OK, so I don't have a lot to blog about and not many photos to post, so I thought I'd ask a question that I'm curious about these days... Does every child go through a phase where they are obsessed with B*andaids? The photo below was taken yesterday and is typical of most days. Mia didn't have so much as a scratch, yet she is always making up imaginary boo boos so she can wear one... or two... or three. That is, until she gets bored and peels them off and leaves them all over the house. I remember that Leila did the same thing when she was younger. I know it's a phase, but I just don't like the waste. Of course, I have considered moving them out of her reach, but then the alternative would just be a whole lot of begging and whining. (This is one of those pick your battles things.) So... my question is: Is this just my children?
In addition to running my own photography business, I am a proud mother to three beautiful girls that were born in my heart, and a wife to my wonderful husband of 17 years. We adopted Leila from Moscow, Russia at 32-months old and Mia from Jiangsu Province, China at 13-months old. We thought we were done at two, until God led us on another journey to China - this time to bring home our 11-year old daughter, Kara Da Xin in July 2009. I am also the proud Aunt of two nephews, born in Guatemala, and a niece, born in China. I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing our family with these amazing children.
This is a very special necklace I had made to keep my children close to my heart. On the left, it says "family" in Russian. On the right, it says, "mother and daughter joined at the heart" in Chinese. I love this piece of jewelry and how it always reminds me of our journey to bring home our three precious girls.