It was one year ago today that we got Jasper in China. It's amazing how time flies.
posted at 08:24:57 AM
Where Does the Time Go?
Hard to believe. It's been an entire year since we got the referral and our first pictures of little Jasper.
She's grown and changed so much since then. No longer the quiet, serious, little girl she was then, she now laughs and plays with ease. She's also starting to assert a little independence - evidence that her second birthday is less than a month away!
Here's a new photo album with some pictures taken since we've gotten home from China. It's pretty clear how much she's changed in just these last few months.Hopefully, we'll keep this website updated a little bit with new information as she grows up.
posted at 11:52:02 AM
Home at Last!
We're finally home!
Okay, actually we got home late Wednesday night, but the last day or so has been pretty hectic - this is the first chance we've really gotten to update the website!
The trip home was long, but it went pretty well. Jasper's teething, and she was a little irritable on the last leg of the trip (from Denver to Sioux Falls), but she did just fine on all the other flights. Flying doesn't bother her at all!
Thanks to everyone who showed up at the airport to greet us! I was afraid Jasper would not react well to that many strangers, but she was great. Didn't cry at all! Must be because we have such a wonderful big family.Unfortunately, the batteries in our camera chose that moment to die, so we didn't get any pictures of the group at the airport. There are some new photos in the album, however (or at least there will be soon).
posted at 12:13:55 AM
Baba felt much better today. We did some more shopping - spent quite a bit of money today!
Tomorrow, we're going to the U.S. Consulate to get Jasper's visa to allow her into the US. Then we fly to Hong Kong to spend the night and fly back home the next day.
I'm not sure if we'll get a chance to get online from the Hong Kong hotel, so this may be the last update before we get back home.
At any rate, there are a couple new photos in the album.
posted at 09:20:33 PM
Not much to report for today. Everybody's been a little under the weather. Baba seems to have had the worst of it so far - he didn't get much sleep last night. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for everyone.
No new pictures today, either. Sorry.
posted at 09:04:30 PM
Today, Jasper went to the doctor for a quick examination. "Perfect health," he said. She's a little over 21 pounds now.
We also did quite a bit of shopping today. We bought a lot of souvenirs.
Jasper spent some more time alone with Baba today, and it went much better than it did on Wednesday. She played with him, fed him Cheerios, and gave him kisses! She also gave him a poopy diaper ten minutes after he changed a wet one, but that was okay, too.Didn't take any pictures today at all, though, so there's nothing new in the album.
posted at 08:49:32 PM
Sorry about not getting the website updated yesterday. The internet connection at the Dolton Hotel in Changsha was being really finicky that last day. As you can see now, though, you didn't miss much.
Jasper had her first plane ride today, about an hour flight from Changsha to Guangzhou. She didn't have any trouble with it at all. The only time she got fussy was after we landed, sitting and waiting to get off the plane.
When we got to the hotel, Mama took Jasper to have her picture taken for her Visa while Baba and Nainai checked into the hotel. By then, it was time to get something to eat (soup from the local 7-11) and now it's time for bed.I haven't tried uploading photographs from here in Guangzhou yet, but check here to see if there are any new ones!
posted at 10:05:44 PM