Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Birthday, A Haircut and more!










I know that I'm totally slacking on the blog-so sorry! Life just seems to be very busy. Yan is pretty sick right now (I am SO over winter) with a bad stomach virus. I'm praying she rebounds quickly. When I asked her, "Do you want to watch Barney?", and she responded with a "No" and laid on the bed in silence, I knew it was bad.

So, I thought I would post a few pictures from her birthday and from her latest big haircut. Yan is still dealing with some significant sensory issues. While we both loved her long hair, it was a battle to get it brushed each day. So, I cut it. I cut off 11 inches for "Locks of Love"...and though you wouldn't know it by the pictures, she really does like it. (Okay, I'll be honest, I'm kind of regretting it...but I do enjoy not fighting about brushing it every day.)

Yan also lost her 2nd tooth and she didn't swallow it! She was very proud! So enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Check out this drawing!

Look at these fabulous signs! http://ashnicole1129.blogspot.com/ I think Yan definitely needs one and am so excited that this fabulous artist is giving one away. I also just love finding people who made quality, great items!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My baby isn't a baby anymore!











My little girl is growing up so quickly! She celebrated her 8th birthday last Friday. I am still in shock over it. It seems like just yesterday when she came home.

I was going to post some birthday pictures; but instead, I'm posting baby pictures. As any adoptive parent knows, it is difficult to not have pictures of your babies early days. Fortunately, Yan was blessed with a wonderful foster family who took lots of pictures of her. When I went to Hong Kong I was presented with a photo album full of Yan pictures...it was an indescribable treasure! Last week they surprised me by emailing four more pictures. I am so excited to have them. Check out "Baby Yan Yan"!!! I think she is beautiful! All were taken around age 1. I will post birthday pics soon!

Friday, January 9, 2009

The "Ernie" Laugh

I realize I am way behind in posting. I have so many Christmas pics to post, but I'm going to have to catch up later. Tonight, I thought I would post a short video clip of Yan imitating "Ernie" from "Sesame Street". She actually has a funny "Bert" imitation that she's working on; but it didn't happen tonight. Enjoy!

Oh and yes, she's doing great! Thanks for all the prayers!

video

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thanks for the Prayers!

Thank you all for the prayers for Yan's adenoid and ear tube surgery. She did great during the surgery but had a really rough day yesterday. Something (most likely the pain meds) made her sick and she vomitted most of yesterday. She didn't sleep much last night, but appears to be feeling a little better and is, at least, drinking again today.

We're just going to continue to rest and recooperate. Thank you for the prayers!