Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
From left to right, back to front:
Here's the trio again. We missed Zach's sister, Brandi, but had fun getting together anyway!! Weather was muggy, so the kids were pretty well done after about an hour. Alia got 71 pieces of candy - she wrote them all down in her notebook by type and quantity of each type. Don't think she was trying to keep track of what mom and dad ate, but you never know!!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here's Alia helping baby sis to open presents from Grandma Barb. As much as we all tried, she just wouldn't tear the paper. Very polite about it all, really. Alia did not have any problem helping and then helping some more! Yes, Alia had braids for about 2 weeks at the front of her head until I finally said - they simply must go!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here's our sweetie pie at 1!!! Hard to believe we've had her home only about 5 months. Seems like she has been ours forever. She is still cruising and we expect her to walk any day now. She is waving bye-bye and showing us items in her hands. She is saying words we think are "dada, mama, kitty, hi" but can't be 100% certain. She still laughs the best at her sister and they have a riot together. She is waking at night some, but I think she is teething again (upper teeth). The weather is getting cooler here, so we went to the park at lunch yesterday and I put her in the baby swing. She started out very happy and then suddenly started crying. We'll try it again today or tomorrow while it stays cool. We aren't having a party for her today as it's just a crazy busy day with little time, but we will let her get into her first cake on Saturday.
I was wishing her a happy soon-to-be birthday before bed last night and thinking how wondrous that is when I suddenly thought of her birth mother. It must be hard knowing you gave birth but having no clue as to what your child is doing, how she is developing, or what she even looks like on one of the most important days as a mom. So today is really a celebration of Alivia's milestone and of the precious gift her birth mom delivered to us.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
This is Alia ready to ride a virtual reality ride at Disney Quest to celebrate her 7th birthday. They grow way too fast! She was a little anxious at first, but soon got to love the whole gaming thing. We spent from opening to nearly close just having fun. Great way for her to celebrate another milestone!