Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shoe Girl

Always playing in someone else's shoes...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quick Drive to the Beach

We are really enjoying that when we have a lazy afternoon and need something to do, we can throw the kids in the car and head to the beach. It is a pretty drive and fun to let the kids pick up sea shells and watch the dolphins swim for a little bit.

Meili enjoying another burrito...
Love that the GPS makes it look like we are driving on water.
We are definitely not in the desert anymore!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

There's a Reason for the Mismatched Outfit...

Poor baby girl was diagnosed with Giardia earlier this month. I had asked two different pediatricians about testing her since coming home 7 months ago but both didn't feel it was necessary since she exhibited no symptoms. At our last appointment I felt like I needed to push the issue and told the dr. that all of the kids adopted from Meili's orphanage had tested positive (which may or may not be true.) The dr. finally agreed to test her and was floored when she called me herself with the results. I was floored by how hard the meds have been on her little system. We are consistently doing laundry and end up at the bottom of her drawer most days because of the diaper blow-outs. Even her socks end up needing to be changed. (TMI-sorry) Thankfully, Meili has finished the course of antibiotics and will be retested soon. Hopefully, she will be parasite free!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Big Brother

It's so sweet to see these two together. While we waited for Meili, I often wondered how Xander would do once dethroned as the baby of the house after his 6+ year reign, but I don't worry about it anymore. They are good pals. Sometimes, Xander will read to Meili in my bed in the morning if he has a few spare minutes before he leaves for school and Meili just soaks up the attention.
I'm one lucky momma!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Strawberry Festival

I knew there would be purpose for this strawberry hat when I bought it for Meili so long ago... Who would have guessed that we would end up just a few miles from the strawberry capital of the Eastern US (otherwise known as the place where J. Simpson wore the mom jeans-size 4 btw)? That shortcake was delicious!

Our Strawberry Court

Not quite sure how Xander ended up the 'Queen.' Wish I had a crystal ball some days just to see what he ends up doing in life...:)

Monday, March 01, 2010

First Time Out

The empress had a HUGE meltdown when it was time to leave the park (right across the street) and landed herself in the time out chair. I stayed right there with her but she did not enjoy it. I'm sure oneday she'll be overjoyed that I chose to capture this moment...
Think she got the point? How pitiful is that cute little face?

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