Lee, Amy, Lilia and Kaiser

8/25/10 ~ My little Kindergartener!

My litte girl started kindergarten this past Monday.   I asked her how it went and she said, "It was terrific!"  She has already made a few friends and is having her first play date tomorrow at the park after school.  She doesn't say a lot about what she did at school except recess, and playing in the sand, swinging, etc.  She is going 1/2 day in the morning.  She is getting so big!
We are still #1.  Never ending #1.  Eternal #1.  The only time in life a person could get tired of being #1.   It is gonna be soon, I hope.  Or I am going to keep losing a lot of sleep!!

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Waiting.....for the phone to ring! 8/20/10

We have been #1 for 18 days.  18 loooooooong days.  Every time the phone rings, my heart starts to race and then I look at the caller ID and think.....darn.  It isn't the call I want!  I keep saying, surely it will be today!  But it hasn't been yet.  The agency office was closed today, so another weekend without a call.  It has GOT to be next week!
One of my bestest friends and I spent yesterday putting up wainscoting in our little boy's room.  It made the time go fast, and it looks great!  I have 2 more sides of the crib bumber to sew, paint the wainscoting, put the crib up, then it is done!  The rest of the sewing is done.  I hope he likes his little helicopter room!
Lilia met her kindergarten teacher today and seemed to like her.  She seems really sweet.  She starts school on Monday and is excited!  I am a little nervous.  Even though she went to preschool, it still feels like her first day of school.  I hope I don't cry!  Hopefully my next post will be that we have a little one!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

My little girl is 5 years old today!!  We had a great party for her, and she had a fun day playing with all her new toys.  Dinosaurs everywhere.  No dolls, no makeup, no princess stuff.  Dinosaurs.  You go girl!! 

When we go to Ethiopia, we are going to try to bring as many donations to the orphanage as possible.  We saw the list, and it immediately made our hearts hurt because of all the need.  If anyone has it on their heart to help us with donations, here is the list we were given of the current needs. 

Current Transition Home Needs
1. Underwear for boys and girls from toddler to 10 years of age, especially for boys and children under age 6
2. Wipes
3. Baby Bouncers
4. Scrubs, deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste for nannies

General Needs:
o Paper Towels
o Children’s clothing (new or slightly used); Boys and Girls; sizes 0-8 years. Clothing needs include day clothes (especially pants), pajamas, underwear, and shoes.
o Diapers for up to 30 pounds
o Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss
o Toys to stimulate babies such as colorful objects, rattles, etc. that are appropriate for babies up to 2 years
o Unscented baby wipes
o Powder formula with DHA/RHA*
o Lactose free formula*
o A + D Original Ointment, Diaper Rash and All-Purpose Skincare Formula;
o Hand Sanitizer
o Pens (to use as gifts at appointments, etc.)
o Candles
o Children’s Notebooks
*For traveling families taking formula the following brands are acceptable:
• Enfamil
• Similac
Soy based or other special formulas are also acceptable as long as they are one of the brands listed above.

Medications/Medical Donation Needs
o Multivitamins
o Tri-vi-sol (o to 6 months)
o Poly-vi-sol (6 months to 2 years)
o Chewable multi-vitamin (2 years to 9 years)
o Adult multivitamin (9 years plus)
o Tylenol (acetaminophen)
o Infants
o Children's
o Suppository
o Syringes for giving medicines (5mL)
o Plastic and Latex disposable gloves
o Baby nose saline spray
o Neosporin
o Mouth and nose masks
o Benadryl liquid/elixir
o Permetherin for scabies
o Lice kits
o NG tube (feeding tube) pediatrics
o Infant & child urine collection equipment
o Surgical gloves
o Pediatrics cannula
o Butterfly cannula
o IV fluids(Normal saline)
o DW
o Syringe with needle(10cc)
o Syringe with needle(5cc)
o Syringe with needle (3cc)
o 40% Dextrose
o Ceftriaxone 500 mg IV
o Ceftriaxone 250 mg IV
o Ceftriaxone 500 mg IM
o Ceftriaxone 500 mg IM
o Gentamycin 80 mg
o Plasil 10 mg
o Amoxacillin 500mg/5 ml
o Amoxacillin 250mg/5ml
o Cotrimoxazole 480 mg/5 ml
o Cotrimoxazole 240 mg/5ml
o Augmentin 312mg/5ml
o Masks
o Gowns( Nurses uniforms,scrubs)
o Grisofulvin syrup
o Grisofulvin tabs
o Clotrimazole cream
o Dezor cream and Shampoo
o Anti dandruff shampoos
o Miconazole cream
o Candacort cream
o Hydrocortizone cream
o Alcohol swabs
o Grisofulvin 125 mg tabs

THANK YOU in advance for any help you can give our son's first home and the people that are loving on him.  We pray you will be blessed mightily in return!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2010

Yes, that's right!  We are number 1 on the list for a baby boy!!  Just found out this morning.  It is so close!  Last week there were 3 referrals, and some weeks there are none.  So we really have no clue when the call will come, except that it has gotta be soon.  Please pray for the right baby boy...........It doesn't matter when the call comes, really, we just want God to give us the one he wants us to have.  We learned with Lilia that it is all in his timing, and that it is perfect.  Pray for the families waiting to pass court, and for families waiting for embassy clearance to go pick up their little ones.  Yay!

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Cookie making-lazy day

Lil has been sick for about a week and today she sounds terrible.  She is coughing a lot and has a sore throat.  We are both still in our PJ's and it is noon.  We got a new cookie book from my wonderful grandma so we decided to make some cookies.  Lil loves to play in the flour and lick the spoons.  Hopefully she didn't cough all her germs into the cookies!
We are still #2 and waiting for the call.  I e-mailed the coordinator today just to make sure she has my cell phone number just in case!  Only because I am anxious and on the edge of my seat!

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