Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Pictures

This year for Gracie's party, she had a princess tea theme. The kids all came in their princess outfits, minus the boys of course and everyone drank tea (lemonade) from porcelain tea cups, had sandwiches in the shape of castles, shoes, and crowns, and of course, what would be a princess party without the appearance of Cinderella! All of the guests were in awe of Cinderella who did an excellent job. Cinderella even stayed a little bit over, even though the clock was striking midnight. I think the party was a success and I can't wait to start planning for the next one.

Gracie and her very good friend Boo who came all the way from Colorado to help celebrate.

Gracie had a blast drinking from a real tea cup

My good friend G. here from CO who did an awesome job face painting

Ta Da!

Her Royal Highness

Learning how to dance like a lady

Of course the mommies had to pose with Cinderella

Yes, Jerry had to get in on the action too!

The kids making a wish. Love the concentration on their faces.


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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Gracie!

Today is my sweet baby girl's 4th birthday! We are spending Gracie's birthday in CO but even though we are in another state, I couldn't go by without doing a post for her birthday. It seems like yesterday, she just turned 1, had no hair and barely any teeth. Today, I have a funny, confident, smart little girl who is the light of our lives. I couldn't imagine what life would be like without Gracie.

Today is also a day of reflection for me as I think about Gracie's birth family so far away in China and wonder if they are thinking of her on this day. My emotions are probably completely different than what theirs are on this day and if I had one wish, it would be that they knew that Gracie is doing okay.

When I get back to CA, I will post pictures of Gracie's princess party. Below is a picture that I was quickly able to post from the party before we left for our trip.

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