Tuesday, August 24, 2010
1st Day of School...A Milestone!

Ready for the BIG Day!

At the bus stop with her buddies Katie and Brady.
Sitting out front yes I followed the bus and brought her in.

Well the first day has came and went and all is well. We started with an absolute monsoon at the bus stop which continued through lunch time thought I may need to start building an ark:) Kacey loved riding the bus and her new teacher, the cafeteria was a little daunting but she made it through without a hiccup.

They called me when she got in the car this with my mom this afternoon, all she wanted me to know was that there were "important" papers in her backpack for me to sign. I guess that means she had a good day we are going out with a few other families to celebrate tonight I think I need it even more than she does.
Another day, another milestone I look down the road and know there will be many more but for today I'll just enjoy this one and know that she is happy!

Friday, August 20, 2010
Meet the Teacher!

a few photos from busch gardens on Sunday.

Not sure I am prepared for this day but it is here we head to the "big school" to meet Kacey's new teacher, classmates and parents tonight. The first day of school is Tuesday, she seems much better prepared than me. I couldn't even sleep last night, really I hope it was indigestion rather than being nervous about an open house:)
The word from the "professional moms" is that Kacey's new teacher is absolutely terrific and we will all love her. Nana is coming along to the meeting since she does the lionshare of the schools interactions during the year and picks her up every afternoon...plus she is a "professional mom" and will streamline the process for all of us.
You may wonder what a "professional mom" is well my definition is someone who knows everything about the teachers, community and school, most likely has more than one child, is always up to date on the activities and is the first to sign up for said activities. These women are really quite amazing I can barely keep up with school holidays in my calendar and they have already signed up for the PTA, I wouldn't know what to do without them and I know for sure that I'll never be in their league but I always bring the juiceboxes (after they tell me to bring them).
Happy first day of school to all my little darlings I'll post more on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010
4 Years of Love!

My little warrior princess, I love you more every day!
First slow dance, so, so, so sweet then she fell alseep on Bobby's shoulder! Happy Birthday Mommy!

We love you Jena!

Claire you are such a good big sister we love you too!!

The cheering at my office started 4 years ago Tuesday when Lu Xiao Mei's face popped up on my computer screen it was the cheer heard round the world from Sharon in Hong Kong, my teams in Korea, Tokyo, Brazil and the Phillipines, my parents in South Florida and friends from the mid-west and up and down the Eastern Seaboard. The Warrior Princess was coming home and there was joy in Atlanta, GA and beyond.

Fast forward to today and joy just continues to grow and blossom each day just like Kacey! She is getting ready for kindergarten and thoroughly enjoying her time at camp. I feel very blessed at how well adjusted she is and what a absolute treat she is to be around. If I may brag a bit she is smart, funny and kind and also tell the rest, beyond those lovely qualities she has some temper and is pretty darned bossy but the temper comes out rarely and she is a lot like her mom with the bossy thing so we just take turns being in charge:)

The nicest part of all is that we are just a regular happy family, we look different from each other but we have the same issues and concerns as our friends and really that is all you can ask for!

Wishing much love and happiness to our Anhui Sisters and all our precious China Sisters home with their loving families! 4 years seem like forever just like our family.

Chasing Kacey

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