Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday Lulu!

Six years ago on April 19, 2010, we were in China getting Xin
And a little girl was born in the Hunan province of China.
That little girl was Lulu.
Our caboose turned 6!
How can it be my baby is that old?
She is still a tiny little thing and still oh so mighty in spirit!
She fills our hearts and our home with laughter and love.
Her youngness is so refreshing when compared to all the teenage "stuff".
She is smart, funny, beautiful, sassy, filled with attitude, creative,
 spunky and down right adorable in our opinion!
In Kindergarten this year she has learned to read, write, do math, leave Mommy without tears, and made lots of friends.
She takes gymnastics and I am quite impressed with her progress.
She loves playing with Jaida and she also plays very well by herself.
Barbies, Lego Friends, Palace Pets, Littlest Pet Shop, Polly Pockets, house, Shopkins, college, and doing art are among her favorites to play.
She keeps up with the bigger kids and holds her own.
She will be attending "big school" with the others next year for first grade and my little shadow will no longer have hours at home with me.
I will miss her.
Happy 6th Birthday my precious Lulu!
You make my heart happy and we all adore you!

She had some friends over to play, snack and then head to Monkey Joes.

Then we celebrated as a family early, as Julia's surgery is the 19th!! :(
She didn't seem to mind!

 Birthday Pancakes

Our sweet girl is six!!!
Happy Birthday baby girl!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring Break 2016

Original plans to go to Vancouver had to be put on hold due to Julia's knee injury.
Instead we headed to our favorite beach for rest and relaxation.
It turned out to be a very smart choice.
Everybody had a great time and Julia's knee was able to get in good pre-op shape.
It was a MUCH needed break for all!

 Boat tour from St. Augustine

 The dolphins were so close!

 These crazy kids got into the FREEZING water!

 Sand Castle contest-Sam/Lulu vs Jaida/Xin

 Another boat tour from Fernandina Marina

 They each got a turn at the Captain's wheel

Love this CRAZY bunch!!!