Saturday, February 23, 2008

Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year

Lilly enjoyed her first Valentine's Day party and ate lots and lots of candy!

Lilly had a wonderful time helping to decorate her cookie. Well, actually she just had fun eating all the M and M's.

Shelby, Katie, and Fulton decorating their bags at our homeschool Valentine's Day Party.

Celebrating Valentine's Day at Chuck E. Cheese. It was great fun for all of us!!!

Katie and Ethan having fun in the tunnels at Chuck E. Cheese.

Lilly was afraid of Clifford so here I am with Lilly. A tight squeeze for sure!

To celebrate CNY, we ate Chinese food with our good friends, the Millenders and then shot LOTS of fireworks. Lilly really liked the sparklers, but she was a little dangerous with it! No concept of fire!

Bailey, Lilly, and Brinley taking a break from the fireworks! What cutie pies!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lilly and Lainie

Back in January (sorry, I'm not real good at posting current happenings), our family went to visit Lilly's friend and orphanage mate, Lainie and her family. We traveled together to get the girls and this was our second time visiting since our trip to China. We always have a great time with Lainie and her family. Thank you again for your hospitality- especially "Nannie" who had us over for lunch unexpectedly! Now it's your turn to come visit! Let's set a date!

Lilly and Lainie: two very serious and tired- looking litttle girls! Worn out from so much fun I guess.

Here are our special Chenzhou sisters again! They did well with one another and had lots of fun!

Here are some of Lilly and Lainie's siblings: Fulton, Will, Jillian, and Katie having a ball.

Shelby holding Lainie and Trey holding Lilly. Just swapping little sisters for a minute!

January 7: Happy Birthday Katie! We celebrated a second time with her extended family. We love you.

January 5- Katie celebrating her 9th birthday at Chuck E. Cheese with her friends.