January 17, 2010

Big Girl!

Jadyn has some big news to share.....

I'm a big girl now.


It took 1 day! She caught on really fast and hasn't looked back!
My boy's took weeks to get this far.

I'm still in awe at how incredibly smart this little girl is and how far she has come in the short 5 months that she has been home.

We are so proud of her.

The look of happiness on her face when we clap for her is so adorable.

I took her shopping with me today in undies (I know, I'm brave) but she has mastered this potty business so well, I trusted her and she did great!

January 06, 2010

Sunglasses required!

Because her bubble gum colored Gap snowsuit is really bright in this pure white snow!

We are pretty sure this is Jadyn's first time experiencing snow! or as she calls it "nose"
She loved it.

We put her in the sled and Daddy pulled her around!

Then Daddy decided she needed to try out the HILL, OK it's more like an incline, he waited at the bottom while I closed my eyes and gave her a push. Yes, she loved that too!!

Enough sledding, she was ready to try and figured this stuff out!

She took us on a long walk, I kept trying to turn around and head back home and she would say "no home, just walk Mommy"

Jadyn had a great time in the playing in the snow, so did Daddy and Mommy!

January 01, 2010

A Disney Christmas

We ventured away from our traditional Christmas celebration this year......With a trip to Disneyland!! We flew there Christmas morning!

We had a great time, the park was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Disneyland goes all out, just about every ride was in some way decorated for Christmas or changed to have a Christmas theme.

Even the Haunted House was decorated!

Jadyn loved all the characters, as long as they didn't come too close!

Mickey was no exception, here she is when she first noticed him, and then for the photo I had to join in so she would sit next to him.

While waiting in California Adventure park for Daddy and Garrison to finish up on a scary ride we went for a walk, look who we found...

Mulan... the one and only beautiful Asian Princess.
Mommy and Jadyn were so excited!
Jadyn went right to her and gave her a big hug!
I was so glad I had brought my camera to the park that day.

We had a great 5 days in sunny California. I don't think we would go back again at Christmas time, as the park was packed with people who had the same idea as we did.

The kids had a great time, that was our goal. We had to do a lot of one on one time as a 15 yr. old, 8 yr. old and a 2 yr. old have very different ideas of what a fun ride is!!

Jadyn was very cautious, telling us at times "I no like it" meaning she had no interest in going on that ride! It was pretty funny. She did learn to love the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, after about the 4th. time on it!!.

enjoying their balloon art