Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Pictures

She finally let me take some pictures without any bribery involved.

These have Textures by Flora Bella. This is really the first time I have experimented with them.

Even with her dirty face, I love how the last two turned out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pillow case dresses !!!!!

I have been making pillowcase dresses for a little while now in hopes anticipation of raising funds for this adoption.   For right now I'm making mostly pillow case dresses, but I'm working on an outfit for fall/winter too that has bell bottom pants with a matching bohemian style shirt.
If you are interested in any of the dresses please either leave a comment with your email or email me directly at jd_shannon @  (remove spaces)  All dresses are $18.00 plus shipping cost. Although I can make any one of these dresses in sizes 18 months to 6 yrs, you can always get the size 4 or 5 and have a 6 yr old wear it with leggings. 

Size 4






Saturday, July 17, 2010

Malani's new blog

From now on Malani will have her own blog.  You can find it here.

Received an update.

I got an update on Malani yesterday.  I'm happy to see that it looks as if they are letting her hair grow now.  Here's what they have to say about her....................

Her current health is good.
She can pinch the things with fingers, but the ability of her left hand is a bit poor.
She can put on the shoes and pants by herself.
She can say 2-3 word phrases, but not very clearly
She is potty trained.
She knows some color.

They call her Ming Han.
She is introverted and likes being with her familiar persons.

Foster Care/Adoption:
The orphanage thought you might like to know that she does not like to eats banana and tomato, she is allergic to jiemycin and when she is walking, the family had better keep close eye on her.
She is in the foster family, there are foster parents, older brother and another boy from the orphanage.

Her sleeping and diet schedule:                 
Sleeping time: 9:00 pm-6:00 am
Eating time: 7:00 am, 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm
She likes green vegetable, fruits, meat, eggs and milk.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Lake House

My son's girlfriends parents invited us up to their lake house in New York for the holiday weekend.  Boy am I glad we went!  It was sooooo relaxing and fun.

Dylan, Leigh and Malia coming up from the lake.
Hanging out with two of the 3 dogs
This is where you found Malia 95% of the time if we were at the house.  Looking out at the lake.
Leigh's family has two Labs, and boy do they LOVE the water.
All Malia wanted to do was ride on a boat. So Mary and Dylan took her for a canoe ride.

Little did I know but the town of Cooperstown  (Baseball Hall of Fame) is only a few miles down the road,
we went and walked around for a bit, its a really cute old fashion town. Everything is about baseball there, we saw this NY Yankee's corvette sitting along the street.  We also saw it sitting along side the road broke down on the way home on Monday. 

And lets not forget what this past weekend was all about.
We had an awesome time.  Thank you Gary and Mary for inviting us. You guys are AWESOME !