Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve. We started our day by going to the in-laws house for breakfast and gifts. Both girls got clothes and money. After we opened gifts, we went to church as a family. It was a great service. For some reason, this is the only photo I have of that morning. We had to wake her up and she is so not a morning person plus she went to bed a little later than normal as we had company the night before. Also, no this is not what she wore to church - I just didn't want her to get anything on her Christmas dress.

After church we came home, had lunch and waited for my family to get here. We had a great time as my niece (whom we only get for Christmas every other year) was here and she is such a character. Olivia got her beloved guitar and Sophia got drums among other things. They are spoiled but so loved by all that meets them.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Baking Christmas cookies

This year was a first and hopefully a new tradition at my in-laws. We were invited there the Sunday before last to make and decorate cookies. We had my in-laws, my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and his girlfriend. We had all just found out the week before that they are expecting a baby and he is very nervous about it since he NEVER wanted to have children. They found out a few days after making cookies that the baby is a boy (of course that is what the in-laws wanted so they have someone to "carry-on the family name") so I will have 2 new nephews next year - the first within the next month. Here are a few pics of the cookie making.

Monday, December 18, 2006

So behind.....

Our family had photos taken earlier this month in addition to Sophia's 2 year photos. We had so many good pictures to choose from. Sophia had her 2 yr checkup the day before so I was really surprised she did so well especially since she had 4 shots given to her. She weighs 28 pounds and is 33.5 inches tall - the 50th pecentile on both. Here are a few that we have.

Monday, December 11, 2006

My baby is TWO today!!!!

Sophia on her birthday!!!

Well, it finally happened - my baby turned two years old. Man, time sure flies around here. It seems like it was just yesterday that she was 10.5 months old and just placed in my arms but it is now just over a year later and all paperwork is completed with her adoption and we can just chill and enjoy her. Her birthday party was yesterday and a good time was had by all. She goes to the doctor Friday for her 2 year check up. I can't wait to see what she weighs and how tall she is now.

Look at that look she's giving me!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Wow! What a big girl I have!

When I took Olivia to the dentist in October it was determined that she had 4 cavities. Huh? 4 cavities in 6 months?!?!?! Unbelievable! I mean I brush her teeth and they were on the bottom no less - the area I work the hardest on! Well before leaving the office I made the appointments to get the cavities filled - one appointment today and one for next Tuesday. Dr. Yang told me that she would fill 2 today but if she was doing well and she could do the other 2 she would. She also told me that I was welcome to come back with Olivia but if she started crying and screaming I would be asked to leave. I debated for the last month and a half on how to handle this. I ultimately decided that it would probably be easiest if I told Olivia she had to go back by herself thinking that if I were back there and then had to leave it would upset her more. So we talked about it all weekend. She understood that she would have to go back and be a good girl for the dentist. We walked in and were there all of about 20 seconds and a kid in the waiting room hauled off and hit her in the face putting a long scratch on her cheek that bled. We got that taken care of and waited for them to call her name. When they did, David and I gave her a kiss and told her we'd be waiting for her and to be a big girl. She went in (never hesitating) and climbed in the chair. The dentist said she was a very polite, big girl. She said she did great - she was able to fill all 4 today so we don't have to go back next week! She wants Olivia to be her daughter-in-law someday. LOL She was very impressed that she could count to 10 in Chinese and sang her a short Chinese song. Dr. Yang loved it! We took her to the bookstore for a few special treats and out to lunch - just me, her and daddy. (Grandma kept Sophia for us so we could have some special time with Olivia - even if it was going to the dentist!)

Then tonight the girls' school had their Christmas program. She was so good. Her class sang "What a Mighty Day" and "Go Tell It On the Mountain". She sang out and was gettin' down! The class had on black shirts that made them look like they had choir robes on. They looked so cute. Sophia's class did "Away In The Manger". She was an angel. Of course they didn't sing - just stood on the stage around the manger. She was a riot.