July 17, 2014

Braces x5

Yes, this is the 5th child I have had in braces. Thank goodness they are separated by years and years! 
Except for Jeron, who's still got his on, for a few more weeks. 
Jadyn needs her palate expanded, so her teeth won't hit. She has to wear an ugly contraption at night while she sleeps. This should correct her bite in about 12 weeks.  She's thrilled about the 4 pink braces on the front teeth! 

July 10, 2014

Another Martial Artist

Jadyn decided she would like to take Tae-Kwon-Do classes like her brother Jeron.
She had to memorize the "Student Creed" by her 7th class, then recite it to the class and instructor. Once that is done you get your first belt. She nailed it! 
Proud of this kid! 

First day

She's a white belt!

side kick

Getting her first belt

Bowing to her instructor

June 30, 2014

The joys of being a girl!

Getting your nails done with Mom! 

June 12, 2014

Good-bye First grade...

Last day of 1st. grade. 6-12-2014
She had a great year of learning. She is a school loving girl!

First day of 1st grade. 8-2013
(yes she does have the same pink shoes on, my girl hasn't grown much this year. I have a feeling she's going to be small, she is only in the 10th percentile on growth charts.) 

May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

I was served breakfast in bed and given sweet gifts made by my 2 youngest. Jadyn had to sing in a Mother's Day service for her Chinese language school. The chalk note on the driveway wishes me a Happy Mother's Day and birthday. 

April 08, 2014

Spring Break= Disneyland!

Her first trip to Disneyland 2 years old

We spent Spring Break in California at Disneyland.
We all had a great time. The weather was great, the crowds weren't bad, We were able to ride all the rides we wanted and then some.
We spent 4 days there and logged 35 hours in the park.
Jadyn loved it, she defiantly felt the Disney magic!

Kisses from Minnie

Take out Chinese food!

On the Pier in California Adventure

Merry Go Round fun

Donald hugs

day 2

day 1

TinkerBell's Pixie Hollow

This giant granite ball floated on water, the kids were able to spin it in any direction.

March 27, 2014

Happy Mom

She loves school and it shows! 

March 16, 2014

Seven Years Old!

Jadyn celebrated her birthday at one of her favorite places, Polka Dot Pottery. You get to paint a piece of pottery and then its fired and you get it back in a week. The girls had a great time painting their choice of  dog or cat.
Jadyn had 10 friends come, it was a fun time.

Rainbow Dash -My Little Pony has been a favorite for a couple years now
Ready for her guests to arrive
Painting pottery
 "gift opening huddle"

Her long awaited ipod

I begged her to take 1 bite- she hates cake!

Our beautiful 7 year old

February 28, 2014

Good-bye teeth

Her teeth have been falling out, a total of 6 now. I knew I would be a little sad, and I am!
She has/ had the prettiest little teeth. 
I'm sure her new ones will be just as nice! 

2-14-2014 (string didn't work)

First one out! 2-17-14

 This one drove us nuts, just hanging there for a week!

second one out, finally. 2-28-14
what we have to look forward to, I hope they fit

February 03, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

2014 The year of the Horse!

We had a busy weekend celebrating. Friday evening we went to a local Chinese restaurant where families who have adopted from China met to have dinner. There was also a Chinese lantern send-off, but it was so cold we didn't attend. 

Saturday Jadyn was in a  program with her Chinese language school, They preformed for the Chinese/American society.

2014 Chinese New Year

waiting to go on stage.

Yes, she's the only one in purple.  I loved the color.

dancing for the audience.

waiting for dinner

Chinese New Year gift.
I was informed it is not really a horse, it's a unicorn.
But she loved her anyway.  

January 09, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

We don't have very far to go back, but the changes in this kid are huge! 

Some of my favorite pictures!