Friday, January 02, 2009

As Promised... Only Olivia! :)

A little Mario Kart to top off the morning and get the day started right! :)

At lunchtime before the kids' naps we went to Chuck E. Cheese. It was a bit crazy! Olivia had fun dancing in front of the "blue screen."

Tonight we headed to a mall to shop a bit ( I have a whole post brewing in my head about how Gymbucks are EVIL! LOL ) and eat dinner. This is a funny wall poster they had with footprints in front showing you where to stand for your "shot." :)

The carousel at the mall before we headed home...


Olivia - what a beautiful smile!!!!

Oh, and glad you have that song - it is AWESOME!!! I love that song. My claim to fame: I went with some friends from church to China last year in June. We went to the International Church in Beijing (you have to have a foreign passport just to get in because it is a Christian church.) My friend leading the trip told me that SCC had been there the night before for a concert. We joked about how cool it would be if he were there at church that morning but blew it off. A few minutes later my friend just casually says "There he is." How COOL was that, he WAS there. He sang that song - the album had just come out. I feel in love with that song. So there you go, my claim to fame... Not really :) but it was pretty sweet!

Lisa said...

Wow - that is so awesome!!! I have always been a HUGE fan of his!!! Some of my friends joke about me having a space near him in heaven! :) They crack me up! I've seen him in concert years ago (the pre-children era) but would have loved to have seen him in CHINA at a CHURCH! How awesome is THAT!? :)

Rebecca said...

You don't want to even know who many gym bucks I have right now! Let's just say that the new little one and Lilo will be set for spring once I can cash them in!!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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