Aug 24, 2009

First day of school!

So I'm sitting here now alone in my house with mixed feelings about today. Lena is starting Kindergarten. And while I know it is an exciting time and I'm happy to see her growing up, I wonder where my baby went so fast. I know all my friends with school-aged kids have felt this way. I can't decide if I'm gonna laugh or cry! :) Macey is also starting a new preschool today so it's a big day for them both.

Anyway, I'm attaching pics from this morning. They both woke up fine, got dressed with ease, and didn't even complain that the cereal options at school only included non-sugar things (Cheerios or Corn Flakes). They both willingly ate their Corn Flakes, Macey with a side of banana, and smiled big for mama for one last pic.

I'm one lucky mama!

Donna Kay

Lena's ready for Kindergarten!

Rockin' her leopard prints!

Macey's ready too...first day at new preschool. :)

We are ready to go!

Breakfast at Kindercare

Aug 10, 2009

Macey's first ballet performance! :)

Macey had a recital on Saturday for her summer ballet class. She is the little "tree" in the middle all alone at the beginning.

Jul 15, 2009

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

Jul 7, 2009

Pics from July 4th!

May 26, 2009

Lena Graduates from PK!

Well today my first born graduated from Pre-k. And while I am super excited for her to start Kinder next year, it was also a reminder that time flies and my baby is growing up. I am so proud of her! She is a great little girl and the best big sister! I am blessed.

Here are pics from the day...

Graduation morning

Proud graduate!

Sister has to have her pic made too!

Macey & Grammy waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Big day!

That's my baby in the middle.

Lena receiving her diploma...I'm so proud!

With mommy & daddy

Grammy & Lena

Grammy & Macey

Mommy & Lena

Mommy & Macey


And this one I took at the gym this evening. Lena is in gymnastics & Macey is in ballet and tap. So cute!

Mar 20, 2009

Photos from Spring Break in VA!

Kevin & I took the girls to Virginia for Spring Break to see his dad and stepmom. The weather was a little cold and wet, but we made the best of it and had a blast. We finally got a gorgeous day on Wednesday and we went into DC for the day. It was a great Spring Break. Enjoy all the pics. :)

Feb 12, 2009

Hi/Lo Thursday

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts and for a chance to win $100.

First, of all PRAISES for Abby is doing better and may come home today. She has been in excruciating pain and endured much this week. But prayers have been answered and she is doing better.

My "hi" of this past week was the Chinese New Year Party on Saturday evening. I always treasure this time we spend honoring our daughters' culture and being with other adoptive families.

My "lo" is still an uncertain thing. Macey was feeling weak & tired last night while she was hanging out with Grammy. She ate well and played some but was not herself. She came home and climbed straight in her bed...NOT like her! She coughed a bit and woke up crying once. I finally gave her a little something for cough and she slept soundly the rest of the night. We'll have to see how she feels when I wake her up in a bit for school. We may be staying home if she is unwell.

Have a great day everyone!

Feb 7, 2009

FCC Chinese New Year Party

Tonight we attended the FCC-Houston Chinese New Year party, ringing in the Year of the Ox! We have gone every year since 2005 and they are always lots of fun.

The girls did not want to wear their traditional Chinese dresses this year because they said they are uncomfortable (I agree) so I bought them these really cute panda bear dresses from CWD Kids. Kevin was bummed that they wouldn't be in traditional dress, but we got more compliments on their dresses and they were comfy all night.

We started the event with crafts (panda picture frames, Chinese charm bracelets, and goody bags...something else I am forgetting). Then dinner (a true Chinese feast) and the entertainment from Mitsi Dancing School and the dragon dancers they have every year.

We got to sit with Nancy, Jade and Jasmine which was a special treat because all the girlies and their moms get along so well and the girls all attend FBA together. It was so great to chat with them.

We look forward to doing it all again next year! Here are some pics:

My girls!

A fabulous feast! (can you see that all the plates are almost empty except the veggies?)

Playing with chopsticks!


Jasmine & Lena

Wonderful entertainment!

All four fabulous friends together!

And, to top it all off, I finally got to meet Allison Stock live and in the flesh! Allison and I have been "online" friends for at least 18 months. When we first "met" we were each prepping to travel to adopt our youngest child (her third, my second). She relocated to Houston not long ago and we finally got to meet...we are no longer only "online" buddies. :)