Drum Roll Please....

5/24/2011 10:07:00 PM Edit This 14 Comments »
....I wrote a book.
Ever since Lexie started asking me for our story - The Mommy & Lexie Story - I've had the idea that I should make a book for her. So I did it....I wrote our story on a Blurb book and "published" it. I was very impressed with the free software Blurb provides you and the whole process was much easier that I thought it would be.
You can see if better if you make it full screen (Mom & Aunt Mary Lou click on the icon on the bottom right side of the box - next to where is says Blurb.) 
So here it is....



I know it's too wordy and childish but it really is pretty much how Lexie and I "tell" the story most every night. I have tried to shorten it but she always wants the long version. Oh my little detail girl. And sure there are several things I'd like to change about it but overall I'm pretty please with how it turned out. I gave a copy to my Mom on Mother's Day since she was with us for this adventure. Then Lexie and I read it to her pre-school class for her class birthday celebration.
She was so excited and proud to have a book all about her. I think it made her feel special instead of different since the class birthday celebration consists of the birthday girl or boy carrying the earth (aka a blow up globe) around the sun while the kids sing a sweet song about "the earth goes around the sun the sun..." Then they stop and the teacher tells something they did for each year they have gone around the sun while pointing it out on their "life" board.
For the first year, most kids parents tell about their baptisms, first steps, first words. Since Lexie's first year was spent alone in a baby house....well, instead we read our story.


Tomorrow, May 25th, is the fourth anniversary of the day Lexie was Born to Me. The day I met her and held her for the first time. Simply the best day of my life.
 
Happy Born to Me Day - Lexie!!

14 comments:

qmiller said...

A beautiful book! You did an amazing job and I can see why Lexie is so proud of her story!
May 25 is also our "meetcha day"--a few years earlier...but always will hold a special place in my heart. Quaintance (and Madina)

Lou Ann said...

That is so cool. The same meetcha day. How do you and Madina celebrate?

Laney said...

Lou Ann,
What a beautiful story (I knew it well already, but I loved reading the book anyway ;) It seems like it was just yesterday that you were telling us that you were going across the world to find Lexie. We were standing in what was going to be the house we live in now!! Lexie is such an amazing young lady and she has the best Mom.
Much love and kisses to you both!
~Laney

Karon and John said...

How beautiful. Your thought and care brought tears to my eyes. I have often thought about putting such a book together for each of my boys to tell how they came to be in our family. Good for you for helping remind her that while her story is different it is also special.

minime0910 said...

Born to Me day -- I LOVE IT :-) I thought your book was beautiful and perfect, what a treasure for Lexi to have for a lifetime. Now go have some fun with your girl on your special day!!! Love always, Erin and Hannie

farmbeachgal said...

Awesome, Lou Ann, simply awesome. Lexie will treasure her book always....

McMary said...

Oh Louann--that book is the most precious thing I have ever seen. What a wonderful to Lexie and memory of your story. You are a special Mom and Lexie is a special girl. Have fun on your Meetcha Day.

Adrienne said...

Lou Ann
That is so fantastic... I love it.. and it is what I have been promising I will do for ages and ages for my two Kazakh kids... Elena is now home 7 years and Alex is home for four... next month:) next month! this has me all fired up to make a start. It is beautiful.....

What a precious gift for your precious girl:)

Adrienne

Jstar said...

Oh, Lou Ann, it's just *perfect*!!! Well done Lou Ann and Lexie, too

qmiller said...

LouAnn--we don't do much to celebrate this date....although I must say for me, it is the most memorable. Out for dinner at Madina's choice. We will celebrate our Family in June with a camping trip in a yurt...she is so excited. We're having special friends, and people who were instrumental in the adoption or supporting me, out to the campsite for a campfire/cookout and sing-along. That will be our big hurrah this year.
Glad to know we celebrate this day with you and Lexie! q.

Lisa said...

This is spectacular! I love this and love that you did it! She looks so proud to be sharing with her classmates and I KNOW you are a proud Mama and rightly so!!!

Smiling so big here for so many reasons!

Kim said...

Love the book! I've been wanting to do that too! What a blessing you are to each other.

Sharon said...

I love it....thanks so much Lexie and Lou Ann for showing me the book!!!:):):)
Sharon

Arman said...

I loved it.

Cried and cried and cried...

And I am a man! :-)

What a wonderful story full of love!