Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Bunch of Everything



Well, you guys keep requesting sizes. Alayna is in about a 3. She is pretty skinny. She loves hair accessories. Everyday her caregivers have given her a new do. The clothes that we bought for her to travel to Almaty all have elastic in the waist in hopes they will stay up. Nate, he is in 24 months. Although the other day they had 12 month shirt on him. I think we will be safe in 18-24 month. We were only able to visit once yesterday due to a celebration party that the orphanage had. Alayna was so excited to see us. She pointed out all of the balloons that were up. Nate, the poor kid, was tearful all afternoon. He just doesn't understand all that is going on. He also was dressed in a pink and red outfit which couldn't of helped his ego at all.
I was ready to loose it yesterday. It rained here the other day and the mosquitos decided to take up home in our hotel. Our room was full of them, as was the other families. We all don't understand how they got in with our window closed. I slept with a long sleeve jacket on with a hood and those puppies bit up my hands and face. I look like a person with some disease. Lena came to the hotel with a notary today. We signed more documents for court, which by the way is in only 10 days along with my birthday. Lena went and bought us these raid plug-in's for our room and this morning we are mosquito free!! We will have our usual day of AM and PM visits to the orphanage.
We are half way through our first trip towards finalizing our adoption of these two wonderful children. We'd like to take a second to thank everyone for all the thoughts and prayers that have helped us in our journey. We have been blessed more than we could ever imagine. This will certainly be a trip we'll never forget. We will continue to keep you all informed.

10 Comments:

At 10:44 PM, Blogger The 3 McCaffery's said...

hi, it's nell, glad to hear all is going well, and you're keep a good sense of humor. your children look happier and happier each day. if you have any questions or concerns on habits they may have once they're in your own home, please just send me a line. we were able to cure sam of his hoarding of food and poor table manners within a matter of weeks.

keep the photos and great commentary coming!!

it's nice that you've had some american "friends" that makes the world of difference in helping to pass the time and keep sane!!

take care
nell mccaffery

 
At 12:49 AM, Blogger sybil Markey said...

Hi Guys! Great pictures of the kids! I'm enjoying reading your blog every evening before bed.

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson,
I posted a comment last night but I posted it under your previous day's update by mistake. I should have been on the current page. I wanted you to know because I thought you would like the scripture that I put there. You look like the happiest MOM I have ever seen in your latest picture with Alayna and Nate. Sorry for the mistake in posting!!!
Take Care,
Andrea :)

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson,
You look absolutely radiant! These children are yours and have been from the beginning. They are both so darling and they look just as happy as you and Chandler. Hang in there with the mosquitos.
Love,
Marsha

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mommy and daddy efland, these pictures made me get tears of joy for all of us, and i guess now princess efland will have to be queen efland??? sorry to hear about the mosquitos but the sleeping outfit does sound kind of comical...love and hugs from all of your friends at 9612 harness lane

 
At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the pictures guys, you all look so happy, it is great. Cant wait to meet your children, take care and beware of the mosquitos.

Nikki

 
At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Alyson & Chandler
You guys look incredibly happy. Those kids were meant to be yours from the beginning!! They are such cutie pies. Thanks for the sizes. I am stocking up on hair acc. as we speak for your daughter. (don't you like that word?!) We are thinking of you both often. Be safe. Love ya Kate & Eddie

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Alyson & Chandler
You guys look incredibly happy. Those kids were meant to be yours from the beginning!! They are such cutie pies. Thanks for the sizes. I am stocking up on hair acc. as we speak for your daughter. (don't you like that word?!) We are thinking of you both often. Be safe. Love ya Kate & Eddie

 
At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALYSON AND CHANDLER, THIS IS ALL SUCH A WONDERFUL BLESSING. YOU GUYS LOOK INCREDIBLE WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE GREATEST LIFE FOR ALL OF YOU AND I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL ALL ARE HOME TOGETHER SHARING ALL OF YOUR LIVES FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. I SHOWED KEV THE PICTURES OF THE BABIES AND HE WAS VERY TOUCHED.
HEY AL. YOU KNOW HOW I MIGHT FEEL ABOUT THE MOSQUITOS. LOL.

HEARTFUL OF JOY,
JACKIE

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pictures of you all with the kids are great. They are the cutest little kids. Our girls want to give you all a shower after you get settled back home. I know you are counting the days when you can bring them home. They are precious!! We can't wait to see them. We will be going out of town today and will not return until next Thursday. So, I will not be able to keep in touch until then. Take care and give Nate and Alayna a hug and kiss for us.
Love. Aunt Shirley and Uncle Roy

 

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