Sunday, June 17, 2007

Summer is in full swing around here!

Well it has been a busy start to summer around here! I took the kids to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. We had an awsome time and since it was a free admission day it didn't matter how long we stayed. The museum was incredible! About 4 or 5 times the size of OMSI. They have an entire WWII German submarine in just one wing of the building! I actually managed to drive there and back myself which is pretty amazing considering that I refuse to drive in downtown Portland! We have also been invaded by the Cicada's. This particular "breed" only appear every 17 years and only in this small area. Fortunately there aren't many near our house but in some areas there are literally millions per sq. mile!!! They are really loud too - thank goodness they only live about 3-4 weeks!

Trace is thrilled to be out of school and loving all the time he gets on the Playstation! Caden is happy, for the most part, to have him around all day. They are both hoping we can make it to Vancouver in the next couple of weeks! With flying standby I don't want to give anyone a date, but we are going to give it a shot. So don't be surprised if you get a call that we are in town!

Miss Paige is keeping us on our toes! Last week she climbed up the stool in the kitchen and spent about 15 minutes sticking her spoons into bottles and putting everything from the drawer on the counter. All was well and good until she forgot she was on a stool and took a step backward! Today, after an evening walk, she had her first whole popcicle and loved it. We had a very kind gentleman tell us thank you for having big hearts and helping one of his "cousins". (He was Filipino) I understood his sentiment but inside I was thinking how we never once thought we were "saving" her. We needed and longed for a daughter and we knew without a doubt this was how God wanted her to join our family. It was never a rescue mission or an act of pity - she was meant to be here and there was never any other plan. I often look at her sleeping and think, "God, she is so precious!". Tonight it dawned on me - He knows that! That's why she is here!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The cutest cowgirl in the (mid) West!

Aunt Karen and Grandma, I bought this just for you guys! It reminded me of the outfit you got Trace when he was born and I just couldn't resist. I don't think there will be many other swimsuits like it around the pool this summer!
And, yes, she is definately getting another tooth! Despite my best efforts I couldn't get a picture with out her hands in her mouth!