Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ring Pops Make Your Teeth Blue
There's a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood and one of the waiters always likes to see Grace. He thinks she looks like Dora. 

Every time we leave he gives her a special treat. Last night it was a ring pop. 

Grace calls it her binky. Then I call her my baby. Then she argues that she is not a baby. 

It's just part of the routine. Along with her blue teeth.

My Family from WiddlyTinks.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Character in Curious George

While reading Curious George to me the other day, Grace mistakenly referred to "the man in the yellow hat" as "the yellow man with the green hat". 

I had to stifle my giggle.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Is it really July?

So yesterday when I got home from work I put on sweatpants, a hoodie and socks. What? In July?

What happened to global warming? Should we rename it global cooling? Now I'm not complaining about the cool weather. I think it's heaven - 68° in July. Yahoo. But it's not making a whole lotta sense to me? In honor of the cool temperatures, Grace had a photo shoot. 

And while this picture appears to show a sweet cooperative girl, she was NOT sweet or cooperative. She didn't want to listen to anything I said. She refused to talk to anyone in the room. She was very bratty. I know she's only three, but how do you deal with this behavior? I could use some good advice. I would like to teach her that she needs to listen and follow directions. I can say something five times and she totally ignores me. ACK! 

On another note - she picked the boots to go with the dress. I think it works.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Reunion Recap

You know when you come home from church camp and you feel high on life from the fellowship and spirit that permeates the camp? You know that feeling? When you can't wait to get home and share that feeling with everyone around you. When you have an epiphany moment and you feel all is right with the world and you're right where you belong? Do you remember that feeling? That "you against the world, with God on your side" feeling? That feeling where you want to keep singing church songs and avoid saying goodbye to the people and the place that just contributed so much joy to one weekend or week in your life?

Yeah, that's kind of how I'm feeling. It wasn't exactly church camp. But I felt blessed. I felt the hand of God in everything we did. I felt the holy spirit bringing people from far and near to celebrate the joy of 10 little girls and their families. It was a great weekend. Full of talking, laughter, good food, great friends and fun. It was a weekend I'll never forget and one I hope happens again in our future.

In case you're reading this and you don't know what I'm talking about, we spent the weekend with 9 other families that traveled to China with us and adopted a daughter at the same time. 9 families from as far away as California came together to celebrate the joy of adoption and family. It was an awesome weekend. 

Thank you to all my friends that traveled to St. Louis for our reunion. You made it so special. I haven't scrapbooked in a long time, but this weekend is definitely going down in some kind of memory book. It's just too good not to share. 

Saturday, July 11, 2009

2009 China Reunion

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Ft. Myers 2009