Sunday, June 06, 2010

Two Years Later

This weekend was our annual get together with our China travel group.  8 of the 14 families made it out this year for a great time.  The girls are all getting so big and don't look like babies any more, they are just sassy little girls.
It is tough work wrangling two year olds
Still one missing
We had to bribe them with cupcakes

Three Amigos
How much they have changed

*** Potty Update ***

Potty training is going very well.  Only one accident over the weekend and very few over the past week.  She seems to have turned a corner.  We are still not ready to brave a long car trip without pull-ups but we are getting there.


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Sue said...

Dear Steve and Jen,
Congratulations on celebrating your 2nd year Adoption Day reunion. If you have time this summer, we have a wonderful opportunity for your whole family to be able to help the orphaned children in China. Half the Sky Foundation has organized a fun, easy, family-oriented Art-a-Thon fund raiser to be held this summer. We hope that you will join us and participate in our first ever Art-a-Thon fund raiser. We would also love for you to spread the word about the Half the Sky Art-a-Thon on your blog site and among your China travel group. Thank you in advance for your help in getting the word out about our newest fund raiser for the children in China. If you have any questions, please send them to Thank you!


In honor of International Children’s Day (June 1), Half the Sky is pleased to announce the first-ever Art-a-Thon for Half the Sky, taking place now through August 31st. Parents - this could be a great summer activity for your kids …. and it’s for a wonderful cause!

Calling all children and adults who love to draw, paint, sculpt or do any kind of art!! We are inviting YOU to create art inspired by this year’s theme of “Playing Together.” Then recruit sponsors for your artistic efforts. $600 in funds raised will provide you an exclusive “Somebody Loves Me” sponsorship for an orphaned child in China for one year. $100 in funds raised will provide a month of support for a HTS-trained nanny to cuddle, guide, play with and provide consistent loving care for 3-5 infants in the Baby Sisters Infant Nurture Program. Ask for donations from all your friends and family and feel great about helping orphaned children in China who are waiting for their forever families. Collecting pledge donations can be as easy as a “click of a button” if you use our online donations page. After your art is complete, email us a digital photo and we’ll include it in our online Art-A-Thon exhibit in September. Detailed information about this fun and easy Art-A-Thon can be found at Register now to qualify for Art-a-Thon prizes. It’s time to join Half the Sky supporters around the world for the first ever International Art-a-Thon for orphaned children in China.

Half the Sky was created in order to enrich the lives and enhance the prospects for orphaned children in China. They establish and operate infant nurture and preschool programs, provide personalized learning for older children and establish loving permanent foster care, medical care and guidance for children with disabilities. It is their goal to ensure that every orphaned child has a caring adult in her life and a chance at a bright future. Learn more about Half the Sky at

Since 1998. Twelve years…thousands of hugs….