Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Pink Duck!

Chloe had such a great day today! We ( just me and the kidlet)hung out for a while at the house then went to wally world to pick up a couple of things for mom then came back to play for a while. While at w-mart we went by the outdoor toy department and found the cutest little watering can's for kids, all different colors with different animals on them, so cool! Anyway I wanted to get a pink one (of course) and they only had 2 left, one of which was a duck, which is so totally awesome since one of Chloe's new things to do is say "quack" when you ask her what a duck says. So I was psyched about finding it but Chloe seemed confused when I showed it to her and said "look it's a duck" and it wasn't yellow, heh! So when we got home with the pink duck I was extra excited because we bought Chloe a water table yesterday and I thought it would be the perfect time to put it together but the weather thought otherwise =(. For the 4th day in a row huge clouds were rolling in and we were expected to get a thunderstorm *sigh* i was so bummed, but we did have time to go for a little nature walk around our house to "water" the flowers and grass, and i got a chance to take some great pics of our sweet girl with her new watering can!
Side note: Chloe has just started to smile for the camera and get's so excited when i tell her "say cheese!" She goes "cheeeee" and gets the biggest grin on her face, perfect for a good shot!!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fun in the sun!

Chloe has had a fun filled week so far, slam packed in pure summer joys. I've watched her all day for the past 2 days so we've had a bunch of sissy time together. Monday after Chloe had a yummy lunch of green beans, sweet potatos and cantaloupe we headed out to my friends house for a while where Chloe got to play outside with my friend's 2 1/2 year old daughter and 6 year old brother. While the older kids got in the pool, Miss Chloe got to play with the water table and had so much fun splashing and laughing. She had never played with a water table before and had such fun that we are headed out right now to go buy her a table of her own. Later that evening we stayed for dinner where Chloe had a delicious plate of baked spaghetti with her first cup of grape juice and loved it! She was so tired when we got home after having a full day with her big sissy!


Yesterday I decided to take Chloe swimming at our friends house and i'm so glad I did. She had such fun playing in her little pool with a little cup that she filled up with water then dumped it out on herself and laughed so hard that she could barely keep herself balanced! She didn't really like getting in her ladybug float in the big pool though, so she mainly stayed on the steps with her little cup! She thought it was hilerious when some of the other kids there played chicken and fell into the water and laughed so hard she nearly lost her breath, it was so cute! I am enjoying summertime even more since Miss Chloe is here and can't wait to see what the rest of the summer holds for us!

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Chloe's Purple Dress

Not sure if i've mentioned this before but my favorite color is purple! I have always loved it and even have purple walls in my room, lilac walls with dark purple sponged on top. heh. When i was younger ( and now still) i would always want to buy anything that was either purple or rainbow, so now i have a huge pile of purple/multicolored stuffed animals but really haven't bought anything for Chloe thats purple.
It seems like when we go shopping for Chloe we always tend to buy everything pink (shocker) probably because majority of the cute girly clothes are pink . When we were shopping at CarTer$ one day a few months back we came across this adorable purple dress and i just had to have it for Miss Chloe, so we obviously bought it and she's worn it a few times but i've never actually taken a picture of her with it on (I know i am a horrible sister..lol) so yesterday Chloe was wearing it and i took a couple of pics of her and she looks SO cute with it on, heh!

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So now that i've gone on and on about my favorite color, tell me, whats your favorite color?? I love finding out random facts about my bloggy friends =)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Seventeen

Yesterday me and Chloe were playing in my room when she picked up my Seventeen Magazine from my couch and started flipping through it like she knew what she was doing, it was hilerious! She would concentrate so hard on looking at it and everytime she would flip a page shed go "oohh" and start waving at the people on the pages and would even give them kisses sometimes. On one page theres a picture of Rihannas Pomeranian puppy that looks just like our dog Cookie so when Chloe saw that dog her eyes lit up and she started pointing and saying "dooo" which is what she calls our dog. Also this month's Seventeen magazine was one where you have to flip the magazine around to read the special insert about Americas Next Top Model and Chloe knew that the pictures were upside down and would flip it the right way when she got to that page, smart girl that one! She surprised me by sitting and "reading" that magazine for at least 10 mintues and only stopped because I took it from her when she decided that it would be fun to rip the pages into little tiny shreads. If nothing else, at least the kid has a great taste in magazines, heh, she learns from the best i suppose!



Thursday, June 21, 2007

Chloe's Bear

Chloe has been in love with her big bear since not long after we got home from China, and now she will just lay on him and snuggle up to him sometimes. She is so protective over him and really doesn't like anyone else to snuggle up to him for long, umm ok?! Sounds to me like we are in the midst of toddlerdom.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

6 months!!

