Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Upward Basketball

Jordan played Upward Basketball for the third year and just had his last game yesterday.  He has worked so hard all  season to try to score a basket and yesterday he did it!!!!  I was jumping up and down so excited for him.  Stefan was his coach so they got to spend alot of time together.










Ni Hao Yall

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shake Your Groove Thing

My crazy dancing kids.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Silly Girl

I went into the playroom this morning and this is what I found.
Isn't there a song about 10 bears in the bathtub?  Oh wait.  That's 10 Bears in the bed.

Today when I got to the babysitters to pick Taylor up she excitedly said, " Look, I got a barbecue today from McDonalds!"
What she really got was a Barbie!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: 2nd Grade History Test

This was a test that Jordan brought home last week.
I love the answers to #1, 5, and 6.
Here are the translations for those of you who aren't teachers and used to deciphering what children really mean:   1.  Einglin (England), Scottlin (Scotland), Aficka (Africa)
5.  chidie (chimney)
6. cucking (cooking).

There was a back to the test.  I just didn't include it because there weren't any funny answers.



Ni Hao Yall

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: Valentines and Chinese New Year

Happy Valentine's Day (a day early) and Happy Chinese New Year (over a week late).



Taylor had to wear her Chinese New Year dress to my mom's church last Sunday because we missed our agency's celebration due to my Grandpa's funeral last Saturday.  I had some other pictures and something happened to my camera and they all got erased including some cute pics from yesterday when Taylor had her hair in piggies.




Ni Hao Yall

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Grandpa VanNess

My Grandpa VanNess went home to be with Jesus on Sunday.  He was in his early 90's so he had lived a long life.  He has 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.  He liked to say something when we all got together (and were all talking at the same time) along the lines of, "Who started all this?"  He was a prankster and tried not to act his age.  We will all miss him.  The funeral is tomorrow so we are heading up to my parent's house today.  Please keep my grandma and the rest of the family in your prayers.







Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Poppy Dip Dresses

My friend, Donna, first introduced me to a lady who makes wonderful dresses, skirts, and ruffle pants for little girls.  She was told about Sallee by Jen, who we met in China (by the way she is in the process of adopting an adorable little boy from China-you should go check out her Tupperware fundraiser : ).  I bought my first Poppy Dip dress back in the fall.  Here it is:


Sallee is now waiting to return to Ethiopia to get her precious son Samson Jude.  Yes, I said return.  They have already held the handsome boy in their arms and they had to leave him and wait to return for a court date to see if they will be allowed to adopt him.  I can't imagine how hard that must be.  I know the wait to get Taylor after seeing her picture was so hard-I can't imagine having to leave her and then wait to go back to get her.  I follow Sallee's blog and last week she wrote about how discouraged she was by the wait.  She asked for encouraging comments and said she would pick one to get a free Poppy Dip item.  She chose my comment!!!!  Yesterday in the mail we got this cute dress.





Sallee isn't taking any more orders right now (she will probably start back in the summer/fall), but be sure to visit her blog to follow on her journey to Samson.  http://itspoppydipblog.blogspot.com/