Born To Me Five Years Ago

5/25/2012 11:52:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »


Five years ago almost to the minute I walked down a long, dark hallway into a very small, very crowed, extremely hot room to see the face of my baby girl for the first time. When she was placed in my arms she looked at me and I looked at her....and she burst into tears just like any other birth. Of course my pregnancy was over 12 months long, I had false labors (I had three other travel dates before I finally got on the plane) and 116 long hours of labor (from the time I boarded the plane to Kazakhstan until I saw her face.) And it was all worth it. Adoption is an amazing way God creates a family. Thank you God for walking with me on this wonderful path of life to my baby girl. Here she is - the tiny (only 16 lbs at 1 year, 1 week and 1 day) scared baby girl in pink I fell in love with 5 years ago today.
And here is Lexie today. Healthy, happy and she can light up a room with her smile. This child is loved by me and everyone she meets.
Happy "Born To Me" Day Lexie Lou!

A Magical Birthday

5/21/2012 11:04:00 PM Edit This 4 Comments »
May 17th Lexie turned 6!! Her birthday was on Thursday so she had a nice little party at school and then another at home with Mom and me (more on that another time.) The big party was yesterday, Sunday May 20th and what a special celebration it was. Here's the birthday girl ready to leave for her party. Can you guess what kind it was?
Nope! No dance party for Lexie this year. As much fun as she had at her previous parties this year she went for a Fantasy Pony Party and it was truly magical. We had to keep the numbers down this year so there was only 15 kids:-) We started with rain (it was more upsetting to the adults then the kids but what are you going to do?) and face painting....
 Can you guess what Lexie is?
Yup a peacock! It seems to be the creature of the year. I loved everything except the blue lips but Lexie loved it all!!
 We also had a unicorn and a heart mask...
 and Kelsey was lovely with the full on Unicorn mask.
Here's the Wilson girls looking smashing as a butterfly and a dragon. Now my personal favorite was...
 the doggy! What's funny is the dog's expression changes as she talks or smiles. Too cute Olivia!!
While all this adorable faces where being painted on the real event was going on....the horse back riding. Yeah haa!
 Lexie got the first ride . Yes she's under the helmet (with a crown naturally), face paint and coat!
Since there were 3 horse to ride all the kids took turns riding all the horses.
 Adorable little Mathew and big bro Justin got into the swing of it too.
Luckily between rides Sir Mathew was there to save the day!
 Prince Zachary wasn't far behind.
A prince and his 4 princesses waiting for their turns.
 Olivia the pink cat was always on a horse!
And some of the moms even gave it a try.
 Nice technique Michelle!
In between rain showers I got a few shots of pretty shots of Princess Peacock.
She was feeling so pretty and having a ball riding the horses.
But she looked pretty cute even ready for the rain.
 After about an hour and a half it was time for the last ride so the tuckered out horses could hit the hay. Here are some of them waiting...what a colorful and well mannered group!
Here are some of my favorite princesses waiting for the next part of the event.
 Then the whole crowd gathered around. A little wet but ready for the next adventure.
The fairy godmother read to them about the mini royal pony. On no, he's lost!!
They must go through the enchanted forest to find him so they can return him to the royal palace! Of course the birthday princess must lead the way.
 Here band of trusty.....enchanted creatures will help her on this quest.
Oh look! Chest of treasures are found along the path. The smallest prince Andrew has found a hidden pot of gold!
 Hark! I think they hear something. Could it be the missing mini royal pony?
Yeah, they found him!
 The children lead the way back to the royal palace as Princess Lexie leads the sweet mini pony home.
They even go back down the musical path of magical bubbles.
Now for some much deserved pink tea at the top of the castle tower!
 Naturally the tea was served in real china.
And of course you can't have a birthday party without cake.
Happy Birthday Lexie Lou! There were some happy faces around the table.
 And some lovely tea drinkers!
Finally some presents and thank yous all around!

They were all so good and sweet!



Thanks to all her buddies who came to celebrate with her. And best of all....
Grandma was there!! Lexie loved having her and so did I. More on her visit in another post but for now
Happy Birthday my big 6 year old!!