Monday, October 25, 2010


We were finally able to take a little time out of our hectic schedules and enjoy the beautiful fall weather while pumpkin picking at a local farm near our home. Halainah was so excited, she wanted every pumpkin she saw. And as you can see there were a lot of pumpkins.

She loved being pulled on the cart by her daddy.

And soon picked her own pumpkin, placed it on the cart and jumped back on for another ride.

And jumped back off again to try and get Mommy and Daddy to buy her just 1 more pumpkin. Who could resist that beautiful face?

Halainah was mesmerized by all of the gorgeous fall displays.

This was my favorite picture of the day. Halainah stopped to take a break and enjoy her pumpkin cookie sitting on top of a pumpkin that was bigger than her.

After we picked pumpkins, enjoyed all the fall displays, bought some apple cider and apple cider donuts and ate a pumpkin cookie, we took Halainah to see some animals on the farm. The animals weren't cooperating so you won't see them in our pictures. Except for...
This beautiful horse, who was very friendly. Halainah liked him, except when he turned around to walk away. Then she yelled, "ewwwww Mama...his butt is dirty!"

Which apparently was the funniest part of our day. She cracked herself up for a good 15 minutes after that one. And she had an audience of other onlookers who apparently thought she was hysterical as well.

It was a beautiful fall day and a lot of memories were created that day. I love my beautiful, pumpkin loving, hysterically funny little miracle so very much.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Ok...seriously...we only had to wait 5 weeks to find out that our LID is September 17, 2010. That was an excruciating wait. I can only imagine how hard the wait is going to be until we see our next miracle for the first time.

So this means that we can be matched at any time. We are now officially waiting for the Lord to find our daughter and hand deliver her to us. We trust in his plan.

Halainah is getting so big. It's hard to believe that she is going to be 3 next month. Where has the time gone?

She is still a giant ray of light who is always happy and always jumping and never stands still long enough to take a picture.

She says the funniest things like:
Me: "what is your name?"
Halainah: "Halainah Grace"
Me: "what is your last name?"
Halainah: "Hannah Montana"

A few weeks ago we went back to Sesame Place for the Halloween Spectacular. Halainah keeps saying, that she loves Halloween and monsters are scary. This is one of the only pictures we took at Sesame Place, because again, Halainah is never still.

And a few recent pictures that we tried to take, all of which were very hard to capture. They are not the best pictures, but that's my Lainey Girl!!

Shhhhh....a new list will be released this week. I wonder if our daughter is on that list.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


"Jiu Jiu buy me this."

"Look, Monkey!"

"I Lub Monkey!"

"Put On, Pink Monkey."

"I Lub Jiu Jiu and Tia!"

I just love 2 year old, soon to be 3 year old conversations with my amazing daughter.

"Thank you Jiu Jiu and Tia for my new Monkey shirt. And don't I still look adorable in my monkey suit from last year?"

P.S. No news on the adoption front. We are still awaiting for the CCAA to assign our LID.

P.S.S. Yes I am frustrated about that!

P.S.S.S. We already missed out on September's list!