15 years ago
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Five years ago on February 21st we welcomed Evan into our family. What a day! We had no idea how much she would enhance our lives. She is such a thoughtful and respectful sweetheart. We watched some of the DVD from Gotcha Day and could not believe how little she was. She gave such funny looks and had a fun personality from day one. Ironically, she thinks the day is 'Forgot'cha Day'. We are so grateful for the opportunity to raise this special little one.
This past Wednesday Evan lost her first tooth. It has been loose for a few weeks, but I didn't think it was quite ready when she left for school that morning. At 11:30 I got a call from school, only I was working and had my phone on silent. It turned out to be Evan calling me to tell me all about it. I felt so bad I didn't hear it. There is a teacher at school who is well-known for having the right touch for pulling teeth, and everyone goes to her to do the honors. Evan apparently decided long ago that Ms. Quinlan would be the one to pull her tooth. She said it hurt a little but not too bad. She got a necklace to put it in so she would make it home with it. When Mike picked her up from school, she was so excited she wanted to call her grandparents. She was also convinced that $100 was a reasonable amount for the Tooth Fairy to leave her. In the end, she was pleased with the $5 she left her. She was very careful to put her tooth in the perfect spot when she went to bed. Mike covered her up in the middle of the night and stirred her just enough for her to wake up thinking she had caught the Tooth Fairy. She reached under her pillow to make sure her money was there. What she doesn't know is that the Tooth Fairy temporarily lost her tooth. It fell on the floor while she was making the exchange. Luckily, I found it the next day. I can't believe she's a snaggletooth!
This morning she was pulling her sleeve down with her teeth and ended up pulling her other tooth quite a bit. I keep trying to talk her into letting Mike pull it, but I think she is waiting for Ms. Quinlan to pull it on Monday.
For the Football Relay the children had to hold a football between their legs and weave in and out of cones. Apparently Evan was the only child who weaved in and out of the cones all day. She did it so effortlessly, too. She seems to be a natural when it comes to sports. She may not be the best, but she has a natural ability. I am so glad since I don't have any ability when it comes to sports!
This past Tuesday was Fat Tuesday. We love Mardi Gras and usually go to one of the parades, but we didn't get a chance to this year. Evan didn't even think about it, but I did. Legacy Elementary made assignments for each grade and then had a parade. Kindergarten made sandwich boards, and they turned out so cute. A king and queen from one of the Krewes were there and supplied throws for everyone. Evan ended up with so many beads that it is hard to believe she usually gets more at the Krewe of Highland Children's parade.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
After we left the park, we went to the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum. This is the site where the very first Coca-Cola in the world was bottled in the 1860's. I love the rich history of the South!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Evan & I went to the CNY celebration at the Shreveport First Baptist Church Chinese Mission. We went early to help make traditional dumplings. Evan is such a good little dumpling maker! We finally got to meet the sister and nephew of some good friends of ours. Kaegan came home from China about a year ago. We also got to reconnect with Maggie. Maggie is a little over a month older than Evan, and we used to play together when they were young. Now they are in Girl Scouts together and have become fast friends again. I love that she is getting to know some of the other Chinese adopted children in our area. I still LOVE seeing these beautiful Chinese children speaking with southern accents.