Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Thanks so a friend of mine (another adoptive mom and Angela, in China... I was able to get this update on Aiden. I can't say enough about their service. THANK YOU ANGELA!

Here are some pictures of him. Then below that is the information I found out about him. We will probably be traveling at the end of August so Chad can go with.

1. How is his health?
In recent half a year, his health condition has been very good. He gets some cold sometime, but soon healed after taking right medicine.
2. What is his personality like?
He is fairly extroverted and has a ready smile.
3. What does he like to eat?
He likes to eat snacks, crackers, candy and fruit, etc.
4. Favorite nanny?
He is close to all the nannies in our institute.
5. Does he take naps how many?
He takes a nap 12:00pm – 2:00pm about 2 hours.
6. Favorite toys?
He loves balls, such as BoBo ball (multi-color balls), soccer and toy cars.
7. Is he potty training?
Not yet.
8. Anything they would like me to know about him for later in life?
Hai Zi Gang is really sensitive of cold. When you give him shower in winter, please make sure keep him warm.
9. Is he active?
He is very active.
10. Does he have any special friend? What are their names?
They are Hai Zi Qing, Hai Zi You, Hai Zi Dong and Hai Lun Xin Zhen.
11. What is his favorite activity?
He likes to play toys with other children, push chairs and walkers.
12. Is he talking? How many words does he know? Cantonese or Mandarin?

He can say A Yi, Jie Jie, etc. He understands most words talked to him. They speak Cantonese.
13. Updated measurements:

Height: 80cm; Weight: 8.7kg; Head: 44.5cm; Chest: 46.5cm; Teeth: 15; Foot: 12.5cm.

14. Updated pictures?

I didn’t receive any, have asked them again. I will get back to you as soon as I receive them.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Letter Of Approval!

I am so happy we got notice today from our agency that China approved us totally to adopt little Aiden. We were expecting this in about 3 more weeks, so it was a great surprise... We may possibly travel in July now. My mom, a family friend and Taylor. It would be great because then we will have all of August with Chad and Aiden, Taylor before she has to go back to school. The next step is us waiting 3 more weeks for China to say when we can travel. Praise God! This news could not have came at a better time. No more orphanage for Zi Gang!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Seeing Our Family for the First Time!

Aiden is doing well. He just recovered from being down with the flu and I was so lucky to get these pictures. He is looking at the picture book of our family! What a blessing. God knows that I need these reassurances to keep pressing on! I can't wait to be able to bring him home to our family. Taylor is so excited as well. To see the pictures bigger click on them. I figured I should figure out how to incorporate a slideshow in here.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Busy Weekend

This week was very busy... baseball games, birthday party, sleepover and gymnastics meet. Thank goodness summer is soon here. Two more months for Chad to be home. We sure do miss him.