Wednesday, May 7, 2008

And the winner is...

The flower hat!
yes, we can play nice!!


So the results are in, the flower hat wins! There was a vote for every hat but the bucket hat which is actually my favorite!!! Oh well. Oops, and Michael's hat didn't get any either. Thought I'd share with you the agony of getting that picture of that favored hat. It's a good thing I figured out the burst feature of our camera, in order to salvage the squirmy worms face.

Today we brought the kids in for their international adoption clinic appointments. Dr Dana Johnson said both the kids looked fantastic. He was impressed by the gains Michael made in his growth. He is now 30 3/4 inches and 26 1/2 lbs at 14 months. He told us that he has found that the smartest kids were the ones who grew the most in the 1st six months homes, guess we better start saving for college...when he came to us at 5 months he was only 11.3 lbs and 23 inches! We're so proud of him. He said Phoebe was more developed than birth children, she wowed everyone. The only thing is surprise, surprise, she has a rash in her diaper area. He didn't think it was scabies, and he said it some type of contact rash, so back to zinc oxide...possibly some type of fungal so we'll just watch it...as far as measurements, she is now 15 lbs 4 oz and 25 1/4 inches. She was 12 1/2 lbs and 25 inches at the sos clinic in March. The OT called her the overachiever!

As far as the homefront we had a slight emergency last nite. But how thankful we are that we were home and I was right there when it happened. We built this house and moved in fall 2006 and the plumber didn't glue our hot water line to the master bath which is on the 2nd floor! Only by God's provision did this not happen while we out travelling the world but when I happened to be there. I heard and saw water coming out of our whirlpool tub face and couldn't believe it. There was a minor flood but we were able to wet vac the water, dry the floors, put fans up on the 1st and second floor so maybe we won't have to rip anything out, we pray so but are so humbled by a God who looks out for us. Even John was home! Right now would not be a good time to have construction with 2 little babies cruising around. Yeah, God!









7 comments:

janiece said...

Oh Dana Johnson!!! He did a conference here in Madison at the University about 2 years ago and I was lucky enough to see the video. He's great and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and his team.
The flower hat just looks so precious on her--but I liked them all. High speed cameras sometimes aren't enough are they? Thank goodness for digital or I would have to take out a loan just for film!

Lisa B and Family said...

Gen,
I LOVE the series of photos of John and Phoebe at the bottom of post! A reality check for those who haven't tried getting a still shot of a lil one!
I am so glad you were home to catch that leak. The first winter (if you can call it that in CA) rains in our ew home we found a leak in a wall : (
The builder brought in a special camera that picked up thermal images to check how wet it was inside the walls. It was great, we did take out a small portion of wall board but it saved alot of work and $.
Also, I am a HUGE fan of craftsman style, so I have to say... I have noticed your doors and now cupboards. Beautiful!
So glad the kids are healthy!
Lisa B

Maria said...

There really ought to be laws against being as cute as Phoebe is. :-)

Rachel said...

The same thing just happened to our friends, except one the first floor...and over a period of 6 or so hours. They had to rip out dry wall, so I am SO glad you were home to catch it in time!!

I do love the hat...and how awesome are your kids doing??!!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Good to hear they are both doing so well and growing so much! You definitely have 2 of the cutest kiddos around!

Pamela said...

How unbelievably cute! These hats are a hoot!

Michael and Phoebe are definitely thriving in your care, Gen. What an awesome thing!

Pamela

Pamela said...

How unbelievably cute! These hats are a hoot!

Michael and Phoebe are definitely thriving in your care, Gen. What an awesome thing!

Pamela