Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for we had to celebrate thanksgiving twice this year. We had dinner on Wed with friends and dinner on Thurs with family. A lot of good food and a lot of laughter-- friends, family and fun--- happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

the Party Girl turns 4

In Jena's world, everyday is a party. She celebrates every moment of everyday, doesn't sweat the small stuff and always looks on the bright side. Sometimes I wonder if she doesn't have some sort of memory of her life before adoption because she approaches every day as a time to rejoice. Her birthday party was a perfect example of her outlook on life. For weeks we had planned a swimming party after school. She was very excited to pack her suit and her goggles this morning in anticipation. At 9am I got a phone call- bad news, the pool had a plumbing problem so her long awaited swim party was now going to be a 'gym party'. When she was 4, Stefanie would have needed a Xanax to deal with such a dissapointment. True to form, Jena paused for a moment and then yelled "yeah - a moonbounce!" As you can see from the pictures no one missed the pool at all. Party on- Jena!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

trick or treat!

Jena has been waiting for weeks to wear her Supergirl costume. She ran down the street yelling "can you see my cape flying?!?"Getting the candy was almost secondary to the fun of being Supergirl. Turns out it was so much fun that she wore her costume all day Saturday too. Just like last year Stefanie decided that she wasn't going to dress up and would rather give out candy. Why spend your time and energy walking the neighborhood when there is always plenty of candy at home? Here is a great picture of Supergirl and Stef in her Friday dress attire, or - as I called her Fashiongirl!