Thursday, February 19, 2009

Boys and their toys

Despite the bitter winter weather, the boys have done a pretty good job at keeping themselves entertained this season (thanks to some fun Christmas gifts and handy woodworking grandpa).
Here is the "Bumper Ball" the boys got from Great-Grandma Hoefer. It's basically a giant inflatable ball you can climb in and roll around. And no, we haven't taken it down any snowy hills....yet, and yes, each hexagon shaped bubble has to be individually inflated.

Grandpa Berry made the boys this hand car. It took them a few tries, but they finally figured out how to steer with their feet and pump with their arms.

Gavin also got his "I Spy" quilt from Grandma Berry this winter (she makes them for all the grandkids). It can keep us entertained for hours! (well, maybe not 'hours').

And what fun would winter be without sledding?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


We are still waiting to find out if we will be able to adopt from Haiti. And while this has been frustrating (to say the least), there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Our case worker contacted us this past weekend to let us know of a new opportunity. Our agency is starting a new program to facilitate adoptions in Jamaica. So in addition to submitting our dossier to Haiti, we will also submit it to Jamaica. We still have a lot to learn about the Jamaican adoption process, but I do know that we meet all the requirements. And supposedly it is less expensive and has a shorter waiting time that Haiti. So, once again, we'll wait and see.