Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
To say that shopping and prepping for this, our 2nd Christmas with Mary, was exhausting is an
Between trying to shop with her along, and coordinating which gifts to bring to 3 different houses, just overwhelming. I needed that egg nog Christmas Eve. I drank about half of it, due to constantly jumping up to attempt to corral Mary.
So here are a few photos, including one of our Christmas card. I just sent out the last batch today, better late than never!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Mary , November 2006, at Thanksgiving time
Wow, quel change, from petite jeune fille to whirlwind toddler girl, singing, hopping, dancing, alternately somersaulting and standing on her head (during diaper changes mainly)...
Mary even drew a rough face shape, stating 'Shrek' and then said eyes and put in two marks in the appropriate location for eyes, and did exact same for nose and mouth. I happen to know that this is one of the readiness tests that is commonly done for kindergarten readiness, so she is 3 years ahead for this skill anyway!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
We went to the county court house to be a part of Ava's re-adoption ceremony. Ava got up on the 'stand' and started 'talking' into the microphone. A few of her key words were: sustained, voir dire and I rest my case, now give me some cheerios! Photo linnk below!
Monday, November 26, 2007
left to right, Lindsey, Claudia, and Mary
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
No amount of bribery or trickery could make Mary put on her fairy princess/ballerina dress. I tryed several times today to just get her to try in on , for a photo shooot.
So she wore her Shrek nightgown, which I had embellished with a lavendar ribbon down the back of the dress! It even took diplomacy to get her to wear the Shrek dress, but not nearly as much as for the ballerina dress.
so here are photos of Raggedy Ann wearing Mary's Halloween costume. She was at first not thrilled that R. Ann was wearing her dress. But then, she posed for pictures with R.A.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
And yes, she is wearing my underwear around her neck. Mary also creates havoc in the sock drawer, which is now a complete jumble.