Monday, January 25, 2010


What you lookin at???

I love me some pink!

Silly picture-loves to ham it up for the camera!

Uh yeah, my Mommy forgot to put her makeup away, and I thought I'd try to put
some of it on myself....

Tsk Tsk Mommy!

Ain't I a stinker?

We had supper the other night at a local restaurant where they sing Happy Birthday
and they gave "A" a cake to take home. Chloe is helping him out...

A little gross yes, but they're enjoying it!

Reading with Aunt Kristi

"A" man counting all of his birthday dough

She couldn't wait to try on some of the new things I bought for her at

Gymboree-this girl is a true shopper and she is definetly my girl in

every aspect of it!

New beach bikini-please don't mind the mess in the background in
my bedroom-she dumped out all of her clothes and had them scattered


Worn out!

It's been a while since my last post, but, that just goes to show you that after the holidays and all of the hustle and bustle, January is just kind of ...blah. We really haven't had anything going on this month, except for celebrating A's birthday, snow days, oh, and we FINALLY got Chloe's SS card in the mail today! It took FOREVER-I think someone dropped the ball on getting it done quicker, since we applied for it in the beginning of November! Oh well, no sense dwelling on the past! I also made contact with another family who is adopting from the same place Chloe is from. I am going to send them a photo album and they will pass it off to the SWI director, who can then show the foster parents....I'm sure they've been wondering about her and how she is doing.

Nothing much else to talk's been kind of boring around here-on the bright side-we booked our summer vacation with two other families. We are going to Myrtle Beach and landed an awesome beach house! We are so ready for summer-every morning Chloe wakes up and says, Mom, I wanna go to the beach! Only 6 more months to go-ugh!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Do you love my new sunglasses mom?

This baby supposedly pees and poops-oh boy-what was Santa thinking?

Alright-a new pair of kix!

I LOVE these for Chloe-they are Melissa and Doug brand, and they are magnetic
dress up dolls-Chloe LOVES them and they are easy to dress and very suited for her age

Oh, what a great picture-I bought the boys each a ski mask to wear while they are snow tubing-what a bunch of characters!

"A" man loves him some construction vehicles

"C" man's most wanted toy-a remote controlled airplane

Waiting by the tree for Santa, wearing her new jammies on Christmas Eve

"G" man and his umpteenth Transformer

Grandma W and G

Waiting to open presents at Grandma and Grandpa's house Christmas Eve

Enjoying their candy canes

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already and we are in 2010. Our first Christmas with Chloe home was wonderful-I remember last year hanging an ornament on the tree fo rher, since we still had a few months until we got her. It was almost surreal to see that ornament again this Christmas and have her helping put it up on the tree this year. She LOVES opening presents-everytime she'd get done with one-she'd ask-and hold a finger up and say-one more time? It was too cute!

We have also been enjoying all of the snow we've gotten here in PA-we had a major snowstorm here last weekend and now a major cold blast- so cold in fact that they canceled school today, which was supposed to be their first day back from vacation, and I just came to find out that they already have a 2 hour delay for tomorrow.... We were able to take the kids out the other day when it wasn't so cold-Chloe loves to play out in the snow, although it takes her a while to walk around-she looks like the Michelin baby with all of those clothes on.

We received Christmas cards from the families we traveled to China with-I am going to put them in Chloe's scrapbook when I take them down off of the fridge. We will forever be bonded with these families! Well, a belated Happy New Year to everyone


Love the innocence and charm this picture captures of her

Snow bunny

Peek a boo!

All dressed up...

Here are some pics of Chloe before church....