Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First day/last day

Wow. Today was Elizabeth's last day of First grade. At the time, the Winter months here seemed endless. But looking back today? It feels like this year just flew by.
So, here she was back in September on her first day:

And here she is this morning, on her last day: 

Oh my...I really was not expecting to see too much of a difference between September and now. But looking at these two pictures together...wow. I see such a big change. My baby girl is growing up...sniff, sniff...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

She looks like you

Happy Father's Day, K (Elizabeth's birth dad). I want you to know that I am thinking about you today. In adoption, a lot of the focus is on the moms, and often the dads tend to get forgotten, or barely mentioned.

I also want you to know that you have a smart, beautiful, vibrant, funny daughter. Also, I think she looks like you. I only have one picture of you, but from that picture, I see so many similarities. The shape of your mouth, your eyes and nose; those are her's, too. Little sister B looks like their mom, but Elizabeth is all you.

I wish I could meet you, K, to tell you about this amazing little girl you helped make. xoxoxo

Monday, June 9, 2014

Pool, cook out, more pool and Maleficent

What a great weekend we had! Beautiful summer weather finally:) On Saturday, we went to a friend's cook out, where there were 8 little girls, including Elizabeth, all between the ages of 5 and 10. They played in the kiddie pool and rode around on bikes and scooters for hours. All while the grown ups got to sit around and eat, and enjoy some adult beverages. A great time was had by all.

When we got home around 8:00, I thought E would be exhausted. No. She wanted to go for a swim in our pool. The girl never stops or runs out of energy! For proof that, here is a quick little video I took that night, as we closed down the pool...
On Sunday, after a day at the pool, we went to see Maleficent in 3D. E had been begging to go see it for a couple of weeks now. I was worried that she would be terrified, and we wouldn't make it through the movie. I was wrong. She.loved.it. She's already trying to get me take her again. It was a great movie, actually. I surprised myself by really liking it. Here is Miss E waiting for the movie to start. She was so excited about the "3D" aspect, because "things jump out at you." She spent most of the movie on my lap, but loved every second of it. I kinda liked it, too. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Best book ever :)

Elizabeth  made me this book at school for Mother's Day...

This book cracks me up! Especially #8. I'm flattered that she thinks I work hard at cooking, because anyone who knows me knows that I am NOT a big cook. I mean, I can cook pasta and cut up vegetables with the best of them, but that's not exactly hard work...
Love this girl!:)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

I am awesome!

Wow! I am like a blogging queen lately, yes? Three months of nothing, now wildly overcompensating by posting almost every day. ANYway, just wanted to share the loveliness that was our Sunday today. The weather was muy bonito, so we spent most of it outside at the...wait for it...pool...



Even more fun when Paden came to hang out with us...and Misty bought the kids new goggles. Thank you Misty!


Hope you all had a great weekend!


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