Friday, October 31, 2008


Ella took her job as a cat very seriously.

Cutest pink bunny on the planet

Annual pumpkin carving at my parents' house with the cousins

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Maybe I should get off the phone now

Heard from the other room, "Mommy, wanna play a game?"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Melamine makes me mad!

After sitting back and watching others in our various adoption related groups figure out what to do about the possibility that our children may have been given melamine tainted formula in China, I called Piper's pediatrician today. She is recommending every child adopted from China have blood work and urinalysis done, and possibly a renal ultrasound.

Turns out China has known about this issue for quite some time and did a "secret recall" sometime in 2006. What the heck?

Our adoption agency just sent out this email about melamine tainted Halloween Candy that applies to everyone:

"There is a new warning put out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency....Sherwood brand Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate coins are being recalled due to the fact that they contain Melamine, the ingredient in milk product that has caused many infant/child health concerns in China. These candies are sold at Costco, as well as many bulk and dollar stores.please make sure to check your children's Halloween candy and DO NOT LET THEM EAT THE PIRATE COINS (you know the ones wrapped in the shiny gold foil) and please let other parents know about this!"

Why are people so stupid as to put this in children's products? It makes me crazy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Piper and her buddy Noah at the Pumpkin Patch

Negotiating who is going to drive the tractor.

Love this picture of Piper. It was Noah's turn, and she was trying so hard not to take the wheel! At least she didn't kiss any goats this year.

Where's Piper?

Hunter is running on a track team, and Piper and Ella love going to practices. We walk the track, they practice cart wheels and generally roll around on the astroturf until practice is over.

She's still working on her form.

Coming soon...riveting photos from the pumpkin patch!