Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Family Day 2009

It has been an amazing two years with Nina. It seems like she has been with us forever, yet we it seems like yesterday we were in China. She is a wonderful daughter and we are so thankful to be a family.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We're a bit late with the pics - have had some illness in the house but are starting to feel better. Nina had a ball at Halloween. We went to a party at daycare Friday night, trick-or-treating at the mall Saturday afternoon and then trick-or-treating in the neighborhood at night. She got LOTS of candy. And she was just cute as a button in her costume!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nina turns 4!

Nina had a great day on her birthday. She went to the Children's Museum in the morning with Dad, then after her nap she got some balloons and opened some gifts. She had a friend come over later in the afternoon and we all went to McDonald's for dinner and to play on the playland. Then it was back home for cake and ice cream and more gifts, and some playing with all the new toys before heading off the bed waaay past her bedtime.

Friday, June 5, 2009


We went camping together for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Nina was very helpful in setting up the tent and blowing up the air mattresses. We arrived at night after supper but didn't want to miss out on the s'mores experience. Nina liked them but said she didn't want any of the burned marshmallow (that's the best part!). We left the next morning just before lunch. It was a short trip but we needed to have a "trial run" to see how Nina would do. She really enjoyed sleeping in the tent. We will have more outings this summer!

Planting Flowers

There are no flowers safe from Nina and her watering can!

Silly Nina

Cowgirl Nina

We went to a "Western Town" and Nina got a pony ride - her very first one. It was the biggest pony I had ever seen, but she thought it was great. She rode the pony like a pro.