Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Care Package

Melissa and I sent Ainsley a care package on Monday morning. It consisted of a Pink Pooh Blanket, My First Eeyore That Rattles, Who Loves Baby Photo Album, Disposable Camera, Hard Candy, and Chocolate. Yes, Grandma Sisk the candy is not for Ainsley. It is for the nannies that have been caring for Ainsley until we could get her in our arms.

You can check out this website for information about where Ainsley is currently, etc.


The Province of Hunan, Peoples Republic of China

Yea, baby it is on the same latitiude as Fort Lauderdale! More history to follow:

Province: Hunan

Population: 64.28 Million

Capital City: Changsha

Changsha Area: 210,000 square km

Temperature & Climate: 4 - 8 centigrade degree in January (40 - 45 degrees), 26 - 30 centigrade degree in July (78 - 86 degrees).

Weather: subtropical, humid, monsoonal climate; short winters with low temperatures in the south and the northwestern mountains; frequent rainstorms between spring and summer; droughts from summer to autumn.

Description: Hunan province known for short as Xiang is located at the south bank of the middle reaches of Yangtze River.

Travel Packet # 2 Completed!

Melissa and I received Travel Packet # 2 last night and it is already on the way back to CCAI via FedEx (Our new favorite company!). Getting Closer!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Ainsley Chen Shuhui Sisk

Fed Ex Delivery

Mr. Fed Ex delivered our package Saturday at 12:48pm. When he knocked, the first words out of Melissa were "Oh my God, He's Here"! She didn't just open the door, she tore it clean off the hinges (glad I got a drill for Christmas). Melissa asked him if he woud mind having his picture taken, and with a bewildered look on his face he agreed. He just didn't know how much the package meant to us and our family!

Friday, February 2, 2007

It's A Girl!

Ainsley Chen Shuhui Sisk

Her Chinese Name is Chen Shu Hui. She was born on May 1st which makes her 9 months old yesterday. Chen is the name of the orphanage where she is living. Shu means Kind and Gentle. Hui means Intelligent and Bright. She is currently living at Chenzhou Social Welfare Institute in Chenzhou, in the Hunan Province. As of October 16th she weighed 13 lbs and was 2 feet tall. She is an active infant and a moderate sleeper. She likes to suck her fingers while sleeping, playing with toys, and listening to music. She is very close to her caretaker and smiles alot.

Thursday, February 1, 2007


Whew, that stork's wings must be tired. He landed in Colorado where our agency is taking this evening to get everything translated to English and calling her orphanage to ensure that everything is acurate. Then we will get THE CALL and FINALLY be able to answer some of the questions people have been asking (name, age, weight, etc) Not to mention, be looking at the most beautiful girl in all of China (and that's a lot of people! and I'm sure the same that all the other new parents are thinking). Biased, nope not us, we are PARENTS. As always, don't call us, we'll call you :)

Michael & Melissa

Gotcha Day Video


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