentle and quiet. We got a report that says she likes to listen to music and play games (Peter will be SO happy). She loves to smile and always gives others a shy smile (see adorable top photo). We are so looking forward to adding this gentle, quiet little girl to our family. I have a feeling that with time, we will change some of those traits!

We got a call from our agency on Thursday, Sept. 13th, letting us know that our LOA (letter of acceptance) had arrived and they would overnight it to us. This is China's way of letting you know that everything is fine for you to adopt. We quickly signed the document and sent it back to our agency. Now, we are just waiting on travel approval. I really think that we will travel early November.