Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fun Water Play-dates with Lily Grace!

 Our sweet friend Lily came over a few times to play with us and oh, how much fun we had...splashing and playing and eating popsicles! 

 I have no idea what they are doing here but it's a funny picture!
 Josiah was really enjoying the water hitting his butt :) ha!
they crack me up chatting away!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

well rounded kids!

 Crazy Hat night at Cubbie Bears!  We love Cubbie Bears!  WE did get in a little trouble for having to use too many motions for our memory verses :) Oh Americans sometimes!  :)

 All dressed up in our Miao Chinese Outfits to show the Prime(Old) timers :)
Evie Joy had dress up like what you want to be when you grow up- She was a Mommy (baby in sling) who drives (wearing Lightning McQueen shirt from movie Cars).  Josiah didn't have the same day for class but just for picture taking sake wanted to be a fire engine- not fireman, but the actual engine :)  love these kids and their fun little personalities!  Grandma always says you gotta have personality :) 

Preschool in America!

This is a picture from our first day attending Preschool in America!  We are going to our church's Preschool- Silverdale Baptist!  Evie Joy's teacher is "Aunt Rebeca" and Josiah has Ms. Tami!  Our of the first 4 classes, Evie Joy spit on, bit and kicked her teacher- she is a regular at the front desk.  Josiah, on the other hand, when working on a homework assignment said his favorite thing to do is give hugs and kisses! Ms. Tami says he is eager to please :)  He is just working on space issues (of course coming from China!)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

3 years old!!!!!

Evie Joy loves Ni Hao Kai Lan so we had a Ni Hao Kai Lan/Chinese Birthday party with water fun!  WE had noodles to eat because in China you eat noodles on your birthday for a long life! 

We had a lot of Popsicles to eat!  yummy!
 We had some water balloons-
We had water balloons- Daddy told all the kids to throw them on their parents!

We kept throwing them on Mommy (but they'd bounce off and break on the ground ha!)

This is after Evie Joy got MiMi!

 More Popsicles!
We were loving hanging out with Randy mid-party! ha! love it!
an attempt to blow out my 3 candles :)
Everyone sang Happy Birthday in Chinese and English!

 lots of cupcakes!
 Ni Hao Kai Lan fun!  Hot weather, water toys, friends, presents!  My very first American Happy Birthday Party!  Mator was one of my favorite presents! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

stayin at Grandmas & some family fun

This is a Whole LoTA pictures of our visit last month...really i didn't know which ones to categorize, so i just lumped em all together!  that away it's all up here to remember and i can move is September, I've gotta get out of August on this blog!  yikes!  America!  It doesn't really motivate me to blog so much but since i print these for the kiddos i better keep at it...sorry if our American adventures aren't as interesting as life overseas...but we'll be back there in a few short months!  Now, we are enjoying lots of friends, familiar food, space, sunshine, church (we go like everyday! it's great!), English, parks, grass,'s really such a gift to do everyday things here in the states after being away! 
Josiah and Evie Joy love staying at Grandma's house!

an attempt to get a picture with Charlotte (1) dressed in their Chinese dresses!

little Evie is a sloooow eater like Big Evie!  We were like oh who is going to be the slowest at finishing dinner?!  haha!  Evie Joy was hilarious about Grandma- she said Grandma went to the doctors not because she is sick, she is just old, too old!  Then Gma came home and Evie Joy said Grandma you aren't old anymore now!  Ha!  Grandma got a big kick out of that!

I love this one where Evie Joy is rubbing Grandma!

These are 3rd cousins on Mommy's Mommy's side at Mumaw's house

Dinner at Aunt Karen's and fun at the Park :)

Julianne's Birthday party at Aunt Kathy's!

playing hide and seek wtih Grayson and Aunt Diane! Fun until EJ got stung by a bee!  Bless her!

3rd cousins Mommy's Daddy's side

Evie Joy was trying to participate (as was Charlotte) in the performance given by Joseph, Julianne and Novalee

loved going to the Creamery

And Josiah loved his binoculars from Big Daddy- super excited Big Daddy and Shawn actually came to our picnic with Aunt Pam!

kiddos on Grandma's stairs! 

And us with Joseph, Julianne and Charlotte on Mommy!

 Good times at Chucky Cheese, of course!