Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy GOTCHA Day!

Four years ago today we met a sweet little 7 mo old baby! 
Her name was Hua Man - we called her Lia! 
We walked into a crowded- loud- office in Guangzhou China and 
met our quiet - timid little girl! 

It was so an emotion loaded day. 
Today 4 years later, as we look back and celebrate Lia that day is fresh in our minds like it was yesterday. 
Except it wasn't yesterday and we are reminded of just how much Lia has grown. 
She is no longer that quiet - timid little baby. 
She is a full blown 4 and 1/2 year old little girl! 

Lia, you are:   

Silly:


Outgoing: 

 Funny: 

Adventurous: 

Sweet: 

and a good friend:


May you always remember:

You are beautiful

You are special 

You are kind

And you are SO LOVED!  

Today is your special day.
The day we celebrate you. 
Today we celebrate 4 years of being a FOREVER FAMILY 
and the day we first held you in our arms. 
We love you to the moon and back Lia! 
You are the sunshine of our lives. 



Friday, October 24, 2014

It's almost Halloween

It's almost Halloween!! 
Lia can't wait to dress up and go out Trick or Treating. 
We began our Halloween tradition in our neighborhood of 
"BOO-ING" 
our neighbors last night! 
We may or may not have been busted when one of the people we were BOO-ING
opened their garage door while we were running from their house!

I forgot to get pictures of this years 
"BOO" basket 
but it looked something like last years! 


This year Lia is going to be LADYBUG GIRL - a character from one of her favorite series of books

Here is Lia practicing with her costume. 
We figured this year we would try to wear it a while first so we don't get the repeat of last year!

Lia has worn it A LOT -




- So as long as Mother Nature cooperates this year I think it will be a success!




We've got to get this kid in a dance class

She can move! 
She can groove! 
She's got rhythm
and she has a blast dancing! 
SO....
we really need to get this kid in a dance class

Lia dances whenever and wherever she hears good music!
  She loves this song ....

She taps...

and does ballet !!

Oh it's time!
Dance class here comes Lia!!!