Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Princess bikes

The girls are having a ball playing outside.  Sarah took off on two wheels - after not being able to ride the bike 2 days ago.  Katie did NOT like being outdone, and took off her training wheels also!  So off to the store to get the big girls new bikes as they handed down their little ones to their sisters.   Notice the stinker look on Sarah's face - she was mad because the other girls didn't want to swing - so she reluctantly posed for this one.  We took another without her - which turned out much better!

I think the food differences, English, and all the rest are catching up to Sarah - and she's exhausted.  She fell asleep a little while ago - so I think the early mornings (read: turning on the lights for everyone at 5am) are catching up to her.   The Chinese restaurant didn't help much as she ate something much different in China.  She's eating 3-5 bananas a day - probably because she doesn't like much else.  She's EXTREMELY picky - liking something one day - and not the next.

She does have fun most of the time - and really wears us out!  Here she is dressed up in Perry's squadron vest (to match her Colbrunn boots) and playing with Dad:

Jenny goes with the flow - she's an easy kid - but does complain a lot.  Luckily, we don't understand much of the whining - so she turns it off pretty quickly.  Her complaints are usually about Sarah - but occasionally about the reported length of American school days, where she sits in the car, etc.  Nothing big - just very concerned with justice and fairness and whether or not she's coming out on the short end of the stick. :)

We just adore both of them, and they are both blessings in many ways.  The above issues are about all we've had to deal with - amazing for the big changes and difficult start they had in life.  We're thanking God for caring for them when we couldn't - and we have sent pictures back to China to reassure their foster families that they're doing well.   Neither girls are particularly interested in looking back - both are happy with their present thankfully - the gift of youth for the most part.  We're doing great - but looking forward to lazy school days again.  I can't wait till the girls start to pick up more language so we can learn their stories.  Blessings, Kim


  1. Love the bikes. We will have to bring the boys' bikes over sometime and go riding.

  2. Love these photos!! So happy for your ginormous family!!

  3. I am so happy for you to have had such a relatively smooth transition!! The 4 bike riders are going to have such fun memories of their sister friendship adventures!

  4. So happy for you guys!! Who ever would have thought you would have 4 girls!! I love it:) Miss you guys! ~Heather

  5. It's good to hear things are going well! I love hearing about the girls and their adjustment! You are amazing!