Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

Today God granted my prayers and Aleks was marked as heart healthy . nothing wrong with his heart. we went out for a birthday lunch and celebration of the good news. the doctor also seems to think he might not have FAS as well. but the international adoption clinic diagnosed him as fas. either way we love him. him having a healthy heart is just a bonus ,

Monday, April 27, 2009

a couple random pics

this was with my nephew he was in a christmas in oz drama.

the boys look so different then they did when they first came home.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

no doctor visits for a few days ..

after the last few days and doctor visits it is about time the boys. and now they have both had the stomach flu or some virus. markus is starting to get vocal more and more and we can understand him most of the time. aleks is starting to put words into sentences now. he told Pap-pap(my uncle) "i get out" when we pulled up to his house .he loves to get out and play at pap's house. we will be starting pediatrics rehab soon.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

doctor visit...

well we made our trip to the international adoption clinic at UK medical clinic yesterday . we have lots on intense OT,PT and Speech therapy ahead for us. plus we have a few medical issues that will require some operations, but over all the boys are doing ok.Markus has to have extra calories with every meal to help him gain some weight. doctor was concerned with his FTT. we actually go back in 3 months for markus and then six months with both . looks like i wont be returning to work this school year. the boys need mommy to be home with them. markus was officially weighed in at 18 pounds , and 34 inches tall. while aleks weighs in at 28 pounds and 36 inches tall. they both need prayers and lots of love.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


well yesterday we got markus' COC and aleks' SS card . now in about a week we should get aleks COC .

Sunday, April 12, 2009

NEW haircuts yet again.

well the boys are looking much better and healthier . we had a big easter egg hunt after church today and they had a blast.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A couple new pics

well today we went shopping for easter and my nephew who is studying to be a youth pastor at college told my mom that a new suit was an investment in his after then we found the boys new sunday suits to match his .i will add pictures of them in the easter best next week. today Geoffrey decided he would do aleks' hair in a faux hawk with blue hair glue. he looked really cute .we also finally found some shorts for markus that wont fll down . the sad part is we had to get him 6-9 month size. but at least they wont fall off him. people see him and cant believe he is 4.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

a little improvement

well this morning steve went to get the cortizone shot for his hip , so fr he is moving around no problems. he is off work today so he will get to spend the day with the boys. aleks is doing better at speaking english, he copies my nephew all the time. markus is talking more and actaully says mama alot.

Friday, April 3, 2009

ok they citizen or not ......

we have now gotten letters from the DHS on both boys saying they didn't receive any of the adoption paperwork in their visa packets. at first i was a little upset with the embassy people , but the more i think about the whole situation. the immigration people at the airport opened the visa packet and told us everything was in order so we could enter the USA with our two new US citizen sons. so if the documents werent there then how did they know that we adopted them legally or not?i guess we will never know but i know that someone somewhere messed this up .now we await to hear from the DHS to see if what we sent them was right . because we dont know what was in the visa packet , it was a sealed enevelope that we handed to the immigration in chicago.