Friday, July 25, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday FRIENDS

Emma has many friends who she loves to play with. Right now she is really into playing with Patrick. He lives in Chicago and she calls him her Buddy Boy. The other day, she told me that she misses Chicago (since our vacation there in June). I asked her why and she said she misses her Patrick and Sophie Bug too. She asked when we can go visit them again and it was hard to explain that Sophie Bug isn't in Chicago but in Kentucky. But I told her soon we will see both of them again, and that we will have a playdate hopefully before school starts with Patrick.

Here are some photos of Emma with her friends Patrick and Sophie.

Emma and Patrick on a Lunch Date

Aren't they cute together?

Ring around the Rosie

We all fall down!!

Nature Girls

Yummy Cookies

Should we write Patrick a love note?

The three of them meeting at Mackinaw Island last summer 2007

And we can't forget our first good friend we made in life..Joey, from Motherhood and Stuff blog. Amy and I went through the process together and we brought our children home within two weeks of each other. Our first playdate was a week after we all had been home from Guatemala.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Lovin Friday Foto

Emma is really enjoying her summer so far. She is so excited that it is warm and she has her swimming pool, sandbox, and bicycle with training wheels. I can't believe she is already riding it very well that we take her walks (at least 3 times a day) just so she can go for a long bike ride. I think next year she will be doing it without training wheels at the rate she is going.

She is also taking gymnastics and dance this summer at the Y and is really looking forward to going to Lake Michigan some weekends to swim and the block party on the 4th of July.

Here are a few photos of her playing so far this summer.
Emma's new swingset

My girl loves to garden this year and keeps my plants alive knowing that mommma can't remebemer to water them.

Here she is by the bales of hay that is behind our lot. She loved watching them mow and wrap the bales up.

My girlie girl who wants to wear sundresses most of the time. She wants to be a beautiful princess.

I can't believe they had her on the higher balance beam at gymnastics.

Watch out here I come!

Yum Yummmmm!

Playing in the sprinklers.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Emma is the apple of her Daddy's eye. She is his living princess who looks to him for guidance, love and encouragement. He is the most wonderful father who will play dress up, have tea parties, play dolls, and watch Disney Princess movies all day with his little angel. I am so lucky to have this kind and gentle man in my life and the father of our daughter. His favorite part of the day is coming home and taking over having quality time with Emma while mommy cooks and has her time for reading and scrapping. We love him with all of our hearts for all the wonderful things he is.

Daddy and Emma on our visit trip
First Father's Day 2006
Father's Day 2007

My Beautiful Girl and her Daddy 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Chicago Trip

Last weekend we headed to Chicago for a vacation with other Guatemalan families whom we are please to call our friends and exteneded family. There was about 10 families with over 20 kids and we spent the day at Navy Pier and playing in the water at Millium Park. On Sunday we spent the afternoon together dodging rain and at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Here are a few photos of Emma with some of her friends. (Friends will only be those whom I know their parents blog.)

Nathan, Emma and Sela

Patrick, Emma's Buddy Boy



Emma and Sophie

Sophia and Caleb

Maya and Emma

Emma and Patrick

Back to Blogging

Ok, well since our Chicago trip, I have had a few people ask me why I haven't blogged in forever. So here is for all of you. I will try to remember to do the Friday Foto.

Emma has grown so much since I last posted from China a year and a half ago. Wow, it's been that long? She is now three and is very lively, strong headed, talkative and definetly all girl. A Princess to be exact.

Here are a couple recent photos of her from this past May.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

First Splurge: Toe Painting

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in a long time. I will be posting pictures of Emma's birthday and Easter in a couple days. But today, I went to the nail salon and had a pedicure for our upcoming Florida trip. Daddy brought Emma up to have her first nail appointment. We both had our toes painted skittle colors with daisies on the big toe. She did really well and loved her new look when we were done. She had to go out to lunch without shoes and socks and she was so proud of her toes that she was pointing to them and having everyone peek at them. I think she is going to take after mommy and liking the splurges of life. Here are a couple pictures we took.