Saturday, November 20, 2010

The tortise and the hare....

Our attachment to our children seems to resemble "The Tortise and the Hare" Jiujiu is our hare and Yanmei is our tortise. Jiujiu was quick to open up but seems to be "sleeping on the side of the road." Yanmei was slow to start but she is slowly pulling ahead!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


How cute is this photo? Brian can worm his way into any heart! Yanmei is warming up to Brian the most.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

School days...

after our first day of I mean school, Jiujiu seems to be doing well at school. Everyday this week has gone well. I'll be crossing my fingers that it continues! (And praying, which is much more effective!)


Friday, November 12, 2010

First Day of School....

We have two children who started school today and they had two different experiences. I'm going to end on a good note so here is Jiujiu's day. Due to fear and frustration, Jiujiu was not cooperative in school. I was called into the school, along with our friend who translates for us. I ended up staying in the classroom for over an hour. We will continue to explain to Jiujiu the importance of respect and obedience when in the school setting (at home too, obviously!).

Yanmei had a good day, from what I can tell. Her teacher said that she was upset at first and there were some tears but she started interacting with other students, she was doing her work and the ESL teacher said that they had some good moments together.

Please keep Jiujiu and Yanmei in your prayers on monday for their second day of school.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Please pray for us.

We are going through a very rough time right now. I want to respect the privacy of my child so I won't post any details. Please pray.