Sunday, November 23, 2008

Trimming the Tree

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Ohhh, I like it

This Christmas season is going to be so fun.  Everything is so new for Brooklyn.  Last year she had only been home a few months prior to Christmas.  She loved it but did not really understand it. 

Yesterday we put up the tree while she was napping. The first comment out of her mouth when she discovered it was "Ohhh, I like it." 

We had a wonderful evening last night putting the ornaments on. John even managed to get the outside lights up.

The Official Start to Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, November 14, 2008

Never a dull moment!

What's a guy to do with a few hours on his hands? a flying car of course. This is Kade's latest invention.  Yep, it is a flying car complete with "Clearer" to keep people away when he starts the engine.  :0)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Rainy Day Fun

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Look what a difference a year can make

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Monkey 3

This is our three year old monkey Brooklyn, also known as YoYo. YoYo is the nickname given by the nannies at her orphanage which means happiness.  Brooklyn was born in Foshan, China and came home in August or 2007. Brooklyn is spunky girl who loves to be the center of attention.  Brooklyn has come a long way in the last year.  Her English has blossomed and she is currently attending pre-school.

Quote: "Thanks, hun!"
New Reading:  My first 100 Words
TV Shows:  Elmo's World
Musicians: Alicia Keyes - "No One"
Travel Destination:  Grandpa's House

Monkey #2

Kade is happiest when he is outside. He loves to spend hours building and exploring our backyard. It is not unusual to find him in a tree or building a raccoon trap. Kade gets along easily with other children.  Personal relationships are very important to him.  It is very common for him to make new friends in very short amount of time.

Kade is a child who should have been born in the 1950's. He has a very little interest in things like video games. He enjoys searching for treasure. He finds great pleasure in simple things like a good rock or tree branch he can turn into Zoro's sword. Kade loves music. He is often heard singing. Kade is all boy.

Sports: T-Ball, Basketball 
Activities:  Climbing Trees, building things, skateboarding, riding his bike, and fishing
Quote: "This is the best day ever!"
Movies: The Lone Ranger, Zoro, Peter Pan
TV Shows: Timon and Pumba
Travel Destination: Grandma and Grandpa's Mountain House and the Farm

Lets meet the monkeys

Sydney is a fourth grader at Stanwood Elementary. She likes to spend her time doing ballet, playing sports and shopping. Sydney loves to be on the go. She gets along easliy with other children. Sydney is an extremely hard worker. She helps out her siblings at home and strives to do her best at school.

Dance: Ballet
Sport: Basketball
New Reading: Little House in the Big Woods
Movie: Ella Enchanted
TV Shows:  Anything Animal Planet 
John and Kate Plus 8
Musicians: High School Musical
Travel Destination:  Disneyland

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Monday, November 10, 2008