Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter Bunny has a home! and other bouncy news! :)

Well Easter Bunny has an amazing home with RACHAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you to EVERYBODY who donated towards Rachal getting her THUMPER :) heehee What a cute name! She has been so adorable! She texted me the first time he jumped to tell me she saw him hop! :) heehee We raised a whopping $195 total with the Easter Bunny Raffle and well over 100 of those names was for Rachal! For those who so wanted her to win here she is with thumper! :)

Rachal and Thumper :) Let the spoiling begin :)

Here are so shots from our day out trying to get donations toward the Easter Bunny Giveaway locally! I will say my online family rallied and $129 of the money raised came from online. The rest was us sitting at a dollar General under the sign! This was our first offical get out on the town fundraiser for Noah's Didi Jeremiah! :) Here are pics:

Mama and Noah and JEREMIAH! :) in picture form for now! :) Noah was amazing at this and was so fun :)

Here is Noah kissing the bunny! :) so adoarble! :) He is SUCH a lovey dovey baby! :) I LOVE IT :)

Now we have to hug him too :)

Check out Mr. Laid back and cute Panda Boy! :) heehee :) He was so well behaved and just LOVED being outside for so long! :) Did so good in the stroller for a real good while :)

This shot is from the Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt. He looks so cute on that big bench :) He still is toting that bucket and eggs around the house and taking them in and out of the bucket :) Easter was a big hit with Noah! :)
Now on to other Bouncy News! I got some news that had me BOUNCING in my chair with excitement! :) I found out that a $200 donation is being sent direct to Heartsent ( Our wonderful and amazing agency! ) towards our adoption of Jeremiah! :) IS that not amazing news!!!!!! :) God is so awesome and it is such a blessing when he uses His people! :) I can't wait to see what God is going to do next! Keep Showing Off Lord, I LOVE IT :) This was just an amazing gift to me , not just the fact it was $200 but also just the fact that YUP He is watching out for us and He is gonna help us get Jeremiah home! Thank you soo much to the Anonymous Folks who are sending that to Heartsent! They will NEVER know how much it meant!
Jeremiah my sweet Froggie boy! I so love you with all my heart! :) Your nickname is SOOOO appropriate as we will have to Fully Rely On God In Everything to get you home sweetie pie! I am already learning and growing just watching what God has done so far sweetness! Someday we will read to you all these things written in your book and show you pictures of all the things that happend on the Journey to Jeremiah! :) Sweet Angel Boy, Jesus LOVES you soo much and He is holding you safe in the palm of his hands as you wait with your amazing and loving Nannies for the day that God does Bridge that ocean once more to bring us to Taiwan to pick you up! I CAN'T WAIT to get on a plane and come get you honey! Hang on , we are working so hard! As you sleep, as you eat, as you work hard in therapy, know we love you and catch my kisses in the wind baby boy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter with my Panda Boy! :)

Hi All!

I am working on a video of all our Easter and pre-Easter activities but wanted to go ahead and show you a few shots of some of our Easter. Easter is so much fun with a little one in the house again and my amazing and cuddly Noah makes is so much more wonderful :) Noah made this Easter the BEST Easter Ever!

This is Noah's baskets :) heehee He has the basketball one that we got last year when he was in Taiwan and then the bucket was for the Playgroup easter egg hunt and the pail is just because he loves to tote things in things! :) Anyway, this is what he woke up to on Easter Morning :) He was so cute as he would take out his bunny with the cross and his lamb he would kiss them and hand them to me and keep going! He learned at the playgroup hunt that their is candy in eggs so he was lookin for them! :) heehee

Here he is going after it all! :) He loves books and you can see he went straight for the book. It is a neat one that has 100 Bible Stories and 100 songs to go with them :) He had mainly reeses candy cuz he can eat that with no trouble and he had some peeps! I had to break them off but he ate them good :) He also had some peeps that had bubbles in them and some ducks with bubbles. We love bubbles! :) He is still goin around the house with the bucket and empty plastic eggs! HE LOVES IT! :) he takes them in, takes them out! lol :)

This is Jeremiah's little basket! :) the bunny inside the bigger green basket is actually a basket but we put it inside the green one cuz it was bigger :) inside the bunny basket is a yellow chicky rattle that is a chick head that goes out into a blanket and the rattle is in the head. Hard to expain but there ya have it. Jeremiah is a year old but they said he has Visual dysfunction so we thougth his other sences will be heightend and so we thought the sound of the chicky rattle and the feel of the blanket would be things he would enjoy! Also in the basket is his first blanket :) It is baby blue and green and it has pooh bear on it! :) Could not find one with frogs! I hope to send it in a care package when we can. I know that my friend Jackie's baby Lucy had a blanket they sent and the orphanage stitched her name on it and she still had it when they picked her up! I thought that would be great for Jeremiah to have it now and then it would be familiar to take with us when we go and get him! It is made just like the blankets that Noah loves loves! :)

Trying to get a shot so you can see the pooh on the blanket. Also has some little turtles on it.

