Monday, April 22, 2013

Determination!

So as soon as Kerry had the whole Hula-Hoop thing mastered she immediately set her mind on another goal...learning to snap her fingers.  Guess what she mastered this week.  Yep, you got it.  She is demonstrating her new snapping skills for anyone and everyone who crosses her path, even the occasional stranger in the check-out line.  That's just how she's always been.  A bit of an over-achiever, I guess.  When she was littler she would get so frustrated and upset with herself if she was struggling to master or learn something.  Now, if she's struggling a bit she'll say " I don't get upset anymore, Mommy, because I'm a big girl now. "  Awww. 
 
Kerry was playing in the back yard yesterday and as I watched out the kitchen window I saw her standing by my little dogwood tree, and I recognized the look of determination, so I grabbed my camera and went outside and watched. 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
On this weeks agenda....whistling.  Slow down baby girl, slow down.


 
Ni Hao Yall

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Look who learned to Hula-Hoop!



Kerry has been dying to learn to Hula-Hoop for a while now.  Anyone who really knows this girl knows that it really, really bugs her if she can't do something.  When she was smaller it would send her over the edge and end in tears or even a full blown melt-down.  She's been working on that and she'll even say:
"Mommy, I don't get upset anymore because I'm a big girl now.  But I still like cuddles"

So, anyway,  earlier this week she spent about half the afternoon practicing and before long she was Hula-Hooping like a pro!  She was thrilled.  She said "Mommy, when I was four years old I thought I'd never get the hang of this!" 

Sunday, April 7, 2013


 
 
She loves to build...always has.  Her Tinker-Toys and Legos get ALOT of use.   
 
 
 
She's crowned herself "Tinker-Toy Queen".
 
 
She's almost 2 weeks post-surgery and check out how well she has healed!  And you can see those lower lashes now from across the room. 
 
 
Before surgery...happens to be wearing the same shirt in the above photo.  Can you see the difference?    Thankfully, though the change in her overall appearance is minimal.  I love my girl's beautiful Asian eyes and was so nervous that he was going to change them too much in order to stop those lashes from scratching her eyes.  But it had to be done.  And she still looks like Kerry to me, and that makes me very, very happy.
 
 
Somehow she looks to me like she's five going on fifteen in this shot. 

I just have to share her recent bed-time prayer.  The last few nights she closes with "And God, thank you for my surgery".   

I really do think she already feels better which also makes me very, very happy.  I've noticed a marked decrease in what was becoming constant blinking. 



 
 
Ni Hao Yall

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter 2013

It's now Wednesday so I thought I'd better get to posting our Easter photos.  Better late than never, right?  This year we were just a little thrown off by Kerry's surgery.  No gymnastics last Wednesday (or today), no "school" last Thursday, the week revolved around cold compresses and ointment applications and keeping her occupied in non-physical activities and a Mommy who is kinda easily "thrown off" anyway and you get the picture.
 
 
 
So on Saturday we got it in gear and kicked off Easter Weekend by dying two dozen eggs (minus a couple of cracked ones).   Kerry really gets into this and spent over an hour dying and decorating and mixing colors.
 
 
My Mama.  She brought more eggs for Kerry and we went out for lunch afterward.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Still healing, but I think she's looking great. 
 
 

 Mixing colors.

 
 
In my Sunday morning rush to snap a few pics before heading out the door I did not have the settings right on my camera.  The first time I have not gotten good pictures of her in her Easter dress =(.
 
 
Blurry, but so sweet.  And my goodness where are those long legs coming from lately!  She just looks so tall and mature in this one to me.
  

 Kerry got a new Lego set a book about the Easter Story and a small "Trouble" game.  She's really getting into Lego building.
 
 
 Ready to hunt eggs and Nana and Papaw's with the cousins after Church.
 
 
And they're off!
 

 
 

 
 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Resurrection weekend.

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