Friday, September 20, 2013

Free Spirit

This girl makes me smile.  
This kindergarten thing is new for us, her and I.  

 It is required that I wait until she is in line and in her class before I am "allowed" to leave.

I am perfectly happy to oblige my girl.  It is a small price to pay and really it makes me happy to watch her skip walk in line with confidence and joy.

After school she runs and jumps into my arms then holds on like a monkey.  Oh how I savor it.

Once she get's down she says her good byes to all her new friends.  She is quite the social girl.

Today she got to celebrate her birthday with her class.  No parents, just classmates and teacher, no cupcakes but crown and sticker.  You know what?  She Loved every minute of it.  I can tell by her complete joy and excitement.  

If only I could learn to live with such joy over the simple things in life.

Friday, September 13, 2013


September 12, 2013

LID =  Log in Date.  The date our dossier was registered into China's system.

Another step closer to my big girl.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

- 2 Teeth

Yep this girl of mine did far too much growing up last week.  She started kindergarten and lost 2 teeth.

She wasn't a huge fan of the the teeth part.  Loves kindergarten but doesn't care so much for the teeth falling out.  In Fact she didn't even tell me when the second one came out.  

P.S.  yes we do notice our girl has shark teeth.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1st Day of School 2013

Nathaniel is in 4th grade

Naomi is in half day kindergarten

 Zach is in 8th grade

Everyone had a good day.  They liked their teachers and had fun seeing old friends.  

Looking forward to a good year. 

Naomi turned 6 today but I feel like that is a post all in its own.  

Today was a VERY emotional day for this momma . . . I have to admit that most first days of school are.  Adding in my baby heading to school on her birthday.  BLAHHHH!