Saturday, October 24, 2009

PUMPKIN TIME!!!

PUMPKIN PATCH FUN
Elaina and I went to Schaake's Pumpkin Patch today in Lawrence!! The weather was beautiful and we had a GREAT time!!!




I can't believe that my little pumpkin is 3 1/2 feet tall!!!




Here she is with her GREEN pumpkin that she picked out and she said it was just her size!!!

Elaina and Mommy


Say PUMPKIN!!!







Elaina had so much fun on the slides!!!















Friday, September 4, 2009

FIRST DAY OF PRESCHOOL


Elaina was so excited for her first day of Pre-School.

PRESCHOOL BREAKFAST
She is always asking for both bacon and sausage and she can only have one or the other so today I let her have one bacon and one sausage along with her eggs and grapes. She ate ALL of it.

Elaina LOVES blue and I found this adorable plaid jumper that has blue flowers on it. Everyone thinks it is her school uniform. It sure does look like what Mommy had to wear going to Catolic School.
Showing off her pre-school bag that she helped me decorate with Ariel and hearts.

Elaina got to be the first SPECIAL HELPER and bring snack. Here she is standing by her classroom door holding her sncak of cinnamon bread and drinkable yogurt.
Elaina hugs her Teacher Ms. Mary!!





MOGUATE at TAN-TAR-A

MOGUATE 2009
We had a wonderful weekend at Tan-Tar-A with 43 families who have all adopted from Guatemala.
The major highlight from our weekend besides seeing old friends and making new friends was that Elaina and I got to meet the family that had the same Foster Mother as us and we got to visit via webcam with Alyeda our Foster Mother in Guatemala. She cried tears of joy when she saw her Princessita and the Dunbars children. We got to see her whole family and we visited for a long time. We can't THANK Susan enough for translating for us and setting it all up. We plan to do it more often to stay in touch.
Elaina and Mommy pose by the bear in the restaurant in our MOGUATE shirts that Mommy designed.

Oops-forgot to flip pic.
PIZZA FACE!!!
Susan and I took the girls bowling for the first time. Elaina makes the cutest scorekeeper. Group shot of most of our Guatemalan Blessings!!!
Elaina steps up to the line!!!
Mommy and Elaina by the waterfall!!

I am holding Elaina-she did not go down the slide by herself-you just can't see me.

Playing with Evy and new friend A!!!
Can't wait for next year!!!!








Friday, July 17, 2009

SUMMER BIKE RIDE

video

What a beautiful summer evening for a bike ride. Elaina went for a ride on her new (used) bike before dinner and then I gave her a choice to play after dinner or go for another bike ride and she she choose the bike ride!!! Good Choice Elaina!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Peek-A-Boo!!!
Here is my little firecracker wearing her Grandpa's hat!!

Elaina and Mommy at our Parade at school!!


Being Silly!!





Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friends Photo Shoot

We had so much fun going to get our pictures taken with our Best Friends!!!
I don't have a scanner so I took pictures of our pictures. Gotta do what works!!



I LVOE this pic of me and Elaina!!
The poem says:
She may outgrow her Mother's arms
But she will never outgrow her Mother's heart!!
LIVE LAUGH LOVE
Framed group wall picture
Christopher, Elaina and Andrew


Elaina is 3!!!!



Best Friends!!!




Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mommy's 40th Birthday!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!!!!
May 6- Mommy and Aunt Jean turned the BIG 40 and Aunt Joanie turned 37!!!
Gammie took us all out to lunch at the Mongolian BBQ!!! It was so yummy.


Elaina wrote her E in my card!!!

"LOOK MOM-I am using my chopsticks!!!"

Gammie asked me what I wanted to get Mommy for her birthday and I said: Paper, Pencils, Crayons and scissors so Mommy can cut out her pictures. SO, that is what I got her!!!
Thanks Elaina-Mommy loves her presents!!

Family Picutre
Gammie, Elaina, Mommy, Aunt Jean (Mommy's twin sister) and Aunt Joanie (Mommy's younger sister)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT JEAN AND AUNT JOANIE!!!!
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Hugs and Kisses, Elaina