Monday, June 27, 2011

A baby in need

Not my baby.  But another mother's baby.  She's Victoria.  She was adopted and taken straight from the airport to the hospital.  She is in desperate need of prayers, money, prayers, help and most importantly...prayers.  Please get the word out.  Please pray for this family.  Here's their blog address so you can read the back story and get updates.

Sweet Victoria

She is currently in the Children's Hospital of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

She needs help.  So does her family.

Shelly Burman, who just finished going through the same nightmare with their daughter Carrington, has volunteered to organize people to help the Ferrones through her Carrington's Courage blog. 

If you live in the Atlanta area and can help- please contact Shelly through that blog and let her know what you can do to help. 

If you don't live in the Atlanta area - then consider helping the family out financially.  They could definitely use every single donation made at this point. 

There is a chip-in on Carrington's Courage.

Please pray for this family.  I can't imagine what it would be like to have to go from the airport NOT home, but the hospital!  I wish I could do more, but I can pray.  I can tell others.  I can pray.  So can you.

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Girl

I made a birthday hat for Alice.  Her birthday isn't until October.  I 'm not worried that I ruined the surprise.

Alice and I flew to Amarillo to watch a couple of graduations.  She was unimpressed.

Silly Mommy.  Baby gates are for sitting!

I can't tell if she liked licking the dryer because it was warm or shiny.  
She did the same thing to the dishwasher.  And with 6 kids the dryer and dishwasher are always warm and running!

She has a Captain and Tineal thing going this day.  I took at least 25 pictures.  Each one blurry.

She loves music.  And she loves Lizzie.

Some days she is in the best mood and we just soak it in.  Some days she is full of attitude and we just survive until nap time.  It's weird.  I know she doesn't have my DNA, but she sure does act like her mama!  

We have one more specialist (yet another ENT) then we are done with specialist...well, now we'll be doing the 6 month check up thing.  But, no "new" doctors.

We are still working on eating food more solid than puree.  Some days I feel like I'll be feeding her forever.  And some days...well, I always feel like I'm going to be feeding her forever.

But, she's my girl.  I love her like crazy.  And because my life is a musical (a song for every occasion) I had to help you have this song in your head the rest of the day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A plea for help...

So, I don't post in, like, forever.  Then I go and ask you to give money.  Yep, that's the way I roll these days.

A dear, dear family is adopting 3 little ones from the country Alice was born in.  3!  I can't even wrap my brain around that one!  They were approved for 3 and decided 3 is what they were coming home with.

This family also happens to live in my town, so we've been able to visit and talk face-to-face.  I'm hoping to get to do much more of that when they get home.

They are a little short with the money side of things.  Can you help?  Here's her blog "Let's Fill the Van!".  How cute is that blog title?  These kiddos they are bringing home will fill their big white passenger van!  Amazing.

Also, please pass the word.  The more people that see this the better.  And pray.  Pray, pray, pray.