Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Doodlebug's Dora Party!

DB’s been partying now for about 2 weeks! She has really enjoyed her 3rd birthday.
We received her referral about 7 weeks before her 2nd birthday last year. Sadly we weren’t able to get to China in time to celebrate her 2nd birthday with her, but we sent her a big cake and a teddy bear. The SWI sent us a few pictures of her “party.” This one just breaks my heart.
She obviously had no clue what birthday parties were all about. Perhaps no one had ever celebrated her birth before. Well, this year things changed considerably. We CELEBRATED the birth of this precious child who was “fearfully and wonderfully made!” Psalm 139:14 She is an awesome wonder, and we LOVE her beyond words!
I think she’s got the b-day thing all figured out now. She knew it was her special day…the cake, the singing, the friends, the gifts and fun were all in her honor and she loved it!
She received several gifts in the mail and we let her open them before her party…just to get warmed up.
Here are some pictures from her Dora party. She had a wonderful time and enjoyed the company of several of her friends. We missed you SpicyGirl and PandaGirl.

After eating lunch and birthday cake with ice cream…
It was time for a little fun in the sun. That meant playing in temperatures close to and possibly over 100 degrees. Thank you, Aunt Sherry, for the Slip ‘n Slide! It was great fun, but we didn’t stay out too long.
We went back inside to open gifts…I think this was DB’s favorite part!
To finish off Doodlebug’s birthday, we took the girls to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. DD and DB were really mesmerized by the beautiful colors, music and entertainment. Here they are posing with a trapeze artist. Daddy D wanted to have his picture made with her too, but I wouldn't let him. lol Desheng Darling immediately told me that she wanted to be a trapeze artist. As for Doodlebug, she began to perform in her seat with the Chinese Acrobatic Team moving her arms and head right along with them. Forget college! it looks like they may both run away and join the circus. LOL
Happy Birthday Doodlebug! We are so glad that we were able to celebrate it with you! We love you.


Anonymous said...

It's hard to realize that DD has been a part of the family for only one year! I love the pictures. I think she really got the message that this was HER day. Love, Aunt Muhl

Mommy Firecracker said...

We had a wonderful time celebrating your sweet Anhui girl! What a difference a year makes. DB is so precious! We loved every minute of it and LMF talked about it all day. It is an easy drive, mostly highway.

Thank you to all the Chopstick Chix for the warm welcome we received. We have a whole new set of friends. LMF is already asking when we are going to see y'all again.

Lots of love,
The Traveling Chopsticks

C-A-M said...

WOW!! What a difference a year makes. I wonder if Max got any of that cake? I am sure glad her 3rd birthday was 1,000 times better than her 2nd. I'm still working on Max's adoption video, I'll let you know when I am done, and when it is in the mail to you.

Chelsie and Max

Mommy Spice said...

I am so sorry we had to miss this wonderful birthday party. It looks like y'all had a great time!! Loved seeing the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Just read through my last comment and realized I said DD instead of DB. Sorry about thet, DB. Blame it on old age! Aunt Muhl

liasmomma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOODLEBUG!!!!! What a difference a year can make when you look at the picture they took of her in China on her 2nd birthday . WOW! You can tell she's a happy girl now.


Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

Happy Belated Birthday DB!! The pix are great! Looks like she had a wonderful party and birthday!

Bella's momma said...

You have a beautiful family!!!

Happy belated birthday,

Krista@bits and pieces