Friday, February 12, 2010

My Valentines

Mia had her party bumped up a day in anticipation of the incoming snow, but Michaela's party was supposed to be today. Well, I guess we've got to do something with all that chocolate! :-)
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First Snow in 17 years

We are having a great day enjoying the first snow day in decades!
Mia knows exactly what to do with a snowball. FUN! FUN! FUN! at least for the moment until we get cabin fever or someone falls and busts their you-know-what!
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Scenes from Christmas Day 2009

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What a Day to Celebrate!

Even though we are missing Elliott, our oldest son, we have enjoyed a day visiting with him via our Skype webcam.
Mia wanted a new bike, tricycle, this year for Christmas. I was glad to oblige because the last little one she'd gotten two years ago she'd worn the tires out. She preferres to play outside and not with dolls. She has been pulling a laundry hamper around with any kind of rope, string or ribbon she could find, so when Nana asked what to get her this year we immediately thought of a wagon. Merry Christmas to all who still hange4 around and I hope that you'll drop me a comment or two.
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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Chasing Butterflies

On my last day at home before school starts, Mia and I found ourselves home alone. Well, it's a beautiful day and the outdoors was calling. There were swarms of butterflies around my zinnias and Mia always has her net handy, so we ran and chased them for at least an hour. She's always been a sweat -er so it didn't take long before she was dripping in this Mississippi humidity.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

100 Wishes Quilt

It's complete! The 100 wishes quilt is a tradition many adoptive families like to give their chinese children. A group of waiting parents from all across the U.S. sent swatches of fabric squares to each other along with blessings for their adopted child. We sew the squares together and compile the blessings from each family along with their corresponding fabric swatch into a scrapbook. Now Mia can find what family sent her which square and know where they're from and that they are a family with a Chinese daughter or son just like herself. I pray that it will be another reminder that she is not alone in how she came into our family, and that she is part of something bigger than herself.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boating to Pensacola

Our first major trip out on our boat. We enjoyed 4 days, 3 nights in the bay waters off Pensacola beach. Mia enjoyed the swim time and the undivided attention of her siblings and Sergio, our friend from Spain. We had hoped to see the Blue Angels fly, but a busted water pump put us late and we missed all but the last bit. Maybe next year.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Double Barrel Bubble Blower

For many days now, Mia has enjoyed mega bubble blowing.  The wind has helped make the show specktacular.  Michaela is not so easily impressed and is preoccupied with the duties of a surragate mother to a little kitty.