Sunday, July 26, 2009

Swim Team & Dragon Boat Races

O was on the swimteam at our club this summer-first time! She did great! Last week was the final party where they got all their trophies and medals. Good food, good music, good friends, good times!
Oh, and did i mention all the big kids LOVE K!!! Here's a pic of the boy (star swimmer!) down our street who loves playing w/ K.
O-our star swimmer!!

Dancing with the girls!
Another girl who loves to take care of K!

The Dragon Boat Races were this weekend in Chinatown, so the kids and I drove down and enjoyed a warm summer day w/ friends! Many there were others that had adopted from Taiwan-we met up as a group-it was so great to finally meet some people I've seen on blogs for so long! Lisa C.! Sarah & Kevin! I only wished i took more pictures of everyone!
We also met up with the Western Suburbs Playgroup which Kerry M. led w/ crafts and stories for the kids! Thank you Kerry-it was wonderful!

K was dancing to the music up on a rock!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Little R & R in Greenlake, Wisconsin

We just got back from a week in Wisconsin. My parents and brother joined us. Boy, was it nice, relaxing and quiet. We stayed in a very small town called GreenLake. It is a very big lake, so the water was a bit chilly, but it didn't stop us from jumping in! As we were driving back to Chicago and started seeing the strip malls we thought, we're not in Green Lake anymore! The peacefulness and beauty puts life in perspective. Take time to enjoy the simplicity of nature and enjoy life to its fullest. Below are some pics of our week . . .

peaceful walks . . .

checking out the organic garden w/ Grandpa . . .

our view every morning . . .

Our friends joined us for a night with their son J . . . can you tell K likes him? :)
going boating . . .

a little Jenga
a little shucking corn . . .

a little swimming . . . even Willow!

a little fishing . . . but no luck catching anything

The beautiful sunsets