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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011 and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We were very blessed that even as hard at things have been to have a wonderful Christmas in our home!  Here are a few pictures from Christmas.  

my Panda boy looking like such a big boy :)

Celeste opening a gift

can't believe I am showing this one...sigh but me and Jeremiah coming into living room with Bobby and Noah behind.  Noah got nervous and kind hid behind bobby.  Not sure why.

not sure what he is lookin at and I know its blurry but was too cute :) 

He LOVES is Spiderman computer that a friends son gave to Santa to give to Noah :)  He thinks he is so big! He doesn't really know how to do much on it but will pick it up and rush of sayin got my computer! LOL

This was too funny to me.  I helped santa find this months ago at goodwill.  its a musical sit and spin.  kept trying to get Noah to sit on it and he would not.  He stood on it and kept trying to get him to undestand and the whole time he is acting like he is at the dr.  He is afraid of it.  Finally yesterday I got him to sit on in but he still can't figure out how to use it. 

Jeremiah with a toy he got.  He was quite withdrawn most of the day which worried this mama.

Frogie boy with his mickey mouse.  later in the day I got a little reaction to him

goin through Jeremiah stocking.  Noah was all into everthing miah got!  He kept tryin to show him what to do with everything and ringing bell of him that was in there adn showing him shiny things :)

miah with his shiny things

Noa cookin us zert (dessert) :)  

Noah loves his cars boots :) Thank you to the elf that sent those :)

hand over had turning mickey mouse on

a little smile

one of his microphones.  I would talk in it and eventually he did coo

my sweet mama!  Our family was featured in an adoption calendar for 2012 that some friends put together :)  She was quite excited when she got to Ocoboer and saw us in there :)  If you need a calendar for this coming year I can't think of a better one than this one and just think you can see us :)  lol  Go HERE to see calendars and get you one and help bring 9 year old Eli home!

love this face :)

a little cars computer game he was given :)  haven't figured it out either

My favorite picture of the day I think!  Noah hand of hand helping Jeremiah open a present :) 
Happy New year to all who have followed along and been a part of our lives this year! 

Happy New Year!! Here’s the scoop on the Sisemore Family and what we’ve been up to 'round here.
It has been a hard year for us but many blessings along the way by so many people.  I met one of my dearest friends face to face this year FINALLY!  And I got to sit in a room with a BUNCH of Taiwan Treasure's playing together as we parents shared and visited and just had an amazing time!!  I have to say Taiwan R.O.C.ks FIRST reunion had to be the highlight of 2011 for me!!!  I am sad Bobby did not get to experience that with me and that Celeste as well had to stay home and work but it was the biggest thing  to happen!  I can't even express what that was like and I can't wait for Chicago this year!  It was awesome to see some of the little ones that were in the same orphanage as my boys all together again!  A few were not there and I hope next year they will be.  And I look forward to the year we can have those little ones at a reunion at the same time and I can have my entire family there as well! :) 
Here is a bit about what all has been going on with us.
Bobby has retired from a 20 year career of police dispatch and has after a 6 month wait began a new career with a call center that though the pay is low now, seems to have much opportunity for overtime and promotion and he has almost completed training!  We look forward to what God will do with our family and Bobby with this job!  :) 
Tami is loving being home with our sweet boys and is kept quite busy with Dr. visits, therapy sessions, play dates, field trips and teaching Noah his preschool skills.  .
Celeste is working at the hospital as a Phlebotomist, and enjoys time with her boyfriend, Dallas, friends, and Church family as well as being an awesome big sister to her baby brothers! She also just started college towards her Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry!  We are so excited for her and can't wait to see what God has planned for her future :)
Noah is 4 and growing and maturing at an alarming rate!  He is talking more and more and is becoming more and more clear. He is very imaginative and  a joy to watch play. This fall we began preschool but it seemed to be more than he was ready for so I backed off for a bit and went back to more of a play school type learning.  Come January we plan to try again 3 days a week and prayerfully he will do well.  Tami is gathering things and taking a different approach to meet his specific needs.  The joy and beauty of a home education! He is doing quite well in private Occupational Therapy as well as with Speech, APE and Special Instruction he receives in our home from the school district/  Noah is into ~
Cars, trucks, trains, Mr. Potato Head, his menagerie of stuffed animals, cooking for all of us with play food :) , Barney, Mickey Mouse, Wiggles, Cailou, Elmo and the Duggars on tv! He is very musical too! 
Jeremiah is 3 and overall doing well.  He was eating 3 meals a day and just had his tube feeding to help make sure he got enough but then he got ill and has lost his desire to eat.  Please keep him in prayer for all his medical needs.  He has some tests coming up after the beginning of the year and is dealing with many medical issues.  On the advise of our Pediatrician Jeremiah is only going to private therapy one day a week and the school comes in one day a week.  He receives Speech/feeding, Occupational and Physical therapy as well as APE and special instruction.  We are very blessed with amazing therapists for both boys and Jeremih and Noah are both flourishing under the loving care they give.  Jeremiah is into~ Bells,music, giggling toys, laughing people, rocking, dancing, einsy weinsy spider and other hand games we do together and snuggling!
Tami's mom, Carol, is with us and doing quite well!  She along with Tami and the babies made a trip to her hometown in Mississippi to attend her 50 year high school reunion!  She was quite excited and blessed by the experience!  Her sister was able to come home with us to spend a week here with us all and the two sisters were like kids at times! :)  Her health is doing wonderfully and you can not really even tell she had a hip replacement and was on a walker at one time!  She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and laughing at their antics.
We covet your prayers  as  we move forward into what God has for our family as we roll into 2012.
Happy New Year,
Bobby, Tami, Celeste, Noah and Jeremiah

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!