December 30, 2011

Someone had a Merry Christmas!

 Our house is officially full of Princesses

We hope you had a Merry Christmas as well!

Happy New Year

December 10, 2011

The magic of Christmas

What a difference a year makes! Jadyn ran up to Santa and started chatting away.
She informed him he probably shouldn't bring her a big Barbie house because her room is full already. But he could bring lots of Barbies! Santa was laughing so hard. She's so honest, I love it.

November 28, 2011

Tea For 2

Last week it snowed here.
Yesterday November 27th. Jadyn had a tea party outside with her BFF while Mom and Dad hung Christmas lights.

Crazy weather!

The tea, it was actually orange juice.

November 23, 2011

Sleepy Girl

This is what happens when someone wakes up a little after 6 am

They crash during dinner!

November 11, 2011


Jadyn's class was invited to go to a rehearsal today.

She had no idea what it was all about but was so excited to go. I think her teacher does a great job getting the kids excited about new things.

It was not a disappointment, she loved it. The kids were given a tour of the costume room as well.

Look who volunteered to try on the Nutcracker head! All she said was "it's so heavy"

Looks like Jadyn and I will be going to the Nutcracker performance this year!

November 05, 2011

Our new family member

Meet Randall.

He is a Chinese Water Dragon and a gift for Jeron's birthday.

Jeron fell in love with him at the pet store.

It took me a while to accept the idea of a lizard in our house, but he's cute and we all really enjoy him.

November 03, 2011

A perfect check-up

Where did those tummy rolls come from?.
Her 6 month heart check-up went perfect.
Oxygen saturation at 97%. Doesn't get much better than that!
This update was done via my iPhone, pictures and all.

November 01, 2011

Happy Halloween

Princess Belle

We had a fun Halloween. Jadyn got to wear her costume to pre-school and to a seniors center for a Halloween parade.
It was fun to see the Seniors so happy. The kids brought total joy to them.

In the evening we were off trick or treating, this girl loves it. She was out for over 2 hours, thanks to Garrison and some friends for round 2.

We also celebrated Jeron's 10th birthday!
I was informed today that Jadyn would like to be a kitty next year.

October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Her long awaited field trip with her class!

"Ouch it's poking my hand"

The animal barn was a big hit.

Stinky piglets

Santa's reindeer was even there!

The hay ride was her favorite part

The hay maze was not her favorite, can you tell?

She was afraid she was going to get lost, even though I could see her.

This year Jadyn has chosen to be Belle from Beauty and The Beast movie.
Stay tuned!

October 05, 2011

It's official.....

Our finger sucker has kicked the habit!

Anytime she was relaxing, sleeping or scared the fingers would go into her mouth

We allowed her to do it whenever she wanted the first year she was home, we knew it was her source of comfort.

With a new family and 2 heart surgeries in 11 months, she needed it.

Even in Disneyland!

A few months ago, we started limiting her to bed time or long car rides. Sleeping in the same room as her on trips was miserable. She sucked on 2 fingers so there was not a good seal around them, they would squeak all night long!!

I remember the first night we had her in China, she was in a crib next to our bed. I woke to this weird noise, I could not figure out what it was. I turned on my cell phone light and held it over her crib, it was her sucking her fingers!

Jadyn has broke herself. She has told me every morning for the last week "Mommy I didn't suck my fingers last night because I'm a big girl now"

We are happy for her that she feels so secure she doesn't need to comfort herself.
Also we don't have to listen to the squeak!

September 16, 2011

My girl loves Pre-school!

September 09, 2011

First day of Pre-School

She had so much fun!
3 days a week with 2 1/2 hours to myself! What will I ever do?

September 01, 2011

Bug Lover

On the hunt for Rollie-Pollies

she enjoys looking for them everyday

sorry little bug, your life is now in the hands of Jadyn, who has been know to pinch pick you up a little too tight.

August 07, 2011


at least she matches!

August 03, 2011

2 years ago today.......

Our beautiful daughter, Yang Jun Qi was placed in our arms by the loving staff of
the Yangzhou orphanage.
August 3, 2009
The lady holding her is the orphanage Doctor, she did everything in her power to get Jadyn medical attention in China. It was her efforts that got Jadyn put on the international adoption list, where we found her.
Jadyn has many fond memories of this lady, whom she calls Dai. We plan to return to China to see Dai when Jadyn is a little older.
She has loved her Daddy from the moment she met him.
What a change 2 years has made in this little girl.
Happy "Family Day" Anniversary Princess!

August 3, 2011