Monday, January 29, 2007

This song sums up our adoption

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

My foursome

Some pictures

another outfit!

Almost a month

Its hard to believe that Juliana has been home with us almost a month. She is doing so well and has brought a whole new personality into the house. Juliana has learned to say "I love you" and says it to us all the time ! She loves to give hugs and kisses also. I crack up when you hand her something she always says "oh Thank you" in the funniest little voice, it doesn't matter what it is its the same response.
She has been to the eye doctor and is going to be getting glasses, I think this will make her happy as she always wants to wear mine.
Juliana is still amazed that all the clothes in her closet are hers she takes forever picking out something to wear. I hope when she gets older this wont be a problem..We will never get her out of the house :)

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Info on the Cadman Foundation

We have had many people ask how they can help and wanting info on our grant. To those interested in the Cadman Foundation here is the link.
Adoption Assistance - Cadman Foundation

The Cadman Foundation, has offered us a matching grant to help with some of our adoption costs, the info is on the web site. It is a tax deductible donation the check gets made out and mailed to the Cadman Foundation, just enclose a note saying for the "Pairman Adoption" and it will go to our grant.
P.S Please don't write our name on the check,only Cadman Foundation

A few Thanks

I just wanted to post a note saying thank you to all of those that helped out during our adoption.
Thanks to my mom Bah boosh ka (grandmother in Russian). Thank you for coming out and staying with the boys while we were gone. We know we probably will never get you back to see us again after so long with them,but they had a great time with you.
Also thank you all who contributed to the Cadman Foundation on our behalf.
Adoption Assistance - Cadman Foundation
With out the donations of those who donated and still are donating we would not have been able to complete this adoption.
To our agency World Links, Adoption Agency - World Links International Adoption Agency who made this a quick and somewhat easy process.
And to all our friends and family who have supported us thru this we thank each of you.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A whole new world

Its hard to believe we have only been home going on 2 weeks Juliana fits right in as if we had her forever.Things are going pretty well,our biggest issue is going to sleep and waking at night but each night it gets a little better.Alex has started to call her DQ for Drama Queen, as she knows how to throw a fit when she wants to. She is picking up words each day which is amazing to me. She loves to play patty cake and give high fives!
I was thinking today about how well she is really doing,Bob and I where in Russia for almost a month and found it so hard to go some places with out knowing the language and here she is 4 years old and has had her world turned upside down and she is doing pretty good with it.
The first days home she screamed when the dog came near her,now she pets him and runs after him.Ben and Zack are the proud big brothers (Ben does not realize that he is actually 2 months younger) and Alex is I think is loving having a little sister.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Say Cheese!

Today was Julianas first ride on the boys tractor,she laughed so hard and thought it was the greatest!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Welcome Home From the boys

Back to the good Ole USA

Well, after a few days on Moscow we have arrived home! Juliana has been very good.She had a pretty good flight for having to sit there for over 10 hours. The boys our just smitten with her! and she with them.