December 7, 2013
We came home and all decorated the tree that afternoon and then the next day went to the pediatrician for more shots/vaccines. (We waited in the room an hour for the shots and entertained ourselves by making faces in the wall mirror). Lil bit is such a trooper at these appts. She lets each medical person/dr/nurse examine her and sits and waits so patiently.
We have always had artificial trees but for Lil bits first Christmas it seemed fitting to go choose our first real tree. We were going to just go to a roadside tent stand but then I found a local tree farm and we went!
It was So neat! We walked out in the field, chose the right one and daddy cut it down (fast too) I wanted to video it but by the time I got my phone ready it was already falling down ;)
Then the people there even shake it, bale it and load it up on top of your car for you. All for $7 a foot :)
And they even had fresh popped popcorn, a tractor train ride for the kids and hot apple cider!
It was awesome!
I wanted a memorable family photo in front of our chosen tree but the teenager snapping pics insisted we stand facing the sun - so we aren't unhappy in the last picture just looking into the sun :-/
A great start to our first Christmas as a family of 5.
Hope everyone is well and had a great Thanksgiving also!
December 5, 2013
Madeline enjoyed her first thanksgiving meal (well the turkey and mashed potatoes at least- see her collage of her yummy reactions)
And since we had extra time at home we couldn't finish the holiday without a couple pictures and some painting with big brothers ;)
November 18, 2013
November 16, 2013
This is the official adoption photo they took the day after gotcha at the civil affairs office (Madeline was crying because they made me sit her down and we were in the same place she *just* met us the day before)
And then tonight with our dear friend Kyla!
Look at our sweet happy girl tonight - I'm smitten!!!