Sunday, January 28, 2007
I JUST HAD TO CAPTURE THIS PICTURE, ZOEY LOVES TO SIT ON HER BIG GIRL BED AND LOOK OUT THE WINDOW. SHE LOVES ALL THE BRIGHT COLORS ON HER COMFORTER AND THE BRIGHT COLORS IN THE ROOM. SHE ISN'T SLEEPING IN HER BED YET :) BUT SHE DOES LIKE THE BED AND THE ROOM. SHE IS CO-SLEEPING WITH MOM & DAD RIGHT NOW. WE ARE LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT TOO !
I THINK THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY IS WHEN SHE FIRST WAKES UP. SHE HAS SUCH A SWEET LOOK ON HER FACE. IT MELTS MY HEART EVERY DAY.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 8:07 PM
ZOEY LOVES TO PLAY PEEK -A-BOO. SHE WILL SQUAT DOWN IN FRONT OF ME WHEN I AM ON THE COUCH AND THEN JUMP UP LAUGHING. SHE THINKS BY SQUATING DOWN SHE IS HIDING FROM ME. IT IS HILARIOUS. WE HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN. SHE LAUGHS EACH AND EVERY TIME. :) THESE TIMES ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD. SOMETHING SO SIMPLE BUT HAS SO MUCH MEANING TO HER AND ME. " THANK YOU LORD FOR THE SIMPLE THINGS. "
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 8:01 PM
AFTER WE GOT FINISHED AT THE INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION CLINIC WE MET OUR FRIENDS, DAVE & JEN AND THEIR KIDS FOR LUNCH. THEY WERE IN TOWN FOR A DOCTOR'S APPT. FOR THEIR NEW DAUGHTER HANNAH. WE FINALLY GOT TO MEET THEIR OTHER TWO CHILDREN, JOSH & CALEB. WE HAD ALREADY SEEN PICTURES OF THEM WHILE WE WERE IN CHINA. IT WAS SO GOOD TO MEET THEM IN PERSON. THEY ARE BOTH PRECIOUS.
WE HAD A WONDERFUL VISIT AND HATED SEEING THEM GO HOME.
THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WE HAVE REALLY MET AND HAVE FORMED SUCH SPECIAL FRIENDSHIPS THROUGH THE WHOLE ADOPTION PROCESS. WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR EACH ONE OF THEM.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 7:54 PM
WE HAD OUR FIRST VISIT TO THE INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION CLINIC. WE SAW DR. JENNIFER CHAMBERS. SHE EXAMINED ZOEY FROM HEAD TO TOE AND SAID EVERYTHING LOOKED AND SOUNDED GREAT. ZOEY HAD TO HAVE BLOODWORK DONE, AND I LET DOUG GO WITH HER AND HELP HOLD HER, I WENT AND WAITED IN THE WAITING ROOM. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HEAR OR SEE HER CRY. THANK GOD FOR "DADDY" DADDY SAID SHE WAS A REAL TROOPER AND SHE DID REALLY GOOD, AND THEY EVEN HAD TO STICK HER TWICE. OUCH!
DR. CHAMBERS AND HER STAFF ARE WONDERFUL!! ZOEY REALLY LIKED DR. CHAMBERS ALOT. WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE CLINIC IN 3 WEEKS FOR THE LAB RESULTS.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 7:38 PM
WE ARE GETTING READY FOR OUR FIRST VISIT AT THE INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION CLINIC IN BIRMINGHAM.
I LOVE BUYING CLOTHES AND SHOES FOR HER, THIS OUTFIT LOOKS SO ADORABLE ON HER I WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE. MY HUSBAND THINKS I AM CRAZY! OH WELL. :) I LOVE MY BABY GIRL!!!!
