Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We are ready!!

We are ready for... 
Trick or Treat


Look at all the great treats we have for our friends and neighbors! 

This year we are giving out : 
- bags of chips 
- candy - Reese's cups, Kit Kats and Whoppers 
- Carmel Apple suckers 
- Fruit Snacks for the little ones 
- Cheryl's cut out cookies and free Wendy's Frostys for the kids we know personally ( a tradition we started 10 years ago!) 

We are hoping the rain is gone by the time we go knocking on doors! 
Please Mother Nature, cooperate.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pink skeletons?

How cool (and cute) is this shirt? 

And guess who loves it? 

Look what it does... 

See? How cool is this shirt?
And it's pink!!! 

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Boo!!

Boo..boo..boo oh a boo to you!

We got Boo'd by our neighbors 

Then we did some Boo-ing to our neighbors 




And we went to Boo at the Zoo 



What a great time of the year. We had a bootiful fall weekend kicked off by our celebration of Gotcha Day - 3 years( see previous post) 
Can't wait to see Lia Trick or Treat this week - weather please be good to us! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy GOTCHA Day

3 years ago today we walked into the Guangzhou Adoption Registry Center to meet Lia for the first time. It was crowded and loud and we were anxious.

 

We were handed a quiet, reserved, laid back 7mo old. She had mosquito bites from head to toe and we fell in love!!
 
Today we are celebrating 3 years with a :

Beautiful...


 
Fun...
Silly...


Outgoing...


 
Vibrant...


 
Happy...

..Loving - little girl.
Today we celebrate LIA'S SPECIAL DAY and 3 years of -knowing what true joy really is-
being Lia's parents.
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I love love love cupcakes

We were baking cupcakes for Lia's school Fall Harvest Festival when Lia exclaimed, all in one breath, not waiting for me to answer mind you ; 

" I love love love pumpkin cupcakes!! We're baking, we're baking!! 
Thanks so much mommy!!
Do you love pumpkin cupcakes? I love pumpkin cupcakes. Do you wanna eat the pumpkin cupcakes? Yes I do!! " 



It looks like I am going to have to make a few more for her. Look at that sweet face, she'll be really disappointed if all the cupcakes go to the school cake walk. 
She does love love love cupcakes! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A fall day out

This weekend we headed to The Orchard to have a fall adventure. 
There was an apple orchard, a pumpkin castle, a fishing pond, petting zoo, corn box, rides and slides for the kids. 


Lia's favorite part was the miniature horse in the barn and hanging out with her friend Hazel, eating a giant pumpkin cookie. 



Of course the pumpkin patch, bouncy bounce trampoline and cow train ride were a hit too! 



It was hours of fun on a nice warm fall day. It got so warm we had to change into cooler clothes. Although it could have been all that bouncing and zip-lining.
Happy fall. 
  

A sneak peek

Can you guess what Lia is going to be for Halloween?


She's worn the hat and carried the broom every chance she gets. Even on our walks through the neighborhood!! Too cute

Sunday, October 6, 2013

On the mend

It's official - croup is no fun- no fun at all.

Lots and lots of ibuprofen for high temps  
3 Doctor visits 
2 steroid treatments
AND
1 antibiotic later (possible ear infection) 
And 1 week later here we are! 

This is how the week started: 

Lots of movies and rest 


Lots if sleep 

More sleep 


And late in the week an early Christmas gift to help keep Lia busy while staying inside. A new dollhouse complete with a Christmas tree.  

Today got out of the house for a few hours. 
We celebrated with Caitlin. 
Happy 7th Bday Caitlin! 
Lia loved the fresh air at the pumpkin patch, pizza, and cupcakes. 
Today was fun!! 




And then on the way home -


Yep croup was not fun, but the dollhouse and the pumpkin patch to end the week was fun!!
She's on the mend!!