Saturday, May 16, 2009

First off, I have been a bad blogger lately and I apologize. May has been a crazy busy month and as you can tell, I haven't even had the chance to update my blog appearance, hence the Easter Bunny is still on the blog.
Monday our Lucky Mom's went on the train to LA where we ate lunch in Chinatown and the kids got to play a bit. This was Gracie's first time on a "real" train, which is one other than the train that goes around Disneyland. When I told her that we were going to go on the train, she kept asking about seeing the dinosaurs because that's one of the things you view while you are on the Disneyland train. When we were on the train, Gracie kept saying Thomas the Train because she loves Thomas so I told her we were on his train!
It was a really fun day and Gracie fell asleep the minute we drove out of the parking lot on the way back home. Tomorrow, we are leaving for our Alaskan cruise and I am so excited but a little bit nervous. I hate to fly so that's freaking me out. Plus, I have a helicopter and float plane tour booked, yikes!!! I will post pictures when I get back since we arne't bringing our laptop as we are trying to pack light, ha ha, if you consider 3 suitcases light but it's Alaska and it's cold so I needed to bring lots of clothes.

Getting ready to board

Looking out at the scenary as it whizzed by

I stole this picture from my friend Karen's blog. Gracie and Becky look like they are plotting something while innocent Ryan looks on!

Count Dracula!

Noodle beard! (not sure what was up with the food thing but it made for some comical pictures)

Our green chair photo

This picture cracks me up :)

Ryan enjoying the rocket

Yee haw!

One last group shot before we left. Amazingly, everyone was still awake!

Oops, a little too big for their little heads

Ryan looks cool with his hat and sunglasses

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mom's Day

Here's a little twinkle from my star. :) Gracie loves to sing and out of the blue, will grab the microphone from our drawer. One day a couple of weeks ago, she grabbed it and started singing Elmo's World. At the end, she said thank you, thank you and bowed after I said good job. Have no clue where she picked that up. I realize listening to this video that I am overly enthusiastic with my voice and it's kind of annoying so I apologize. Also, excuse Gracie's hair and outfit as she is still in her pjs because she had just woken up. Happy Mom's Day everyone!

PS~ Gracie had the hiccups throughout the video so one will pop out every so often while she is singing!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Referral Day

Two years ago today, I saw my baby's picture for the first time. I never thought the day would come when I could say that I had a son or daughter. I always thought it would never happen for me. I was very nervous and excited when we received our referral and the moment Jerry and I opened the email which I still have saved, I instantly fell in love. I was so excited to share the news with my family and friends and couldn't wait to go to China. I brought Gracie's picture everywhere, even the dentist and had it at my bedside every night before I went to sleep. Even now when we are cuddling or I am reading Gracie a story, I give her an extra squeeze when I think of long ago when I had only a picture to keep me through before she was in my arms.