Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guess Which Nine Year Old Got Reading Glasses?

Sophie was having trouble seeing in her writing class this summer so I took her to see the eye doctor! Low and behold, she needed reading glasses! Well... if she told one person she was getting glasses, she told 100 people. When she got home, she immediately went for her Bible. What more could a mom ask for?

My sweet beauty...notice her hair is long enough for a pony tail! Wow!

After picking up her glasses, she spent the next FOUR hours reading. Here she is this morning eating breakfast and reading Anne of Green Gables!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birthday wishes

 Birthday wishes came one day early for me this year! Chloe and Sophie made me very special homemade cards and gifts. Chloe made me a  Christmas ornament and a cat! Keepsake treasures...
This was a note from Shane attached to the below photo album! Love him!

Gift from my boy!

Another treasure from Sophie Rose!

Lunch with two of my favorite gals!

Build a Bear Shopping Excursion

The search began for JUST the right outfit with her birthday (March) gift card!
Sissy and I had just as much fun shopping! This place is SO cool!

Mr. Paul welcomed us and was very helpful....even gave Sophie a zillion free hair bows for Rosie?

She ended up getting quite a lot for her money~ a sundress, a hoodie and a sparkly bubble shirt! An overall productive shopping day!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Frederick Skip Squad

Summer 2012

Ari and Sophie love to play dress up and have tea parties!

Sophs and her new friend, Tom. He's a bed HOG, but she loves to snuggle, so it's a win-win situation!

Sophie was NONE too happy to hear I was going on a week long mission trip to Florida with Shane! She decided she was coming along, too!

She loves planting and watering. It's one of her chores that she enjoys! :D

She made the watering can with Grammy Slimmer when I was away on my mission trip.

Our herb garden, compliments of Aunt Marcia Sommerville!

She and Ari found a bird's nest in the hanging basket; while they waited for them to hatch, they drew pictures of them on the porch!

Michelle and Ellie did a makeover on the lil Miss!

Michelle is an amazing braider!

Some pics from our Farm Foto Shoot....she enjoyed a week long experience at the Grove's farm~ riding horses, learning and playing with baby goats and chickens!

Kristi's 7th Rock a Hula Luau! We had a BLAST!
Funny what two girls can do with two 5 gallon buckets on a hot day!
Total silliness!
Many days were spent playing with her new friend, Chloe...cut out of different molds, God has knit them together as sisters!! For F-O-U-R hours they sat on the floor, cutting and making clothes, from rags, for their stuffed doggies.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March is here!

It's hard to believe that my sweet lil Rosie is turning 9 on March 13. 

My girlfriend did a quick photo shoot last week and made this beautiful collage. 

Thanks, Juls! ( Beautiful Beginnings Photography~ check her out; she's FANTASTIC!)

I wish my words could adequately express how much I love this little girl. 

My days are brighter because she's in them. 

She doesn't care if my hair is graying and tangled and I'm dressed in my jammies. As we daily read her Bible, she often watches my face as I read to her, gently touches my cheek and whispers, " I'll always love you, Mommy!" 

Her ninth birthday reminds me of her birth mom and I wonder many things~  Does she dream about where Sophie is?  

What does she look like~ does she have an infectious smile, a quick wit, incredible intelligence, a love for music, art and animals?

 Does she love grilled peanut butter sandwiches and bananas? Is she short, but have extra long legs? 

Does she have thick, course, black, shiny hair? Does she love people?  Is she athletic? 

Is she loving and brave?

Yes... I'm convinced she has these qualities. 

Any birth mom who would love her child enough to realize she can't care for her and desire to give her a better life is both loving and brave!

Will she ever hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Yesterday, Sophie asked if we could go back to China to swim in the Marriott pool and sleep in the beds. 

My prayer is that someday Sophie would like to relearn Chinese and go back to share the Gospel in her native tongue.

I'm so grateful the Lord has given Sophie a heart softened to Him. 

Her favorite activity is sitting down to read her Bible in the morning and evening. I asked her tonight if she wanted to read Misty of Chincoteague...."No, I'll go get my Bible." 

There is no greater joy than knowing that Sophie is learning to love God with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. 

I love you, sweet Sophie Rose~ Happy 9th Birthday

We traditionally sing to the birthday girl on the hour she was born. Because we don't know, we opted for a 7:30am sing-a-long....she liked it better this year than she did last year!!!

Sophie and Daddy went to Sight and Sound in Lancaster to see Jonah! What a treat~ A HUGE daddy/ daughter date!
Mommy :D