Friday, February 29, 2008

FFF - Bing the Supervisor

This proves that Bing has to supervise everything around here.

Gotta love this look!

I went ahead and bought a potty seat yesterday. I figured I'd just do this slowly and see what happens. I think it might be a bit soon, but you never know. I'm really in no rush and don't plan on trying to make it happen in a week or anything. The idea of cleaning out a little potty grossed me out and I didn't think my mover and shaker would stay on something so easy to get up from, so I got the seat to go on the big potty. Much to my surprise, the first time on the seat yesterday, after about 15 minutes, she pooped!!! Then, today, I sat her on it again when I thought she might need to go(she had said it a couple of times to me and I thought she already had, but she hadn't). After about 10 minutes, she went again. This time, it startled her and she couldn't get off that seat fast enough. Hopefully, she'll get past being scared when something happens.

Tonight, I sat her on it for a while hoping maybe she'd pee, but no luck. Bing enjoyed checking it out as you can see.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mid-Week Catchup Post

Once again. Long time no post.

This past weekend we got together with some families that are a part of an adoption group we belong to. We met at a beautiful park and hung out and had a picnic/barbeque. I didn't get too many pictures since chasing Gabriella is a full-time job.

Some of the kids feeding the ducks.

Hanging out with daddy.

Learning how to ride the tricycle.

Gabriella and her buddy Mia from Guatemala getting a wagon ride from Mia's big brother Ty.

A wagon full of cuteness.

Gabriella's latest? She doesn't like to keep her pants on.....

The other day during her nap, she did some fingerpainting all over the crib with the contents of her diaper. Oh what fun.

Here she is today, determined not to keep them on.

And I leave you with proof that no, she is not always smiling... trust me.

Friday, February 22, 2008

FFF - Then & Now

The theme for today's Favorite Foto Friday is "Then & Now"

Here are two of Gabriella's referral pics. She was about 2 1/2 weeks old and 4 lbs. 7 oz in these.

And now at 23 months:

Monday, February 18, 2008

GuatePrincess Birthday Party

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of going to Sarah's 1st birthday party. It was at a place called Monkey Joe's. They have all inflatable bouncies, slides and such for the kids to play on. They have several that are made for the 3 and under crowd and that was great. Gabriella had a BLAST!! She was a little hesitant at first, but then she had a great time jumping around. She even went into one that was a bounce house and then it had slides. She went over to the slide, sat down and pushed off!

We had the pleasure of seeing several other of our Guatemala buddies there too: Hannah and Haley and Breahana.

With all of the kids running around like crazy, I didn't get pics of them together.

Here is the birthday princess. She is simply adorable!!! And sweet as can be.

And here are some pics of Gabriella having fun.

Here she is getting up at the top of the slide.

Getting into position.


Set ....


Going down the big slide with mommy.

Friday, February 15, 2008

FFF - Cooking Class

Teaching Bing how to cook

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Behind Again

Once again, it's been a while since I posted. Let's just say the terrible twos are here in full-force. That combined with some serious naptime issues and I'm mentally and physically exhausted.
But, in between some scary fits, I did manage to catch some sweet smiles.

All dressed up in her Valentine's dress for church.

Putting her glasses on her Valentine's Bear she got from grandma.

Where are we going mommy? Oh wait, don't answer that. I know we're going to Target,right? Don't you ever get tired of that place?

Hmmmm, if one pair of sunglasses is cool, then two must be doubly cool!

A new fashion trend, don't you think?