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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hate that I am just now getting my Thanksgiving post up, but we have had all of Justin's family in town this week. It has been a blast. Lucy and her cousin, Austen, have had such a great time. She is getting better about sharing and playing nicely. They took a bath together tonight and splashed to their little hearts' content. It was so cute. She LOVES having her Nana and Grandy here and has thoroughly enjoyed all of the attention. She is going to be very bored with Justin and I once everyone leaves tomorrow.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. Most of all, my husband and daughter, our families, friends, and all of the love and support that we have in our lives. I am thankful for Vietnam, Lucy's birth parents, her roomies from Vietnam, all of the friends I have made through our adoption, and the opportunity to adopt. I am blessed to have a beautiful home filled with beautiful memories. We have an awesome church. Really, my life is so full. I could not ask for much more.

Lucy had her 15 month appointment this week on Monday. Remember how I talked about how I thought she was really going to have packed on the pounds because she eats all day long? I was wrong. Still not breaking 20 lbs. Almost though, she was 19 lbs 15 oz, which is basically 20. It put her in the 5th percentile for weight. BOO!! She was in the 90th percentile for height though. Crazy girl. She still hates the doctor and is going to be really upset when she finds out we have to take her to an allergist. She still has a cough and congestion in her chest. Everything else is clear, so the doctor is thinking now that it is allergies. The weather is really cold here now. I wish it would just decide what it is going to do and stick with it. I know the going back and forth between warm and cold is not helping.

In very exciting news, all of our Christmas decorations are finally up!!!!! Nana and Grandy helped put lights outside this year, and it is so beautiful. I will post pictures of it all on my next post. Since we were in VN last year for Christmas, we had everything decorated by November 6th. We got it all up on Monday of this week. Lucy is constanly oooooing and ahhhhing at the trees. She has been really good about not messing with the trees, which is very suprising to me. I got everything out of the garage last Sunday and had the kitchen counters completely covered in stuff when she woke up from her nap. I brought her into the kitchen and she put her hands on her heart and gasped. She could not believe all of the pretty things. I wish I had it on camera since Christmas is so huge for me and her reaction was so precious. I think she is going to have the same love of Christmas that I have.

Here are lots of pictures from this week with family and a few from the park last week. There are a whole bunch. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!























16 comments:

mam said...

Those tub action shots are so great!

Laurie and Travis said...

Missed ya Kell! Glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Those bath time pictures are too cute. I'm a little nervous to put the tree up with Jackson in his climb everything phase, but I think we'll follow your lead. I know he'll love the colors, smells, and sparkly stuff. I just hope he doesn't pull the tree over on himself!

Anonymous said...

I love that you have two different colored trees. I need to post pics of mine. I do a tropical one.

We have a small kid too. Not gaining much weight here. She will make it to 20 pounds soon. Is that a comment on car seats not being able to face forward?

Ryan and Heather said...

I LOVE those tub pics!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Heather
tovietnam.blogspot.com

Carissa74 said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!

Susan said...

Whoa! They were having big fun in the tub! Love those pictures. Yippee on getting all your decorations up. I tried this weekend but, alas, I failed miserably. Your trees look beautiful, and I'm happy Lucy is getting so much joy out of looking at everything.

Sherri said...

I love all the pictures and the decorations are beautiful. Way better than what we had last year. However I did visit that lovely tree at Sandy Beach A LOT.

erinlo said...

Kelly, seriously, there are times when I see pics of Lucy and think I'm looking at Selah. It's crazy!!! Selah is also tiny- always in the 5th percentile for height and weight.

Also, would you please just hop on a plane and come help decorate my house for Christmas?!?!?!? I think you have more creativity in your pinky finger than I do in my whole body.

mommy magallanes said...

Lucy is so darling. I love those little pig tails!

LawMommy said...

Everything looks just beautiful in your house!

Does Lucy love the Christmas lights outside? Lana is just ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all the lights - she loves it.

(Lana is also tall and super skinny - it must just be something about those girls from central Vietnam!)

Nancy said...

Loving the tree pics! I always like to see a fellow Christmas crazy, er, uh, enthusiast. :)

Sarah said...

Ooooh, Kelly. What beautiful trees you have, my dear!

Heather said...

Oh, Lucy looks adorable with the Christmas decorations. I can't wait to get ours out....if only they would put themselves up. Are you so excited that you are coming up on your first year together? I can't believe how "big" Lucy is getting.

Jen said...

yay! I want a blue tree, too!
J and I have blue in the formal room and red in the family room--one day we need to get off our behinds and make it happen :)

we've been playing Christmas music for weeks now, but we will be in NY for Christmas--so I don't know if we will go all out this year on the decorating.

Bobby said...

Lots to be thankful for this year, not the least was the Hogs beating our Tigers : ( I know how you feel about Lucy’s weight. When we had our 2nd round of shots Lily at 9 months was only 16 lbs. We had hoped for a few more ounces. And it is like pulling teeth to get her to eat.

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