Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Taylor's 3rd Birthday Party

On Saturday we were able to celebrate Taylor's 3rd birthday and her first with us. It was a beautiful day outside. We had a Strawberry Shortcake theme and ate lots of strawberry flavored things. Here are some pics from the party. I hope you enjoy!



Taylor and Ella
Most of the younger party guests











Two Strawberry Girls







I made these strawberry balloons for decorations and
forgot them until halfway through
the party so they used them as a game.





Taylor and Ella opening presents.

A Dora pillowcase-Yeah!!!





I think I will take a turn being a present.




Taylor loved her new baby stroller.

This fun toy was from Grandma and Grandpa.






Ni Hao Y'all

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, Pretty Princess

Wow!  It is hard to believe that you are 3 years old today.  I am so sad that I missed being with you on your last 3 birthdays, but I am happy that we get to spend this one together.  I know that you will thoroughly enjoy your "happy to you" party on Saturday.
I love you,
Mommy


Earliest pic we have

Around 1 year old









3 years old

2nd birthday party in China


Monday, September 13, 2010

Bad Blogger: Great Wolf Lodge

My catch-up blogging continues with our stay at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. Our adoption agency decided to have their reunion there this year in the beginning of August. We had a room for six so my cousin, Taylor, and her friend came to stay and play too. Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park/hotel. We were able to use the water park starting at 1:00 on check-in day and stay until closing the next day. Our agency had a getting acquainted meeting on Friday and it was nice to get to meet some new (to us) families that have also adopted from China. On Saturday we had a get together at a local Chinese buffet. Ella and her family came on Saturday so it was good to spend a fun time with them. We would definitely love to go back to Great Wolf Lodge someday.