Monday, November 30, 2009
Posted by Sheila E at 7:44 PM
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I can't believe I haven't posted since March! Ava has changed so much since then. Every day with her is something new. I was just talking to Jack about how I didn't remember what life was like before her. She is such a blessing!
She continues to do well in preschool. She still has a love for elephants and Taylor Swift, and she's found a new love-Pandas. She has too many stuffed animals to count. What amazes me is that she names them all, and doesn't forget them. There is no tricking her, even when I'm stumbling around in the dark, trying to pass one off as another.
Posted by Sheila E at 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Three years ago today we returned home from China. It's hard to believe that our little girl is growing up so fast! We celebrated "Happy Gotcha Day" on March 13. I told Ava that "it was a very special day-Happy Gotcha Day, or the day that we became a family". Her response-"what did you got me Mommy?"
Sophie, Makana, Gianna, Emily, Ava, and Olivia
Ava enjoying a snack....
Olivia and Sophie catching up......
Roommates-Gianna, Ava, and Makana
Posted by Sheila E at 6:41 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2009
What a year it has been! Ava has grown into a little lady. She is such a girly-girl. She still has meltdowns every once in a while, but I think she is close to outgrowing them. It doesn't seem that long ago that I rocked her back and forth, looking into her eyes while I fed her.....or hearing her call me "bobbie" when she couldn't pronounce "mommy". Sometimes I look at her and wish time would slow down...she is growing up so fast! She will be turning four-years old in April. Four!
We had a wonderful Christmas with our families. The day started at 7am....4 stops later we were back home at 5pm. Ava got to meet her cousin's fiance Lin, for the second time. Lin is a beautiful young woman from China. As soon as we walked in Jack's grandmother's house, Ava sat with Lin. It was quite amazing that she took to Lin so quickly. I wonder if she saw the similarities, and somehow felt connected to her.
I had a wonderful birthday....Ava made me a delicious birthday cake with her new disney princess easy bake oven. Yummy.
I hope that all my family and friends have a safe, happy, and healthy 2009!
Posted by Sheila E at 1:27 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Posted by Sheila E at 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This was one happy girl! And I think this is the real Santa..........
Posted by Sheila E at 1:44 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I usually have to work on Black Friday, but decided stop by Wal-Mart that morning to get a new camera. I arrived at wal-Mart around 6:20. The flashing police lights in the parking lot should have been a warning to turn around, but I was determined to have a new camera for myself. I walked into the store to find lines so long that they reached the back of the store. My first thought was "You are kidding me!!!!!!". I made my way to the back and only had to stand in line for 10 minutes, got my camera and left. I am happy to report that I was not pushed, attacked, cursed, etc. There were earlier reports of a cat fight between two women-it took four people to pull them apart. What is wrong with people? How could people forget the true meaning of Christmas? A young man employed by Wal-Mart in New York lost his life. And for what? A $30 DVD player? This world is a crazy place.
Posted by Sheila E at 4:42 PM