We are all enjoying the off and on spring weather.
We had a great time celebrating Sophia's 8th birthday last weekend! Nana and Papa took us all out for her annual birthday dinner at Bugaboo Creek on Friday night, her Magical Fairy birthday party was Saturday and Sunday we went on a shopping spree in ToysRus!!
We spent some time visiting with the Ronk's and Palen's on Sunday also. It was so nice to see everyone.
Sophia wanted to celebrate Earth Day as well on Sunday, so when we went for our evening walk, she brought along a garbage bag and picked up litter along the way. Have I mentioned what a great kid she is??!! I am always so proud of her. She has been surprising me on our walks with her jogging also. We usually alternate walking/jogging and she has not only been keeping up, but initiating a lot more of the jogging!! She'll be leaving me behind before long.
Alena LOVES to be outdoors, so this is going to be a great season. She has been running around the back yard enjoying herself with balls and pushing around her car instead of riding in it. I have to start bringing my camera outside with us.
Denise and I took the kids out for chinese the other night and Alena was quite entertaining. She likes to dip the crunchy noodles and then feed them to everyone but herself! Aunt Denise even accepted a few soggy ones that I would have a hard time with!! She ate some lo mein, pork, scallions and tried some broccoli. Sophia and Jordan are compaining to save "Old Okey". Too funny. It's an old oak tree at their school. Evidently he may have to come down and they are not happy about that. They made necklaces and hand held trees, yelled out the van window on our way to Ming Jei's to "Save Old Oakey" and then brought their gear into the restaurant!
~I have put together two video montages of Alena. The first one is her crawling our first morning together in China, playing with her finger puppet from David, Liza & Sofia and all of us "singing"!
The second is somewhat annoying- I can't rotate it! She is playing, dancing, loading her bottle up with cereal and blowing raspberries!