Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We are nearing the end of the Blizzard of 2010. It has been snowing for 24 hours in our neck of the woods. It certainly looked beautiful outside but was a lot of work digging ourselves out.
Tony had a snow day from work so we were able to hang out, catch up on some paperwork for our upcoming adoption, eat goodies, watch TV, keep warm by the fire, play with play doh and frolic in the snow for a little while.
Halainah hasn't really had the chance to play in the snow. Thank goodness I had her snowsuit from last year that Opa bought her right before we left for China. Even though it was a size 12 months, she still fit in it. We did not have appropriate snow boots or gloves so our adventures in snow land did not last very long.
When Halainah got up this morning she ran to the sliding glass doors, took a peak outside and said, "oh daddy, daddy. Oh daddy, snow, SNOW! Oh daddy." She just melts my heart.
So our adventures outside in the snow for the very first time started out very well. Halainah was very excited and she loved touching the snow.
She had a little bit of a rough time trying to walk in the snow as it was too deep and again we didn't have the right boots.
Sooooo....DOWN she went....face first.
She whimpered a bit as I think she was a little startled.
But she managed to get herself up.
And sort of just looked at me like....what just happened and why didn't you help me mommy?
She quickly got over her fall and decided to catch some yummy snow flakes on her tongue.
And smell the fresh winter air!
And this is what our winter wonderland looks like from the sliding glass doors where we were finally snug and warm inside our house.
It was a very nice family day...but I am ready for Spring now!
Posted by Proud Parents of Halainah Grace at 11:59 PM
Monday, February 8, 2010
Wow...I haven't taken part in a blog hop for a really long time. But I have to be honest that my interest was sparked by a very nice $100 prize to one very lucky winner who takes part in this blog hop.
My husband and I have another large lump sum of cash due to our adoption agency in the next few weeks for the next phase of our second adoption. And I am trying every way I possibly can to come up with the money. So who knows...maybe I will be the lucky winner.
This week's blog hop theme is best "Valentine Memory." So I am supposed to tell you about my most memorable Valentine's Day. First of all, I have to let you in on a little secret. I was never a big fan of Valentine's Day. The reason being is that it is 1 day prior to my birthday. So I always felt jipped because I always got a "combined deal." It was never two separate occasions for me. Anyway, my husband was warned early on in our relationship and he always did a fabulous job of keeping the two separate (well most of the time...LOL)
But my all time favorite, most exciting, most cherished and grand Valentine's day was last year. I can think of a great runner up but this is a G rated family blog...LOL. My husband and I celebrated our very first Valentine's day together with our daughter on February 14, 2009. We were still getting to know each other as we arrived home from China just 1 month prior. We celebrated our unconditional love for Halainah and how happy and complete she made us on that special day. After 10 years of trying to conceive a child, we were finally parents through God's grace...and every holiday was a million times more special after her arrival.
Valentine's Day is no longer about me or about feeling jipped because my birthday is the next day. It is all about my daughter. It is about the love I have for her, the daughter I waited 10 very long years for. And if my husband is lucky, when our little miracle daughter is finally asleep, than maybe we can celebrate our love for each other too...maybe...LOL!
Happy Blog Hopping and enjoy some pics. from last Valentine's day. I can't believe how much Halainah has grown, in more ways than one!
Posted by Proud Parents of Halainah Grace at 12:31 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Halainah - "Mommy"
Me - "Yes Halainah"
Halainah - "Mommy"
Me - "Yes"
Halainah - "Mommy"
Me - "YES, Halainah"
Halainah - "Stinky"
Me - "You're Stinky?"
Halainah - "Nooooo"
Me - "Then who's stinky?"
Halainah - "Daddy's stinky, PU!"
Me - "Daddy's at work, how do you know he's stinky?"
Halainah - "Daddy's stinky" (Giggles)
Halainah - "Daddy's stinky PU" (More Giggles)
Halainah - "Daddy's stinky" (Major Giggles)
Halainah - "PU"
And she repeated "Daddy's stinky" during our entire shopping trip today bursting out with laughter. Wonder what people were thinking ? Who cares! We are constantly stared at while we are out and about anyway. This just made it more enjoyable!
Look Mommy, Snow!
Halainah loves rice and will just throw it into the shopping cart!
Out to lunch with Opa!
Playing at an indoor gym!
Rock climbing with Daddy!
Posted by Proud Parents of Halainah Grace at 4:15 PM
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Greatest Gift I Ever Had
Came From God, And I Call Him Daddy!
Your The Bestest Daddy In The Whole Wide World!
Who Gives The Warmest Hugs And Most Heavenly Kisses!
I Am So Happy That All Of Our Dreams Came True
When God Sent You All The Way To China To Bring Me Home With You!
Happy Birthday Daddy!
Your Little Angel,
Halainah's Daddy had to go away on business to Florida this weekend. We missed him so very very much. We said many prayers together so that daddy would come back home to us safe and sound. Our prayers varied daily but they went something along the lines of: "Dear Jesus, please protect my daddy and bring him home safe and sound. Amen." Halainah says the cutest, loudest and most cherished "Amen" that any little girl could utter! When daddy finally came home we said our prayers to him. He thought it was so very cute! The next few pics were taken as soon as we got home from the airport. Halainah was so happy to finally have her daddy safely back home and in her arms. We missed him dearly!
Posted by Proud Parents of Halainah Grace at 11:10 PM