Sunday, September 30, 2007

Once A Week

I am finding myself posting more and more of these “once a week” postings. That’s not really what I had in mind when I started, but I guess it will have to do until things slow down a little around here.

Desheng Darling attends Awanas at our church on Wednesday nights. This is the first year that she has been willing to stay by herself and really interact with others, so this is a big step for her. You have to remember that she was almost two when we got her, so she’s not as emotionally mature as some children her age.

This is DD sporting her Awanas vest holding the artwork she started in class, but didn’t have time to finish.

Of course, Doodlebug wanted her picture made, too.

On Thursday we made a quick trip to the mall.

A trip to the mall wouldn't be complete without Dippin’ Dots!

And playing in the play area! I’m not sure why we went to the mall in the first place! LOL

DD immediately made friends with a little boy. She chased him around the playground until I made her stop. The little boy was very disappointed. I guess it wasn’t bothering him after all.

Doodlebug had fun just running around…not chasing anyone.

Looks like we’re going to have to come up with a new “smile” word. Desheng Darling just says “Cheese” and makes a beautiful smile, but when Doodlebug tries to say “Cheese,” the results are quite different. LOL One eye closes and she gets this weird expression on her face. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t like cheese.

We attended Culture Day on Saturday. The girls had a great time. I don’t know how much of the cultural experience that they will remember, but they really enjoyed seeing their friends. DD and DB had red dresses, too, but we didn’t know that everyone else was wearing them. It sure would’ve made a cute picture.
Thanks, MommySpice, for this great picture of the older girls. Mine was blurry. They just get more beautiful everyday.
SpicyGirl and Desheng Darling tried their luck with Tai Chi.They look pretty good!
They look good here, too, but they were supposed to be in the same stance. Hmmmmm. Once again, DD was doing her own thing.
PandaGirl and DD are both from the same province, so I was able to get this picture of them together holding their sign. Unfortunately, there was no sign for Doodlebug. I’m not sure what happened to it.
We also ran into some special friends who previously atttended our church. They have a very interesting family. You might want to visit their blog

We finished our Saturday off with a very special 76th birthday celebration with our friend, Ms. Billie. We met Ms. Billie when Sister Darling was only 9 months old and we’ve developed a wonderful friendship over the last 23 years. Friends like these are hard to find. We are so blessed that God sent her our way! We love her dearly and she will always have a special place in our hearts.
Doodlebug had to strip off her clothes after enjoying her yummy chocolate b-day cupcake! Not surprised?? Me either.


Anonymous said...

I read Ms Billie your comments. She was really touched that included her in your blog. She was so happy that all of you could celebrate with her. Sister Darling called today to wish her a happy b-day; that meant the world to her. She can't wait for her cd of pics.

Love you

Mommy Spice said...

Ok, S.G. used to close one eye and say cheese when I took her picture, but it was because I had a 35mm camera then, and I would close one eye when taking the picture.

Great pics. I love the one of the 3 girls together. Can you believe how big they've gotten? Sigh...

Sophie's Mom said...

Awe.. she looks so adorable in her Cubbie's vest! Sophia loves Cubbies.

I have my kiddos say 'stinky feet' or something funny, and they'll laugh or when they say it kind of looks like a smile.

Beverly said...

Beautiful girls. Love the Awanas picture. Glenys is a Guangxi girl too, Wuzhou specifically.