Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just found out....

they think he weighs 12 kilograms which converts to 26.4 lbs.

A Small Update, but BIG to me.

I have found out that Evan is 91 cm tall (in US 36 inches tall), and his foot length is 14 cm (in US is 5.5 inches long). I've been having fun trying to figure it out. ha His feet seem to calculate out to around a size 6 1/2, 7, but by the time we get him his foot could be 7 1/2 to 8 in shoe size. I hope he doesn't grow that much more due to the fact that we happen to have some shoes that are size 7 now. He will be maybe in some 2T's but it would be good to say 3T's at this rate. Better a little big than small. Unfortunately, Holly has had fun and bought 18 months, 24 months, 2T's, and very few 3T's. LOL Now I need to go and exchange many we have if I can. Not sure where all of the receipts are, but at least we kept the tags on them.

This is our 200th post and I was actually waiting for the TA for this post, but one can't wait when they have news. lol

Come on TA! Momma wants her boy soon!!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day Of School (Yesterday)

Sorry this is a day late. Mike's camera didn't work yesterday. Once we got home the photos didn't come out at all. Well, just a few at home. Made me so upset! Here are some retakes from today though. Even the teacher was willing to pose once more.
Wendy had a good day and when she got home she fell right to sleep for an hour, then we took her to eat Japanese. It was so good.

She told us very little of her day, but she got to enjoy music class and P.E. yesterday.

I hope today went as well. I'm off to get her now.

Enjoy the photos....

Friday, August 21, 2009

One Step Closer!!!!

We got our LSC today!!!! It took only 13 days from our PA to get our LSC! I think this is some kind of record? It took such a short time to get it! I've been told it could be 6-12 weeks to get the LSC. Now you ask what is the LSC? Well it stands for Letter Seeking Conformation...this means that this is our "Official" referral!! Evan is ours!!! Now to wait for Travel Approval "TA". Our agency seems to think we will get to travel the first week of November. October is out, because of the Fall Festival they have. I can't remember exactly what they call it, but everything shuts down for this event. September families already have their travel info. so we won't be able to travel then.

Okay, let me share some things about him. He is a 2 1/2 year old doll named Rao Su Xin soon to be Evan Michael Suxin !!! His birthday is September 27th, 2006. He is from Xinzhou, Shangrao SWI, Jiangxi of Jiangxi Province. He is in Foster Care; so he may have a hard time leaving them. He is not far from Shanghai. So, we are hoping to travel to Shanghai this time instead of Beijing.

(Red Thread Connections)
His birthday month is one month from Holly's exactly, one red thread.
He looks like Wendy,second red thread! I found him the day after my birthday on a shared list, third red thread. I had gotten my Ladybbug tattoo the day before I found him, fourth red thread.
The day after we locked his file Mike came home and told me that it just dawned on him that Evan's birthday landed on the anniversary of his daddy's death, FIFTH red thread!! This little man has lots of connections to us! It must be Gods way of saying he is ours.

He is a Special Needs baby. He was born with heart issues, but has been surgically repaired. The Doctors in Shanghai have said he won't need further surgeries. We are thrilled about this news. We will still be having him seen by a Heart Specialist here. The most fantastic news is that he is being cared for by a group called Love Without Boundaries. They raise funds to get help for all of the babies they care for to help with their surgeries. It is ran by people from the states with the help and care of nannies from China. They have lots of wonderful photos of him and have passed them to us and have kept up with all of his information so we know more about him than we did about Wendy. I will be adding their link to my sidebar soon. It is a wonderful cause to donate to because so many babies benefit from these funds.

I think you are tired of me rambling and are wanting to see photos.

These were given to me the day after we locked his file.

We have several other photos, but can't seem to get them to copy, but when I do you will be seeing these as well.

Okay, here are 3 NEW UPDATED PHOTOS!!!!! Just a little while ago! One is of him and his little friend there in the SWI, the second is of him looking for cookies in someones The third is of him and his Nanny. Mike noticed that they have painted his toes and fingers pink,red, and maybe lavender. LOL

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Old Faithful Isn't As Reliable

We ate at the Old Faithful Lodge before seeing the Geyser go off. The food was good, but the inside of the place was very impressive.

Old Faithful took 90 minutes to go off! They said it use to go off every 60 minutes, but has been taking longer these days. It didn't seem to go off as high as I would have thought either. There were smaller Geysers going off and from a longer distance away from us we could see them really well. Perhaps one day they will be the "New" Old Faithful.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An end to a perfect summer...

We just got back from Wyoming on Friday and had the best time with our car trip. We haven't taken a car trip in years and Wendy has never been on one like this. The longest she has been in a car has been 6 hours to visit grandparents and her older sister, but this was a two day trip to get there. We decided to take off and go to Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful wasn't faithful to being on time! It was 15 minutes late and didn't go off as high as it use to from what we could tell.
The one thing we enjoyed the most was hiking and seeing animals there. There was a lot of road work so to trek back to the Grand Tetons was impossible. If and when we go back we will just do the Grand Tetons so we can see thing we didn't get to on this trip.

As far as animals go we saw Bison on the first day in. One came right out of the trees in front of our car. I had to come to a quick stop so he could cross. He was hobbling so he had been hit sometime before; poor thing. He met up with his friend on the other side that decided he had to roll in the dirt at that moment. That was one of the highlights of the trip. Mike and I took a walk from our cabin one evening while the girls played with Lincoln logs in our room. While down by the Snake River Mike cast a few times hoping to catch a trout. Unfortunately they were feeding way on the other side of the river. I had strolled do to this sandy area where the river rocks had cleared...there were all kinds of tracks and scat (poop). You won't believe what tracks I found!! First of all I found Moose tracks, and some kind of small sandpiper type bird tracks, and then wolf along with it's scat. The biggest tracks I found were BEAR!!! We kept our eyes peeled believe me!

The next morning Mike decided he wanted to go back to the river to fish again, this was around 6:30 am and he waded out to the middle of the river where we had seen them feeding the night before. I got to worrying some since it was nearly 8:00 am and we had plans to go down to some water falls 23 miles away. Finally he came to the door and I opened it and in his hands he had the most beautiful brown trout I've ever seen. It was 22 inches long and around 4 lbs. It was a nice fish! He told me he had also caught a small cut throat trout that was pretty, but not as much as this one.

You know that when you are in the mountains the elevation can get to you if you try to walk too fast up steep we took it slow and easy and still found our selves having trouble. Not to mention when something is 23 miles away you think oh, that isn't all that far. ha With winding roads and a slow speed limit due to animals it took quite a while to get places. I went slow because I know we would see more animals, and we did! More Bison, Elk, Mule Deer, and on our way home I saw the back end of a Black Bear. No one but Mike believes me. We stopped and ran to see if we could get a photo of it, but he had moved on into the trees. I don't have proof. ha

We really liked Cody, Wyoming from what we could see of the town while driving through. Like an old west town.

We stayed the night in Casper on the way back home and picked up a souvenir for Holly there, she bought herself a Canadian Ferret and named him Huckleberry. We were told that they get big and he is 4 months now and as big as our big boy Bear is now. Bear is full grown for his breed and won't get any bigger, but the guy told us that he had a Canadian Ferret that got to be 22 lbs.!! I don't think Huckleberry will get that big but will maybe reach 9 lbs. and that is big! He is named after the fruit there in Yellowstone. I'll see if I can get a photo of the stinker if he can slow down enough to do so.

Enjoy the photos! Sorry they aren't in order.