Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zip Lines, Baby Tigers, and S'Mores - What More Could You Ask For?

We drove to Ohio for our China Family Reunion recently.   We had a fantastic time visiting the Columbus Zoo, a super pumpkin patch, and just hanging out with friends.   It is such a blessing to see the girls grow each year.   This year I could truly tell the girls were becoming true friends.  I can't wait to get together again soon.   I hope you all come visit us down here in NC soon.   (or you know, I am always up for visiting The MOUSE!!! down in Zotti country!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Julianna Turns 4

Julianna turned 4 years old today.   We celebrated with family and friends over for hamburgers and hot dogs.    Julianna had a great time.   The weather was great - low 80's.   She picked Clifford the Big Red Dog for her theme.   Do you know how hard it is to find Clifford things??   He is not your hot kid party theme these days.    But it all came together and looked cute.
 This is my favorite picture of the day!   Blue was her favorite color for a long time.   A few months ago she switched to red.   I think that is part of the reason she picked Clifford!   Lots of red!!
 She loves to pose for pictures.   Here she is with her gang.

 Pretty Allie came to play.   So cute to watch them holding hands.
 Allie wanting her mommy to play too.
 This little doggie was a hit.   She named it Dottie the dachshound.   Its the closest she came to getting a real one this year.   She actually asked several times for a chocolate long haired one.   (remember, though, we already have 2 long haired dachshounds)
 Waiting for the cake!

She loves the kid camera we gave her, and the new board games are a hit with her.   ( I did manage to score a cute Clifford board game on Ebay!)   Also, it cracks me up to play "store" with her.   It is so much fun that I had to get her a new cash register for her birthday because the old one died on us.   It is so funny to listen to her pretend to talk over the store loud speaker!   Got to love the age of 4!