Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Loving the giggle!

Dallin got a hold of some water balloons today. Faith got completely wet, and she could not stop laughing at Dallin when he would pop a balloon on his body. Check out the video.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Faith meets her big brother for the 1st time!

Faith's oldest brother Spencer came home from his two year church mission on Wednesday July 21st. Faith had been well prepared to meet him. During the six months home, she saw many pictures and videos of her brother. On the day of his return she helped make him a poster...this picture is her handing that poster to him. She loves to have us draw stick figures of our family. On her poster is a picture of him and her. They already have a great bond, and she went right to him. The following morning, she got up...asked where guh guh (big brother) Spencer was, went and knocked on his door and said, Hold you...) they are having so much fun. We are loving it!!! Welcome home son! We are so proud!

One of Faith's friends from her orphanage just met her mommy! Congrats!

Visit her blog here...Junie!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Party! Happy as can BEE - Faith is 3!

You know what they say about asian drivers...well this is proof... luck for her big brother and dad were there to save the day!

Faith and her friend Lucy!

Party favors,  a little bag filled with fishy bubbles, a beach ball and a fish squirt toy or squirt gun.

We had a Bee theme party complete with Bee lollies, Bee-L-T sandwiches, P-Bee & Honey sandwiches, Honey sticks, Bit-O-Honey candy, and StrawBeery Lemonade and  a fruit bouquet we called the flower patch.  I also made the cake, she loves chocolate, so underneath the fondant there was chocolate gnache ...yummm.  The bee theme ended there, because her favorite treats are Swedish fish and gold fish.  We had beeutiful weather, and wonderful friends!  Thanks to my dear friend Dawn who shared some of these pictures with me!  I was so busy I missed many photo ops. 

Mom and Me at my PaRtY!

Trying to get Faith to smile and look at the camera...

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Party DRESS!

This is Faith the morning of her party trying to show us three on her fingers...it's harder than it looks!

Happy 3rd Birthday Faith!

For Faith's birthday photos I decided to go on a little photo shoot down at our local park. It was a spur of the moment decision because the sun was out...which is a rare sighting this year. I just love how they turned out. Isn't she beautiful!!!!

Her birthday and her 6 month Gotcha anniversary are only a few days apart. It is hard to believe she has only been with our family 6 months...it seems like we have always had each other. Faith has made remarkable progress since that day in January. I would say she is completely bonded with our family...at night she sleeps in the middle of Jeff and I and will put out her little arms and grab our heads in them and say, " SiSi's mama and SiSi's baba"...translated to " My mommy and My daddy". Her favorite color is green. She loves chocolate and sweetish fish. She loves the movie Nemo. She loves shopping, and new outfits. We could sit and cuddle for hours, and we do. She loves it when we wrap her in a blanket and will say she is a baby and then she will say ,"Hold you" when she wants us to hold her. We of course can't resist. I would say the biggest surprise is our 15 year old son Jensen...he is absolutely smitten with her, and when mom or dad tell her no...she will find Jensen and he always caves...thus the chocolate fetish. It has been a joy to watch this sweet little spirit learn, adjust and finally flourish right before our eyes, also a joy to watch our other children love, protect and nurture her. What a blessing! The next chapter will be our entire family together for the first time on July 21st. That is when our oldest son returns home from his 2 year church mission...I can hardly wait! We love you Faith and are so happy you are part of our family! More pictures of her party today to come!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

This little darling was at our July 4th Breakfast celebration yesterday morning...how cute!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Faith and the Firetruck!

Taken this morning at our church breakfast with the firemen!