Friday, October 24, 2008

3 YEARS!!!!!

I cannot believe that it has been 3 years since I first got to hold this precious creature, my daughter, Emma Grace SiYue. She took fortune cookies to Preschool this morning to celebrate with her friends. This evening we ordered Chinese and spent some time together as a family. We gave her a doll that we had bought in Guangzhou. Many of you will recognize it - the Passport Doll. She was so excited and just kept hugging her new doll. She called it Emma Day and we often call it Family Day, but the name isn't as important as the meaning behind it. I spent some time today looking back at all of the photos from our 2005 trip to China. It was an amazing journey and it still is today.Holding her referral photos.

We usually like to take this picture in September but Russ had an emergency appendectomy around that time and things got so hectic that we missed taking the picture. Emma was happy to see how much she had grown. I love you so much baby girl!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Preschool Career Dress Up Day

Emma and Sam got to choose what they want to be when they grow up. Can you guess??

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Crazy Friend Sam

You never want to cross Sam. Sometimes just being nice to her will get her all worked up. She is so talented when it comes to the art of photo shopping (Is that even a word?). But it is a double edged sword - she uses it for good and for evil. Regardless, she always keeps me laughing. Here is some of her latest handiwork.

Now I just need to decide what my next move will be. I welcome any and all suggestions.....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Do you think they have a 12 step program for this??

It has been 4 months since my last post (thanks to those of you who keep reminding me). I have
been busy - kids, activities, keeping my sanity,..... Sam is getting Speech three times a week,
Emma is in ballet (soooo cute), Coleman has already been in 2 plays this year, numerous
Scouting activities and all the other things that constitute life with 5 kids. And then there is the
other thing. My addiction. It is true. I am addicted to Facebook. I am finally admitting it. Many
of you already know this because we have found each other over in that other world. And for
those of you who have not yet ventured out, make sure you are ready because it is so much fun
and you will be attracted to it like a moth to the flame. And once you do wander on over, feel free
to friend request me so that I can SuperPoke you! I have really enjoyed reconnecting with old
friends. I have even gotten friend requests from my aunt and uncle, but the ones I enjoy the
most are old neighborhood friends, people I knew in middle school, a random college friend...It is
so great to see where they are in their lives, etc... Well, enough about this. I know you are not
here for a Facebook testimonial. So let's get on with the show....

I will just post some pix of the kiddies because I know that is really what you want to see!

Sam cooking it up in the kitchen

Meet and Greet at our Preschool

First Day of Preschool