Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A fun time at Chucky Cheese

We went to Chucky Cheese with my good friend Kira and her nephew Adrian. A good time was had by all. There is a picture of Katie with her mouth wide open as wide as the Grand Canyon. It is because she is screaming with joy and not pain. :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Our Girl LOVES To Eat!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

First Time in the Pool

Here is our little adrenaline junkie having fun during her first time in the pool. We were absolutely thrilled that she liked it so much as she is still not sold on baths. At one point she actually went in head first after her sippy cup which had drifted away. We took her out and she was laughing like she had done it 100 times before. Our girl is too much.

Monday, June 12, 2006

A Wonderful Weekend

We had a truly wonderful weekend. We hosted an open house for family and close friends to come and congratulate Justin on his accomplishment of graduation from the University of Florida as well as welcome our Katie Starr home. My sister Jane, brother in law Steve and Nephew Sam came from Northern Virginia to meet Katie. Our Starr was her usual social self. She is quite the ham and a real people person. She has captured our hearts as well as all that meet her. Justin enjoyed the open house as well. We are all so proud of him. Marc and I were overjoyed to be able to share our love and pride for both of our children yesterday.

Above is a picture of Justin, my nephew Sam and Katie together at the party and the other photo is of Katie on her new riding toy that her cousin's Jeff, Kathy, Ariel and Brittany gave her. She loved it and has been on it quite a bit today. We have also posted a Flickr Badge on the right margin of the Blog. If you click on it you will be directed to our photo account where you can view all the pictures from yesterday.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

We are home and loving life

As many of you know, while we were in China we posted on the Story of you. Now we are back and I will begin updating this site frequently with updates from our new family of four. Katie has made a beautiful transition into our lives. The first 10 days that we had her were very difficult as she was grieving heavily for her foster family and she was ill. She is now well and has finally settled into our lives. After a few days home she began to show us the real Katie Starr. She is smart, funny, energetic, mischievous and quite obstinate as was stated in the information that the CCAA gave to us :) We are totally in love with her and feel very fortunate indeed that the Chinese Government allowed us to adopt and raise this child. The above picture was taken today as we left to go to a party that we were invited to. We were told that Katie likes to be around people and again she proved that to be true. She is quite the charmer and has a warm smile for all that interact with her. She is quite attached to us all now and loves her brother Justin very much. I promise to post again soon with a few more photos.