Monday, November 7, 2011


The Little as a "fairy queen"

The Big as a jellyfish

The sweet girls had lots of fun!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

May Where Did You Go?

Where did May go? It seems like I blinked and it was gone.

This is what we been up to (well a little of it ;)

We painted

We went swimming

And Trinity bridge to a Jr. Girl Scout. Where does time go? It seems like she was a Daisy yesterday :(

I'm so excited it's Summer and so are the girls!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Fun

Wren's first Easter Egg Hunt 

Looking for Eggs with her Namesake, my Grandmother

 My very adorable nephew Ty and his impossibly long eyelashes!

Sleeping after swinging for hours thanks to my cousin Shane. They became fast friends on our last trip to Louisiana and continued their mutual admiration on this one :)

A great time was had by all!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playing "Softball"

We have watched many softball games lately and they have obviously made an impression on Ms. Wren because she picked up a makeshift bat and started flinging the magnet off of it and running around the living room. When she reaches "home plate" she yells "SAFE!" as loud as she can and falls out laughing. It is quite an adorable display :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

What We've Been Up To

Gigi was a pirate in the school musical "Arghh!"

She played some serious softball with Daddy manning the pitching machine "Go Stingers!"

We went to the zoo and we always have to ride the Panda!

 A goat got a much needed new hairdo

 Had fun on the paddle boats

"Cooked" some crayons

And went to the Children's Museum with our Besties!

 Life is Good!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday aka Bluebonnet Pictures - Take 1

After driving for 30 minutes and searching for another 30 we found not 1, not 2, but 3 whole bluebonnets. We will not be thwarted and will try again but for now here are the 3 bluebonnets and 2 other beautiful flowers :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

San Antonio Spring Break

The Children's Museum 

Monday, March 7, 2011

"Oh No!, Where is Luh Luh?"

Wren (she calls herself "Luh Luh") said this while we were looking at our pictures from China. We were looking at a picture of our trip to Beijing before we went to Nanning for the adoption. It surprised me a little. Attachment/Bonding is a complicated dance. This was an indication to me that she sees us as a unit and one of us is missing from the picture. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but it feels like progress to me :)

This girl is extremely verbal. In 6 months she has a great command of the English language, counts objects, knows all of the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. She has even starting writing some letters. I know! A genius, right?!

One of my favorite Wrenisms goes like this- "I like a pretty dresses!, Mommy like a pretty dresses!, Jie Jie like a pretty dresses! Cara (Jie Jie's bff) like a pretty dresses! and Daddy wears pants!"
She says this several times a day and I must say it's pretty darn cute. Conversely, when she is angry with Jie Jie she will say "This is MY pretty dress!!" and wag her finger at her. I think this happens when she is so incensed that she can't think of anything else to say. It's also pretty cute and I have to turn away when she says it so she can't see me giggle.

Wren loves clothes, especially dresses. I think she would rather have a new dress than a toy. Trouble! We still have quite a few dresses that were Jie Jie's and every time I bring a new one out she giggles deliriously and says "Is it mine?!" Is it mine? Yeah! Yeah!!"

Here she is in one of her pretty dresses

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What a Difference 6 Months Makes!

February 9th was 6 months since Wren became a part of our family.

This Girl:
Is now this Girl:

Happy 6 months Butterfly!