Monday, April 16, 2007

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

End of the Line-A New Direction

Well, now that Chloe's new sister is all settled in, it's time to join in their adventures together. We have maintained Chloe's blog since she joined us in China, back in April of 2005. Thank you so much for following along on our journey to parenthood.

To follow along on their future adventures together, click on the link in the right sidebar entitled "My Family Adventures" or type in

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ribbit! Ribbit!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Chloe Eating Pudding

Chloe gets a new sister

If you have been following along Pearl's blog (see link in sidebar), then you know most of the details of Pearl's and Chloe's adjustment as sisters. Chloe has reacted far better than we could have anticipated. She is proud of and protective of her big sister Pearl. She frequently shows compassion and loves interacting with her. I really didn't think it was possible to love Chloe more than before, but seeing this side of her and fully understanding the uniqueness of her special characteristics has endeared her more to me than ever. Chloe is very affectionate and always knows the best moment to declare "I love you Mommy" or to run up to me and and demand "HUG!" She is a non-stop ball of energy who is always doing something funny and rarely shuts her mouth.

My plan is to close out Chloe's and Pearl's separate blogs and merge them into a new blog detailing their lives as sisters. I will keep you informed and post a link when that time comes.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Just a bit of Trivia

I am adding a couple of new lines to update this post as of 05/20/2007. This is our submission to the FFFF challenge to "My Mother's baby". I thought I would post this for my husband Pete, as I think it is a perfect response to the challenge.

When we originally received Chloe's referral picture on 02/02/05, we were amazed to see the resemblance of Chloe's baby picture to Pete's. Here I will attempt to make a side by side comparison. No wonder everyone thinks she looks like her daddy.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Another Saturday morning at the park

Here's Chloe playing in the park on a Saturday morning.

Monday, July 31, 2006

CCAI West Coast Reunion 2006

This Saturday we attended the annual reunion for families that have adopted or will adopt their children through Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI). This is the agency we used for Chloe's adoption. We were the only family from our travel group who could make it, but we made a few new friends and even met some previous acquaintences from a prior gathering in So. Cal. The owners of the company, Joshua and Lily came out from Colorado and it was really nice to meet them in person. Chloe had a blast. She has really figured out that jolly jumper thing and she can run faster than any of the other little girls.

The reunion was held in Irvine Regional Park, the oldest regional park in the state. Right next to our pavilion was a train ride and pony rides. It was absolutely perfect and Chloe loved it all. Even the weather gave us a break with continuous cloud cover and warm, but not sweltering hot, temperatures. The park is beautiful and has lots of grassy lawns, oak trees and rolling hills. I look forward to future reunions with CCAI families. And of course, there were LOTS of little Chinese girls running around all over, each one so different from the other in personality and appearance.

We are hopeful that tomorrow will bring big news. Stay posted!

Chloe in the Jolly Jumper