6/26/08

We are SO ready to go to China!!


So, the crib arrived yesterday, and none too soon! It was even better in person than it looked online, and the color is perfect for Flynn's room. I could hardly wait for M. to get home so we could get busy putting it together!

Meanwhile, M. was at his parent's house, picking up car seats! One of the many benefits of having a family with a lot of kiddos...hand-me-downs!! This will save us a bundle. Sam, of course, needed to inspect the new arrivals, and there were even some cracker crumbs left over from a previous occupant...our niece Isacah!

M. putting together the crib!

This is Sam's "nervous yawn". He's not sure exactly what's going on, but he knows something's afoot, and Sam isn't a fan of change. He likes his world to be stable and predictable. He is, after all, an orphanage dog himself and has already experienced one abandonment in his lifetime. He's a fairly secure (and extremely pampered) dog at this point in his life, but has never gotten over his dislike of change or upheaval.


Imagining Flynn...

Me with the bouncy chair that my mum bought for Flynn...can you tell I can't wait to see her in it??

And, ta-da!! Our passports, complete with brand-spankin'-new Visas for China!! I am already imagining touching down in Hong Kong...

15 comments:

C&A said...

I remeber when it was our time to go and getting all the things together for Miss M. It was so fun! Know its even better having her home even with the trails of a older child, she's a keeper! PS. The DH said cl/cp Boy!

C&A said...

Sorry I can't spell today-I should look before I hit enter!

TBG Happenings said...

I was thinking today while when I was at Target that this time last year we were getting ready to go to Sophie.....now you are getting ready to go to your Flynn!

Makes me happy:)

Vivian M said...

This is such an exciting time! That bouncy thing is wonderful, Kerri loved her bouncy thing (and it helped build up her leg muscles).
Beautiful crib, (Yay Mr. M on your assembly skills!) and even more beautiful smiles. And isn't seeing that passport visa just the best?!!!
Wishing you a speedy, safe and incredible journey!

Snowflowers Mum said...

awesome....such progress, you are down to the wire!

kris said...

That pic of Mike with the crib? PRICELESS. Doesn't it just freak you out a little to see it up??! I keep walking into her room and I'm like... what is going ON IN HERE??

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Just to think... it is all just around the corner... I do love that pic of Mike after finishing the crib...

Juliette said...

Yeah! Can't wait to see this TA arriving and you guys leaving to meet QiuQiu.
Come on TA! Come on!

Heather said...

Beautiful crib and a bunch of beautiful memories!

Chrissie Larkin said...

AMAZING!!!!! I can't believe that it is soooo close!!!! Everything looks so great! You look so happy!!!!It's so great to see! xoxoxo

MotherMotherOcean said...

Okay, this is getting exciting!

Yoli said...

Maia, I am so excited for you!!! I remember when I got those passports with my visa, I would stare at them all the time!

Sarah and Elinor YaTing said...

gentle reminder that your fans are still waiting to see The Picture, if you are up to sharing it.
SOOO glad you are going soon. You are inspiring me with all these memories to finish writing YaYa's story down! xoox from Ottawa

Mom-of-Bean said...

Gus loves his jumper-wacha-ma-call-it, I hope Flynn will, too...
I'm so excited for you!

tiffany said...

Oh the memories this post brings back! The baby stuff taking over your home and the excitement over the passports, visas, crib, etc. SO so exciting! Our trip to Sophie (our first) was magical. Not without some challenges, but still, perfectly magical. I know it will be that way for you as well. Just soak it all in and love every minute of this time in your lives. It goes by so fast. When we came home it was IMPOSSIBLE to imagine Sophie as a FIVE year old but here we are!

Happy travels as you transform in to parents to your beautiful daughter.