Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mia and her Glasses

Mia getting her eyes checked

Check out the cool sunglasses!

Can you see anything?

Look at the light

Now which ones do we pick??

Try these on

Look at me... now I can see!

I finally admitted it today. I have a problem. My problem is that I LOVE to take pictures. We went to the eye doctor today and Mia ended up needing glasses. To remember this big event I pulled out my camera that I  keep in my carry-on luggage (AKA my purse). Her new glasses will be in next week and she will be able to see things better. Yes I was the only Mama there on her knees snapping away ...but I don't care. It's not everyday that your princess gets her first pair of glasses! We think that Miss Mia looks cute already...but with her new glasses she looks even cuter!

The Troika

What does a seven year ride when he is too short for any "real" roller coasters, but feels the need for speed?? The Troika. Ethan was tall enough to ride this ride this year...and ride he did. (6 times:) Mia was still too short, but she enjoyed watching Ethan as he spun in the air. Hopefully next year Mia can enjoy the Troika and Ethan can make to move to a "real" roller coaster!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Faces of Five

 It's hard to believe that Mia turned 5 last Saturday. To celebrate we went to Cedar Point. We are finding that being five brings many mood swings and a little attitude. While waiting for Steve to get food I did an impromptu photo shoot. With these faces of a fresh five year old, I can only imagine what is in store for us this year!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

6 years ago today

Ethan was placed in our arms FOREVER!!
Our little pumpkin
My guys
Embassy day

Landing in AMERICA!!!

Ethan's first day at home

Six years ago today we were at the embassy in Guatemala City with Ethan for our appointment. He officially became a member of our family. We flew down to Guatemala October 31, 2004, our appointment was November 2 and we flew home November 4. My has time flown by! I remember this day well because it was election day and there was concern for our safety as we entered and exited the embassy. I even tried to vote down there because we didn't realize that we would be traveling so soon. Six years later Ethan has grown into those cheeks and grown in our hearts. Everyday we thank God for him. He is such a joy to have home (most of the time:). Since then he has also become a big brother, some days he likes that role and other days he's in denial. We have had SIX years of joy and happiness with Ethan in our lives, we can't wait to see what lies in the future!

Back then the time frame for Guatemalan adoptions was running around 4 months. Ethan's adoption took under 3 months to complete from referral to pick up. If things could run that smooth then....why can't they run that way now??? Right now I just shake my head in amazement. I pray for all those waiting to bring home their little ones and for all of the children in Guatemala who are without families, waiting for adoptions to reopen. May the unnecessary and often ridiculous delays end and these children be placed in their families forever.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Night

Posted by PicasaHappy Halloween! I know I haven't updated this blog in ages, but I am really going to try to update it more often! We had a wonderful night tonight trick or treating in the crisp fall air. The color of the leaves were BEAUTIFUL and the sun was painting the sky a rainbow of colors. Ethan and Mia went as Toy Story characters. Mia was Jessie and Ethan was the green army man. We made Ethan's costume ( yes I did spray pain his took 14 cans of spray paint to get the plastic army green look). After layering many clothes and putting on their costumes, Ethan & Mia were ready for some trick or treating. Ethan made a map this year, complete with compass as to our route for the evening. He said he needed a map because he is a boy scout now and that's what they do. We are wondering if next year we will graduate to a GPS! We followed the map and went through the neighborhood making sure to hit all of the highlighted spots. Right now we are the in "quality control" mode. (AKA Mama and Dad pick out their favorite sweets:) In a few days I'll be over all this sugar, but right now I am in heaven!