Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Finally, some new pictures!

Hello all!

I was recently chastised for not having any new photos on the blog (Thanks Robbie!), so I got busy and downloaded our CNY pictures. (See slide show below this post.) The party was put on by a local Chinese Association and was quite fun! The kids loved to watch the lion dance and all of the other traditional Chinese dances. Maja told me she wants to go again tomorrow! :-)

The kids are all doing well. Maja is working hard in speech and making much progress! She is learning phonics at speech, but they are also working on them at daycare. The other day at Grandma's house, Maja was able to sound out the word "sisters", so Grandma was pretty excited! Mali is running all around the house quizzing me on sounds: "What spells CH, mommy?" "What letter says t-t-t-t?" It's pretty fun. Daniel isn't quite as interested in studying as the girls are, but he's still right on track for kindergarten next year.

I hope all of you are faring well in this nasty winter weather that so much of the U.S. has had this past week.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just couldn't resist posting this photo...

Here is Mali, posing in her "Snow Princess" tiara and accessories from our friend Shelley. I did a terrible job of taking Christmas photos this year. I forgot to take my camera to my Mom's on Christmas Eve and she still hasn't sent me the photos that she took (hint, hint Mom!). Then I just plain neglected to bring my camera in at Grandma Dolly's on Christmas Day. (Hint, hint Dad!) Then we had Christmas with Tony's brother and his family on New Year's Day and I didn't even bother to try to take the camera that day! Ha ha! I had given up hope of getting pictures by that time. Maja was sick and didn't leave me much time for orchestrating photo opportunities!

Maja actually has matching Snow Princess gear, but she doens't look quite as happy wearing hers. (Poor little bugger was sick all through the holidays!)

Daniel was WAY excited about Christmas this year. Every single gift caused him to jump and spin and scream with excitement. He was quite uncontainable. :-) I wish I had a little video clip to post of his excitement, but alas, I do not.

We hope everyone out there in our cyberworld had a blessed Christmas season as well!

November 2007
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

~~ Helen Keller

Fun at the beach!

Fun at the beach!

Beautiful sunset with our friends at the lake

Beautiful sunset with our friends at the lake