Thursday, November 30, 2006

November Gifts - I'm SO lucky and spoiled!!!!

I have such great Secret Pals and Cyber Shower friends. Just look at the great gifts I got this month.

I got this adorable ladybug activity book/toy and three counting books (Five Counting Sheep, Five Silly Monkeys, and Five Little Ladybugs) from my June Bug Secret Pal. She is so sweet and thoughtful. I just love everything she sends me. And the ladybug toy is just so cute. It's a stuffed toy, a book, and activity toy, a rattle, a squeaker, and lots more. It's going in the box of stuff that I'm considering taking with us to China. I think it would be great in the hotel room and on the plane. Lots to do it keep little fingers busy for 19 hours.

And then I got a cool ladybug spinner and shape sorting toy for my November Cyber Shower gift. The funny thing is - Target has this butterfly/ladybug spinner and I've picked it up at least 6 ot 7 times to buy. Then I say no - I don't need it right now, I'll wait until it goes on sale, etc. So I haven't bought it. And then I get it as a gift in the mail - how cool is that! It's so much fun to play with too - I had to put it up so I didn't wear it out. I just love playing with the baby toys. I can't wait for the baby to get here so we can spend the whole day playing with toys. What I great time that will be.

And last but not least is my wonderful gift from my GWCA Secret Pal. She sent us these adorable dishes. A plate, bowl w/plastic lid and a tiny little cup with a handle. And it's pink - my favorite color. And the best part is they all have a tiny little tiaras on them. (It's hard to see from the pictures). See my Secret Pal already knows my baby is going to be totally spoiled and she's helping to make that happen. The dishes are also metal so that when the little princess throws her dinner on the floor the dogs can eat the food and the plate won't break. Mommy really likes that! No - not the throwing of the food but that the dishes won't break. But, I'm sure the throwing of the food will be funny the first few times. :) Plus, she sent me this great journal with a Chinese flag on it. I'm still deciding what to use it for. I just love my GWCA SP - she really seems to know me and my tastes. I really hope that her LID is close to ours so that we get to travel together - now that would be super cool.

Thanks again to my two favorite Secret Pals and to Robin for my great Cyber Shower gift.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Happy 5 months to me (and Sonny too)!!!

Well we made it to the 5 month mark. When we stated this journey referrals were coming out about 8 months after LID's. Now it's around 14.5 months. So the 5 month mark doesn't tell us much - other than we want our baby already!

Still holding on to the hope that things will speed up soon. Will post info on the next batch of referrals when they come out - could be anyday to 3 weeks from now.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My June Bug SP October gift - I forgot to post it!

I'm so bad - I can't believe I forgot to post my super cool scrapbook from my SP from our June DTC 2006 group. It's the greatest. My SP read that I was clueless on the whole scrapbooking think so she made me a starter scrapbook - it's got pages for when we are in China, for when we get home to America and them pages for each of the 12 months -- plus a whole bag of 'extra stuff' to add to the pages and a set of scrapbook templates. It's just great and I love the album too
- plus there's a spot on the album cover for a picture. Of course the referral picture will go there. Check out these cool pages - there are pictures of different pages on the June Bug SP blog.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Updates on my mind wandering thoughts

So the CCAA surprised everyone with this batch of referrals - the referrals came out on 11/2 (a couple of days later then expected). But, they went thru August 25th!!!!!!! This a huge - the 24th had tons of dossiers logged in - our agency had three different weeks that were logged in that day. Which ended up being something like 73 families just for our agency. I'm so happy for everyone that got referrals - especially the people who didn't expect them. That must have been a great surprise for all those people.

So my theory on the Tiger's winning the World Series and my baby being born this year didn't pan out. The Tiger's lost the World Series but considering that they were in like last place in 2005 just getting to the world series was amazing. Plus, the playoffs kept me busy for a few weeks and then I spent less time worrying and less money shopping. There is always next year for the Tiger's and that will be the year we go to China to pick up our baby. I'm still holding out that we'll be in China in July 2007 - at least for now. But, I still think that our baby will be born in 2006 - we'll see if that theory holds up.