Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Morning

Santa visited ER's house and left lots of goodies.  She got a new talking dollhouse with all the accessories, a train ride toy,  jack in the box, books, play dough, disney princess gear, tigger backpack, and more.  She woke up late and just could not seem to get very excited.  She is just like her parents.  She wakes up very slowly and just would not be rushed.  And forget about a smile.  Not that early in the morning.  haha..  She livened up later on in the morning but or course the camera was put away by then.  We had a great day.   Hope yours was as happy as ours was.  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Fun

Christmas is HERE!!!   It seems to have slipped up on us somehow.  ER is full of excitement and joy.  It sure makes a difference in our lives having a small toddler in tow.  She is really loving all of the attention and presents.   She got a new tricycle tonight as well as lots of other stuff.  My nephews- Michael and Nicholas - can make ER laugh like noone else.  Enjoy the pictures.   She is a hoot.  Can't wait til Santa visits in the morning.  She will be wild!!!  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas is coming!

Hard to believe we will have our second Christmas as a complete family. ER is growing so fast. She will soon be two and counts (in english and spanish), sings her ABCs, introduces herself and us, knows "baby Jesus", and will quickly tell us to go to the "toys". We have had so much fun hiding presents, shopping in the toy section, and taking pictures of Church programs and Christmas dresses. 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a good day at my Mom's house for a big meal and lots of talking.  Of course we forgot the camera and took a couple of pictures when we got home.  ER had a great day playing with her cousins and was worn out.  We went shopping on the day after T-giving and then put up our tree.  ER is fascinated with it all.  

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Adoption Day a Year Later and First Trick or Treating

We kept our one year adoption celebration warm and personal with our family. We went to the local Chinese place in town for dinner and ER got two gifts we saved for her from China. A couple days later, ER was the cutest ladybug you would ever see for Halloween. Everywhere we went, she made out like a bandit. She held up well as we were out till 9:00 receiving some gracious gifts from family and friends. Not sure who was more worn out, her or us.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can you believe its been a year!

A year ago at the end of this week we got on a plane, flew across the US, across the ocean for 15 hours, to China, and in that country we found our Emma Rose. WOW! Look at her now one year later at the age of 22 months. She rules the roost and is wearing the crown here at the house. She climbs on her grand"pop" Brown hand-made rocking horse and says "ya hoooo" Nah Nah. She gets book for us to read. She counts to 10. She sings her A,B,Cs and twinkle, twinkle little star. We play had at the park, she climbs up on the bed to play tickle with daddy, and makes us both that really wonderful tired all the time. haha ER and mommy are even taking that first step to learn what the "potty chair" is all about. Life is truly a blessing. Up next...trick or treating!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Pink Outfit

One of my good friends gave ER the cutest outfit last fall and it finally fits. So cute. Notice she is practicing her "Nastics" for the next Olympics in the one picture. haha.

Friday, September 19, 2008

1 year ago

One year ago- on September 4th- we received pictures and information about the cutest baby girl from China. We can not believe that she has grown so much and adjusted so well. She really is the joy of our lives. I tried sooooo hard to get her to sit still and hold her referral picture so I could get a good shot. But this one is the best I could do. 21 month olds don't sit still- ever.

Summer over/ Back to school

WE sure had a great summer break. But all good things must end. Sigh!!! I just have not got around to posting much. sorry. We sure have been busy. We went to "lost river cave" with friends, went swimming a lot, went shopping a lot, and just hung out at the house a lot. Great fun. But I'm now back in school- and ER is going to my parents house during the day. She loves her Nannie and Pop and enjoys her days.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Smokey Mountains trip

We took ER to the mountains for a week. She did not like the ride down there but loved the hotel! On the first day we took her to the Aquarium in Gatlinburg. Her eyes took in everything and the shark tunnel scared her. But in the end she liked it I think. She got to ride some of the kiddie rides and did a lot of shopping.

Fun in the Sun!

ER and I have had a great summer. It has been a very busy one but very relaxing and lots of family time. ER went to Bible School, travelled to Smokey Mountaiins, and just hung out in our yard. She is such a joy to Vanous and me. I can't imagine what life was like before she came. It is a distant memory and it has not even been a year. Pictures are of my nephew Nicolas and Er, Friend Bryson and ER at Bible School, and ER washing and playing in her NEW CAR!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

More pictures of EMMA ROSE

Here are some picts of Mom, Dad, and ER on their hiking trip. And some of our gorgeous smiling angel!!! She was no so crazy about staying in that stroller and refused to smile at the camera. But as soon as she got out- she was back to her happy self. She alternated between riding in stroller, on Mom's hip, and on Dad's shoulders. It was a beautiful day and she was pooped out at bedtime.