Sunday, June 19, 2011

13 going on 30

We started this week with a 13 year old birthday!
A little dinner at Noodles (the flatbread is where Ed should be - he was out of town)
What a terribly scary birthday cake picture!
Crazy family fun - as always!

Then we ended our week with a 30th birthday!

We tried to do a hiking trip at Fort Snelling...

...but got pretty rained out...

I don't know that Ed ever thought he would have a 13 year old daughter days before he turned 30! In honor of the unique situation, he suggested that he and Pamela have a joint birthday party where his friends and her friends get together and watch the movie 13 Going on 30, but Pamela declined :)
Happy Birthday Pamela and Ed! (and Father's Day on the same day!)

Our last first last

As adoptive parents we have counted our firsts this past year not as crawling, walking, new teeth, etc., but in first day of school, first time they answered questions completely in English, science fairs, math tests, sports, holidays, etc. SO, even though we've been together over a year this past week we had one more first to celebrate - our first last day of school - yeah!
I think we're going to have a great summer!

Monday, June 13, 2011

6th grade done!

Words can not express how proud Ed and I are of Pamela.
We know that graduating 6th grade is not a huge accomplishment for most people. But we think it's something huge to celebrate because Pamela did it in a new county with a new family and in a school that was much more advanced that what she had been doing in Colombia.
Next year she'll have a new challenge of having to survive in an English-only school. It's going to be a lot of work, but we know she can do it!
But, until then we're going to party our summer away!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Big day today!

Big day in the Lebert house today!

We had one field day...
(nice socks)
One State Project Open House...
One last normal day before this girl's week of festivities begins... :)
And one BIG Kindergarten graduation!!!

I can't get enough of this cutie pie!

Yeah - summer vaca is almost here!!