Yesterday marked the 6th month since we first held Chloe in our arms and we fell in love with this child that was meant to be apart of our family. 6 glorious months ago our lives were transformed forever with the addition of this precious child who God had planned for us all along and like i've said countless times, i thank Him everyday for her because I know in my heart that she has changed not only my life but the lives of the many people that she meets. She continues to be my inspiration every single day and I am so very lucky to have her apart of my life.

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You may have noticed Chloe is holding a little pink bible in the 6 month picture above, well that bible is Chloe's first bible that was given to her about 2 months ago by a very dear friend of my nana's who sadly passed away yesterday morning so I decided to take some pictures of Chloe with it. She loved Chloe so much and lit up everytime she got to see our sweet girl and gave her that precious baby bible personalized with Chloes name on the front and a special little message on the inside for Chloe. She lived right beside my nana & pops so we would walk Chloe up to see her a lot and say "heres your baby!" and she would smile and play with her and even got to feed Chloe her bottle a few times, she will be missed.


BTW A few of you asked about the program I use to do my collages, it is called Lumapix and I found it via Donna at Double Happiness. It is a really good program and best of all its easy to do, i recommend it to all!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day Weekend!

Lots of pictures to share so im going to make this quick and painless, lol. Im going to do a little recap of each day then show pictures from that day!

Friday night we went to a cookout for my great uncle and Chloe got to run around all evening and socialize with a lot of our extended family so that was fun! I captured a great action shot of Chloe running towards me and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Saturday we really didn't do that much, I watched Chloe most of the day and we just ran some errands for my mom and Chloe got a little present, a ELMO BLANKET!! Let's just say that Chloe was so thrilled with it and it totally made her day. When we got home and I opened it she immediatly ran around the house with it saying "Elbow, elbow,elbow!" and going "Awwww" while she dug her head into it, sooooo precious. I didn't realize it until today, but the blanket matched the outfit Chloe had on saturday so it looks funny in the pics all coordinated..lol!

Saturday night we played peek-a-boo for a while with the newly beloved Elmo blanket...
Today after church we went out to eat for Fathers Day and spent the day relaxing around the house doing a whole lot of nothing! Chloe took a nice long nap for me while my dad watched some golf tournament on TV. I hope you all had a good weekend and a great Fathers Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Chloe Words!

The other day Chloe was lovin on her bear in her room so i decided to video her and try to get her to say a few words for the camera (not so easy to do with a 18 month old, usually she just wants to grab whatever's in my hands!) I love the way her little voice sounds and just had to share it with you all! Make sure you have your volume on and listen closely because sometimes it's hard to tell what shes saying. Most of the video shes going "awwww" to her little bear but besides that she says these words:


~Elmo "ELBOW"


~Baby "babyyy"


~Hey Bear "Hey beeear"






In case you can't tell from the video, this girl LOVES her big bear and LOVES to lay on him and roll all over him while giving him kisses, hugs and sweetly saying "awwwwwww". I just love her and love the way she loves her little stuffed animals. She truly is a precious girl!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ch-ch-ch-changes

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Check out my new blog layout & title, i totally love it!! I decided to spice things up a bit and asked Emily to help me with it, and since I love icons i decided to have them as the background & decided to add a new title to it so i chose "Sippy Cups & Smiles" just because i thought it sounded cute..hehe. Thanks sooo much Emily for giving my blog a facelift, you did a great job =)



As you all know, Miss Chloe has way to many outfits (hehe) and really hasn't even had a chance to wear every single outfit yet! The other day she wore this outfit that was pink & green stripes with the cutest little jean shorts that had a heart on them and omg it looked SO cute on her!! Chloe only has 2 pair of jean shorts and i just LOVE the way they look on her..hehe!



Heres a picture close up so you can see the details on her outfit!

Lovin on her "Elbow" in the car..cute!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Spaghetti Girl

Our sweet girl LOVES spaghetti and since we don't eat it that much, whenever we do we make sure to let Chloe have some good messy fun with it which just makes her so happy. It is such a hoot to watch her with it, smushing it between her fingers and trying her best to put it in her mouth handfulls at a time which usually means getting more in her high chair than in her mouth! Whenever she eats spagetti we now strip her down to only her diaper after making the mistake of letting her keep her shirt on one time which left a nice big spaghetti stain on it. Yea we definetly learned from that mistake!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fun at the lake!

