Friday, August 1, 2014

A Sad Goodbye - Bunchie

This week we said a very sad goodbye to our sweet kitty Bunchie. Carson and Corinne took it really hard (as did I), and their tears about broke my heart. Bunchie was our first 'baby' and after 15 1/2 years with him he will be much missed.




Thursday, July 31, 2014

July - The Bests

The best chopsticks!


The best daddy!

The best box!

The best backyard fun!




The best brother!

The best sisters!


Some best friends!

The mom with the best husband and kids!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Birthday Girl

I can't believe I'm about to type this, but my baby girl turns 7 today!

This is how I think of her - a sweet, precious, and adorable baby:

Not as a smart, beautiful, growing up too fast 7 year old:

As always Corinne had several birthday parties including two extended family parties
and a celebration at The Melting Pot. Her birthday present from mom and dad was getting her ears pierced - she was so brave and didn't shed a tear!








Corinne, you are a bright spot in our lives and we are so blessed to call you our daughter! 
We love you more than you will ever know!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fly Boy

Carson has been interested in planes (specifically military planes) and flying for quite awhile now, but just recently he had the chance to go up with a friend of ours and now he is absolutely smitten with flying, and since our friend is now an instructor we have decided to allow Carson to take flying lessons with her every 6-8 weeks (weather permitting) and he absolutely LOVES it!








Monday, June 30, 2014

June in Pics

We have a new walker in our house!



Why yes, I am a Tupperware expert! Why do you ask?



The big kids had a fun day at the pool!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Madness

Umm, I am fairly certain that Jason and I are not old enough to be the parents of this gorgeous young dancer! May is dance recital season around here and this year was no different. Jordan took classes in ballet, jazz, and lyrical, and as always did an amazing job in the recital performance.




Every year our adoption agency hosts a fun day long event for adoptive families. This year it was at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo and we decided to be brave and embark on our first family trip.
The kids loved the hotel because of the pool, but the hotel was packed (it was Memorial Day weekend) and I was not nearly as impressed. 


The event and the zoo were super fun though and we loved seeing two of the families we traveled with and Uncle Zhou again. We also met a few other adoptive families and several of the staff. 


Ready for the 'Coming to America' parade around the zoo!






Corinne's favorite animal


Corinne and her bestie!
Justin and Uncle Zhou
We love this man!
At the end of the month we had a few warm and sunny days so we broke out the old water table (and when I say old I mean old - we've had it since Jordan was this age) for Justin and he loved it!




My girl!