Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Smiles

Another busy weekend!

Josh turned 22 on Thursday, so we fixed him a big dinner, and had baked him a peanut butter filled chocolate cake - he loves chocolate and peanut butter! The girls helped make the cake, and they had to put candles on for GeGe to blow out. They made him "make a wish" too.

Then, on Saturday, we had a surprise birthday cookout for Grandma. The girls wore birthday hats, had the little horns, and everything - everyone had a great time. Here are some pics from the two birthdays...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

And here she is today, 2 years later...

And in the same outfit. She wanted us to do her hair like it was too...

Happy Gotcha Day Emma Grace SiQi!!!

Today is two years ago that we were blessed with our first daughter, Emma Grace SiQi. It has been a wonderful two years! We have experienced so many "firsts" with her - her first Thanksgiving, her first Christmas, her first vacation, her first Easter, and so many more. She is a joy, and has truly blessed our lives even before we actually received her in China. She has a beautiful smile, with the sweetest little dimples - just too much! We can't wait to see what the future holds for our little girl!

Gotcha day in China 2 Years ago

All the families in our travel group got their babies on August 12, and we didn't get Emma until the 13th. Kolleen Bell and her sister Kim, who traveled with us were visiting the Reeds who also traveled with us, and we had a "happy gotcha day" celebration yesterday. It is so hard to believe it's been two years since our first trip to China! Kim adopted a beautiful sweetie from Ethiopia just 5 months ago - Savannah - isn't she just adorable!! It was so great to see Kolleen's two girls again - Juliana, now 7, and Elizabeth, who will be 3 next week - how time flies! We always enjoy when we can see the Reeds - Kathy is so sweet, and loves our girls - we had a wonderful time in China with them! Haley loves playing with the girls, and they love her too! Then, there is sweet, beautiful Kelly - a momma's girl, just like Emma!! We had a great time, everyone! We are so glad we all got to see each other again! Enjoy some pics from our celebration...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Smiles

A few of these are from Saturday too - GeGe Josh got a new car, and the girls had to model in front of it...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

We headed out Saturday morning to watch the cooking show on the Market. As always, it was good, and the chef was the chef at the Inn at Virginia Tech - his dishes were great! The girls enjoyed it, played with a puppy, ate a few samples, and we headed to the mall to check out some sales.