Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

He came off bus today with bear hat from school. I was surprised he still had it on. He didn't want to take it off for nap time. He also came home in some other boys jacket, lol. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Drake is learning about farms at Early Childhood Education. When he first came home he couldnt color at all. We don't think he'd ever been given a crayon or marker. Now he can scribble! Such a cute picture I had to share!! He has also learned nose, feet, tail, ears on the dogs so he was already a leg up on this assignment! :-) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Waiting for the school bus. Had to break out long sleeves and pants! 

CHI Reunion Video!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bulgarian Adoption Reunion over Labor Day weekend

Drake hanging out

Drake and Tori

Camping Fun!

He always finds the radio!

on see-saw with Behla and Jodee

why yes, that is a turtle

Drake and his CHI Caseworker Nina!!

Mom fishin'

Drake crying because the monkey scared him!

KC airport nearby, planes non-stop overhead

Fireside fun

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

School open house

at open house

I tried out the bus at open house

First day of school

it's too early for school!

I love my turtle backpack

I'm waiting

hands in pockets, bus is late


I'm buckled in, the boy next to me is already asleep!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer fun before school starts next week!!

Fries at the mall while school shopping

Elephant at zoo





Bear taking a bath

Drake with cute monkey backpack!

butterfly house!

butterfly house!

butterfly house!

butterfly house!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Drake's development timeline

  • Sept 2013 - our visit trip with Drake at the orphanage in Europe.
  • Jan 2014 - our pickup trip to bring Drake home. He was standing on his own and walking with help. He weighed 25 lbs.
  • March 2014 - 1.5 months home.  He got his orthotics for his ankles and he was walking short distances without help.
  • May 2014 - 3 months home. Walking on his own, learning how to use a tricycle. He weighed 28 lbs.
  • July 2014 - 6 months home. Walking and drinking at the same time. He weighs 31 lbs. :-)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Saint Louis Zoo!

Drake and Daddy with Stingrays!

Drake splashing in 'Ray pool

Drake and the 'Ray



Alex, Behla, Mindy and Tori at Stingray pool

Drake and Hippo in Children's Zoo

Drake and Behla on slide

Drake and the goats in petting zoo

Mindy in 1904 Flight cage

Behla  in 1904 Flight cage

Alex  in 1904 Flight cage

Christy  in 1904 Flight cage

Drake and Behla  in 1904 Flight cage

James and Drake with Reticulated Giraffes
It was cage cleaning time so they had the Giraffes in their indoor pens, it was awesome to see them up close! Drake loved it! 

Red Kangaroo

Alex, Behla, Tori(Mindy's friend), Mindy, Drake and James in front of Bactrian camels!


Nap time for Amur Tiger?

St. Louis Zoo Train!! Woo Woo!

Black  Jaguar, yawning!

Great Hornbill

Bateleur Eagle

Barred Owl

Family picture at St. Louis Zoo 2014

Caribbean Flamingo

Drake on a bear in Carousel

Drake loved riding the Carousel

Sumatran Orangutan

New underwater sea lion tunnel

California Sea Lion

New underwater sea lion tunnel