April 29, 2011

Two Years Ago

Two years ago today a tiny ~15 day old~ baby was found
on the steps of the Jiangxi Children's Hospital.

For the past several days I have been thinking of his
biological family. What are they feeling and thinking?

How I wish there was a way to let them know
that the little baby is amazing,
he is a blessing, he is extremely loved,
he is happy.

April 26, 2011

Easter, 2011

Easter was the BEST!!  I enjoyed every minute!  It started on Saturday when we decorated some eggs.  I colored the eggs while Nugget took a nap.  When he woke up we got busy adding the Elmo stickers.

Easter Sunday
The Easter Bunny left an Easter Baseball
Looking for eggs left by the Easter Bunny
Nugget loved the grass more than the goodies!

Easter Brunch
After brunch Nugget could visit with the Easter Bunny.

If I don't look, maybe this won't be real...
...nope, it's real!
If I force a smile maybe I can get off.
Why are you still here?
A quick smile and I'm out of here.

Nugget's First Lamb Cake

Will they notice if I take just a little nibble?

April 23, 2011

Early Easter Egg Hunt

The day after our 'Momo' party Bear, Nugget and I headed out to Pop & Nannan's farm.  The family was there to celebrate Miss C's birthday and there was an early Easter egg hunt for the kids.  It was Nuggets first egg hunt, and he had a blast!!!

Patiently waiting for the fun to begin.

The hunt begins...
Doesn't he look so big?

Found one!!!

The Girls

Meeting up with the girls...
...but going hunting with G.
Daddy, we need to go this way!

Taking a break to visit Woody and Galaxy.
Back to work...
Looking with Uncle Buh.

Found Another One

After all of the eggs were found we went inside for a little birthday celebration for C.
One of them is not like the others.  
Nugget is too busy tearing up the tissue paper into little tiny pieces
to notice any party festivities!

I am glad we had the egg hunt last weekend.  The weather is not very promising for a good egg hunt on Easter.

April 21, 2011

Nugget's 'Momo' Birthday Party

Last Saturday we had Nugget's birthday party.   I will let the pictures tell the story.
Yes, I know his name is in some of the photos.  I decided
to let it be free for this post.

The food table centerpiece.
I ordered from Maddy Lu's on Etsy

Balloon wreath I made for the front door.
I saw this on Our Best Bites and had to make it.

For our second front door I ordered a sign from Maddy Lu's
Goodie Bags


Water bottle labels also from Maddy Lu's
Two of Nugget's cousins having a snack
The dessert table

Nugget and his favorite bud G
A Rainbow Cake
Mmmmmm....  He LOVES the cake!

Having fun with Uncle Buh

The party is over and now I can play with the balloons!

The party was so much fun!  I can't wait for next years!!

April 19, 2011

Busy Day

Today was a very busy, productive day.  We drove to Lexington for our last visit with the social worker.  It's hard to believe that after years of paper work, paper work, and more paper work it's all over.  It is really a surreal feeling.  It's a GREAT feeling!

We met Amy, our social worker, at the mall.  She likes to see how the child interacts in an open environment.  Nugget played in the play area while we chatted.  Thankfully my mom came with us and was able to keep an eye on Nugget.  (Thanks Mom!)  Amy was happy to see how Nugget kept checking for me.  She was amazed how much he has grown in just six months.  She commented that he is such a happy boy!  :o)
Maemae and Nugget watching the man with a helicopter.
This summer I will be working on getting Nugget's Kentucky birth certificate.  I'm sure there will be more paper work involved, but it can't be as bad.

We went to lunch at PF Chang's to celebrate after the meeting.  Nugget enjoyed chicken lo mein.  I was so excited, he ate something other than mac & cheese.

Later in the evening we went to Uncle B's baseball game.  Nugget's favorite thing about a baseball game is the popcorn.

Nugget sharing some of Pop's popcorn while he watches the game.  This picture is precious to me because last Friday Pop was in intensive care at the hospital.  I am so thankful that he can be at the game holding Nugget just a few days later.