Thursday, May 29, 2014

It was a busy day

Aw, summer 
It's fun and busy and hot and perfect for napping .... 
I swear she is sleeping with that cute little pucker on her lips.
She fell asleep talking. 

Even in the car 

Monday, May 26, 2014

This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day we remember. 

We remember those who serve our country and are greatful to those who served in the past. 

We remember our loved ones who have gone before us.

And we celebrate our lives and the freedom we have. 

We took time to enjoy the weather, go to a parade, visit a "waterpark", eat out, cook out and relax.

And remember 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

It was the last day of school

It was the last day of school - Lia was all smiles..
We counted the steps that go on for miles
It was the last day of school fun with our friends 
But we are excited for summer to begin 
The first year is over - yep it's THE END 
That's ok because soon enough it will all begin again! 

Happy Summer - please don't go by too fast!! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

School's out for summer

Today is the last day of 1st year preschool for Lia. 
It's been a fun year
It's been a hard year 
It's been an eye opening year 
But most of all it's been a year of growth 

We are sad we won't be headed back to this school, as next year we are moving to a smaller school and going more often.
                              THEN                                                                              NOW



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Beach Day

Today at school it was Beach Day! 
The kids got to bring a beach towel for story time
A beach toy to play with and
Wear a beach outfit or bathing suit.  

Lia's teacher, Ms. Dee, brought in a special book for Lia to enjoy! 
Lia was super excited about Beach Day and loved wearing her sparkly seashell shirt
and fishing in the water table....
 and dancing to the beach music
It was a blast!!!
School is almost out for summer

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lazy Sunday afternoon

Windows open, birds chirping, lawn mower mowing & napping with "friends" 
on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lia's Library

Favorites from Lia's Library
Some oldies and some new.

LADYBUG GIRL is the clear winner this time! 


An oldie but goodie or 2


And some silly ones:
Any mention of underwear at this point ensues giggles galore!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Check up Day

We had Lia's 4 year check up yesterday 

Here are the details: 

No shots - yippee 

The stats: 
34 pounds - 37th % 
40 1/2 inches tall - 68%

Still HATES having her ears looked at - too much irrigating and digging this past winter did her in! She doesn't believe the Doctors when they say they are just "looking for elephants". No ma'am she's not buying it. Even if it is true - she starts to get scared and cries BIG tears :( 
Breaks my heart. 

Special treat: 
Strawberry licorice 
Wendy's French fries 
And Sponge Bob stickers
Just a quick picture on the ride home with Foofa and Meigan (the ballerina). 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


New haircut 

New pj's 

Same silly girl 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Getting to know me!!

I've been nominated by Courtney @ Sweet Turtle Soup for a Liebster Award!
Sweet Turtle Soup
Check out her cute blog. Courtney is a Disney loving,  bloggin' mommy and wifey from the Sunshine State. She loves her animals and is SUPER creative. She blogs about her everyday adventures and life. She is SWEET, inspiring and full of great ideas.
The rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
Thank you Courtney
2. Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you.
See below
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and give them questions to answer. 
Also see below
So here goes- all you ever wanted to know about me!!
Courtney asked
- How did you come up with your blog name?
I have a plaque in my office that has the saying "Even Miracles take a Little Time" on it
As we were going through our infertility issues I would look at it every day. Once we started our China adoption process it took on a whole new meaning and it just seemed to fit even better. So it stuck.
- What is your favorite color this spring?
Yellow- the brighter the better - maybe because we haven't had a lot of sun yet!
- How many kids did you picture having before you actually had any? Did that number change post baby?
We weren't sure if any were in the cards. So now that we have 1 we feel very blessed and grateful for her. So one it will be :)
- What is your favorite cereal?
Good for you cereal - Shredded Wheat
Bad for you cereal - Lucky Charms

- What is your favorite part about blogging?
"Meeting" all kinds of new people and reading their stories. Being able to share our story with others. And best of all - recording our every day moments for Lia to some day read.
- Are you a sweets or salty snacker?
Sweet - for sure
What is the first blog you started following?
I stared following 2 blogs and still follow them
- What are you looking forward to the most this summer?
Outside time with Lia
Driveway parties and cook-outs with our neighbors
The 4th of July
- Finish this sentence: I can't help but smile when...
Lia tells jokes 
Lia says "Hey Mama" when she needs/wants something
If you could do anything with your hair right now, what would you do?
Go blonde and a cute short bob - like Jenny McCarthys'
- What is your guilty pleasure?
Reality TV :
 Real Housewives-  of whatever county is on  
The Little Couple
Master Chef
Thanks TLC, BRAVO and FOX
Ok - enough about me.
I now nominate the following people to keep this going.
3) Alli @ Our Misfit Isle
4) Anneli @ What Faith Can Do
5) Dennille @ Our Journey to Lia Grace
6) Ashley @ Our Sunshine Days
7) Fannie @ Crazy Life of the Wilks Family

And the questions are:

1) How did you come up with your blog name?
2) What is your guilty pleasure?
3) What is your favorite movie?
4) What is the BEST book you have ever read?
5) Where is your favorite place to vacation?
6) What is your least favorite "chore" to do?
7) If you could live anywhere where would it be?
8) What was the best gift given to you as a child? 
And what was the occasion? 
9) What 2 things would you NOT give up for a million dollars?
10) What is your favorite beverage?
11) What is your greatest fear?

Whew ...that took a LONG LONG TIME! But it was really fun.
Hope you all have fun too!

Happy Monday.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Dress it up

Lia is into dressing up and picking out her own clothes. 
Which at times makes for an interesting ensemble! 

She wants to wear her Easter dress every day! 

She also likes to play pretend dress up! 
This week she has dressed up as a witch w/ tap shoes over kitty pj's 

She has dressed up as a "princess fairy" aka Tinker Bell with pink leggings and a strappy tee

A fairy princess must check her outfit in the magic mirror! 

Next up her outfit of choice - she picked it out all by herself! A lady bug shirt with a neon pink twirly skirt over a pair of dark jean leggings! 

Let's call this last one ...having a blast! 

It's been a fun week watching Lia play dress up and pretend and put together some super sweet outfits.