Sunday, March 14, 2010
We are really enjoying that when we have a lazy afternoon and need something to do, we can throw the kids in the car and head to the beach. It is a pretty drive and fun to let the kids pick up sea shells and watch the dolphins swim for a little bit.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Poor baby girl was diagnosed with Giardia earlier this month. I had asked two different pediatricians about testing her since coming home 7 months ago but both didn't feel it was necessary since she exhibited no symptoms. At our last appointment I felt like I needed to push the issue and told the dr. that all of the kids adopted from Meili's orphanage had tested positive (which may or may not be true.) The dr. finally agreed to test her and was floored when she called me herself with the results. I was floored by how hard the meds have been on her little system. We are consistently doing laundry and end up at the bottom of her drawer most days because of the diaper blow-outs. Even her socks end up needing to be changed. (TMI-sorry) Thankfully, Meili has finished the course of antibiotics and will be retested soon. Hopefully, she will be parasite free!
Friday, March 12, 2010
It's so sweet to see these two together. While we waited for Meili, I often wondered how Xander would do once dethroned as the baby of the house after his 6+ year reign, but I don't worry about it anymore. They are good pals. Sometimes, Xander will read to Meili in my bed in the morning if he has a few spare minutes before he leaves for school and Meili just soaks up the attention.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
I knew there would be purpose for this strawberry hat when I bought it for Meili so long ago... Who would have guessed that we would end up just a few miles from the strawberry capital of the Eastern US (otherwise known as the place where J. Simpson wore the mom jeans-size 4 btw)? That shortcake was delicious!
Monday, March 01, 2010
The empress had a HUGE meltdown when it was time to leave the park (right across the street) and landed herself in the time out chair. I stayed right there with her but she did not enjoy it. I'm sure oneday she'll be overjoyed that I chose to capture this moment...