Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Update

We got a new picture from our agency of our 3 year old daughter in Ethiopia.  Our caseworker said she looks very active (some of the pictures were pretty blurry).  Yep, that's our sweet, spunky little girl!

An excerpt from the update on her said, "She takes an afternoon nap from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm but sometimes she does not want to take a nap."  Ha!  Why does that not surprise me? 

I should probably go sleep now, while I can, but instead I'll be anxiously awaiting an email from the embassy.  We got an email from them last Friday requesting 1 piece of information from our adoption agency.  Our agency submitted what they requested on Tuesday of this week, so we are hoping to hear back from the embassy very soon!

In other news, my 4 year old son is talking my ear off!  It is constant, non-stop dialog about a wide variety of subjects, with a lot of "Mom.  Mom?  Mom?" thrown in for good measure just to make sure I'm listening.  Good thing he's really cute and says some hilarious things because otherwise the endless chatter would just wear me out!  Just the other day he asked me out of the blue, "Is jello a liquid or a solid?"

That question from my 4 year old!!

"Hmmm," I thought, "I graduated with a degree in biomedical science and I'm pretty sure I don't know the answer to that question.  It's kinda both.  I mean, are we talking jello that's been in the refrigerator for several hours or jello that's just recently had the boiling water added to it?"


And something else that's wearing me out, Madeline the puppy is undecorating the Christmas tree!  She brings me ornaments all casual like she's bringing me her tennis ball to throw for her and then I realize what it is she really has in her mouth!  Seriously, what were we thinking getting a puppy last February?  This would have been the first Christmas in a very long time without a toddler to worry about messing with the tree and now I have the dog to worry about! 

Mommy's Idea


  1. Maybe you better move those bottom ornaments up. My cats love the Christmas tree and sometimes even try to climb it! I haven't put ours up yet.

    That's exciting about you adopting that sweet girl!

    I'd say Jello is a solid.

    Stopping by from F.

  2. I love finding another adoption blogger (we are a Taiwan adoptive family). Your girl is so cute!

    I love the jello question. Really, what's the answer? that's one for the science guy!

  3. You mean you didn't explain that Jello is a colloid (jello is a solid suspended in a liquid).

  4. She is just adorable! How exciting. Great question! haha And this from a 4 year old? Our dog has never thought of touching our tree thank goodness, lol. Have a wonderful week! HUGS

  5. She is gorgeous! Congrats!

    I'm hoping this will be the first year in a long time that I can have ornaments at the bottom of my tree since my little guy should know to leave them alone now.

  6. She is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those eyes!!! That face...oh LOVE! My 2 1/2 year old is fighting her naps already...and my 4 year old asks more questions than I have answers for!!! Our houses sound like very similar places!

  7. Congrats!

    My 5 year old is extremely talkative. I'm not sure where she gets it from, though. I'm a very quiet person. I think she's spent too much time with her aunt. =)

  8. Hahaha, our dog knocks over the Christmas tree!! I hope everything flows smoothly with your adoption!

  9. Oh your daughter is darling! I hope you hear something soon! I love the stuff little kids come up with. Write it ALL down!!!!

  10. Your new daughter is adorable! That's a great picture. I'm a bit worried about our tree being undecorated this year with an 18 month old. Last year, he couldn't move really, so it wasn't a problem. So, we'll see!

  11. Well, puppies and kids add fun to Christmas, too, so you do have that going for you :)

    SO exciting! I don't blame you for not being able to sleep! She's beautiful.

    I love, love, love preschoolers; the stuff they come up with is so entertaining.

    Thanks for linking up. Have a great weekend!


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