Oct 11, 2009
Oct 1, 2009
Jul 29, 2009
Last year the Shell in Overton Park was renovated and they started having concerts there on the weekends. At 5 on Saturday they have a children's concert and we'd been saying for a long time that we wanted to take the kids. Well, we finally did... of course it had to be the hottest day for it! The Funzzies performed and the kids loved it. We hope to go back again when the concerts start up in the fall... hopefully it will be cooler!
For Father's Day we got together with some friends and took the Dads to our favorite restaurant for brunch. They have live music and the kids got to go up and participate. Owen thought it was just the greatest to be able to help bow the violin! Cackie just loved the whole experience and wants to go back every week to see her friend Joyce Cobb who sings.
Jul 16, 2009
Just pictures of some of the work we've had to do in our yard. Michael put on his waders one day and started to cut back the stuff growing in the pond. It stunk soo bad! But the fish have liked it much better since he did that.
Then, one day he came home to find a huge limb had broken off one of the trees. He and Zack spent a Saturday morning cutting it up and hauling it to the street.
Jul 15, 2009
In May the weather started getting really nice and we began spending more time outside. We have a lot of yard in this house, so we're never lacking for something to work on.
I was glad to finally be finished with my class and able to spend time working on anything but school!
On May 5th we celebrated the one year anniversary of Owen's Gotcha Day. We couldn't believe that it had only been a year... it really feels like he has always been with us. We took him out that night for Chinese food...
Cackie likes fortune cookies!
Cackie found a friend while we were out shopping
My little goof balls!
On April 19 we celebrated the 4 year anniversary of Cackie's referral. While we were waiting between referral and travel we received updated pictures that were taken on her referral day. So, each year we take a picture on April 19th. I can't believe how much she has grown!!!
February wasn't terribly exciting around our house, I was working on school and Michael and the kids were keeping themselves busy.
To make it even more special, March 1 was Owen's 4th birthday and his first celebrating with us! We had to keep reminding him that he shouldn't expect snow every year on his birthday. We took him out for a family lunch and he got to open his presents after nap. I think it was a pretty awesome day for him.
It's been a long time since I've posted anything, so now I'm playing catch up.
The last time I included any pictures was from Chinese New Year. At that event we had a family photo taken since we were all dressed up. It's one of the few pictures I have with all of us in it!
Then in February the kids had these photos taken by Lil' Angels. I just love these!
Apr 7, 2009
I know it's been a loooonnggg time. School has just kicked my butt this semester, I really haven't done much of anything else. But I'm going to try to do better about updating, even if it's just little things here and there.
So, here's something little.... I love the conversations that Cackie & I have in the car on the way from school to gymnastics. Sometimes the things that she comes out with just amaze me! Tonight she wanted to make sure that I knew that the salt in saltwater comes from the sand. Two seconds before that she was telling me how one of her friends had pulled her hair earlier in the day... random stuff, but I just love it.
One thing that she loves to talk about is how much she wants to go on an airplane again. I tell her that we don't have any airplane trips planned right now, but that Ill let her know when we do. Then she likes to talk about "when she goes on an airplane to get her baby".... She seems to think that all babies come from China and they all come home on airplanes. Gotta love the logic of a four year old!
Jan 25, 2009
Happy Chinese New Year!
This is the year of the Ox,.
According to Wikipedia... The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.
To celebrate the year of the Ox we had our Families with Children from China celebration two weeks ago. The kids had a great time and we got to officially introduce Owen to our FCC community.