Thursday, September 27, 2007


Lately Ian has been making his new "faces". He started by saying "Ian Sad"...followed by the sad face. Then..."Ian happy"...with the smiling, happy face. The past few days it's been "Ian Surprised". I'm assuming this is something he's been working on at daycare. Whatever the case, it's cute as can be. I wonder what his next "face" will be?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Friend From South Korea

Welcome Home William Michael Choi Dreesen. William arrived home from South Korea last Thursday, September 20th. He is 8 months old. I work with William's Mommy...Mary. It's so fun to finally say Mommy Mary. :) Mary and Michael waited a long time for William's referral, but now the real fun begins as they start their lives together as a family of three.

note: the mosquito's in South Korea LOVED William....he had several bites on his sweet little face.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Conversation With Ian

Friday evening, Ian and I actually had a conversation on the telephone. It went something like this....

Ian: Hi Mommy
Mommy: Hi Ian. What are you doing?
Ian: Eating kicken and fren fies
Mommy: Is it good?
Ian: Yep
Mommy: I'll be home in a few minutes, OK?
Ian: OK Mommy. Bye, bye.
Mommy: Bye Ian. Love you.
Ian: Lub oooo Mommy. See ya.

How sweet is that? He's such a sweet little guy. I couldn't wait to get home to give him a big hug. He sure knows how to melt his mommy's heart.

He's been singing a lot the past few days. "Wheels On The Bus" is one of his favorites. He gets stuck on the "up and down" part. He repeats that over and over and over again. He's also trying to sing his ABC's. He does pretty well. When he gets to's more like...LA, LA, LA, O-P. He looks so cute doing it.

We can't wait until he has a new brother to play with. It's hard to tell what Ian will teach him.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Catching Up

Computer is home now...and all is well. It's a crazy little thing, but I really missed it.

We've had a fairly busy couple of weeks. Ian is just talking, talking, talking. Sometimes I just don't know where it comes from. His little vocabulary is picking up quite nicely. He still puts his own spin on his words and sometimes we have no idea what he's saying...but that doesn't stop him. He'll keep saying it until his SLOW parents get it.

Some of our new "favorites"....

pic up puck (pick up truck)
ambeeance (ambulance)
fire puck (fire truck)
salren (siren)
go fas daddy (duh...go fast daddy)
winteeld (wind shield)

One of his latest phrases upsets me somewhat...."no talking mommy". Now where did that come from? Out of the blue sometimes when I'm talking, he just says "no talking mommy".

He had his first dental appointment this week. We practiced showing our teeth to the dentist several days before our appointment. He's put his little teeth together and say "cheese". Then he'd open wide and say "ahhhhh". He did pretty well for his first time. He didn't want to sit in the big boy chair, but they were fine with that. He sat on my lap and when Dr. Jim came in to check out his teeth, we just layed him back in Dr. Jim's lap. Ian did GREAT. Dr. Jim said "open wide for a lion" and Ian said "rrrrroooooaaarrrrr". It was so cute. After Dr. Jim checked him out, he took him over to the "prize wall" and Ian got to pick out a prize. It was a very successful first appointment. Ian's teeth look great and so far no problems from the thumb sucking.

We're working on potty training. Somedays are better than others. Some pee pee in the potty at all. He has pee pee'd in the potty at school three days this past week. Hopefully soon, we can ditch the diapers.

Today we went to Race For The Cure. It was such a beautiful day. A little chilly...but that's OK....I love this weather. Halloween will be here before we know it and then'll be Christmas.

Ian will attend his first football game in October. TU plays Marshall (our alma mater) on Saturday, October 13th. I CAN'T WAIT. I ordered Ian a Marshall jacket so he can be all decked out in his official Marshall gear. GO HERD!!! I'm afraid they're going to get thumped by TU, but that's'll be good just to see the team play.

One of my friends from work, Mary, leaves tomorrow to go to South Korea to pick up her son William. He'll be 8 months old tomorrow. Mary, Michael and William will return to Tulsa on Thursday. Can't wait to see them.

If you have a moment and are so inclined, please click on the link on the side of this page marked Baby Emy. Our friends Angie & Dustin (Mia's parents) have had their baby....Emy. She was born 3 months early. She's in the NICU in Oklahoma City. She's having good days and bad ones, but that's really to be expected. Please, please pray for this sweet family.

We are almost "officially" on the waiting list for our child from Vietnam. As soon as our paperwork comes back from the consulate in San Francisco...we'll be on the list. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we find out who Ian's little brother is. There are several families in Vietnam right now picking up their children. Two of the families live here in the Tulsa area. Can't wait to see them when they get home. They are adopting two little boys that have lived in the orphanage together for a long time. The boys are both 3 years old. The links to their blogs are posted on our Vietnam blog (link is on right).

I promise, I'll post some pictures very soon. Ian is so cute and has such a sweet little personality. He continues to amaze us daily. We are so in love with this child.

More updates soon....

Friday, September 07, 2007

Two Years Ago

How time flies when you're having fun.

Two years ago today we saw the face of an angel....our angel....our Ian. What an incredible two years it has been. God blessed us with an amazing child that we love beyond imagination.

I'll post more and post more pictures when my computer comes home from the shop. In Ian's words "pooter kick" (translated computer is sick).