Sunday, December 28, 2008

Why is China Special?

Today's post is number 200. How do I mark this day? A special post? Nothing very exciting is happening right now at our house. We're on Christmas break, kids are fighting like usual, so what's new?

During dinner, we were discussing a new gift from Grandma (Dave's mom). A viewmaster series of China. Daddy told the little ones they'd look at those at bedtime. He went on to ask, "Why is China special?"

The first response from Anna Grace? "Because daddy goes there for work and drinks beer".

Uh, not the answer we were seeking. Let's try again.

Her next response?

"China is special because mommy and daddy picked up a monkey and a cricket to bring home forever and ever".

Here is our Monkey (Anna Grace) and our Cricket (Abby).



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PS. Dave wanted me to point out that monkey and cricket are his nicknames for the girls (also called "the babies").

19 comments:

Carrie said...

what a special Monkey and cricket you have there- I wonder if Mya named the Dog after your Abby-she calls her Abby-ka-Dabby! She reads a long with me-she must like your blog site!

Carrie said...

PS I promise I am not stalking you! but Maybe Mya is-hehehehe!

Doug and Terrye said...

That is such a precious comment...yes, it will always be special to me because that is where I found my "monkey."

Terrye in FL

NeuroMama said...

Aww...that is so sweet! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas (and break from work).

Denise said...

Oh that's so sweet! You would never guess by the sweet little smile on Anna Grace's face that she could cause such aggravation in church! I love their dresses. Where, oh where, did you get them?

day by day said...

Awww!!

Love the picture of the girls together...their dresses are darling!

Kate said...

They are so adorable! Congratulations on 200 posts! I look forward to reading many more.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

That does make China very special indeed. I can't wait until our family gets to take trip to China for our daughter.
Congrats on your 200th post!

tarita said...

They are very precious girls! The things our little ones say.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Oh from the mouths of babes...

That's the sweetest monkey and cricket I've ever seen!!! CUTE dresses!

Hugs from St. Louis!
Robin

Ivy said...

Oh how cute! I love your posts...today I just needed a laugh and this was it!

Hey I got my little Monkey in China too! Aren't they cute! Crickets and Monkeys are so adorable in Pink!

Congrats on this 200th post uber Momma blogger!

Ivy

Kristin said...

Oh yes, do not be deceived by the sweet smile on Anna Grace's face. She is a, hmm, how shall I phrase this?

She is a very spirited child to say the least. :-)

Oatsvall Team said...

that was super cute ... i love what comes out of the mouth of BABES ... china is super special !

Sharon said...

Very special post for the 200th!! So cute!! I love the girls' in those matching dresses! And I love the nicknames and my husband would have a beer too!

Mary said...

Love, love, love your little Monkey and Cricket! We have our own...known as 'The Littles'. Oh, and btw...CUTE dresses on the girls! :-)

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

oh how sweet! Cutest little monkey and criket, ever!

Happy Holidays to you and your gang!

BLessings!

:)
Amie

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

And what is also super special about China... they are through Feb 2006 - whoo hoo...
have a happy safe 2009

Jboo said...

You have such a lovely family! Just visiting you from Sharon (Bailey's) blog. We are also a CCAI family and so is my sister. Congrats on post no. 200!! Way to go! Looking forward to reading your blog.

Janet

Vashti said...

Your family is so beautiful! the girls are adorable. Thanks for the great comment that you left on my blog, I will now start stalking your blog as well, it is so great to meet other adoptive parents!
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