Thursday, September 06, 2007

September 5, 2007 Mary poses and gives attitude!

Mary does her imitation of Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

Today, September 5 2007, marks one year since our Adoption day in Changsha , China.

We celebrated Mary's first anniversary of her adoption day with a steak dinner (at home) followed by a chocolate cake. I don't bake much, but I went all out and made a betty croc devils food cake mix in a designer pan.

We sang to Mary, and let her blow out 2 candles, as practice for her 2nd birthday party this sunday.

Also some shots at Daddy's office and assorted family stuff.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Allentown Fair 2007

We ate our way through the A Town Fair this past Saturday. Mary went on several kiddie rides and closed the evening by devouring a chocolate and peanut covered vanilla ice cream cone.

See the slide show for photo documentation of that.

We also ran into one of the families with whom we traveled to China. With the huge crowd of people at the fair, it was a fun coincidence that we saw them! Mary went on an airplane ride with their son! Cute !

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Pedicure time !

Come Full Circle: Guilty confession

Dressing up, Princess style

Mary goes all girly girl. She is going to have her second birthday party on Sept. 9,
and it's going to be a Shrek fest, Shrektastic, as the invite says.

Mary makes cupcakes, or just eats the batter...

We mad these gooey fudge center streusel cupcakes the other day. The step stool seemed to work well. I have thought about getting the "Learning Tower", but then she would have access to all the drawers, knife block, too close for comfort. I already moved all the knives out of the drawer to higher ground long ago.

Mary's Menagerie

This is just the collection that is housed in the living room toy chest. There are more 'critters' downstairs and still more (just one mesh container full) in Miss Thing's bedroom.