Sunday, October 28, 2012

Just a little fun in the Fall Leaves...

Yesterday, Kerry decided she wanted rake the leaves into a big ol' pile for some Fall fun. 

She was having so much fun and moving so fast that she looked like a blur in most of the photos.

But I can't resist posting them anyway.  
Even out of focus, I can't get enough of my girl.   

She said the leaves were tickling her =)




Ni Hao Yall

Friday, October 26, 2012


This will be Kerry's last year in her Thursday MDO program.   When we enrolled her at age three in August of last year, I had been looking for a one or two day a week program mostly as a way of helping her with the pretty severe separation anxiety issues she struggled with before she would have to face "big school" at age five.  It has done WONDERS for her in this area.  It has also served as a good social outlet for her and as a way to lighten the load for my Mom so she would only need to watch her on Wednesdays and Fridays while I work.  And even though it's just a Mother's Day Out program, the day is structured and they have come up with a curriculum so it has taught Kerry how to be in a classroom setting.  Best of all, though...she loves, loves, loves it.  Seriously.  She never, ever complains or pouts about getting up and going on Thursday morning and is always excited to go and to tell me all about her day when I pick her up.  I love this.  I love that I can now leave my baby girl for the day and know that she knows that I will always come back for her.  That she is comfortable, happy, learning, socializing, blossoming in every way. 

And I just had to share this little photo she had taken at "school".  How cute is she in her little cap and gown!?  The only problem is...when I see her in this photo, I can also see her about 13 years from now in another cap and gown and I'm so not ready to even think about that.
Even though she won't start Kindergarten until next fall, registration actually begins next month!  So we've already started talking with her about how different it will be next year.  New school, new teacher, new friends.  So far she seems okay with it...we'll see when the time actually comes.  This could be harder on Mommy than her = /.
I have to share a funny from yesterday.  We passed by Doug's elementary school and Kerry said,
 "Mommy!  Daddy went to hel-e-bentry school there!  Did you ever know that?!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yesterday was absolutely georgeous and sunny and windy so Kerry and I decided to take a couple of kites to the huge field at a nearby park.  It turned out to be perfect conditions for kite-flying.  Kerry got to let out most of the string on on her 500 foot spool.  She LOVES flying kites..and I must admit I enjoyed it almost as much as she did.



I caught her in this funny little stance.  I think she was bracing herself, trying to hold on to the spool. 



I love her expression in this one.  Determined to keep that kite in the air and not let go of it.




This is the face of a girl who's enjoying herself =)
Of course the playground was calling my little monkey, too, so we spent a few minutes there before heading home. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012


It's that time of year. Time to decorate the front porch for Halloween.  Here she is pretending to be a creepy spider just like the one next to her. 

We found a cute black cat kit at Target for this year's pumpkin.  She saw a paint brush and sparkly jewels and she was sold.  The girl loves any craft involving a paint brush.  Mommy is so thankful for washable paint. 


This paint was not washable so she went sans shirt.  Look at the concentration, she can be a quite serious when it comes to her artwork.  Not the best quality photo but I think she looks so cute in her "Joe Polniaczek" hair-do.  Any one else grow up watching "The Facts of Life"?

Here she is with the finished pumpkin doing her kitty-cat imitation (and not exactly making it easy for mommy to get good pictures of her).  I love this silly girl =).


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Irish Festival 2012

This is Kerry's fourth Irish Festival.  Her first was just about 2 months after she came home.  We always enjoy walking around looking at the beautiful things being sold and of course listening to the live music.  The one thing missing this year was the Irish step-dancers, which was a little disappointing.

Kerry still had a great time decorating her very own shield.  They had markers and stencils for the kids to use.  Lately she puts little "love notes" for Mommy and Daddy on all of her sweet


She got to play bean-bag toss..or "corn-hole" as it's called around here.

Waiting for her turn in the huge bounce-house/slide.  Check out how long her pig-tails are now!
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I've been happily married to my wonderful husband for 15 years. Two year ago we were blessed to welcome our first child, a Daughter from China and are absolutely in love with her.

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