Friday, November 30, 2007

What Kind of Pie Are You

Okay, I saw this on Erin's blog and thought that I would give it a try. Turns out is pretty accurate--YIKES!

You Are Lemon Meringue Pie
You're the perfect combo of sassy and sweet.You always know how to brighten someone's mood, but you're not overly sappy.In fact, you can be a bit too honest at times. And most people find that refreshing.While you're always true to yourself, you keep things light. That's how people are able to stomach your slightly bitter outlook.
Those who like you have well refined tastes.You're complicated - and let's face it - a true enigma. You enjoy defying expectations, and there are many layers to your personality.There's not one easy way to define you.">What Kind of Pie Are You?

And here are Ron's results--apparently he's a little more devious than most realize. I however knew this. :)
You Are Cherry Pie

You're the perfect combo of innocent and sexy.
At times, you seem a bit naive, simple, and innocent.
But at second glance, you are sensual, seductive, and even a little naughty.
You have people fooled - at least you'd like to think so.

Those who like you enjoy a contradiction.
Either that, or they can't really make up their minds about what they want.
And you can usually give people what they want... as long as you're in the mood.
You've been known to be quite tempestuous, and pleasing others is not high on your list of priorities.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

You've come a long way baby!

Okay, sorry to go missing in action again. It's just been a little busy. I have been meaning to do an update on our being home 2 months, and am finally getting around to it.

Although it was a rough transition, we are finally getting to a place that seems "normal". We finally aren't contagious with anything and can leave the house. We finally have a routine during the daytime that doesn't involve doctor visits, medications, and a lot of laundry. We finally have TWO smiling, happy girls that are so much fun and love each other immensely.

I didn't realize how far we had really come until I looked at a picture of Kya from the day that we got home and realized how sad, empty and confused she looked. It had to have been so hard on her. To see her now, she doesn't even look like the same kid. My heart breaks for all that she had to go through to get to our family. I am forever indebted to the people who made a sacrifice that I never even want to contemplate. She has only been in our lives for a few months, and yet I can't imagine what life would be like without her. We wouldn't be complete anymore.

When we came home she could roll over, but didn't do it often. Now, she not only rolls over on to her stomach immediately when she is put down, but she scoots all over the floor backwards, and is up on all fours rocking! She is going to be crawling in no time--YIKES!! She sits on her own and is bearing weight on her legs more and more, which she also didn't do much when she came home. Add to that her now almost 8 lb weight gain, and several inches of growth.

But, the best part of all is how far she has come on an attachment level. She wanted nothing to do with us (mainly me) initially, and spent more time screaming at us than smiling. Now, it is the exact opposite. She is smiley, sweet little girl who has come a long way. And, I love to see her smile at me now, instead of screaming. I love to see her trust in us grow everyday, and I pray that it continues. It is amazing how far she has come.

And, it is crazy how far we have come as well. Love doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen. And, that is one of the most amazing parts of adoption as well.

First day home
Two months home
Sisters!!! :)

And, she still likes to eat...ALOT! That's right, not just 1 spoon, we need 2! :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

So, where did you steal them from?

That is an actual question that my friend S and I were asked on Friday when we were out with our kids for lunch. We were both so annoyed that neither one of us wanted to answer and just tried to ignore this rude waitress hoping that she would get the hint. She didn't. She asked again and S answered " back on the street corner". She just kind of looked at us not knowing what to say. But, instead of letting it go, she had to keep asking. Get a clue!

I mean really? You really think is okay to say that to someone even if you think you're trying to be funny? You don't see the sweet little faces looking at you as you ask this ridiculous question?
Just goes to show that we still have a long way to go in changing people's perceptions about international adoption. And, as adoptive parents sometimes we feel obligated to try to educate people about the process and answer their invasive questions to some extent. But, there are many more times where people are just being rude, and we just want to have lunch. We just want to eat lunch with our kids just like any other family without being singled out as the different. I pray everyday for the time when that will be our reality!