Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So once again . . . Thank you Secret Pal!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
It was a good thing we had actually planned ahead and researched some other things to do in London in case of bad weather so we went to Plan B - The Children's Museum in London. What a great place. It was three floors of educational fun for the kids. They all enjoyed themselves immensely as did us adults who tried to chat while chasing after five excited children.
After the museum, we finished the day with a nice dinner out. It was great to see Dave and Jayne again along with their beautiful children. Victoria and Austin always have a lot of fun with Jaiden. As for Samara and Justin, even though they don't interact with each other too much yet at this age, they have a connection that hopefully they'll appreciate as they get older.
Samara doing a dinosuar puzzle:
Searching for dinosaur bones:
"Oh sorry Daddy, I found a new guy to ride with me!"
Cooking in the Victorian kitchen:
Samara in a caterpillar costume:
Making a butterfly craft:
Dr. Victoria explaining of the function of a large intestine to patient Jaiden:
Dr. Austin checking out patient Justin's eyes (or is the other way around??)
So much to do and see!
Thanks for hanging out with us guys . . . hope to see you next month.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We got an email from our agency this past week telling us of a rather big change in Ethiopia. They've acquired a brand new, seven bedroom baby house in Addis Ababa that has 40 cribs in it. The reason this is so exciting is because now they will have room for more babies and they're hoping that this will speed up the timelines for all of us waiting for babies. This is definitely encouraging news . . . although I'm still counting on receiving our referral sometime at the beginning of 2009. That way I shouldn't be disappointed.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Here are some pictures of the girls swimming in the pool. All three kids are getting more and more comfortable and confident in the water. They just started swimming lessons yesterday so that should help as well.
Samara’s favourite part of the cottage was the boats. She loved watching them go by on the lake and was thrilled every time we went for a ride in Grandpa’s boat.
When he caught this fish, he said, “hey look, he’s eating salad!”
Here’s my man on the dock – I think he’s trying to keep up with the kids. No such luck though.
Here’s a nice bird that came by the dock once in a while to say hi.
A few nights Grandma came over to the cottage and kicked us out. :) Once the kids were all tucked in, she offered to stay at the cottage to babysit so Mike and I could go out for a boat ride and some fishing. Mike caught one decent sized bass but other than a few bites, that was it.
All in all it was a great vacation. Nice to get away and not to worry about the everyday tasks and routine. Barry and Peggy (Grandpa and Grandma) even cooked dinner for us every night so it truly was a vacation!
Thursday, July 03, 2008
"Look at me mom!"Victoria and Austin also enjoyed the ride.
We came back to our place afterwards where my mom joined us for dinner. Mike once again outdid himself with the meal - steak, potatoes, stuffed peppers, salad . . . yummy! The weather was gorgeous, the company was delightful - what more could we ask for?