Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cricket Academy

Today I had a training session for teachers and volunteers for the Cricket Academy here in Milwaukee! I am so excited. :-)
I haven't signed Liberty up for it yet because of the cost, but I found out that if I am a classroom volunteer, she can get her tuition paid for! So September 11, we both are starting our first session! I will be the parent helper in Cricket I, and she will be in Cricket II. That's beacuse of her age, but it is still extremely basic. It will teach us basic mandarin as well as Chinese culture. It was started 11 yrs ago by some families from the local FCC group (families with Chinese children) and has grown much since then. They have classes all the way to adult! I can't wait to bring Tristan there too. All the teachers are Chinese and the class sizes are about 10 students each, so I feel so blessed to be a part of this! It will be amazing!

Friday, August 27, 2010

fingerprints done!

This morning, on our assigned date :-), the 4 of us got our prints done at immigration. Looking good so far.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Passport is here!

Libby's passport came today! Yay!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Liberty's passport

It's been about 6 weeks since we applied for Lib's passport so I am expecting it to come any day now. I'm a little concerned because I *think* I might've written down the wrong birthday for her. When I put the numerical month down on the form, I *think* I might've put an 8 instead of a 9, but I am not sure. Ugh. I'm sure it's not too much of a biggie, but still.

I went shopping for Tristan/Will/XinYong/? today! It was FUN! I bought him a t-shirt, a flannel shirt (hey, we are in the north woods way up here!), some jeans and a short sleeve, button-down plaid shirt. I was looking for a little play camara, but got him his own little cell phone.

If I can figure out how to put a picture IN the blog post, I will, but I can't seem to figure it out.

Out fingerprint appointments are August 27th at 8 am, so a week to process, a week to authenticate, a week to get to China, so I am praying for a LogInDate Sept 14th (Megan's b-day)!