Sunday, November 23, 2014

It is hard to believe that it has been two months since I have posted!
I will try to fill in with some pictures and updates.

We celebrated Janna's 6th birthday.

Jillian's 8th birthday

Jillian's favorite thing in life is her older siblings!

She loves loves her sister Joy! Singing Frozen songs are their favorite!

Jamie started preschool and she loves it! 

Janna and Jamie dressed up for their Halloween schol party.

Janna was a butterfly

Jamie was a Wonder girl

Josie is doing very well!

Jadon is continuing to thrive.

Here is a picture of him that was taken of him in his Orphanage. 

This picture shows the change in him since coming home.

He recently had a sleep study done and he has severe sleep apnea. He quits breathing 46 times an hour and his oxygen levels drop to 64 percent. He is now on oxygen at night.
This week he had his tonsils and adnoids removed. They were very enlarged. Hopefully this will help him breathe better.

He is very active and learns quickly!
He got his first haircut!

Friday, September 12, 2014


Jadon loved it when I turned the sprinkler on low and let him play in it!

His hair is growing in nicely and all the bald spots are gone. He has gained four pounds since coming home. His skin has some color and he does not look so sickly. He learns things very quickly and just continues each day to come more alive! One of his favorite things to do is throw everything he can find down the stairs. One day I found him trying his best to throw everything back up the stairs.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Life Keeps Moving

Jadon has been very sick with some respiratory sickness. He is doing better now. He was the only one that was sick.
After having me to himself for 2 and a half weeks in China he thinks he shouldn't have to share me. He gets mad if I am holding or playing with one of the little girls.

He loves to stick his head in the water.

Little Tykes cars are always a favorite!

His legs are getting much stronger. He has not gained much weight and is a very picky eater. He doesn't chew food so everything has to be soft.

Janna started Kindergarten at a public school this year. So far it is going very well. She did not have to have any evaluations and was placed in a typical classroom.

Jeni also started school.

Being Goofy

Jamie looks unsure about whatever the secret is.

Serious Sisters

She thinks it is funny that she steered the ziggle into the grass.

Janna loves to ride anything with wheels!

Hula hoop time

Friday, August 1, 2014

We are so thrilled to be home! Jadon did incredible on the airplane. We had to spend the night in Los Angeles because there were no flights available that night to Colorado.
Jadon is settling in nicely. He likes the older kids but wants nothing to do with the little girls.
I struggled intensely with jet lag but it did not seem to bother him at all.
Today we spent the morning outside and he loved it.

He was not to sure what the tether ball was for.

Justin and Jadon have the same color of skin.

We were shocked that he loved the water table even if the water was freezing cold.

It is nice to have a big brother to hold me while mom fixes some food.