The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another Update!!!

We are so lucky to have received another update today from the orphanage were our Magnus is staying!!!!!!!!! What a surprise!!!!!!!! The pictures are of poor quality resolution-so it's very blurry...but it's just so wonderful to see pictures of him happy!!!!!!! The orphanage said they have been taking pictures of Magnus the whole time since he entered the orphanage and will give us the complete book of baby pictures when we travel to meet him!!!! So I'm so excited to know that he will have BABY pictures from China. This is awesome news!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here Magnus is blowing kisses!!!!!!!!! How dang adorable is that!!!!!!! Everything was basically the same information as the last update we received. However, this time we learned some new information which was exciting! Magnus has a special nanny named, Chen Lin, who he is smitten with. This is very sweet and makes me feel better knowing that he is getting love and hugs! Magnus, whose nickname in China is "Shu-Shu" - pronounced "shoe-shoe", can now walk!!!! This makes me now want to cry. I am so sad that I missed his first steps and so many things. But then again, we'll have a lifetime of firsts. It's bitter sweet I guess. The report stated that he loves to eat! He eats only congee (like hot cereal), noodles, crackers, and drinks fruit and vegetable juice.

Overall the update from the orphanage was great and seeing those pictures of him playing outside with other children is priceless. I'm so thankful there's a great playground for the children to play on! I didn't expect that either.

This update and pics will help ME pass the time for a couple weeks until we get our Article 5 paperwork completed! Right now I'm just so thankful to see more pictures of him!!!

We love you Magnus and we're coming very VERY soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Katlyn said...

Ohhh, Ann! So happy for you! I found your blog through Angie. I'm so happy to hear about the newest addition to the Schlenner Fam. Is he ready for you girls?!!

It makes me sad too that you missed his first steps, but so happy to know that he is being nurtured and encouraged to continue to develop. Cheers for that.

I cannot wait to meet Magnus someday when we're home visiting!


Nikki said...

How exciting and how amazing is that outside play area?! He looks like he's doing well and I'm so excited to watch little Shu-Shu come home!!!