Saturday, November 26, 2011

First Thang's Giving

If anyone ever loved a holiday it was probably not as much as Miss Thang

loved this one! You know this girl LOVES to eat...well, Thanksgiving was right up her ally!

But before the eating could begin, she had to dress up in her newest Miss Thang outfit!

Each year, my mom and step dad come to town all the way from Texas.

Once they arrive, we hang out at my aunt's house! Usually, we "plan" to eat around 2pm but that never happens! This year, we had plenty of time to make lego trucks,

take a quick nap,

and have a special visit from a native American (not my step dad who really is native American).

After Lynleigh got a quick hour and a half nap, her favorite part of the day arrived!

It was like food over load...and what ended up over loaded was her diaper at the end of the day! Don't worry, I didn't take a picture.

But we did learn that Lynleigh is a food conartist! She would beg anyone and everyone for food which meant she ate way too much! She had 4...yes 4 dirty diapers by the end of the day!

At the end of round one, the kids decided to rest and watch a movie. The boys ended up watching all of Cars 2 but Lynleigh found it more entertaining to climb on and off the bed until I got tired of that game and she ended up playing outside with my aunt.

Our weekend also included Black Friday shopping on Thursday night and a visit with Santa on Saturday!

Saturday night, we decided to try to take a cute family photo.

This one of the kids was amazing! I love that they all smiled at exactly the same time! That never happens!

Add Tony and me to the mix and well, you can hear the circus music already!

We did finally get a cute picture, however, we couldn't make a circle with our heads to save our lives! I ended up crying I was laughing so hard and a big headache where Lynleigh kept banging her big head on mine!

Oh the memories! I can't wait until Christmas! We will be decorating tomorrow so that should be fun with a two year old! She has no idea how much she has made this holiday the best one EVER!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Two Months

Wow! Can you believe we have been a family of five for two full months? Yesterday marked the two month anniversary of our Gotcha day! It seems like yesterday we were in China waiting for our sweet girl to walk in the room! And then again it also seems like she's been here forever!
Who knew how fast time would fly?

Sorry I don't have anymore pictures that this one. I had misplaced (well put it in my backpack and forgot) our camera. But I couldn't wait for you to see this one of all of us! She just fits right in! We have to send pictures to China and I was so happy that she didn't look miserable in a picture with us!

Miss Thang is getting braver each day! Today, we went to Lowe's and she actually walked through the store for a few aisles! Those of you who know us well, know that she ALWAYS wants to be carried! She also walked some at a craft fair today! She's so brave!

She loves playing with her brothers! We try to go outside anytime we can. Tonight, she wanted to wrestle with the boys so she would run up...hit one of them (usually Kaden)...laugh...and run off! She's such a thug!

I'm interested to see how she responds to Thanksgiving! You know that girl loves to eat! Now that I found our camera, I'm sure I will have plenty to blog about after Thursday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The End Has Come

I can't believe that I have been off of work for seven weeks! In that time, we have traveled half way around the world, added a tiny, person to the family, and started having tea parties! Boy has life around here changed!

One thing that hasn't changed is how much time we spend outside! Like her brother, this girl

loves to be outside! It's ashame that it's cold today! Thankfully it will warm back up this weekend so that she can chase this guy...

and of course...this guy (who also happens to be the love of her life)! People keep asking me how are the boys with her and does she like them. Well, they think she hung the moon and will do anything for her!

She, on the other hand, tolerates Kaden (unless he has food) and thinks Brady is the greatest thing in the world! However, she doesn't like either one of them in the morning!

One thing she does like is riding in the dump truck! It cracks me up because I used to do the same thing when I was little!

She also loves to chase the boys down the street! I hope this isn't a sign of the future! Thankfully, we live in a cove so playing in the street is ok!

Yesterday, we went for her one week post op check up! She left there all smiles! She got the arm restraints off and the doctor said that she's doing great! She can eat anything she wants and can drink out of a sippy cup. Her future holds a few more surgeries but he is very optimistic about that! He said that her mouth had a spot that he couldn't get closed this time so he put in a bonding agent that would fill in wit scar tissue. It's pulled apart a little but it's still closed. He will probably want to touch that up in a year or so. She will also need a bone graft when she's about 6 or 7 and possible need a touch up on her nose. It will all depend on how she grows! I have no doubt that God will repair what HE wants and will allow the doctor to do the rest!

So, what will I miss when I go back to work?

of course! What will I not miss?

You guessed it! BTW, she's smiling because we are watching Tangled! She brings me the remote for the DVD player...she knows the difference...and points to the tv and yells! Then she laughs every time the horse comes on! I hope she can survive the day at the sitter without her best friends from the movie!

I'll leave you today with a cool picture we took the other day outside! I love our five people family and thought it's only been this way a few seems like forever!