Monday, October 19, 2009



Today is SleepingAngel's second birthday. Or is it - today is supposed to be SleepingAngel's second birthday? Is? Was? Whatever.

We've been quite busy the past few weeks - you can tell because the blog has been silent. Stranger's car was turned into a tripod. That's right - a wheel fell off. I'm no mechanic, but even I know that That's no good. Then Stranger had to throw himself into studying for the boards. It was like intern year all over again as far as us seeing him. Thankfully those were last week. We only have to wait until February to find out if he passed. 8 ) EasternStar has attended the first few of her many scheduled doctor's appointments. So far she has had an ear infection (2 doctor's appointments), a hearing test (she passed), and a head-to-toe exam by her international adoption doctor. We still have to collect her stool samples for that and we are waiting to get the results of some of her blood work. Otherwise she is healthy and behind in all areas - some more than expected, some right where we expected. We have a physical therapy evaluation coming up another doctor's appointment and an eye appointment coming up - that is supposed to take 2 hours and I can't wait! And possibly a speach evaluation depending on how she does in the next two months. TinyDancer has had two violin recitals which each have their own dress rehearsal. One recital had a dress code that I was only semi-aware of until the day of so we scrambled to get her the right stuff before her recital. Mom of the year right here! 8 )

It's been busy.

But the business has been good. It's been an excuse not to think about it being October. An excuse not to think about today.

All in all it was an ok day.

Yesterday (Sunday) we had a special mass said for SleepingAngel at my parents church. She has quite the sense of humor - we arrived 5 minutes late (still getting used to the 2 kid thing) and mass hadn't started yet. We joked that they were waiting for us .... nope .... we had no priest. 8 ) A priest finally came and mass started 15 minutes late. We headed to mom's for breakfast and to relax. In the afternoon we went to SleepingAngel's memorial trees and sent her balloons for her birthday:

Today we had a "pool party" - we swam at the pool at Granny and Paw Paw's hotel and then TinyDancer had a picnic with her friends. Then we went shopping and out to dinner and had cake for dessert:

Happy Birthday sweet baby. We miss you and we love you.

Love, Mommy, Daddy, TinyDancer, and EasternStar


LowerTeakwood said...

Happy birthday Lilly.

Oh, we had a speech eval. We learned that Jack is behind in speech :). Thanks. They just told us to wait. Hmm, not really that helpful. You may want to wait on that one for a while!

Nicole said...

I have been thinking of you so much dear friend...prayers for you, Stranger and the girls. Hope we can connect soon!

Nicole said...

I have been thinking of you so much dear friend...prayers for you, Stranger and the girls. Hope we can connect soon!

Library Lady said...

Thought of all of you all day yesterday. Can't belive that it has been 2 years.
Love Hugs and Kisses to everyone

Library Lady and Trolley Man

Heather said...

Here from LFCA. Happy 2nd birthday, sweet baby. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet SleepingAngel

Aunt Becky said...

Thinking of all of you. Today and always.