July 15, 2005

Birthday Party!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tamra @ 11:07 pm

Rani is one lucky girl, because this year she gets THREE birthday parties. This is a girl who ever since we came home has been asking about her birthday. I have tried and tried to explain to her that the day we came to get her in India(and took her away kicking and screaming from everyone and everything she had ever known and loved) was her birthday. I think she finally understood over the past couple of months and now her birthday month is here!

Her birthday isn’t until the 31st of July, but in my family we have a celebration with my father’s side and then a small celebration at home. I am also planning a Perfect Princess birthday for her and her little friends on the 30th. So she gets three parties this year and boy is she ecstatic!

Here are a few pics from the party held at my Dad’s home last Sunday. I can’t believe she’s almost FOUR! I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since she came home! Time sure flies. Click on the photo to view larger.

Independence Day!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tamra @ 11:07 pm

It was our first Independence Day as a family of six! This time last year I was dreaming of my little girl, imagining that next year I’d be holding her on my lap. And here I was doing just that!

I have to admit that it wasn’t her favorite experience to date. At the parade there were loud guns, sirens, and horns. If that wasn’t enough, for some reason this year it was the theme to shoot the crowd with water guns. She was absolutely offended at that! LOL The fireworks were also loud and overwhelming for her. But I couldn’t help but be grateful as I held my newest child on my lap for this glorious occasion.

Here is a pic of the crew all decked out for the occasion. Click on the pic to make it larger.

And here’s one of Rani at the Parade.