Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Little Fish!

Lily Wen's end of the year party for her class was a swim party and my little fish LOVED it!

Lily D

Mrs. Brock's class
Lily Wen had a wonderful K-4 year. She learned so much and grew so much!It is hard to believe that she is going to Kindergarten!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


So I will be playing catch-up for a while. I am so far behind with posting because we are just too BUSY! Here are some of our pics from the trip to Dollywood. The kids had a great time!
Greame riding the rooster...he was born in the year of the rooster!

Graeme and Granny ride the flying elephants!

Graeme and Lily Wen FLY!

One of the flying eagles from the new show Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Graeme and Lily Wen Loved the show!

We ended the day by sharing an ice cream Sundae and Graeme was double spooning! He still loves to eat!

Silly Wee Ones!

The funny thing is all Lily Wen really wanted to do all weekend was swim in the hotel pool! She is a little Fish!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Once a biker chick, Always a biker chick!

These are the first pictures that I ever saw of Lily Wen. I called her my little biker chick!

Once a biker chick, Always a biker chick

This was taken last Thursday on our way to the Smokey Mountains! I love it!
We made a stop at a scenic overlook and Graeme could have cared less about the view of the mountains. He was all about the Harleys. He was told he could look but not touch.

The owner of the Harley noticed their interest and offered to let them sit on the bike. They were in Heaven!
So when we tried to get a picture of the three of us, it looked like this...

Graeme was too busy watching motorcycles arrive and leave to pay any attention to the camera. He has a new found obsession!
We did manage to get a few pics!

Granny Mary, Lily Wen and Graeme

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunshine Picnic

I have a lot to catch up on because my mini vacation put me behind posting here due to a slow internet connection. Last Thursday, we had a family picnic to end the preschool year at Sunshine! Lily Wen and Graeme had a great time. These are some of my favorite shots of the day.

Graeme, Lily Wen and Lily

They all loved the big blow-up slide!

Time out for a cool treat

For those of you who think that Graeme smiles all the time, here is proof that it just isn't so. I had to catch his pouty face. He was sitting in the "Naughty Spot" for shoving kids to get to the head of the line to get on the blow-ups. Yes behind that angelic face is a real BOY!
Mrs Bryson, the director of Sunshine with my wee ones. I am so blessed to have them in this program. It makes it easier to work when you know your kids are loved and cared for!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Little Hike with the Wee Ones!

Mom loves visiting for two reasons:
1. To spend time with Lily Wen, Graeme and I
2. To eat blackberry cobbler
No, I do not cook blackberry cobbler so on Sunday after church, we drove to Pineville to the Pine Mountain Sate Park to eat lunch at the lodge. I called ahead and was assured that they would have her cobbler. Time with the wee ones and cobbler, what more could Granny ask for? We had a wonderful day and after a delicious lunch, we decided to take a hike. The ranger told us of a trail appropriate for the kids and off we went.

Kissing my Lily Wen ( I love how intently Graeme is watching and don't worry, he got plenty of his own kisses)

Lily Wen, Mom and Graeme

The Wee Ones on a wee hike!

It was a bit cold and we ran into a hiker who discussed recent bear and mountain lion sightings....after that Granny was done!

By the creek

I hope we have many more hikes in our future.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Wee Graduate

Lily Wen's K-4 graduation was last week. It is a big deal in our small town. There is a wonderful program that celebrates the history of America and our area of the country. It was beautiful!

Lily Wen is dressed for her part as a Kentucky Lady

Anthony as Christopher Columbus and Lily Wen
(His mother and I are attempting to prearrange their marriage!)

Lily Wen and Maleah

Lily as the Statue of Liberty with my Lily Wen

A sassy Southern lady!

So, so Sassy

Lily Wen and her Entourage...Granny Mary, Jonathan, Ann, Becky, Graeme, and Elizabeth

Lily and Lily Wen, the Graduates

Lifelong friends are made in preschool!

Lily Wen and some of her classmates sing "My Ole Kentucky Home"

The finale of the show. I watched as tears streamed down my face as my beautiful Chinese daughter belted out "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free!" She sang the song with such enthusiasm and our whole group got the significance of this song for my daughter. AMAZING!

So I didn't get any cap and gown pics...we took these today!

Her High School Musical Jump!

The Graduate

Leaping into his future!

Graeme, 2 more years bubba!