I was upstairs. I hear a BANG then a CRASH. I run downstairs thinking something breakable fell off a shelf and broke, but no such luck. I found the door. I found the dude. I said, "Why did you throw the nozzle at the door?" He said, "I was aiming for Jasmine." He was OK, no blood, no cuts on anyone. Guess we are getting a new door. He was mostly shocked at the fact that he didn't get into trouble. I love this kid!
My Mother-In-Law is gonna kill me! But if she knows how much her son wanted this just as much as I did then maybe she'll be OK. It's just that she thinks I already have my hands full, that's all.
But THIS addition is JUST what we NEEDED. She's perfect in every way!
She has a beautiful shiny black coat, she's already housebroken, she sleeps in her own little space at night. She's a purebred and came with all her papers. The kids, for the most part, love her.
They are really gonna love her when they get to play with her, which is soon. Momma's not quite ready to let her loose yet.
We're gonna have her around for a good 12-15 years. Maybe one of the kids will take her to college with them? I don't know. We've bonded pretty much with her around here. She may not wanna leave her momma.
Carlie got her ears pierced! Poor baby girl did not know what to expect even though I tried to prepare her. She cried for just about 2 minutes then she said, "I got my ear pierced!" She thought she was pretty big stuff with her Hello Kitty earrings. She's such a hoot and just so sweet. You just want to squish her!
So, who wants to go to the mall with eight kids and 2 adults? ME!!! Sign me UP! That's what we did this afternoon (I'll tell you why in a second) - 4 of mine, all 4 of hers, 1 of mine was in Piedmont. We didn't lose anyone and didn't acquire any new ones - which is good cuz some might say I got my hands FULL. I'm good. Check out what Ethan found in Macy's? A comfy bed! HA! He even kicked his shoes off :).
I am a wife to a wonderful man, and a mother of five beautiful, healthy children. If I had time, I would get organized, read, research stuff, exercise (pressing on!), and take more naps. We live in the great state of Oklahoma. Life is good. God is great!
A List of Common Adoption World Abbreviations and Terms
SWI - Social Welfare Institution, the orphanage, but also sometimes an orphanage and a home for the elderly
SN - Special Need, some of the families request a child with a special need, we have chosen not to
LID - Log In Date, the date your dossier is officially logged in in China
Travel Group - All the other families who have the same DTC/LID date as we do and we will all travel together unless one of them chooses a child with a special need. Usually all the referrals in a group come from the same orphanage, which will be another thing we will have in common with our travel group.
I-171h - a PPP that we waited 6 weeks on so we could finish our dossier
USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Bethany - Our adoption case worker at Dillon who is very patient and has a great sense of humor
Dillon - Our adoption agency, which we love, is based in Tulsa, but serves many parts of the country, and it's Christian based
PPP - Pretty Peace of Paper, once you have received the pesky one it becomes the pretty one ;)
PPP - Pesky Piece of Paper, which is any piece of important paper you are waiting on
Referral - The first picture you see of the child you have been matched with and a brief medical history