Friday, November 30, 2007
It just goes to prove that you don’t have to be able to speak English fluently to sing today’s music. DB’s English vocabulary is very limited, but she is pronouncing more words everyday. Last week she actually learned to say “I love you.” Personally, I don’t care if she learns to say anything else.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
We had a great visit with our families for Thanksgiving, but we unfortunately left the grandparents/ aunts & uncles/ cousins with bad colds as a reminder of our visit. Sorry…
Can you guess what we did after a great meal at Aunt Muh’s? The sweatshirts tell it all...
Die-hard Cowboy fans!!!!! Can’t wait until this Thursday night!!!
By Monday, DB was feeling a little better, but we still didn’t feel like playing with our play group friends. What you can’t see in these wonderful photos is that Desheng Darling is just beginning to show symptoms of this nasty cold. Sisters share everything, you know. It may be another long week, but this time for DD.
But the show must go on! DB and DD performed a percussion concert for us last night. Desheng Darling set it all up. She actually played a drum and tambourine with drumsticks, while Doodlebug sat on her potty chair playing on the top of her plastic castle with plastic spoons!..All of this while sitting on top of the trampoline. Quite amazing.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
For the BEST pictures… go to the http://www.hunanspice.blogspot.com. She took some wonderful pictures. I’d like to blame my camera for my bad shots, but unfortunately most of the problems are from operator-errors.
What would a royal party be without a little dance? The heels don’t seem to bother SpicyGirl and DD.
Take a look at this cake! Can you imagine? Oh, how I would love to be this talented!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
We are so thankful to be able to celebrate this day! Who could have ever imagined it?? We thought our family was complete with our two wonderful bio children, but God had other plans. Our lives have changed tremendously since adding these two little girls to our family. We’re broke, tired and overwhelmed! LOL I am amazed that God has blessed us in this way, and I will be eternally thankful to Him for trusting us with the lives of DD and DB. Of course the truth of the matter is that we are trusting Him for guidance and direction in raising them.
You might think that we would celebrate this day by eating at a nice Chinese food restaurant, but oh no, not this time. The girls both love Mexican food, so we took this opportunity to expand their multicultural awareness and enjoyed a great meal at a local Mexican food place. Love that Salsa and Queso!!! We’ll use any excuse for good Mexican food. LOL
“To adopt a child is to take that child out of poverty and loneliness and introduce him or her to a world of love, hope and possibility. There’s no greater achievement” or responsibility. Rudolph W. Giuliani
Thursday, November 15, 2007
On Wednesday, Doodlebug had to go to the doctor for more shots. We decided to redo her vaccinations because her doctor had some questions about the effectiveness of the ones she received in China. She began to cry as soon as we entered the doctor’s office. It was pretty traumatic for her…poor thing.
Doodlebug had a pretty rough afternoon and night. She could hardly walk and she cried a lot. She’s even crying this morning as she tries to walk from one room to the next. . I don’t recall any of our other children experiencing this much pain from their shots.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Old McDonald couldn’t have possibly been this cute! Today I was able to get DB’s hair into piggytails. She loved them. I was told by a couple living in China that the nannies shave the children’s hair every 100 days. So we’re working with a few months growth here. It was quite an accomplishment. LOL
She is wearing another pair of hand-me down overalls from DD. These were made by Aunt Sherry. I was able to find a few shots of Desheng Darling in them taken in 2005. The pictures of DD were not made with a digital camera, so they are not quite as clear. Check out the last two pictures. What is it about these overalls that made both of them do this silly pose without any prompting? Just goofy, I guess!!!
Monday, November 05, 2007
Some of these pictures were taken before church yesterday. They look so sweet and innocent.
I think Desheng Darling has decided to keep Doodlebug. Each day I am seeing a stronger bond developing between the two of them. They are “pretending” together,
giggling together, playing together and of course...
Friday, November 02, 2007
This is a pair of “Fall” overalls that I made DD when she was about 2.5 yrs.old. They really don’t compare to the ones that Aunt Sherry has made for DD, but I think they’re cute. Aunt Sherry is busily working on Christmas overalls for both girls. I can’t wait to see them.
Unfortunately, Doodlebug didn’t feel well today when I made these pictures…So…
No smiles for her… just a sore throat and stuffy nose . Maybe a hug from her big sister will make her feel better. LOL
(BTW, I’d still be thrilled to get hand-me-downs from you,Vic.)
Thursday, November 01, 2007
After last night’s activities, Doodlebug is CONVINCED that she came to the right home. I don’t think she had ever seen so much candy at one time! And to think that people actually just put it in your pumpkin whether you toss the rings correctly or not…unbelievable! Just pick up a duck and .....get candy! Wow!
Doodlebug’s fun started before we even got to city hall. After getting them both dressed, and securely strapped in their car seats (no small feat), we headed to city hall. We were less than a mile down the road when I realized that DB was already eating the chocolate candy that Daddy Darling brought home from work. Thank goodness for Wet Ones! Here are a few pictures of the girls having fun…
Doodlebug was not ready for the fun to end. After brushing their teeth for what seems like an eternity (Dr. Shelly would be proud.), we put the girls to bed. About 30 minutes later, Doodlebug came walking into the office carrying her pumpkin. Her teeth were no longer white, but blue. It was obvious that she had been enjoying a blue Dum Dum sucker in her bed. How she got up and got her pumpkin without us hearing her, I don’t know. When I took her back to bed, I found that she had been enjoying more than just a Dum Dum sucker. She had both costumes and several pieces of candy in the bed. Even more evidence was found around 3:00 a.m. when I got up to check on the girls. Desheng Darling sleepily handed me an unwrapped red sucker that she had been laying on for some time. LOL Too Funny!