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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy "Gotcha Day"!

XiXin in her foster home - and close to the day she left to come and meet us.


One year ago we saw XiXin's sweet face for the first time!  The happiest day of my life!






Happy "Gotcha Day" to our sweet precious girl Carolina!



From playing with plastic bowls to using the iphone! 

She has gained 5 pounds, grown 3 inches taller, and her head is 1 cm bigger 
(she also has a little more hair to work with)!  
It's all going by way too fast!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Birthday Package from California!


What a surprise!  A box of goodies from California!

                                                                 A beautiful blanket


                                                     A monkey in a banana purse!!  Too cute!


                                            A book with pictures of the whole California bunch
                                                    and a Shields Date Garden shirt!


                                    Cara looking at a picture of Tanner with his face painted - scary!


Lots of cute clothes!  A great birthday loot!


                                    Mommy getting a package from California on her birthday!
                                                So much fun!  Look at all those stamps!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

GO THUNDER!!!!!!!


 KD - one of our faves!

 The girl has some moves already!


GOOD LUCK TONIGHT!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What a difference a year makes!




Here are some photos of Carolina (XiXin) celebrating her 1st Birthday in China.  








Last year we were waiting to go to China and we had cupcakes to celebrate!    I took these pictures because I thought that was all we would have.  I never dreamed that we would actually get photos of her 1st Birthday!






Look at how much she has changed in just one year!  She is an amazing little girl!





HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINA!!!



























Party Time!





















Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday!!

Carolina is 2 years old today!  (OK, I started this last night and fell asleep!)



Somebody knows it's their birthday!




She got to take cookies for her class at school!



Mommy let her eat one of the cookies for breakfast!!! (don't tell!)




 Having fun with her friends at school.



Her birthday present pick for today - Beanie Baby Chipmunks - Brittany and Alvin - they have been kissing ever since!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break Photo Shoot

Carolina went for her first professional photo session yesterday.  She cried a lot, and it took almost 2 hours from start to finish.  She did eventually cooperate enough to get quite a few good photos.  


This is one of the dresses we bought in China.





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Break Part 2


Monday - first official day of Spring Break - RAIN!


                                                  Carolina got a new rain coat just in time!





She is finally starting to talk!  Her most used words - "mine", "mama" and "wow", which she uses at least one hundred times a day - she has also added "I cereal", "I juice" and "I don't know"

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Spring Break Part 1



We kicked off our pre-spring break with a Saturday garage sale.  It also happened to be St. Patrick's Day, so Cara is wearing her special St. Patty's Day shirt.



The next day, we took our garage sale profit and made a mad trip to Ikea in Dallas.
Looking for a desk for the office, and anything else that looked like a good deal.

                                                       
                                                               We played at a rest stop.


                                                          Did our shopping in record time.


                                                             Then headed back home.



               Not even one screaming fit until the last hour of the trip.  Not too bad for a 12 hour day!