It's been two months since I've posted -- where does the time go???
We've been keeping busy around here. Friday night the Sheriff's Office participated in Relay for Life (an American Cancer Society fundraising event) and I was co-captain and I tried really hard to stay all night, but I pooped out at about 3 a.m. Tony and the kids came for a while at the beginning but headed home around 10. Our county raised over $150,000 this year, which was above our goal, so we were excited. This is the first year the Sheriff's Office had a team and we had a great time while drawing attention (and money) to a great cause.
The kids are doing great! Maja will be four soon and she's quite excited for her party. She wants a purple cake and monkey balloons. :-) She's fairly easy to please!
I don't have any terribly exciting milestones to post about -- we've been busy with daily stuff and the kids are busy growing. Mali is very articulate these days and quite perceptive of others' moods. She can recognize all of her letters and is starting to spell things everywhere we go!
Daniel has been home almost a year now and continues to adjust. His English is excellent and he's making progress in all areas of life. He keeps us on our toes!
Alyssa has been showing her new dog this year and has a few blue ribbons so far. There are a few AKC shows nearby this fall and the three Aussies will go, with hopes of a few new titles and a lot of fun in the process! One of these days, I need to get a picture of the doggies posted up here!
Be on the lookout for pictures next time....
Our favorite places to visit on the web:
- Wide Smiles - Another great resource for parents of cleft-affected children
- Maja's website (not updated in more than a year, but still cute!)
- Love Without Boundaries: An incredible charity providing for medical needs in China
- Daniel's website (not updated in ages!)
- Cleftline -- a great resource for parents of cleft-affected children
- CCAI - Our favorite adoption agency!