Monday, September 29, 2008

Guatemalan Independence Day Celebration

Elaina and I belong to a group called GAP-KC and Sunday we met at Antioch Park for our Guatemalan Independence Day Celebration.
The Flag of Guatemala
Elaina became attached to a soccer ball and here she is sitting on it and being silly. We had to put the ball under our table while we ate. Mind you the ball doesn't even belong to us.
Sweet Smile!!
Pinata Time!!!
CANDY!!!!!
In case anyone noticed we did have an outfit change due to an accident when going potty. The T-shirt she is wearing was sent home with her from the Foster Mother and it says:
"Hecho en Guatemala"
"Made in Guatemala"
It is too cute and she won't be able to wear it much longer. My baby girl is growing up too fast.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Elaina's Tube Came out...

Elaina had tubes put in her ears 6 months ago and we went in for our check-up today and one of the tubes was just sitting in her ear canal so the Doctor went in to get it and then brought it to me on a paper clip to keep. I had no idea that it was soooooo small. Amazing how this little piece of plastic has kept Elaina so healthy the past 6 months. Let's keep our fingers crossed that she doesn not have any ear infections and we will not have to re-insert a new tube.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Lenexa Spinach Festival

Now don't say: Oh gross. The Lenexa Spinach festival is a lot of fun. There is a lot of yummy food other than spinach, lots of craft vendors and a huge children's section. The wait last year for the pony rides was forever and Miss. E was too fussy. This year, due to the crummy rainy weather there was no wait at all. Here are pics and two small videos of Elaina riding the pony named Peanut. She really had a great time although Mommy can never catch her smiling on camera. We then went to the Wonderscope tent where Elaina painted a picture, decorated a pair of paper sunglasses, made a bracelet with beads and had fun spraying a plastic window with water and using a squeegee to wipe it clean.





video



video

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Lights, Camera, Action!!!

Here is Miss Elaina taking the stage at Aunt Ali's house:

Take it away Elaina!!!!

video

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another swim video!!!

This is a better video of her swimming!! What a BIG GIRL!!!

video

A future Olympian perhaps!!!

Here she is again!! My little fishy!! It is amazing how fast she has learned to swim this summer. Granted we swim everyday and I think that has helped tremendously. I have to find some more swim lessons to help her keep all that she has learned. She is not wearing any lifejackets or water wings. Here is a video and some pics of a future olympian perhaps!!! I am so proud of her!!!






video


Here are a couple more swim pics: