Tuesday, February 26, 2008

February Visits

Earlier this month, in what we hope will become a Chinese New Year tradition, we got together with two of the other Minneapolis-St. Paul area families who traveled with us in China. How wonderful to see how the other kids are adapting and thriving!

We posed them on the couch in the same manner as the famous "red couch" at the White Swan Hotel back in Guangzhou. Wynn is the smallest and youngest, at 2 years. Her fellow Guangxi Girl, Jenna, is two and a half, lively and bright. ( She's sort of a sneak preview of how big Wynn will be this summer!) And Josh, from Anhui province, is 3 years old; quite a gentleman and already speaking fluent English.

We are also talking about a summer get-together for our one-year Gotcha Day celebration!

Another special visit took place last weekend - a "make-up" for Wynn's recent birthday (the colds and flu going around hit our household hard in January.) My folks came up from the southern metro with a gift that Wynn will get a great deal of use from once the snow melts!

We've already taken her on a couple rides around the block, and she loves her trike (even if she can't quite reach the pedals.)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

How to Eat a Graham Cracker

Carefully place the cracker between your toes.

Switch cracker to other foot. Focus on balancing the cracker between your toes.

Notice that Mama is taking pictures of you holding a cracker between your toes.

Shove cracker in mouth and smile for Mama.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

First Haircut

Today we took Wynn in for her first haircut. It was time to get rid of some of the baby fuzz that was turning into a great big ducktail every time she took a nap.

She was great at the salon. Sat in the chair without needing to be on Mama's lap. Didn't fuss. She probably wasn't the easiest client to work on because she kept wanting to turn around and see what was going on. A couple graham crackers and a giant comb to play with kept her happy and compliant.

The "after" shot. Much more sophisticated, don't you think?

We've been noticing in recent weeks that Wynn's face is changing. She's losing some of her baby face and is growing into her "kid face". Scott and I both have moments when we look at her and it just stops us in our tracks when we realize again how truly beautiful she is. Of course, we're also taken aback by how smart she is. :-)

- Ann