Archive for November, 2007

Let Them Eat Cake

Yesterday was my goddaughter’s 1st birthday.  There was just the right balance of kids to adults and adults to alcohol.  Not to mention the weather was divine.  I got a few good shots (I should have — I took 120 of them) and thought I would share.  Here is the sequence of events.

First, not so sure she likes this “party thing”:


 Wait, there’s cake – this might not be so bad.  In fact, I think it might be love …


The first tentative touch:


Seriously eating a strawberry:


Okay, now this is feeling pretty good …


And finally, pure joy.  Because really, who wouldn’t want to enjoy cake like this?  Especially while wearing a tiara.


And finally, this picture is especially for my blog friend ‘e’ over at Looking for George.  Because although you can’t really know someone from the internet (notice I didn’t capitalize the word!), I feel confident in the fact that she will enjoy this particular photo.  If my other readers don’t “get it” you need to go right on over to her blog and select the category “Blue Barb”. 

Wait for it










I hope everyone had a great weekend and the coming week brings a little calmness out in the adoption world.


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Well, Hello Baby!

Please help me in welcoming Quinn Cai Elise currently known as Tran Hanh Nguyen:


She was born on June 26, 2007.  She had her medical on August 3 so she was about 5 weeks old and according to the L’Hopital Francais de Hanoi, she was 7 pounds and 21.5 inches long at the time of her exam.  We received her referral yesterday and I have been wandering around in a daze ever since.  I have been carrying her picture with me (even walking around the house) so we can get to know one another.  We went out to lunch and shopping today.  I figure she ought to get used to it now because that is how mommy rolls!

Notice how her shirt says “Wishful”?  You and me both, baby girl.

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