Monday, August 31, 2009

last year we planted a magnolia tree to symbolize Mia's hometown in China. Chongqing's city tree is the Evergreen Magnolia, which blooms flowers similar to the Magnolia tree's found here in America. It is now starting to bloom beautifully so I decided to snap some photos and try out my new macro lense. Our wish is for Mia to grow along with this special tree, so she can see why we planted it in her honor.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Princess Day last Friday Mia's summer program at school finished with a Princess for the Day Parade. All week the girls got their nails done and learned about table etiquette and had a pampered week. Parents were invited on Friday afternoon for a parade with the girls all dressed up. It was so cute! When Mia walked down the aisle, she was waving and we were smiling from ear to ear.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meemaw and Dylan come
to FL for a visit!

Mia enjoyed meeting Meemaw for the first time and of course was in awe at her cousin Dylan.
At one point she said he was 'gorgeous'! Although it was a short and wonderful visit,
we hope that we will get to see them more often!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Friday night was Mia's 'Aerial Circus' performance. Her gymanstics class participated in a show that celebrated it's 35th year. Her class danced to the song from Shrek and it was so cute. Above is Mia shaking her "booty" in her routine. The older girls who participated were so talented and at times I gasped at some of their stunts. I must admit, I think my kid may be one of those stunt girls in the future. Of course, both sets of grandparents attended along with Stephanie, Tami and Natalie. Afterwards, we celebrated beachside for a yummy dinner.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Daddy and Mia found a box turtle crossing the road and now it is our pet! Mia originally name him Rocket Rocketship but settled on the name Sassy. Now we are making a pen for him under the trees and Mia is helping us feed and take care of him.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Torey!
time sure flies by!! 8/4/2005

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Beach Bums
Titi and Evelyn came to visit in July and I took these shots with my aunts camera. I just got them via email and had to share. I think they came out so cute!