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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Friends Are the Best

Before I get started, she peed in the potty tonight before bath!! She again acted like it was no big deal. I am so proud of her! She is so smart.

I wanted to say a big thank you to all of my wonderful friends. I don't know what I would do without you all in my life - this includes family, life long friends, college friends, new friends I have made in the past year or so, and my blog friends. You have all touched my life and provided such an enormous support network for me. I love the laughs that we share, the parenting advice, and always being there to listen to me. Thank you a million times over. You all know who you are.

I love how Lucy is already developing some great friendships. I would say that her best friend is Anna, who has a pretty great momma for me to hang out with in the meantime! :) Anna is also from Vietnam, and I know that it is going to be so important for her to have friends that she can really relate to when they get a little older. She asks me about Anna everyday. Lucky for her, we get together a lot, so I can usually say we will see her this afternoon or tomorrow. She is protective of Anna when she thinks her brother is getting too rough and she loves Anna's mom (Mandy) in a way that only a very few people outside of family have ever experienced. Today she wanted Mandy to hold her hand and run with her and she will always share a hug with Mandy. I cherish having another mom to relate to, ask a million questions, and share thoughts/concerns about being a parent, especially an adoptive parent.

These pictures hurt me they are so sweet!! Aren't they just the cutest set of besties ever?

Holding hands on a leisurely walk




Running as fast as they can

Your mom's sunglasses look good on you, how do mine look?





Stomping in the puddles

I am in love with this picture - it looks like Anna caught the sunshine

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kelly Bell--Obviously these are some of the cutest pictures ever!! Really cool that Lucy has a best friend! And lucky for you to have Mandy! Working hard in the house, and I'm pooped! Hugs and kisses to all of you.
Love, LeeLee

abc123vn said...

Congratulations on the potty thing! Also, LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures!

LaLa said...

Oh, best friends are so awesome. You know Annslee has her Mia and it is priceless watching them together. Have fun building this bond and I LOVE the sunglasses shot!!!

Amber said...

I absolutely love the pictures...I can tell that you are teaching Lucy the value of friendship early. She is definitely going to be the kind of friend her mommy is to so many people too. Thank you for your friendship and advice over the years. and WAY TO GO ON THE POTTY LUCY!!! I am amazed!

Meredith said...

You're right - those pictures are painfully sweet!

Sarah said...

OH, they look so sweet! Thanks for posting.

Norah said...

How wonderful to be best friends!

Lee said...

Absolutely priceless. Awesome pictures, awesome girls! ;O)

Sherri said...

Oh that is just the sweetest thing! Thanks for sharing those pictures. I am all set for Sun/Mon in Nashville.

Catherine said...

Yeah for the potty time!!! Isn't it great??!! Love the pictures :)

dwayne and melanie said...

I hope Kaylee can have a best friend like that!

Jen said...

These pictures are just so adorable! Lucy will treasure these when she is grown up :)

You are so lucky to have an adoptive mom nearby to share these experiences with!

mam said...

Simply adorable; they make me kind of grit my teeth with the sweetness. And you're right, that photo of Anna at the end is gorgeous -- lucky Anna's mom, to have you there shooting for her!\

PS -- the random letters blogger makes me type this time are "ipodprg" which makes me giggle and think of a pregnant ipod. hee hee!

Kate said...

Awwww...sweet BFFs! Love it!

btw--not sure if I should thank you or not =) LOVE the True Religion skirts you mentioned on my blog! Hadn't seen them until you pointed them out! They're a definite must along with a pair in size 12 months for little sister..too cute!

Heather said...

Precious, precious girls!!! :)

StaceyF said...

My goodness! What dumplins those two girls are!

Shawna said...

I LOVE those pictures!! What dumplings!! I'm so glad you have other mommas in Dallas to count on Kel. I always look forward to your pictures and Lucy stories!

Mrs.B said...

The pictures are classics! they will be something for Lucy to treasure, pictures of her and her BFF!

erinlo said...

Oh my goodness. I love it. Is it OK that I am totally and completely jealous of all of you girls?? I'm jealous that you get to hang out with Mandy- she is one of my favorite people EVER! I hope to join ya'll some day. Who knows where we may end up after this time in Canada???

BTW- That last pic of Anna is classic. Mandy needs to get it blown up or something- awesome.

Love you guys -Erin L.

Kate said...

OH MY GOSHHHHH! LOOOOOOOVE THOSE PICS!!!! those are going to be so fun to look back at when they are about to graduate and still besties! the sunglass pics made me laugh outloud! and listen, we are lucky to have YOU as a friend! :)

thedelightfuldelaney said...

My gosh those are cute pictures - I just love her pigtails and seeing her with her bestie is just too cute!

Kelli said...

So sweet- they will be lifelong besties!

Anonymous said...

I cant get over how cute those pictures are. Anna and Lucy and two of the cutest little girls I have ever seen! They are going to have so much fun looking at those pictures when they get older and I am so glad you have such a good time with Anna's mom. That is so fun. Love your posts!- Victoria

Jenny said...

Oh my pee and poo! WOW!! I haven't been bothered of late with the whole deal. Too much to deal with, but I need to get back on it. Pee!!!

steppingonlegos.com said...

YAY for pee! THat is huge!!!

That is so sweet that Lucy has a best bud! We have NO vientamese buds around here - so sad. We don't even have little kids around here - all teens. It sucks. I love those photos - they are so precious!!! Lucy looks so mature!

Oh and btw, Addy has that shirt too! haha

3continentfamily said...

Beautiful shots!

Karen said...

I'm Anna's grandma 'Gaz', and Mandy's mom. They treasure your friendship as much as you do theirs!

I love the pictures. The last one of Anna 'capturing the sunshine' is right on the mark -- she did capture the sunshine and bring it with her from Vietnam, as did Lucy.

What a great connection!