Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to Our Queen

Yes it is the Queen's birthday. Today we celebrate her 6th birthday as a family. From what we understand she has never had a birthday cake or a birthday present. She has watched the others in her orphanage receive cakes &/or presents. But she has never had one. After being home 2-3 months she started asking aout her birthday like when was it etc. She would take my AWAA calendar down and had me teach her which month was her birthday on and she would flip it open to July and tuck it under her arm and carry it around and talk to everyone about that being her birthday. Then last month we celebrated one of her brother's birthday at Red*Robin and she decided that was what she wanted to do also. She thought their birthday song was soooo pretty. But we knew she just had no idea what to ask for for a birthday celebration so we just took it upon ourselves to plan something. Unfortunately the date snuck up on us while having to tend to her other brother that got his tonsils out 2 weeks ago. But we planned something quickly and now we will celebrate tonight at Chuck**E**Cheeses's. And this is her birthday wish list: a pretty pretty dress, a new cell phone that doesn't go dink dink, ie a real one that doesn't sound like a toy phone, and maybe a barbie. Well the phone isn't happening. She has a couple of play phones and that is as far as it will go. When asked who she would call: mommy and daddy. Go figure, who else. I was afraid she would try to call China. She pretends to call them but now when she does she speaks Chinglish. So one day I told her they don't understand English that she had to talk in Chinese to them. She hasn't called them anymore, lol. But she still sings in Chinglish. Mostly Chinese with some English words thrown in.
Happy Birthday to our special daughter. We love her.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Birthday anticipation

Friday is a big day for some little girl. She is sooooo excited. She has no idea what to expect beyond you should have a cake and presents. Oh and all she has asked for is a cell phone, a real one, not one that goes dink dink dink (like the play one does). We ask her who she is going to call on it and she says mama and daddy.
This week we booked her party for Chuck*E*Cheeses*. She is clueless, never been there. We ate at Cracker**Barrel this past week and she was looking at the girly stuff for sale and said is this my birthday party. So sad. But she will get to have her first real party and know what it is like and how it feels on Friday the 23rd. Oh and she has never been to Chuckies so that will be new too.
She is improving with her swimming all the time. Hates working on ABC stuff, but has learned that she must do it or miss her favorite teenage show-- iC*rly.
She loves taunting her bigger brothers and they love taunting her, just like siblings like to do everywhere, all over the world.
Oh and she has decided she is not going back to school. That she will just stay home when the rest of us return to school. When asked how she would spend her time... watching tv and playing. She will have to be sad though because life is life and she must join us out there. But it makes me happy to know she enjoys her home and being here with us.

Sorry no pics. Computer issues when it comes to that right now.

About Me

I am a pastor's wife and the mother of 3 active children. Two boys and a daughter from China. We live on the East Coast and enjoy the beach.