And don't forget to pray for peace and financial stability.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
And don't forget to pray for peace and financial stability.
Posted by Cindy at 6:59 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Megan did a great job
Posted by Cindy at 11:21 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Calif.) August 28, 2007 – It’s a movie that Ferris Bueller would take the day off to go see. What freedom-loving student wouldn’t be outraged to discover that his high school science teacher is teaching a theory as indisputable fact, and that university professors unmercifully crush any fellow scientists who dare question the prevailing system of belief? This isn’t the latest Hollywood comedy; it’s a disturbing new documentary that will shock anyone who thinks all scientists are free to follow the evidence wherever it may lead.
Along the same lines, is another documentary I've been meaning to post here. It's called Indoctrinate U. It's particularly interesting for me since our son will be off to college in a little over a year, but everyone should be concerned about how our future leaders are being indoctrinated.
Go to the website (click) Indoctrinate U
Posted by Cindy at 10:21 AM
Friday, April 18, 2008
We had a little class and play date at the zoo this week. The girls were able to pet a chinchilla, snake, and skunk (check out Elizabeth in the third square below-it didn't smell though) and learned about the eating habits of animals. Then we walked around to see the animals.
Posted by Cindy at 2:51 PM
Friday, April 11, 2008
It's amazing to see them swimming through the water and turning over into their "rest" (floating on their backs) until they reach the side of the pool and now they even dive for rings at the bottom of the pool! Especially amazing considering the screams of terror just weeks before. To successfully "pass" the class the teacher has them swim in their clothes....jacket, shoes, and all....as if they had fallen into the pool. The goal of the class is to drown-proof your child more than teach them to swim, but they do learn to swim. Part of the "test" involves placing the jacket over their head, flipping them over into the water, and dropping them in from the side to see how they handle themselves. Amazingly both girls were unaffected by the whole thing and managed to make it safely to the side. If you'd like more information about this type of lessons or to find an instructor near you, go to Infant Swim Resource. It isn't cheap, but it could save your baby's life.
Anyway, here's Miyah taking her test and Mei Lin swimming. The quality isn't the best because I decided not to use you*tube, but hopefully you can see it a little.
Matt had to work that night...he's tired of me following him with the camera and concedes to one picture...
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Later that evening, it was parent observation at Megan's ballet studio.
Miyah and Mei Lin practiced their ballet, too.
Aww...now there's an adorable baby! Molly was so charming smiling and chewing on her eggplant during ballet.
Well...actually, there's more cuteness in a new post below.....come on, you know you can't get enough cuteness....
Posted by Cindy at 5:53 PM
It was another 4 year-old birthday party today...this time for sweet Mia. We met Mia and her mom and sister at a Valentine's party and they live in our neighborhood and have very similar families...a 17 year old son, 13(?) year old daughter, two more bio kids and then Mia whose now 4 and Gabriella whose 2 and both from Guatemala...almost exactly like us, only they have two extra bios and our adoptees are from different countries. It's rare to find families so similar, but God's good at showing us we're not alone in our insanity (kidding-I meant BLESSING)...there are others that answer the call to start all over through adoption. We're just getting to know this family and we're enjoying them a lot.
Here's Mia's sister, Gabby...isn't she sweet?
Miyah's enjoying the cupcake
......are you serious, I have frosting on my face???
I posted an Easter update below...you'll have to scroll down a bit it's posted under April 1. I'm a little late as usual.
Posted by Cindy at 10:02 AM
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Mei Lin was so excited to hear it was her family day even though she had no idea what that meant. She kept singing "Happy Bewfday to me!"
We were all pretty tired tonight so Pat picked up PF Changs instead of going out (and Mei Lin's tantrum over the dress I wanted her to wear seemed a foreshadowing of things to come that evening). After dinner Mei Lin opened the gift we bought her in Kunming and the girls played.
You know I always overdo the pictures, but here's a little side by side comparison from the day she was officially ours and one year later...
Later that day: The "I'm not so sure about you yet" look.
ONE YEAR LATER (TODAY)...she's sure about everything.And I always love to see how these kids change and grow, so here are month to month pictures of her over the year.
Feeling at home already!
What's so striking about this photo is the fact that she's almost Miyah's size now and she's so much smaller here.
This is no small miracle...we're all home for dinner
(actually this was taken right before Matt gave Mei Lin a sweet kiss and dashed out the door).
Mei Lin got a little purse made in Kunming with some little knitted Chinese dolls from A Gift from China (my favorite store in Guangzhou).
Posted by Cindy at 2:59 PM
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
The fact of the matter is, we came back from vacation the Friday night before Easter and I really didn't put much effort into Easter this year. I knew they'd be getting vacation souvenirs so I wanted to keep it simple. I did manage to buy one small thing for their baskets and my wonderful husband went and bought all the candy and Mei Lin's new basket ($2.97 at WalMart!) before we left. Then I went into the girl's closet and found a dress for each of them that still fit because I just didn't have the time or desire to go searching for dresses (I know, you don't believe I would turn down an opportunity to shop-but it's true). And instead of cooking a nice Easter dinner we went to PF Changs after church...not real Eastery, but we got a table without a wait.
And, I tried to remind myself that Easter isn't about new dresses and baskets and candy...though those things are fun. Last year we celebrated without any of those things and we had a wonderful Easter in China. None of that stuff matters when we remeber it's all about HIM.
Never too old for candy...and money in Easter eggs.
Miyah going through the Resurrection Eggs.
Sorry, no pictures of Megan. She wouldn't let me take any while she was in her pajamas, then changed out of her Easter clothes as soon as she got home from lunch.
Happy (Belated) Easter!!
Posted by Cindy at 12:27 AM