Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Parade Fun!

Our pretty princess

Pooped after church-with a lollypop still in her mouth!

Oh yeah-candy girl!

"I think....yep Ma, it's more CANDY!

"You're gonna share that with me, right Brother?"

" Let me go Ma, I know I can run out there quick and get that piece of candy!

Lovin the music!

We went to a parade on Staurday our town holds every year in July. They host a festival called Somerfest (our town is named Somerset) and we always frequent the parade for the candy and sugar rushes the kids look forward to. This was Chloe's first parade (atleast back here, not sure if they have any in China). She had a BALL! She loved dancing to the marching bands music, and enjoyed running to get the candy even more.
We are almost at 3 months of meeting her, so hard to believe! Although, it's as if she's always been a part of our family.

We are counting down the days until we leave for Disney! We can't wait-it's been hard not having our annual Myrtle Beach vacation in July, but going to Disney will be worth it. Only a little over 2 months to go!
The other pictures are before church and after church Sunday-the last one, quite comical!

Monday, July 13, 2009

2 Months Home....

My little "fish"

Playing with brother

You are so much fun brother!

You would never know it from this picture, but this was 2 hours before she ran a 102
degree temp

Happy 4th!

Waiting for the fireworks to begin with my cousins...

Yummy s'mores!

Hangin with our family in the backyard-Can you believe we had to wear jeans and sweatshirts on the 4th of July this year-it was COLD!

Chloe definetly has a sweet tooth-eating her first marshmallow

How ornery is this boy?

Swimmin with my dada

Finishing her first Dairy Queen dilly bar-loved it!

Wow, it's been awhile since my last post. Let's see, we had picnics, parties, doctor visits, 4 sick kids (yes, all at one time), and a yard sale, all in the last 2 weeks, so yes, I've been busy! It's also been two months home already-this summer is flying! Lets, see, where to begin? We had a July 4th picnic here at the house with family, and had more family over in the evening for a campfire, and fireworks. We have a great time spending time together! We then had a picnic Sunday at a campground, and that's when the sickness began for Chloe-she was fine in the morning, but by afternoon, was crying in pain, and running a fever. SSSOOO, off to the doctor in the morning-diagnosis-hand, foot, and mouth virus-she had a TON of blisters in her little mouth, and she was in so much pain-poor thing!She couldn't eat ANYTHING! The bad thing with this virus, there are no anitbiotics that will help, just tylenol or motrin. Yesterday, which marked a week of being sick, she FINALLY was feeling better and eating solid foods...the boys all got sick with the same virus last week, and now G has strep throat! UUGGHH! But, I think they are all finally on the mend. School starts in 6 weeks already-hard to believe!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Idlewild and Girly Girl pictures

We went to Idlewild last weekend and enjoyed taking Chloe for the first time. She rode everything she could in the kiddie area, and wasn't too thrilled that she couldn't ride things her brothers could in the bigger area. She especially loved the water area. This girl is not afraid of anything! She is way too brave for her own good!

Do you notice anything different about her? I will let you take a look at the pictures and tell you the answer at the bottom...

Family picture at Story Book Forest

Getting her lollypop on the Good Ship Lollypop

Making our way to the next ride

Potato Patch Fries with Cheese-YUM!

She LOVED the ball pit!

Waiting in line for the ferris wheel

Taking time out to pose with g man

Her other favorite ride was the carousel..she rode it 4 times

My sweet watermelon girl

Yes, Gymboree had a field day with me since they came out with their new
Watermelon line! Wait til you see her Watermelon bathing suit below!

Happy girl!
So, we were cleaning her room, and she wanted to try some clothes on-so I thought
to myself, HMMM...this could turn into some great opportunities for pictures, and for those of you who know I scrapbook, my camera is never far from reach, and
this is what I captured...

Loved this bathing suit for Memorial Day and fourth of July! (Yes, Gymboree)
So patriotic! Not sure what's up with all of the pictures of her sticking her tongue out

" Water"melon Baby!


So, I'm not sure if you could tell in the pictures or not, but we got Miss C's ears pierced last week. She fussed when it was done of course, but was done crying by the time we got back into the car 5 minutes later...
She will point to my earrings and say Mama, and then point to her earrings and say, like Mama? And I will say yes...she is starting to put two and three words together at a time. She is really amazing us at how quickly she is picking up the words. The only thing I am sad about is that she is really losing her Chinese and the accents. We loved to hear her speak in her language, but she is quickly losing it. She has also been starting to do something else-SHRIEKING! Oh my-I have never experienced this with having three boys, but let me tell ya, this girl has a set of lungs on her and she'd not afraid to use them! But we love her dearly inspite of this ;)