Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inside Shriners: The Visit

Chayah waiting to go in to her appointment

Me and Sarah

Me and Chayah playing after her appointment

Chayah driving

Chayah and her "shway-be" (sprite)

Me and my Sarah Lu

Sarah on the slide

Chayah on the slide

Thursday, February 26, 2009


While we were at Shriners for Chayah's appointment, me and Chrissy each got a pop. Then II ended up letting the little girls each get one too, just this once. Without thinking about it, these are the ones we each picked out.
Afterwards I realized what they were and thought it was pretty funny.
Chayah: Sprite
Me: Sprite Zero
Sarah: Cherry Coke
Chrissy: Cherry Coke Zero

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Chayah had her first Shriners appointment last week. It went really well and she is scheduled for her next appointment in a few weeks. Her main special need is her leg. It was broken in two places and causes her to limp. They are saying that what they are going to do is insert a rod into her leg to straighten it out and in the good leg, stapple the growth plate so that her other leg has a chance to grow and catch up to her good leg. They will later remove the stapple in the growth plate and both legs will be the same length and grow together. They are trying to get her in for the surgery very soon, possibly as soon as late March or April, we will find out if this is possible at her next appointment. She will have to be in a full leg cast, from her hip down, for about 3-4 months, so they would like to get it completed before the summer so she can run around and play then. The success rate that they gave her is about 70%, so the likelihood that it will work is fairly high and we are all hoping and trusting that it will!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Chayah is tiny. She really is itty-bitty! Her build is very petite and she is just tiny. However, can this girl ever eat?! It is actually amazing that eats everything that she does!
The other day we wrote down all that Chayah ate.. in just one day. Here it is:
  • 2 eggs over-easy
  • 3 glasses of orange juice
  • 5 hot dogs
  • 2 bananas
  • Water
  • 1 orange
  • 1 snack-size bag of chips
  • Chocolate candy
  • 2 plates of french fries
  • 2 apples
  • Several chicken strips
  • And a helping of noodles
Yep, that's my hungry girl! ;)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Life with Two

Well, life with two little sisters is definitely different than life with just one! Everything before we had to do once, now we have to do it twice. Two booster seats to buckle in the van, two strollers to push around the mall, and two little girls that both want to be held at the same time. It's a lot harder, but it's awesome. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Together At Last

Sarah and Chayah together in December 2006 at their orphanage in China

Sarah and Chayah in January 2009, Sisters both at home forever