An October 2016 visit

In October our friends came to town for the Texas/OU football game. Shawn and Alyssa met up with us for lunch at Pei Wei and then we went to a paint your own pottery place. Shawn and Alan adopted Alyssa shortly after we adopted Nadia and we met them during the very long wait. We have gone to China camp with them and when they come to Texas we try to connect.

Look how cute!!!

A couple weeks later I picked up the pottery and shipped Alyssa’s cupcake to her. All the girls did a great job.

Updating our blog

I haven’t posted in a while because we are in the middle of updating our blog. It is requiring me to go through every single post over the years. It’s time consuming, but amazing to see how the girls have grown and the things we have done. It makes me happy I continued blogging even after Facebook and Instagram because there are so many details I would never remember. Hope to be caught up soon and catch up on 2016 posts.

Halloween 2016

This post contains all our Halloween 2016 activities. And for the first time ever we missed Boo at the Zoo because the place was JAMMED and we were having Nadia’s birthday party that night and we just couldn’t swing it. We also didn’t do a family Halloween costume which sent people into a state of shock. HA!

The girls picked their costumes and they were absolutely perfect. A week before Halloween the nursing home where Mike’s mom is had their family fun event.

We also went to see Grammie for the Halloween party at the assisted living place where she lives.

Dani was too hot in the panda so we said her back up costume was a fly girl.

Goofing off at Target.

The big group from Halloween night. It was SO HOT that we put Dani in her Doc McStuffins costume from last year. She would have sweat to death in the panda.

Cool event of the night was seeing this guy who plays Batman who made his own Batmobile. AWESOME!

Nadia’s 10th birthday!

For her 10th birthday Nadia just wanted to have a small number of girls over for a sleepover. She wanted a Lego Ninjago cake and it really turned out fun! We had plans to play some Ninjago themed games, but it was all derailed once the presents were opened and they all wanted to compare Pokemon cards and play. It was a fun night for them and I made everyone my special waffles before they headed home.

Excited about Legos!