The little girlies have loved playing outside in our garage/side yard/flat part of our driveway lately! Most days, when I get home from track, I sit in a lawn chair and watch them until dinner. They have gotten so creative and have so much fun riding their cars/bikes, making choo choos, playing with the sled (who said sleds are only for snow? they are just as fun in the grass!), playing soccer, chalk, house, princesses, etc. I'm sure you can tell from the pictures that the girls love this time of day! AnnaClaire and Kate's ayis both told us when we got the each girl that they loved being outside... that's still true, as you can see! :)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
My goodness, how our little girl has grown in these six months that she's been a part of our family. It's incredibly hard to believe that just six months ago, we held our precious Katherine MeiLing for the first time. The little girl we had longed for and prayed for for years. Why is it that these months have flown by, yet I can barely remember life without sweet Kate? She has come so far in the six months she has been in our family. She has taken such big strides and has really grown in these six months. She's still tiny, but definitely not the baby we received on October 25, 2008. She is incredibly go-with-the-flow, her vocabulary is truly flourishing (she was said to be behind her her speech at PHF, but she is really talking... even in sentences!) She has only gained two pounds and now weighs a whopping 19 pounds! She's got to have grown atleast two inches, too. Yet it's really not those physical ways that she has changed that I notice. It's that she is finally happy. She and AnnaClaire are the sweetest friends. She's caring, loving, adorable... she does anything you ask her to do (other than eat!), she gives the sweetest kisses and hugs... She loves life, she loves doing anything, she loves her FAMILY. Those first few days with her... even the first few months, I sometimes wondered what we had gotten ourselves into. Kate was NOT easy. She whined all the time. I remembed how me and Mom would talk about how difficult she was going to be as a teenager... we're not thinking that anymore! She is about the easiest child EVER. It saddened me so much to see her mourn for all she had lost. I remember looking at pictures we received of her at PHF and seeing how happy she was there... yet she just didn't have that light. But now, she has that sweet sparkly smile, that infectious joy that we saw in pictures. Those whines have been turned into sweet giggles and her somber face has turned into a face full of joy. I have come to love this little girl more as each day goes on and I can not imagine my life without her! She is a perfect fit for our family and we are all madly in love with her! Praise God for the ways he has allowed her to trust and love her mommy, daddy, and siblings. Praise Him for bringing her into our family six months ago!
I love you, my sweet Katie Cakes! Happy 6 months together!Gotcha Day: October 25, 2008 1 month: November 25, 2008
2 months: December 25, 2008
Yesterday, the little girls and Mom went to the botanical gardens with Mia and her mommy. They had a gorgeous day for it, once again, and had a very fun time. No one brought a camera, but Mom said there were people everywhere taking pictures of the girls. One lady jotten down Mia's mom's email and sent them to us :) So... enjoy!
Kate's six month post coming soon:)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I've been going through Kate's quilt squares recently and realized that we are only about halfway there. We need 100 squares for her quilt and have like 48. I know that many people reading this blog have followed and loved our girls and thought it would be so awesome if you all could send a square for Miss Kate's quilt. AnnaClaire's quilt is used as her bedspread and I love that she is sleeping under the love of 100 special people. We really want to do the same for Kate and would love if you could contribute to her quilt! So... if you haven't sent a square yet and would like to, here's all you have to do...
Cute a 8x8 inch square of a piece of fabric that you like
write out a "wish", prayer, or Bible verse for sweet Kate (and sign your name!)
attach a small piece of the fabric you sent to the wish so that Kate can match up the squares with the wishes
Easy enough, right?
So just email me (my email adress is email@example.com) and I can give you the address to send it to! Thank you in advance for you help! It means SO much to us and I know it will mean so much to Kate!
If you want to see some examples, check Kate's quilt blog. I haven't posted all of them (I'm so bad about that!) but there are quite a few on there that you can see.