Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

Lily so enjoyed Christmas this year and watching her tear into the present was so fun. Of course she got more then she needed so I am sure we will be packing up some old toys to donate soon. Another year has past and a year of new blessing and challenges begin. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Our Baby is 3

Lily turned 3 today and acts like she is 5!!! We had a family party yesterday at the gymnastics complex, she loves gymnastics and knew she would enjoy it. They got to participate in a class for and hour then cake, ice cream and of course the presents!!! Tonight we went out for Chinese came home to open present from mom and dad and have spent the evening playing playdough and her new Kai Lan toys which is her favorite thing to watch. Yesterday as I sat in church a sudden sadness came over me and I thought what is going on, then I remembered how sad this day would be for her birth mother, I am sure she was thinking of you today and I prayed that somehow she would know you were ok and oh so LOVED.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

October is Over

I can't believe it's November where is the time going? Last weekend we spent a few days with one of our travelmates, Michael, Gina and Olivia. We had such great time, Olivia and Lily were so funny together and Lily was amazed at the chickens. Thank you guys for such a great weekend. Here are some of photos of that weekend and Halloween, Lily loved it this year, but does not like to share her candy. LOL

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monkey see Monkey Do!!

I can't believe how much Lily is talking, from the time she wakes up til her head hits the pillow. She even tells her big brothers, how they are in trouble and need to get home now, something she hears mommy say. The other day Nick was sick and Lily kept telling him, "Nick you need to take your medicine, your sick". So funny but he for some reason he became annoyed after about ten minutes of yelling it over and over. Lily also like to do everything mommy does, it really makes you more aware of your actions, nothing bad. LOL On the weekends I do the bathtime, Lily likes to do everything like mommy, from the washing hair to the drying off. After drying we blow our nose, comb our hair then brush our teeth, doing everything like mommy. The other day we were out shoppping and of course Lily had to go pee, mommy had to go too so in we went, Lily then announced very loudly in the bathroom, "good job mommy"! She is getting so big and a smart little burger, she is now counting to 20, knows the alphabet by sight and has started saying the days of the week in addition to letting everyone know her birthday is November 9th and she will be 3. So much fun and such a blessing!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer is Over!!!

Where is the world did summer go to? Lily keeps asking about going swimming, or to the ballgame or the soccer game, but I keep telling her summer is over to which her reply is, "oh no"!! We got to meet with Michael, Gina and Olivia before summer ended which was alot of fun, the girls always have so much fun together. Lily has also started taking gymnastic 2 weeks ago and she LOVES it!!! We are doing great in the potty training, thinks she is big enough for school but can't understand why she can't go? Soon enough sweetie, let's not rush it. Not really sure I am glad summer is over because it honestly just flew by, oh well guess I need to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas since they will probably be here before we know it. Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing summer:)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Gotcha Day" 2 year anniversary

I can't believe it's been 2yrs since we first met our Lily. She was not a very happy little girl that day, missing her foster mom very much. We are so thankful that she was well cared for and loved so much. I can remember after she had fallen asleep from crying so much that first evening just looking down on the bed and seeing that perfectly shaped little head covered with lot's of black hair and thinking, "wow we have been so blessed"!!! I was in love, and almost in disbelief that she was finally right there in front of me. She has brought us many laughs these past 2yrs and a little stress too, but what 2yr old doesn't. We still feel truly blessed that God has entrusted this precious little one to us and can't imagine life without her. Just some pictures from the last 2 yrs.