Friday, March 6, 2009

Flashback February

Since I used the whole month of February to blog about our China trip to adopt Katie, I didn't post anything about what we did in February. We had a FUN February. It started out with the Super Bowl. Uncle Jeff's Pittsburgh Steelers were in the Super Bowl and we were all on the bandwagon (well....Katie and I were on the bandwagon, not Daddy who was still upset about the Eagles) and ready to party. Of course you all know the Steelers won. We had a great time.

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Steelers Cheerleaders

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Katie and Uncle Jeff

February 7th we celebrated Katie's Gotcha Day. This day is also my Mom's birthday. We went out to dinner for Mimi's birthday the night before. On Gotcha Day we made homemade fortune cookies. Bailey helped and we had fun making up our own fortunes. We had a small family gathering and we enjoyed Chinese food and celebrating Katie's special day.

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Happy Birthday Mimi

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Making fortune cookies

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The finished product

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Katie and "Cookie" Uncle Tommy. Katie loves her Cookie Uncle Tommy. He always brings her cookies.

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Celebrating 3 yrs as a family

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February 8th we celebrated Chinese New Year. We went for Dim Sum with our local adoption group and then we watched the Lion Parade. The fire crackers were unbelievable.
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Katie enjoying Dim Sum

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Girlfriends~Katie and Lia

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Katie's reaction to the fircrackers

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Group photo


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Firecrackers
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Lion Dancers




February 14th~Happy Valentine's Day! We spent our Valentine's Day celebrating Aunt Mel's 40th birthday. Mark and Diane hosted a surprise 40th birthday party for Carmela.

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Roses from Daddy
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Making Valentine's Day cookies for Aunt Mel's party

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Katie trying out the cookies

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Our cookies

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My lovebug

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Happy Birthday Carmela





February 21st~We celebrated my Dad's 60th birthday. Happy Birthday Pop-Pop

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Katie playing with Pop-Pop trains

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Happy Birthday Pop-pop

February 28th~We went to the Please Touch Museum with some of our friends from our local adoption group.

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Mia, Katie, Emma
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The girls eating lunch




We had a busy but fun February!

11 comments:

Kerry said...

Wow Jen! You sure were busy this February. Such a fun time for Katie. Love all of your photos. She is darling as always. Hope March brings you a bit of time to catch your breath.
Hugs

Jboo said...

You DID have a busy February!! Great photos and how do you make those fortune cookies? You must post the recipe and directions -- so cute!

Have a great March!

Janet

Sue said...

Whew, that's quite a month! Cute pics!
Alexa says "Hi Katie and she always likes China and her mom".

Hope March is as fun!

Sue & Alexa

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my!! You had a busy February....lots of celebrating:)

That picture of Lia and Katie hugging is so cute....they all look adorable dressed up for the CNY celebration!!

Looking forward to the bday pics from this past weekend....Hope Katie enjoyed her party. Can't wait to see everyone at the MJ party!

Have a great week!

Lisa

Laura said...

It was a busy month. I'm glad that we were able to be a part of some of the events, PTM, CNY etc..

Love the recap too.

Laura

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun February. Love the cupcakes and fortune cookies!

Hope you have a great week!

Ivy said...

Jen,
It's about time you caught this blog up LOL, as if you're not busy enough!
I love all your photos from the CNY and the kids on the wall. Too bad we couldn't stay! Dim Sum was great though and Katie looked beautiful.

Okay,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KATIE,
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY

Hope I covered everything. The last party was a blast. Waiting to see more pics!

Hugs,

Ivy

The Things We Carried said...

So many fabulous family and friend picts, but I love the one with the three of you on family day!

cancersucks said...

You are such a wonderful mom! Thanks for sharing the great memories and pictures.

Kellyann said...

Yikes, that does sound like quite a BUSY month. Sounds like a TON of fun though. I love the fortune cookie idea. Please share your recipe. How did they turn out?
I am finally becoming a blog 'follower'. Trying to keep up ya know.

Rebecca said...

Love how you celebrate "Gotcha day"! So sweet! Your daughter is beautiful! :)