Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Chair

See this? One might think it is a rocking chair... but look again. It is actually a bucking bronco! It was bound to happen sooner or later. I preach and preach, but you know how kids are. So, yep, Molly got tossed to the floor tonight. Poor thing. She wasn't hurt physically, thank goodness. But it scared her some. Of course when I knew she was OK, the preaching started again. "See, I told ya so, NOW will you listen to your mom?" It was sorta comical. Picture this... Molly on her knees in this chair ... see where this is going? She was rocking it like there was no tomorrow. Next thing she knew she was head first in the carpet, bouncing off Lindy shoulder on the way down. Her cheek was a little red, but only her pride was damaged.

This little rocker was mine when I was a child. When I got it out of storage for my girls to use my mom warned me about it. Apparently I didn't heed warning either. Imagine that!! The chair bares teeth marks that are 40+ (ouch) years old. Mom tells me it has seen rodeo riding before!

So far I have caught them sitting, standing and kneeling on the thing. And using it for a stepping stool is a must. Lindy sits in it mostly. Molly has a mushroom chair she uses. And it's thrown her too. I can see the future grade cards... "Molly will not sit still in class".

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lindy Ann

Lindy Ann is our second daughter, but OLDEST child. We knew pretty quickly after returning from China with Molly that we wanted to go again. For us and for Molly. So we applied for our second adoption in Oct06. In Apr07 we saw a photo of the most precious little girl. And that little girl became our daughter on Dec 18th, 2007.

I did not hesitate when I learned she was THREE DAYS OLDER than Molly. Having "twins" would be fun, right? Lindy's birthday is Jan 20, 2005. She is from Bengbu City, Anhui Province, China. When she came to us, just one month shy of turning 3, she was NOT happy. She screamed "NO, NO" in Chinese, protesting loudly. It was quite a change from our first time. But things went smoothly after she realized we had food. She is a little sweetheart and our family is now complete with this gem.

Today she is an average sized kid who loves to hold and care for her baby. She is smaller than Molly, but is growing fast. She almost weighs as much but is a few inches shorter. She loves to eat!

Her name did not come easily for us. After what seemed like months we decided on Lindy Ann. Lindy is a mixture of people. My middle name is Lynn and my MIL's name is Dee. Then Ann is my mom's middle name. So she is named after both grandma's and her mom.

She loves her younger yet bigger sister. She acts a little lost when they are separated. She wants to do and say everything Molly does and is one step behind her at all times. Her favorite words are "me too".

Molly Nichol

Molly is our first. We received her referral in Dec 05 and traveled to China in Feb 06. Our "forever family" day is Feb 5th. She came to us with a smile and has been a joy ever since. Her birthday is Jan 23, 2005, she had just turned one.

She is from Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China.

When thinking about names we knew we would use Nichol as a middle name. Her dads middle name is Nicholas. Her first name was harder. One day I mentioned the name Molly. We both liked it allot, so it was decided that Molly Nichol would be her name. Molly comes from my great grandmother Mollie B (we called her grandma B). She passed on in Nov 1985 at the age of 93, I'm sure she would have been proud of her namesake.
She is a smart little thing who amazes us everyday. She is also big for her age, even for american sizes. She loves paper and pencils. She is a great sister and loving daughter

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Adoption Journal

I am still blogging our "journey" on another site. I plan to keep it until we have been home one year with Lindy. So if you have time, visit there, but come back here and see us.
adoption stories: Lindy Ann

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


Welcome to our new family blog. This site is dedicated to our two sweet daughters. I plan to journal my thoughts and family happenings here for them to enjoy someday. You see, I'm not good at keeping a written journal, so it is my hope to "blog" our family's journey through daily life. So, come on in and join us every now and then. I think we can make you smile :).