Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Annaliese!

Happy Birthday to our beautiful, energetic, independent little girl!! We love you so much!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time to Party!

Started the day with Annaliese and Coach Jonathan’s first soccer game of the season. Go Team Blue : )

Came home and enjoyed the remainder of the day with family to celebrate Annaliese’s 7th birthday!!



Hey! Are those trick candles?! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Adoption Progress!!

Received notification this morning that our adoption case skipped step #2 of the PAIR process (not terribly common) and moved on to step #3!! So glad to know our paperwork is being processed and not just sitting on someone’s desk!!

We also received an update on Gojam today, which included new pictures!! Cannot wait until we can post them : ) He is doing well.

Will keep you posted as we learn more…

Birthday Present Prep From Mommy & Daddy

Sent Annaliese to Aunt Rachel’s house tonight so “mommy and daddy could have a date night,” but really to setup her birthday surprise – we have completely redone her room!




So fun to decorate with her personality in mind this time : )

Thursday, September 4, 2014

School Open House

Enjoyed going to Annaliese’s school tonight for the Open House. Got to meet her teacher and see her classroom for the first time.

The school is looking to hire a new ELL aide, as the one from last year resigned, so Annaliese is participating in all of the typical classroom activities without any extra support this year. Her teacher told us how impressed she was with the work that she has been doing! Blessed with great teachers : )

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Travel Prep

We had an appointment at the Carle Travel Clinic today. Went in thinking we were just “jumping through the hoops” to get our scripts for malaria medication and Cipro, but ended up each needing two vaccines : ( All ready to travel now!

Monday, September 1, 2014

First Tooth

Look who finally lost her first tooth today (with a little help from daddy)!