Here is a shot of Panda Boy with a bunch of eggs! :) He is so into Easter eggs :) heehee

And here we are eating our first ever REESES EGG! This is like a BIG deal in our family! :) LOOK AUNT KELLY! :) heehee It is not EASTER without REESES EGGS! :) Check out the eyes! heehee

So here you have the much fought for Easter Picture of the Family Four! LOL This was hard to come by with 2 moms who neither like nor can figure out digital cameras, and a squirmy uncooperative almost 2 year old! :) heehee This is the best of the bunch! There is an amazing shot that Noah was smiling in that we couldnt wait to look on the camera and see but all our heads were chopped off! LOL so much for a smiling picture! :) Gotta Love Moms! :)

Here we are our VERY FIRST time ever to dye Easter Eggs! :) Isn't he adorable?? :) He was so into this :) He watched the other kids at our friends house and he was beggin to do some before it was over with ! :)

And here we are eating our Angeled Egg (deviled eggs for Easter) heehee! He LOVED them! :) Course I have yet to find a way this boy won't eat an egg!

So the hunt begins with lots of paparazzi! :) heehee There were like 4 cameras going the whole time! :) Some old friends we had not seen in a good while invited us over to share an egg hunt and then do Ressurection eggs and meal and all that so we headed on over and a wonderful time was had by all! :) Noah is very into hunting eggs! :)

Isn't he so cute :)

I love this shot with him holding the bucket that way and looking back over his shoulder :) He was funny cuz if the eggs were in grass that had to touch his hand to get them, he would NOT pick it up! lol

Watching the big guys!

Heading with daddy to find the one last egg by the steps! :)

Sitting in mama's lap and playing with eggs listening to Ressurection eggs and the telling of the Easter Story! :)
God is so amazing! It was an amazing day! We were blessed to be able to attend a community Church here in our town for the first time Easter and God was very sweet to us and spoke to us even in the music! Noah was so cute. They had big lights up way high and he would just look and look at them! :) And sometimes point! He also had a HUGE word for Easter! And it was NOT just us that heard it but ALL who were sitting close by! So we know he said it.. Everytime anyone would say Hallelujah he would say his version of it. Kinda haduya lol! It was adorable! :) The lady in front kept turnin around and grinnin at him! :) I wish I had it on Video but I fear the pastor might have taken offence to me pulling out the camera! heehee Please keep our family in prayer as we seek God! We are searching for a new Church home and this Church here in our little town is a good possibility but we want to make sure this is the place God says go.. They have wonderful programs for every member of our household and that is so neat and being close will be wonderful change too :) Please check out our Target Gift Card Giveaway and Baby Blessings giveway fundraisers on the side bar! Pray that God will open up the floodgates of funds to get our little Jeremiah home!
Jeremiah my amazing froggy boy! :) Mama and Daddy and Gege and Jei jei love you so much! We are so thankful that this is the LAST Easter we will spend without you honey. We thought about you so much as we do every day! Mama is doing all she can to learn all she needs to in order to be the BEST mama to you little man! We are fundraising so hard and praying even harder for God to SHOW OFF even more to help us bring you home! :) There are already so many people who just can't wait to see you and help you to be all you can be! Hang on little baby. Mama is coming! And I send you BIG BIG KISSES IN THE WIND!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Noah's Online Birthday Party!

Noah is going to be TWO YEARS OLD on Sunday, April 19th! So can you believe it?? We are so excited to finally be so close to actually being with him on his actual birthday as we missed his birthday last year since he was still in Taiwan. We are also blessed to have just spent the first Easter Weekend together since Noah has been home :) God is so amazing! :)
So I have been thinking and thinking of ideas for fundraisers for Jeremiah and I was thinking about Noah's birthday coming up and his party this coming Saturday and all the online friends and family and fellow roomies of Noah's at SLC who are not close enough to come to Noah's birthday and I thought maybe we could have an online birthday party for Noah! :) What better gift for Noah that his baby brother to be home?! :) So my idea is this...If we were local to you and you were to come to Noah's party saturday and bring him a gift, then donate whatever the gift would have cost to The Jeremiah Fund! Noah is going to have a fun and amazing party here and this is a way yall can all be a part of his day! As you donate leave a comment here or on the paypal info of what you might write on Noah's birthday card if yall were coming! I will print all the notes to Noah and document the birthday gift to him in whatever amount was donated to the fund for his brother and put them all in his book with all the cards and the list of gifts at his actual party! :) Soo what do yall think??

The weekend here as been very busy. Be ready cuz there are pictures and stuff coming up when I have some time to get them together! I hope you all had a wonderful family weekend! :)

My sweet Jeremiah! My froggie boy! :) This is the most recent picture we have of him! I so wish he was going to be HERE for Noah's party, though he is in our hearts! :) PRAY for Jeremiah!

Jeremiah sweet boy, how I wish you were home to go to your Gege's birthday party this coming weekend. I know this is the last birthday party of his you won't be at, just as it is the last Easter you wont spend with us here! We missed you so increibly much today and I thought about you and as I sit here typing I wish you were laying close by to me sleeping as your brother Noah is. My sweet froggie boy, we are working so hard trying to come up with any ideas we can to get you home QUICK! There are folks at Early steps and Easter Seals already working on getting funding to build a ramp to our home in case you need that someday and helping us to get whatever we are going to need for you sweetie! Mama can't wait to have you here and know that God is rocking you baby boy until I can! We are so praying for God to SHOW OFF! Mama is having to remember minute by minute to Fully Rely On God! HE will bring you Home! I, and everyone in your family, sends you kisses in the wind my darling boy!
THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!