An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.
- Chinese Proverb

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year 2012

We celebrated Chinese New Year today!!! It is the year of the Dragon so the kids and a few friends made Dragon masks. They also got to taste egg rolls, rice cakes and fortune cookies. I only had one that liked the egg rolls other than Landry but I was impressed they tried it. Especially Avery and Britten. If it had been ice cream in the shape of an egg roll I think they would have turned their noses up just because it didn't look like ice cream. Yup, they are a mess. And little Micah kept cracking me up. He kept speaking Spanish to Landry and we had to remind him that Landry was from China not Mexico. Landry would just grin and nod. He seems to nod at everything. He understands just about everything we say, but Jason likes to tease him and ask him silly questions to see if he will just nod yes. Except if you ask him if he wants to go Night Night. You will get a quick NO nod to that one. Anyhoo, check out our little slide show of fun. They worked really hard on those masks and HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!! **Click on the speaker on the slideshow to hear the music**

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Amazing God!

Landry had his first surgery last Tuesday to repair a urological condition he was born with.  This was the first of 2 (possibly 3) surgeries.  This first surgery will have to heal for 6 months before they do the second.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital was a dream. Have never had one have surgery before,  but they were so wonderful with our little man.  They had bubbles and a fisher price ride along car waiting for his arrival.  He was thrilled.  They even took him back and gave him a little sleepy gas before they even gave him the first stick.  Helped calm my nerves knowing that.  They also called every hour and gave us an update as well as had his stats on a rotating monitor for us to check.  3 hours later he was up drinking apple juice and wanting to go home.

To our amazement this kid has done remarkably well.  He really hasn't even missed a beat.  He's been running around and playing like nothing ever even happened.  We did finally get to take his gauze off and give him a bath yesterday.  I think that was the first time he really cried.  The gauze was not easy to remove, but it reeked of nastiness and he desperately needed a bath.  Whatever they use in surgery along with 4 days of no bath resulted in one stinky little man.  Narly is the word our surgeon used and narly it was.  Yack.

He's had a bath and seems more tender today but still not all up in bed and in pain like I had thought he would be.  He goes Wednesday to have his catheter removed which I know will make him feel even better.  All the prayers worked and we are so thankful and amazed at what God can do.  Now I ask that you all start praying for surgery #2 to go just as well.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Life here is busy these days. So busy I've not blogged on either of my blogs much since we returned from China. I'm working on getting more organized with the addition and hope to get back to some of my loves very soon. I was finally able to compile all of our China photos into a slideshow. It's a doozy. I think about 7 minutes long, but I hated to leave anything out. Watch until you get bored.
Click on the speaker on the slideshow to hear the music.