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 6:03 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2007
ZOEY IS SO SMART SHE IS WATCHING EVERYTHING AROUND HER, ESPECIALLY OUR DOG "BAILEY" SHE TRIES TO MIMIC HER. WHEN YOU ASK HER HOW THE DOG GOES, SHE STICKS OUT HER TONGUE AND MAKES A NOISE (SIMILAR TO THE ONE A DOG MAKES WHEN IT IS HOT). IT IS HILARIOUS. THEN THE NEXT THING SHE STARTED DOING WAS PICKING UP HER TOYS WITH HER MOUTH, AND CRAWLING AROUND HOLDING THE OBJECT. I WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE A PICTURE WITH ONE OF HER STACKING CUPS IN HER MOUTH. TOO CUTE!! SHE KEEPS US LAUGHING.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Look at my big girl !! Can you believe her up in that big hummer acting like she can drive. :) Our dear friends & State Farm Insurance Agents, Herschel & Janet Jones helped us bring home all of our gifts from the shower on Sunday. Well Zoey let Herschel hold her when he was getting ready to leave and she grabbed onto that steering wheel like she had been doing it all along. She was so funny!! And was really enjoying herself. I just had to share these adorable pictures. Zoey is such a huge blessing for our family. We are just amazed how she is becoming more "Americanized" each day. Look out world. :) Thanks to our wonderful friends for helping us home with the shower gifts.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 2:11 PM
Monday, January 15, 2007
OUR CHURCH FAMILY & FRIENDS GAVE US A "TODDLER" SHOWER ON SUNDAY JAN.14TH. WHAT A GRAND SHOWER IT WAS! THEY DID AN ASIAN THEME, COMPLETE WITH CHINESE LANTERNS, PANDA BEARS, CHINESE FANS, FORTUNE COOKIES, AND LADYBUGS. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! ZOEY RECIEVED BEAUTIFUL OUTFITS AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER WONDERFUL GIFTS. WE WERE SO OVERWHELMED BY SUCH GENEROSITY AND LOVE WE WERE SHOWN. ZOEY DID REALLY GOOD AT THE SHOWER, AFTER WE WERE THERE FOR ABOUT 30 MINS. SHE CAME OUT OF HER SHELL AND VISITED WITH SOME OF HER GUESTS. HER CUTE PERSONALITY IS COMING OUT MORE AND MORE EACH DAY. WE ARE SO THANKFUL SHE IS HAVING A VERY SMOOTH TRANSITION. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAD A PART IN THE SHOWER. IT WILL ALWAYS BE CHERISHED.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 8:46 PM
Friday, January 12, 2007
LOOK AT OUR LITTLE "DEAR" (DEER) THESE ANTLERS WERE SO CUTE ON HER. OF COURSE SHE DIDN'T LEAVE THEM ON LONG. SHE DIDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR, BUT I THINK SHE ENJOYED IT. SHE WAS UNSURE OF ALL THE PEOPLE THOUGH.. SHE IS STILL ADJUSTING TO PEOPLE SHE HASN'T SEEN.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 10:53 AM
Friday, January 05, 2007
THESE ARE TWO WONDERFUL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES WE MET WHILE WE WERE IN CHINA. DAVE & JEN WINEBRENER & KEITH & SHIELA HOWARD. WE HAD A GREAT TIME VISITING WITH THEM AND THIER NEW DAUGHTERS. WE HAVE MET SOME OF THE BEST FAMILIES THROUGH OUR ENTIRE ADOPTION PROCESS. WE WERE EATING LUNCH AT THE FAMOUS "LUCY'S" THEY ACTUAL HAD FAIRLY GOOD AMERICAN FOOD.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 11:24 AM
I BOUGHT ZOEY THESE NEW FROG PAJAMA'S AND SHE LOOKS ADORABLE IN THEM. OH BY THE WAY LOOK AT HER FEET, SHE REFUSES TO WEAR SOCKS INSIDE THE HOUSE. SHE IS FASCINATED WITH LOOKING AT HER FEET. I HAVE TO PUT SOCKS ON HER FEET AFTER SHE GOES TO SLEEP AT NIGHT TIME SO HER FEET DON'T GET COLD. I BOUGHT HER A PAIR OF ROBEEZ SOFT LEATHER SHOES AND NOW I PUT THEM ON HER AROUND THE HOUSE, SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REMOVE THESE YET. :) NEEDLESS TO SAY SHE ISN'T TO HAPPY ABOUT NOT GETTING TO SEE HER FEET. :)
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 11:16 AM
Look at this "Proud Daddy" Doug is totally in love with his little girl!! She has him wrapped around his little finger. He says I have her spoiled. Ha! We both do. Zoey is blooming each and every day! She is a pure joy and delight to be with. She has the funniest expressions and loves to mock what people do.
Posted by Doug and Melody Kemp at 11:03 AM