Thursday, March 29, 2007

I can't believe how time flies and we have been in our home for 1 year now!! I took a picture of our house last night and looked for some other photos from when we first moved in showing the same angle. We love our new home and are glad that we made the move. Mike travels back south for work and he sees the traffic difference starting in Palm Beach. For now, things here are relaxing and peaceful and we truly enjoy our home. Our neighbors are nice and the kids love Mia! I can remember waiting and waiting for our little Mia and it seemed like we had been living in the house so long before we traveled to China. Time flies. . . . .

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Soaking in the sun and
getting a little wet!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mia woke up on Tuesday and POOF her bump
was gone! As you can see from her picture,
she runs everywhere! Her aunt Deanna was very upset I posted her bump, but after all this blog is a journal of her first year with us as a family. Mia seems to be a tough cookie and I have a feeling we have many more "bumps" in the future!!!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mia's first Noggin'

So our little Mia was running in our bedroom and tripped and whacked her head on our footboard. She actually cried for a short time, but started to wail when we tried to put ice on it. She is acting OK and it is starting to go down as we speak, but she has her first LUMP! I called my mom to tell her and she said"Thank God It didn't happen on my watch!" I was going to post some fun pictures from the weekend, but these had to come first :).

Friday, March 16, 2007

Like My New Shades?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mia's First Baseball Game!
Spring Training is in full swing and we decided to take Mia to see the Marlins play the Dodgers. Now that we live 15 minutes from the LA Dodgers Spring Training Stadium we thought we would introduce Mia to a little baseball. Mia enjoyed the music between innings and clapped her hands when the crowd cheered. We stayed the entire game and had a great day!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Mia meets some of her Marco Island family

We traveled to Winterhaven and stayed with the Stones for a couple of days and we were treated like Royalty. We had gourmet meals and special treament. As many of you know, Mike and I have been vacationing in Marco Island for the past 10 years or so in June. We have gotten to know the same 6 families over the years. They have known us since Mike and I were dating and they were so excited to hear we were adopting a daughter from China. We thought we would have been to China and back by last June, however; we traveled in August. The girls played with Mia and entertained her while I actually was able to chit-chat and have a cocktail or two. I didn't get a good picture of all the girls, but Savannah, Caitlyn, Jessica and Rebecca said they would watch Mia one night while we are in Marco so Mike and I can have a nice dinner out : ) ! JUNE can't come soon enough!!!!