Monday, May 30, 2011

Mostly LiYang

I am really loving having an older daughter - she is a very special young lady.  She has been through so much in her 14 years,  yet, she is kind, loving, and such a joy.  I would encourage anyone to adopt an older child.  There are tough times, and, of course, a lot of normal teen behavior, but, seeing her blossom as she has gained friends, as she's learning English, as she's taking on other interests such as choir, and guitar - she is a beautiful young lady!  She doesn't like us taking pictures of her all the time like we do the younger girls, so I am actually borrowing some of hers from her camera for this post...

Easter at the Beach

We spent Easter break at the beach this year.  The first day, our camera broke, so we used LiYang's to take a few pictures.  The girls had a great time playing in the sand, the beach, and, in the pool!  They built castles, found sharks teeth, and, LiYang and Alyssa began learning to swim!!  Can't wait until our summer vacation - we get to spend 2 weeks at the beach!!  Enjoy a few pictures...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Last few pictures

We spent the week of Easter break at the beach, and, my camera broke!!  I can't believe I have no pictures of Alyssa and LiYang at the beach for the first time!!  Here are the last few pics from before we left - LiYang won an award in an art show, Allie was in a program at school, and Alyssa sang a Chinese song in the talent show!!

Very Busy Girls!!

The girls have been very
busy with school, softball, birthday parties, and just playing and having fun...