Friday, July 25, 2008

Amazed & Delighted
That's how I feel every day when my little sunshine sleepily walks into our bedroom and wakes me up. Usually I hear her come in and lay on the floor. This morning I saw her laying at the top of the stairs with the dog. She just lays quietly, sometimes talking to her self. Sometimes flipping the handles on my dresser drawer. A not-so-subtle wake-up call if you will. She's a morning girl. She's happy to see us. And if Dad's already gone she asks "where's my Dad?" And if Dad is home she usally sticks to me like glue and doesn't want him bothering her. She's a little fickle that way. She loves her Daddy, but likes to play hard to get. It's frustrating for him and sometimes he gives up. Some mornings it's a battle to get her moving, even though she is a morning person. Everything has to be done in her own time. Who is this independent, stubborn girl who, only 6 months ago, would do whatever I said without blinking an eye? Amazed and delighted at the little girl that is emerging right in front of my eyes. Oh, and did I mention frustrated? Sometimes.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Playing Catch-Up
The summer is zooming by and we've been busy. Just thought I'd post some photos of what's been going on lately...

Grace got a new clubhouse and we play on it every night after work.

Grace and her nephew Julius on 4th of July

Miss Hollywood in the pool

Baby cousin Lucy came for a visit.

Dog pile in the clubhouse

Grace visited with Lauren from California

Me and my sister with our girls
Reunion 2008

We had a great weekend getting together with three other families that traveled to China with us. We went to Grant's Farm and had a BBQ at our house. We spent about 12 hours together and had so much fun. I hope more of you can make it next year! Lori -these pictures are for you. We missed you and your family!

Wren and Jason at Grant's Farm

Grace & Wren feeding the goats

The Girls (Abby, Wren, Kaitlyn & Grace)

Bear and the Girls (at the end of the night Bear was a prop for pictures. He was so patient and ate up the attention from all the girls!)

Monday, July 07, 2008

There's a new cousin in town...

...and doesn't she have the cutest swimsuit? She's Grace's cousin Lucy. Daughter of my sister and brother-in-law. Actually she's over in the Kansas City area, but we're so glad to have her in our family. She is a sweet baby. We've been waiting for her for a long time! Grace likes her as long as I don't hold her. She's a little jealous when I'm sharing my attention. I can't imagine why! We can't wait to see her again. She's almost 2 months and she's growing fast.