Sunday, February 26, 2006

Waiting families dinner- my home

The Arizona chapter of the FCC waiting families met at my home last night. Our featured speaker was MaLeesa and her husband Duane. MaLeesa teaches Baby Signs and is working on putting together a program to bring back to the orphanage that her daughter Zoe lived. Unfortunately, Zoe was home sick last night but I did get the opportunity to meet her at last month's dinner and she is a doll!!
Megan and Scott had to be the luckiest couple there. With a May 24 LID, they're expecting their first baby photos early this week!! How exciting for them. I can't wait to see their referral photos.
This is Miss Caeline, daughter of Lorraine. Caeline is 5 and an absolute sweetheart. Lorraine and Caeline are waiting for baby sister to come home. At some point during the evening Caeline took me by the hand and brought me over to Sammy, the cat. She then went on to quiz me about what and how often I was feeding Sammy and even after I showed her Sammy's food bowl, I'm not sure she was convinced that Sammy really didn't need to be hand fed.

In the pink shirt is Donna of Waiting for Lauren. Donna and her husband Joe were kind enough to come over early to help setup and stayed late for cleanup as well. Thanks!

After everyone left, I went in search of Sammy. It wasn't too hard to figure out where she would be relaxing. Since the nursery door remains closed most of the time, on the occassion that Sammy is allowed in, she knows right where to go. Sammy spent most of the evening sprawled across the nametag table, welcoming all the guests.

And, a big thank you to my parents, Janet & Sal, for their help with setup and cooking. I'm happy to say that there were some left over biscotti (dad's specialty) that I am now enjoying with my morning coffee.


Eileen said...

Sounds like a fun time! Cute pic of your kitty. :-)

Stephanie said...

Wow - I saw the post from Waiting for Lauren Elizabeth. It sounds like you guys all had a great time. I am so jealous that you had dinner outside - we can't do that in NJ during the month of February! Best of luck with your adoption. I too am in the process.

Lisa~~ said...

What a great turnout! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Even though we have events here, everytime I see what others are doing, I wish I could join in too. I especially love meeting my fellow bloggers!