Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I have so much to share and don't even know where to start!!!

Little Miss Attitude

The most incredible balloon jungle!!

Are they checking each other out??

Come on Emma, Sophia is smiling!

Sam, Emma and Sophia

Look up quick Sophia so we can get the picture!

All Dressed Up

Jack, Robbie, Sam, Emma, Olivia, Sophia and Coleman

Things have been non stop since we got home as you can imagine! Getting adjusted to life with 5 (yikes!) kids, starting back to school, homework, after school activities, going on our family trip to the Horse Show in Kentucky, blah, blah, blah....

We went to Kentucky last week with Russ' family for the World's Championship Horse Show. We visited all of the exhibits and even spent a night riding rides and playing games at the Kentucky State Fair (too HOT to go during the day!) Our dear friends, The Proctors, live just a few miles away from where we stay and we were able to meet up again this year. We met David and Becky from our DTC yahoo group when we were waiting to adopt Emma. They have a 4 year old daughter Olivia who is the cutest stinkin' thing you have ever seen, and a 2 year old daughter Sophia who is so beautiful and reserved - at least around us anyway! :o) We met last year also and hope to continue the tradition for years to come. Robbie and Olivia velcroed themselves to one another again this year like they did last year. It is so cute!! They still look the same as last year, only taller. We walked all over the exhibition hall and had lunch together (yum - fair food!!) We had so much fun with them and cannot wait to meet up with them again next year! We did not watch as much of the Horse Show this year as usual because we just have so many kids now! Ha! Sam did amazingly well - he was very friendly and social. He waved to and interacted with anyone who was near him. Emma tends to be more on the shy side with a heart full of emotion ready to spill out at a moment's notice. She did warm up to everyone before long and was her sweet charming self. Taking pictures with the Proctors was really funny - Sophia would smile and cooperate when Emma wouldn't and vice versa. I think we may have still gotten a couple of good photos. On Sunday we drove home and stopped in Nashville along the way to meet with the Ladybugs and Dragonflies Family . We also met them on our DTC yahoo group. Their daughter Annslee is so precious and full of pure joy! She is a real hoot! She loves to run and jump and climb, meanwhile Emma just watched her from her stroller while making sure her headband was in the right place and she still had her purse! They were so cute together and have the bond of both being from the SPICY Hubei province, but their personalities are so different (except for the stubborn spiciness!! Ha!). They really complimented each other well. Laura said that Annslee had never worn a bib before and the minute she saw Emma wearing hers (Emma likes to be clean and tidy!), she wanted one so we let her wear a spare one that was in the back pack. It was so cute! Then when Annslee was jumping and dancing around the fountain, Emma decided that she needed to join in. I loved seeing them look to the other for ideas on what to do. We took a boat ride through the Delta at the Opryland Hotel and had lunch before playing by the fountain. Little Annslee fell and busted her lip but she was a wonderful "patient" and let us doctor her right up. We are hoping to be able to meet up with them again soon!


At 11:01 AM , Anonymous Colleen said...

Those pictures of Emma and Sophia are just darling! What two beautiful girls. Glad to hear that your families had fun together. What a treat!

At 6:31 PM , Blogger LaLa said...

We had such a GREAT time with you guys!! I hope we can get together again really soon : )

At 10:47 PM , Blogger Sam said...

I'm so jealous! What do I have to do to get you to come a couple of hours further north to Ohio?! Looks like you had a great time! Love the photos!!!


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