Sunday, July 06, 2008

The 4th of July as US Citizens and Other Updates....

Greetings. We hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend!

Things are going pretty good here. The girls are growing and learning more and more everyday. They are amazing little girls (I know, all parents think their kids are smart, cute and etc.). They never cease to amaze us and keep us laughing non-stop. We are lucky parents! They are talking in sentences and Laney recognizes the following words if you show them to her: Mama, Baba (dad in Chinese), Kyler (our dog), Laney and Abby. They are pretty good with their colors, can sing their ABC's and have pretty much mastered counting to 10. They love music and Abby can typically be heard singing one of her favorite songs as she bops through the house. I know, I know, I'm bragging, but that's what Baba's do!

Potty training is going well. We are having very few accidents (if any at all, they are doing very well at this).

They have been feeling a bit under the weather and visited the Dr. this past week. When the nurse came out to get us, Laney stopped in her tracks and in a firm loud voice said "NO!" You see, the nurse that came out to get us was the nurse that gave them their last round of vaccinations in March. Laney has a GOOD memory. She thought she knew what was coming. Luckily, the worst part of the visit was the Dr. looking in her ears and mouth.

The girls experienced their first 4th of July as US citizens. We spent the fourth on our cul-de-sac. Some very nice families organize a pitch in and the shoot off fireworks at the end of our cul-de-sac every year. We were not sure what the girls would think of the fireworks. Abby kept saying "MORE!" Laney kept saying "Pretty, up to the sky" but really was not all that impressed when they just kept shooting them off over and over. But we were surprised that they tolerated and enjoyed the fireworks for a while.

Below are a few photos for you to enjoy. We know it is not Colts season yet, but we just had to get the girls new Manning jerseys for the upcoming season. And by request, you will find the photo of me modeling my father's day tie. Thanks for stopping in.

(here they are helping me wash the Jeeps)



Anonymous said...

Dear sweet lil girls, what a great way to spend a holiday. good food,good fun , and lots of friends to play with. Life is good and gran is happy that you are with our familys. Happy 4th to everyone and thank God for the USA.Love you all and hugs and kisses to you all. Love gran and papaw Sadler

Anonymous said...

They look so cute in their pink shirts. I love the hair cuts for mommy like!!! :)

I enjoy reading the updates and seeing how much they are growing. The father's day tie is awesome, keep it forever!!! Who said real men don't wear pink???? You two are doing a wonderful job raising two great girls.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

IzzyBeth said...

Yay! :-) I love updates!!

Oh - and Rett . . . thanks for your comment on my blog - you made me cry AGAIN!! :-) (Will the sappiness ever end? Probably not.)

Anonymous said...

That story about the doctor cracks me up! I had a mom tell me that anytime they drive down the road the hospital is on, their son starts to cry and screams, 'Don't wanna see Kristy!!!' because I've had to give him immunes and treatments! Poor kid!


jkcm said...

The tie looks really good. I think Jason would wear that - wear did you get it? That would have looked great at Easter around here......Glad to hear you all had a nice 4th. The girls look like true Colts fans. Ah, they are so adorable........after seeing them at the picnic, the pics don't do them justice. Take care all!

Anonymous said...

Those girls are so precious!! I could just eat 'em up!!

They look really happy and well-adjusted. I know you guys are amazing parents. Does one of them have you sense of humor Rett??? Will she make me laugh when I meet her? We are going to meet one of these days. At this point, we might as well wait until I get back from China!!