Tuesday, September 30, 2008
As a side note....Chris injured his foot today. He thought it was broken. The new mule went a bit crazy with him! Anyways, he got the foot x-rayed and fortunately it isn't broken. He can hardly walk on it though. That should be a lot of fun to travel with. Well, that is if we ever get our travel dates. Supposedly, we are waiting for some signature before we can get the dates. I am hoping tomorrow we hear something.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Alex didn't like the original family picture I made a post or so back. She was mad that she didn't have a halo above her head. She also let Lauren know that she didn't have a halo either! When she pointed that out to Lauren she was honked off too. I hope Alex and Lauren can live up to the addition of the halos! :) Added pressure!
No travel dates still! I really am paranoid now!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Taylor's vault is starting to look better. She didn't place as well this week but she met one of her personal goals and got a better vault score. Taylor struggles with vaulting because she is such a little girl. She only weighs 45 pounds at 9 years old so it is hard for her to get enough power to go over the vault. Once she can get this skill down she will place higher at meets on a regular basis. She is strong in the other events. It is just her vaulting that holds her back. This frustrates her immensely.
Our other adventure this weekend was buying a mule! Chris wants another mule so that his little boy will have a mule to ride. He is so excited about the mule he bought. I told him it wasn't the best looking mule we saw but whatever he wanted! What do I know about mules? All's I know is that horses look better :)
Here is a picture of the new mule's (Jaxon) brothers welcoming him to his new home. (Don't you love the pile of poop on my driveway? I love it when the animals do this---not! I'm sure you wish you had large animals that pooped on your driveway!)
Here is a picture of Chris with Sunday (donkey), Blaze (1st champion mule :) ) and Jaxon (newest champion mule!)
The proud father, Chris, with Jaxon!
Friday, September 26, 2008
I am paranoid today! We still don't have firm travel dates! I'm sure
I am panicking for nothing. I know it has only been a few days but
we were told they were petitioning the Ministry of Education on
Wednesday for our visitation dates. Surely they have set them by
now! I hope nothing has gone wrong.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We have found a babysitter for the girls when we go to Russia! I am sooo relieved. This was a stressful problem for us. :))
Friday, September 19, 2008
As a side note, in July our agency told us that they know of 2 little boys that are coming off of the registry in Vladivostok in October. She told me this in July. October seemed so far off then. Now, October is practically here!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We went out of town for a gymnastic meet this weekend! The girls rocked! Both won first place on the balance beam for their entire levels! Alex also won first place overall and Taylor won third place overall in her level.
Their beam scores were: Alex 9.85 and Taylor received a 9.4. One of the judges told me that if Alex would do that exact same routine at the state competition their was a high likelihood she could be the state champion on the balance beam. Wow!
OK, I'm done doing the motherly bragging. We were really proud of them though. Chris drove home saying his car was full of "beam queens"!
Since we've been without a computer for over a week now I went to our adoption agency on Tuesday to see if they had heard anything. Not a word.