Monday, July 26, 2010

Some Highlights of Summer

Summer is far from over. Well, according to yesterday's paper, there are only 44 days left, which isn't nearly enough in my opinion, but right now it feels like we still have a lot of time left before the snow flies. Before too much more of it gets away from us, I thought I should post just a few pictures of some of the things we've been up to thus far.

Hanging out in the pool

Hanging out at the beach

4th of July



Hanging out at home...working on our computers

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Night of T-Ball and Postgame Interview

Check out this video of the girls first t-ball game. There's also a post-game interview.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

One Year Ago

One year ago on this date, we brought Miss Madeleine home from China, and our family of four was whole.

Time is a funny thing. On the one hand, I can't believe how fast the past year has gone. On the other hand, it feels like Maddie has been with us forever. Hearing her language develop and watching her dynanmic personality emerge over the past several months has been a true delight, and witnessing the ever growing love between Maddie and Isabel has many times brought me to tears. Just last weekend, they were hugging each other, each saying, "This is my sister! This is my sister."

We aren't going to mark the day in any special way. Well, that's not actually true. We did do something new and interesting today. The girls have their first t-ball game on Tuesday night, so we spent some time outside this morning playing catch, the girls sporting their brand new baseball gloves. From the looks of things, Tuesday night ought to be very, very interesting and most certainly entertaining.

And now, an apology. I have been the worst blogger. I keep meaning to post pictures and anecdotes about our two girls, but honestly, time gets away from me every single day. We've had a busy summer thus far, and I can't seem to find a spare minute or ten to post some updates. I promise to be better. I don't know if there is anyone out there who's still tuning in...well, except for Grandma Sandy...but I promise, promise, promise to get some pictures and perhaps even some video up very soon, like this week. For sure.