Yesterday we ( me, mom, dad and Chloe) went to Lake Bowen where some friends of ours have a lake house and had fun with some close friends. It was Chloe's first time on the lake and also her first boat ride! She really had fun playing with the kids there and got to get in the water and splash around for a bit in her brand new swimsuit, and really enjoyed herself. As usual she was the center of attention as she was the youngest there and the only kid under the age of 10 so it was pretty much all eyes on her. She loved being outside especially since she hasn't been allowed to go outside and play for almost a week now and didn't want to leave. I'm so glad she got to feeling better and we were able to go yesterday, she definetly deserved to go outside and play after the bad week she had!







Thursday, June 7, 2007

Look who's feeling better!




Look at that smiling face! Thanks to a little "Elmo therapy" together with the nice doctor and great medicine to help her foot, miss Chloe is feeling a lot better and is slowly getting back to her old self! There are a couple of precautions we are taking to make sure Chloe gets better as quick as possible, such as limiting the amount of time she stays out in the sun, because one of the medications shes on recommends that. We are also trying to let her go barefoot as much as we can so her foot can breathe and aren't letting her play outside execpt for strolling in her little red car.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Chloe's first trip to the ER

Yup its true, last night we had to take our sweet girl to the ER. Miss Chloe got bit by some kind of insect on the top of her foot the other day while playing outside and by monday night it was swollen and very inflamed. We werent alarmed until her little toes started turning a purplish color and the top of her foot had a few blisters which were draining a clear fluid, so we decided not to chance anything and drove to the Pediatric ER in Spartanburg (about 30 min from our house). We are so glad we did! They got us in quick and were so nice to Chloe, they even gave her a little stuffed Elmo which she obviously LOVED! The Dr. told us that theres really no way to know exactly what bit her since we didn't acutally see the insect and prescribed an antibiotic & another type of mediacation for allergies so Chloe should be good to go in a few days! She was a little trooper and LOVED the little crib in our room at the ER. I took a few pics with my camera phone of our little sweety.

"cool crib!"

"Yay!"

"This ER trip is making me thirsty!"

"This tastes good!"

Monday, June 4, 2007

Weekend Recap

This weekend was pretty busy. Friday night me, mom, and Chloe decided to go out to eat and shopping for a bit, just us girls! We had a blast and Miss Chloe decided when we went out to eat that she wanted to be a "greeter" and wave to every single person who came in, it was sooo funny! Where we went to eat, Steak and Ale, they have this really nice little sitting area outside that Chloe just loved and I just HAD to take pics of because it was just really nice and Chloe had on one of my personal favorite dresses!

Saturday and sunday i decided to take a little break from taking pics because I always seem to miss a lot by constantly taking pics of our girl! Saturday we had a family reunion to go to and Chloe got to meet (& greet!) a lot of relatives, many of which hadnt seen Chloe yet. Chloe seemed to charm every single person there and got a lot of attention (of course). She is the only Chinese/Asian family member and I was so grateful to see how taken everybody was with her and just so very welcoming to her, which meant a lot to me. Later that day we went to a little birthday party for a little boy who we are really close to, and Chloe had a blast! Sunday after church we spent a lot of the afternoon with R&R then while I watched a little Top Model marathon, mom took Chloe over to my nana & pops house. When they got back, one of my friends and her sister came over to see our girl and Chloe got to spend some time with "the big girls" and just had a blast hanging out with us, laughing and carrying on, it was great! Now that the weekend's over, COME ON REFERRALS!!!!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Better late than never

Sorry its took me soooo long to post this but between going to the beach, trying to get all of my computer files back in order and so on i just now got the pics put together. I promise this month i will get it together and post it sooner. So here it is finally, our 5 month since Chloe Day monthly collage!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Elbow!

It was bound to happen sooner or later, yep im talking about the four letter word E-L-M-O and our Chloe is officially obsessed with him! She LOVES anything Elmo, or "Elbow" as she calls him and will actually sit still and watch him as long as he's on the tv. So as you probably guessed, we have of course bought her a few Elmo goods including 2 of his videos, this one and this one. It's sorta odd because most kids start by watching Elmo on tv but my mom bought a little stuffed Elmo and thats what Chloe fell in love with but didn't know he came on tv. The first time she saw him on the big screen she flipped out yelling ELBOW! ELBOW! ELBOW! over and over again running in circles it was SO adorable. Me and mom knew that since CM is so in love with this red creature we HAD to buy her a Elmo outfit and we came across this adorable overall set with a big Elmo on the front and little cherry laces on the bottom and shirt which would make it Chloe's first pair of overalls ever!!Thats all it took for us to buy it! So today Miss CM wore it and OMG it is by far one of my personal fav's of her many (and i mean MANY) outfits which meant photoshoot time!! Check out some pics of Miss Chloe stylin with her ELBOW on!!


I also shot a very short video of Chloe lovin on Elmo and if you listen really really closely she says ELBOW kinda quietly, SO SO cute! Enjoy!