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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Graduation & Wedding Season

We had a very busy June this year with a total of 6 graduations & a wedding that we were invited to attend. This month has been pretty none stop each weekend, so we are glad to have a little time to relax coming up in July.

Here is a look at some of the June festivities we attended:

Hanging with one of his cousins's at the wedding

Outside Miller Park in Milwaukee w/the Klements characters

Zeke kissing the ladies' hands - starting his chivalry early

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Timeout for monkey

Recently there has been a lot of fighting over this little monkey. Maddy was gracious enough to give Zeke most of what she considered her 'boy' stuffed animals (the brown ones like bears & monkeys), but she had a change of heart with this little guy. They had been fighting over 'Little George' (yes there is another bigger version of this guy w/o the hat) for quite a few days. One would wait until the other wasn't paying attention & would play capture the monkey out of the other's room. On this particular day, there was a tug o war going on over poor little George. I told the kids since he was causing them to fight so much that he had to go into to timeout. Problem solved!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Six months ago today.....

in Hubei, China our lives were forever changed by a certain little boy. Today we celebreate half a year with our son. It's so hard to believe that it's already been that long. We are amazed & blessed by him on a daily basis. Amazed that he blended into the family so quickly and blessed that we were chosen to be his forever family.

The other part that blows our minds is how well he & his sister have formed a bond. There are times when we see a side of Maddy that would have never been possible without a sybling. Zeke has come a long way since that first meeting at the Civil Affairs Office in Wuhan. His English is wonderful & his pronouciation since his surgery is remarkable.

Things we have learned about our son:
  • Lately he prefers to be called Yang Yang so we are trying to respect that
  • He loves meatballs
  • He can spot a motorcycle from very far away
  • He makes the funniest sound effects with his mouth (motorcycles, cars, sirens, etc.)
  • He is learning to hold his own with his bossy big sister
  • He does not like having dirty hands or a dirty face
  • He is very friendly & loves to say 'hi' & 'bye' to everyone
  • One of his favorite games is playing pillow pet chase with his sister before bedtime

Monday, June 6, 2011

Long overdue update

Ok, ok I know it's been a couple of weeks since I updated. Our camera went MIA for a while so I put off the picture upload & update. I know you all love my writing, but I also know that you really come for the pictures. I'm guilty of looking at pictures first on the other blogs I read before I read anything.

Zeke has recovered beautifully from his surgery & is now back to normal food with minimal pain. We had about 10-12 restless nights with several times a night getting up, but we are thankful that things are getting back to normal. Another victory that he has experienced is being able to drink out of a straw which is something he couldn't do before without pinching his nose shut.

Here are a few photos from the hospital-