Sunday, September 28, 2014

Just us

Here's what's been going on in our life in the past 10 days; 

Nothing big - just ordinary - just us 

Getting cozy on the couch each night before bed 

Ready for Halloween with glow-n-the dark pj's and a spider pumpkin 

Enjoying some warm fall weather 

Playing corn hole with friends

Doing daily yoga 

Taking selfies cuz that's fun - really fun for a four year old 

Our little Red Riding Hood 

Hanging out in Doctors offices pretending to be a pretty pretty princess! 

And saying goodbye to some best friends - moving far far away. 

It's been a few weeks filled with lots of emotion but lots of fun family memories. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Asserting some independence

As of late Lia has been letting us know she'll be outside- by herself - for a little bit. 
She doesn't go far. Just the front porch. We can see her from our living room and kitchen but she doesn't know that. 
I snuck a picture of her front porch adventure. 
Shh don't tell!! 

Then she heard my camera phone clicking and quickly turned and said "Oh hey Mama!"

And then went back to enjoying her new found independence. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The First Day of School

Take 2! 

After a day or so of rest Lia's knee was much better!! We think it was a bad reaction to a bug bite. Within 24 hours it was much better and within a few days it was completely gone! 

The first day of preschool was Monday September 8th - Lia loved it. She had a great first week and we are so glad she is at this new school. 

Here are pictures from her very first day. 

Once again I only got 1 shot outside the school as it was busy once we got inside 

It's going to be a great year! 
Go Lia have fun and do great things! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer 2014 Pictures

I couldn't wait to share these pictures! 
It was 90 degrees in the shade and the bees were buzzing BUT we got great pictures! 

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from our Summer photo session at a beautiful metro park with a very talented photographer! 


There are SO many more. And now the tough decision.. 
Is it ok to order them all?! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

It's the Mid Autumn Festival...

...So let's have some mooncakes!
Today a quick trip to a local Chinese bakery and our favorite Chinese restaurant made for a fun Moon Festival night! 

Mooncakes and milk - nothing better 

Except seeing the moon and making a wish! 
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
Zhōngqiū kuàilè!

Friday, September 5, 2014

First Day of school

Today was the first day of preschool 
Almost ....
The morning started off as usual. 
Lia woke up happy, as always, got out of bed and began limping to the living room. Huh? What? 
I asked why she was walking like that and she replied "Mama I hurt my knee"
I asked her how and she said playing in the grass! Well I sat her down on our floor and ....

Her knee was so red and swollen. 
She would not put pressure on her leg/foot and it was HOT to touch! We iced it with our Boo-Boo buddies and put some cream on it but it did not get better. In fact it got worse SO instead of school we headed to see the Doctor. 

At first she was just happy to be playing in the mirror making faces. 

Then the doctor came in to "look". 
I will just say it was not fun! 
Her knee was so swollen he had to drain it so he could test for bacteria if the results of the draining looked suspious. 

Good news the knee didn't seem suspious aka infected. Hopefully we got in early enough. 

Bad news is that it's probally one heck of a bite that is very painful and to say the least is not good. 

Lia missed her first day of school and is on a ten day round of antibiotics. 

But she did leave the Doctors office with 10 stickers, a pink bandaid, a stick of her favorite bubble gum and we made a trip to Wendy's for fries and a Frosty! 

So.. The first day of school will be Monday.