Monday, June 30, 2014

Little helper

Lia is really into helping 

Helping with laundry aka watching the "waterfall" and the "spinner" 

Helping with dishes aka slamming the dishwasher door 


Cleaning her "messy room" that of course she messes up again and again just to pick up!! 

We'll see in a year or 10 how much fun she has cleaning her room!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Festival season kick-off

Our church had our Summer festival this past weekend. We always attend a few festivals during the summer and this weekend kicked off "festival season" for us. 


Off we went to the ride the rides 

It was so much fun. 
Festivals here we come 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lia's Library

It's time for an update on what we are reading.
Lia is really into Dr Seuss books. She loves all the rhymes and silly pictures.
Jokes are the big thing in our house right now. Especially when it is an underwear joke.
She is a GREAT joke teller.
Aunt Kiki got her a few joke books, her favorite is the Nat Geo joke book because it has pictures.


We read the UP book in bed every morning.


And every night no matter what we have to read the following 2 books. 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

A spot of tea anyone?

Lia loves her tea set.

We love that this tea set can help save the planet and is safe to use. Really use, because
– it is green!
Designed for children ages three and up, the tea set is made from recycled milk jugs, is FDA approved to eat and drink from, and does not contain BPA, phthalates, or lead paint. The set is colorful and durable and functional. 

We have had so much fun the past few weeks having a spot of tea. 

Hey let's have a tea party: 


And use my new favorite tea set: 


And do it again and again and again 

Until we are "full of tea"

Here is the info on Lia's favorite TEA SET  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day

To our two favorite guys! 
Happy Fathers Day 

We love you Daddy/Jim. 

We love you Opa/my Daddy. 

You are a little girls everything. 
You are: 
A protector 
A funny guy 
A toy 
A hero 
A best friend 
A place to go to make it all right 
A safe place and a warm hug
A daddy!! 

We are so very blessed to have you both in our lives 

We love you 
Lia (peanut) and Ally

Friday, June 13, 2014

Do you wanna play wit me?

I think we hear: 
"Mama/Dada do you wanna play wit me?" about 50 times a day. 

It really is music to our ears so of course we oblige! 
Here's what we got into for a few hours on a rainy afternoon. 

Snacks in a tent 
Relaxing in a tent 
Having a blast in a tent

Remember when a sleeping bag, a chair and some popcorn can make all right with the world? I love that about childhood. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BFF Party

Happy Birthday (a little early) to Lia's BFF Hazel. 

We went to Hazel's gymnastics Tangled celebration this weekend. There were four little girls that had the entire gymnastic facility to themselves - with instructors of course! 

Patiently waiting to have at it. "Listening" to the rules of the gym! 
Let the fun begin 

An hour later and red faced they had a rest - right on the mats 

Then to the party room for cake and ice cream!! Yeah 
The girls had a blast and Hazel said "it was the best birthday ever"

Friday, June 6, 2014

Not so much

Not so much fun at the Doctor today 
Sorry sweetheart :( 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Next week the agency that helped bring Lia to our family is celebrating 11,000. 
11,000 children and their forever familes 
11,000 orphans no more 
11,000 lives filled with love and joy  through adoption 
11,000 reasons to smile and be forever greatful 
We are blessed to be one of the families that choose CCAI to help guide us on our journey to Lia. 
We pray and hope that the wait for those waiting for their little ones is over soon and more familes experience the blessing of adoption! 11,000 more would be nice! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In summer

In summer a My Little Pony, Popsicle, tea party is the best!