Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dancing With Cinderella

For anyone who has a daughter, wants a daughter, or is a daughter, you need to see this video. It is all about cherishing each and every moment with our children. The artist is Steven Curtis Chapman who has 6 children. His youngest 3 are adopted from China and he is a huge advocate of adoption. The song's title is "Cinderella".

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mommy, Read me a Story!

This week's Family Fun Foto Friday is Storytime! Claire loves books and she loves being read to. She listens as Laura reads her Reading assignment every night. Sometimes she will just sit and study the pictures and tell herself a story to go along with the illustrations. The book in the pictures above was one of Claire's gifts for her one year Gotcha Anniversary in December. We love this book and its illustrations. Now, if Mommy could just get through it without crying.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Snow Day!

Not a lot of snow, but still snow much fun!!!

The kids had a surpise snow day today and it was much enjoyed. The youngest three took advantage of it and made a snowman. There wasn't a lot to work with, but they still had a great time. Claire kept saying "This is so much fun!" Connor was nice enough to let Claire throw lots of snow balls at him. He really plays the part and she loves it. That's probably why she calls him, "My Connor."

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bling Baby!

This is my second time participating in the Family Fun Foto from Loving Lydia. This week it is all about the bling. And, isn't it all about the bling with girls? Claire loves bling, dress-up clothes, and all things girly. Laura also likes dressing up, but she is a little, (not a lot) less girly than Claire. Claire's favorite color is pink and Laura's is blue. You may wonder then why Claire got the blue Jasmine outfit and Laura got the pink one...well, that's what was left at the clearance sale! I went to the Disney Store after Halloween and I got 7 costumes for just over $100. (I had a 15% off coupon in addition to the sale.) One of the costumes was originally $80! Claire gets up in the morning and wears up to seven different costumes a day. It's tough being a princess!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Time in a Bottle

Over at Loving Lydia, Lissa is doing a great challenge this week called Then and Now. This is my first time participating! The picture on the left was three days after we received Claire. She truly is a joyful child. :)

Claire's 3 year pictures!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Pictures of all the Kids!

It is about time that I posted again. I wanted to share some Christmas pictures. Claire is growing and talking so much. While waiting to pick-up Connor at school the other day I commented that silly Connor needed to zip his jacket up. (It was 14 degrees.) Claire said, "Yeah, that crazy Connor needs to put his roof up too!" She probably doesn't realize how un-cool it is for a 12 year old boy to wear a hood. The first picture of the kids laying down was this year's Christmas card.