Friday, November 23, 2007

Rachael update

Here's a picture of one amazing little girl !!!!!

We have been home since Thanksgiving day, I feel like all the jetlag is gone now, and same for Rachael too. She sleeps all night through every night.

She is just amazing, the things she has learned in just 6 days !

Raeghan and Riley are doing good with their new sister. Raeghan treats her like her baby sometimes, Riley doesn't think much, he's a boy !

Riley is giving ME a hard time lately, he is mad at ME, I think for leaving, and etc. He isn't taking it out on Rachael, only ME. So being tired and having a 4 yr. old point his finger in your face and raise his voice to you can be challening to say the least.

Rachael is about 90% potty trained, she never has poo poo accidents, and only has pee pee accidents when we might go somewhere. She's kind of the soft spoken type in public when she's got to go, she doesn't always raise her hand and say ooh oohh I got to go, like Raeghan and Riley will ! LOL

Things she already has learned this week : to shut the car door
2. how to stand inline against the car til we are all in/out
3. how to get the tpaper, wipe and flush the toilet ( she had alot of this down in China already )
4. where the trash is
5. how to say hi, bye, momma, Rachael, Raeghan, Riley, Rebekka, Grandma
6. take straw off of juice box, out of wrapper and insert in juice box

I'm sure there's more, lol.

Things she loves :


Apple juice, Cheerios, green beans, fruit cocktail !

Did I say BANANAS !!!!! LOL

And smart, she is so smart, all you have to do is show her how to do something once, and she does it .

She is also a good mimicer, and LOVES phones ~ anyone's phone ! And if you call me, she MUST talk to you too !

She is always happy ! Like her Aunt Trish says, after eating she doe's the happy food dance !

She sings, dances, loves to hop on one foot and try to get you to do it too !

She loves to be tickled !!! And gives LOTS and LOTS of kisses !!!! And hugs !!!

Forgot to mention we went to the pediatrician yesterday, clean bill of health ! Weighs 28 lbs, 36 inches !

Went to regular eye MD today, will see specialist in Decmeber. He says for today she doesn't need glasses, yah !

Well, if I think of more will let everyone know !

Charlotte, proud mom of 4 !

Settling in ..............

3 toddlers = 3 strollers = peace in the house ! LOL

Grandma was awesome and went to the store yesterday after work to get me 2 more strollers so everyone had one !

Two sisters together !

Rachael thinks it's funny ! I just can't tell you enough how much this child fits into our family ! She is so perfect, she was hand picked for us by God !

Riley loves his new ball cap displaying he is the " Ge Ge " ~ big brother !

Raeghan really enjoys her ice cream !

Lexi, little cousin loves McDonald's too ! What a cutie !

Rachael likes her big cousin, Shelbie !

Rachael's getting to know her ge ge ( big brother ) Riley better ! I think he likes his Mei Mei ( little sister).

Riley and Rachael !

Cheetos and sisters go hand in hand !

Hope you enjoy the pics, we are slowly getting settled in ! Will be hard on Raeghan and Riley when they got to go back to school Monday after being out 4 days ! God help me !

Charlotte and crew !

PS ~ Bekka passed her glucose test ok, everything going good with Baby Shrimp as long as he continues to bake til February 2008 !


We are home ! Added some pics, will add more as time goes on !

Best shot of Riley, Rachael and Raeghan on their way to bed maybe ! LOL

Trying to get maybe one decent photo of them together, lol.

1st attempt of three little panda's together on couch !

Son in law, Dan and oldest daughter, Bekka trying on chinese pajama set !

Rachael and Mommy in playroom at White Swan hotel !

Me and Rachael in front of White Swan hotel waterfall !

Rachael in the White Swan drinking her favorite apple juice !

Rachael and friend, Aiden, both newly adopted !

Rachael and doctor ! This doctor saw Raeghan, Riley and now Rachael !

Good-bye Chongqing ! Hello Guangzhou !

Charlotte and Rachael eating at Lucy's in Gunagzhou !

Charlotte, proud momma to 4 little panda's !

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Rachael and Mommy together forever!

Rachael styling some shades, a new headband and her new beads !

Rachael trying her shades on !

Here are a few pics to wet your whistle, from this point on I will only be adding to the yahoo group, so for more pics you need to join the group, the link to it is to the right under /favorite blogs ! Rachael is doing good, had a big meltdown this afternoon, is asleep now !


Friday, November 9, 2007

Leaving now ! ( 11/09/07 )

Ok, it's about time to go to airport !

Two more days til Rachael is in my arms ! When we touchdown in GZ Sunday am that will be my gotcha day, then off to Chongqing, in at 1240pm, the gotcha at 300pm !

I am hoping when I get to LA to get online then the next post after that will hopefully be a GOTCHA post ! That should be Sunday am your time !

Please pray for me and for Rachael's transition and pray for my fmaily at home ! I miss them so much already !