Monday, February 21, 2011

Recently we've....

Gone bowling... with our dear friends.  It was so much fun to experience something new with the girls.  Abigail was determined to carry the ball herself, so cute! 

Taken Anna to see a beautiful Chinese show. 

Gone to a Chinese Culture Camp day event.  Here's Anna placing her name on the map of China where her orphanage was.  Tears in our eyes watching her do this...

Met one of her favorite authors who writes beautiful children's books.  Anna was so nervous to meet her and the pictures showed just how scared she was.  I was so thrilled to meet Gracie Lin.  She spoke to the group of children and you couldn't hear a pin drop, she was just do delightful to listen to.  And she taught a mini drawing class to the older ones.  How wonderful to see Anna look up to a Chinese respected author who was young, pretty, warm and talented.  Just wish I could have gotten a better shot!  She wrote in Anna's favorite book, The Red Thread, "To Anna: follow your thread, always.  Love, Gracie Lin."  Tears again. 

Abigail had us all laughing as she ate her cookie with chopsticks... she thinks she's part Chinese. 

celebrated Valentines Day.  And just so I don't forget, Anna made her Valentine box at Grandma and Grandpa's house. (because of the squirrel in our house).  Uncle Tommy made the origami rose.

and last but not least added to the fairy land with a Ferris Wheel on Valentines Day


  1. Your blog is very adorable!!

  2. Abigail thinking she is part Chinese is just the sweetest!
    Have a happy day