Monday, August 13, 2007

Lily partied with Sophia!

Well, this past weekend we loaded up the car and headed to the west side of the state for Sophia's birthday party. Lily was sooo excited to see her "fwend fwom China" although she was a bit confused because she is still under the impression (since our reunion last month) that all of her friends from China are together in kind-of a package deal. On the way there she ran out of juice and said "maybe Bwen(Gwen) has more juice". No Lily, we said, Gwen won't be there. "Emiwee??" No, Lily, Emily won't be there either. We are going to see Sophia and her family here in Michigan, we aren't going to Tennessee again right now. Some of us girls in my travel group have mentioned how great it would be to live in a gated community together...I think this was Lily's way of saying that would be A-OK with her. Anyhoo, back to the party, we arrived to an array of Hello Kitty fun-ness for the girls. They were happy to be together from minute one. They swam in the pool, we went on a boat ride and they swam in the lake (I didn't take my camera on the boat for fear of losing it overboard, but trust me when I say they had a GREAT time, and so did the adults.) There was another family there as well who also have a daughter adopted from China, along with 2 wonderful little boys. It was just so nice to be out in the sun, on the water, enjoying good times with dear friends. Sophia's grandparents (Opa and Oma) were there, too. Lily really warmed up to Opa and was splashing around in the pool with him for quite awhile. The kids played hard and relaxed on the couch for a few before dinner, actually the birthday girl fell sound asleep, but then it was round 2...dinner, cake, and chasing each other around the house with their giant balloons. It was great! Thank you Beckering family for inviting us...we had a great time.
The weekend didn't end there! More fun to come...





















23 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

oh what a fun party! Glad the girls got to see each other again so soon. Can't wait to hear abou the rest of the weekend...

Steffie B. said...

Oh.....I was hoping you would post pictures....I am behind! It was wonderful to see you....darn it ...where is that gated community?!?!?!? If only I had a crystal ball! ;)

Smoooooch!

Steffie B. said...

My favorite pic is where is Sophia is passed out on the couch from all the excitement!

Dannye said...

oh what fun!! can't wait to see those additional pictures....oh and btw, can I live in that gated community too??? hehe

Jewels of My Heart said...

They are so darling... what a fun time. I love that the girls could get together again. I can't wait for Hannah to really start talking. I want to hear those sweet little sounding words too.

Gee Gee said...

I keep thinking how blessed these little China Dolls are to be here in the good ol' USA with such loving families. God is sooooooo good!

Mommy Spice said...

I'm glad you guys got to be a part of the birthday celebration. Looks like so much fun!!

crazylady said...

I agree my kids need to go behind 'gated communities' that would restrict their damage. Kidding.
Lucky girls to share their lives together with a sense of identity and sisterhood.

Beckyb said...

Oh I love the pics - how fun!!! Looks like a blast!!

Janet said...

You KNOW it's a good party when you fall asleep by the end! Looks fun!

Tracy said...

Very cute! We're the lucky ones!!

lnipper said...

Looks like a fun party. I love how green and beautiful it looks over there. It is so dry and brown in San Diego right now. I am so ready for some rain.

ADELE said...

Oh how fun!!! You are so blessed to live near someone in your travel group. I loved all of your pics from Sophia's party. Those two girls are so precious. Glad yall had a great time. :)

The Blog Fairy said...

Wish we could have been there!! Looks so fun. I think Mya thinks the same as Lily--her China friends all come at once. Thanks for sharing!

Two Kayaks said...

Great pictures, Nikki! Sounds like you all had a blast and I can't wait to read more about it. :)

Holly said...

Looks like the girls had a great time together. They are so cute!

a&mg said...

Sounds like a good time partying it up!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

I hope to find such a similar family to befriend locally, one that has a daughter from China, so we can get together and understand without needing to explain. And the girls see themselves in each other too. Sweet pictures.

redmaryjanes said...

Look at those cuties together! Wonderful.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

my heart is aching to have all these girls under my roof again ... you tell lily that whatever she wants Gwen will have when she comes back to TN ... Ewwee misses her too and has been looking at all the pictures of her friends ... and the Oatsvall's vote a big YES to the gated community ....

Jonni & John said...

What fun. I love the gated community idea. The pictures are gorgeous.

Hugs,
Jonni

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Boy have I been out of touch! You wre partying with the Stef! Wow. Fun times..... The girls all look so gorgeous and grown up.

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