Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday - Part I

Both of the girls have been saying such hilarious things lately. I'm going to have to start making a list, because I don't want to forget them. Here are just two that come to mind... As Mia sat at the dinner table tonight, she said something funny and then she said, "I crack me up." Yes, she was talking about herself. I think she is so used to me saying that about her, because she constantly has me laughing. And when I tucked the girls in to bed tonight, Mia asked me to tuck her in like a "kumoon" and Leila asked me to tuck her in like a "raccoon." They both meant "cocoon." LOL

OK, so switching topics... I feel like I have been neglecting Leila lately. (Clarification: Not at home, but on my blog.) With her being in school full-time now, I have far more photo opportunities with Mia these days. So, since Leila loves getting her picture taken by herself, I took her to the lake this morning before we went to the pumpkin patch. (The best pumpkin patch ever, by the way, with tons of things for the kids to do!) I will be posting pics in a few days, but I need to weed through the 283 photos I took today. Here are the first of the photos from part 1 of our day...

My Russian Beauty


Note the shirt, ladies. ;-)




"OK, Mommy. I've been sitting here being good for long enough. Can I join in now?"


"Oh! That looks like so much fun! I want to try," says Mia.




"Wheeeeeeeeeeee!" again


"Hey, watch this!"





"Are we ready for the pumpkin patch, now?"



missy said...

I LOVE these photos!!!

First, I must comment on Leila. She appears to be so poised and self confident. What a beautiful lady she will grow to be. I just think she is the cutest little girl around (well, including Mia and Paige, of course!) I am glad you got some great shots of her.

I cracked up at the cute photo of Mia sitting waiting for her turn for photos...she looks like she is chomping at the bit!!!

The action shots are great. I LOVE the photo of them by the tree. Sweet sisters.

I love Leila's shirt. Again, something similar to what I bought today from ETSY! : )


Dawn said...


a Tonggu Momma said...

Leila's gorgeous -- of course you know that.

As for Mia's "I crack me up" -- she sounds like a gal after my own heart. If you don't laugh at yourself, oftentimes no one is laughing. SOMEONE should always be laughing. Even if it's just you... laughing at yourself... when no one else is laughing. It may sound pathetic, but it's not. Really. I should know.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

"I crack me up"....that is hilarious!

I can totally relate with the neglecting part....Nick is not appearing on the blog half as much as Sarah....he is in school and also hates the camera!!

Leila and Mia are such sweet and beautiful girls.....Love the shirt...another one of your creations??? The action shots were my favorite!!

Can't wait to see the pumpkin patch pictures....we were hoping the rain would clear out today so we could go, but as I sit here looking out my office window, it is pouring:(

Enjoy your Sunday!


kris said...

Both your girls are beautiful! Love the photos, and the "I crack me up" cracked ME up!

Felicia said...

What beauties. Love these photos. I also feel like I sometimes neglect Jake on the blog. He's in school full-time and Ava's I completely understand what you're talking about.

Tisha said...

What gorgeous fall photos of your gorgeous girls! I am so glad that I found your blog.

Jboo said...

Great photos! Your girls are so beautiful and it sure looks like they were having fun! Love that cute top.


LaLa said...

So beautiful!! I love the shirt too...must be boutique : )

They are such good little models too!!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love meeting more buckeyes out there with adopted children. :0) I noticed our daughters are from the same province. What city is your daughter from in China? Ours is from Yangzhou. Email me sometime if you like

Rebecca said...

What a sweet photo shoot of your adorable girls!!! They are both so beautiful.

I am planning a shoot with my girlies this week... weather permitting!

Nice chatting with you today! Call anytime. :)


Heather said...

Awww Michelle - Leila is so beautiful. Naturally. Just because she is. Her smile is magic and she has this presence about her. So glad you got some time to photograph her and enjoy her beauty through your are so talented in capturing your girls.

I love the pictures where they are jumping - they are amazing pictures. Mia is a cutie pie and how sweet to sit and wait until her sister has finished having her moment:)

Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the pumpkin patch.


Kelly Green said...

Oh Michelle...these pictures are TERRIFIC!! Do they get along and are as close as they seem in your pictures?? They just look like such close pals. Beautiful setting too :)

Yep...we're set with adoption stuff :) We have birth certificates, ssn, etc. It feels so good to have that stamp of approval here too. All t's are crossed and i's dotted so to speak.

Hope the week goes well for all!

Faye said...

Awesome pictures, Michelle. Your girls are soooo cute. I love Leila's shirt and can I just pinch those cute cheeks of Mia's. I'm gonna the next time I see her. You will have to let me know which pumpkin patch you went to. We haven't done that yet. Hope to see you Friday

Chris and Deb said...

What cute picures of your girls one again Michelle. I especially love the one of Mia patiently waiting her turn.....:) The phrases at this age are priceless too! Love the "crack me up"!

Ronda said...

I love how kids get words mixed always makes me laugh. Ella is mixing or mis-pronoucing words all the time-so funny.

I love the photos and scenery. Your Russin beauty is just that and Mia is adorable as usual.

I noticed you name over on "clickinmoms"-I am desperately trying to figure out my camera before we leave for CA in a few weeks. If I can't figure it out-I'm just gonna have you fly out and take some great beach photos =).

Steffie B. said...

Ok....these two have two be the best pictures takers evers...I can't believe how well the cooperate....the the one popping out behind the tree....the bridge pics are great too....can't wait to see more. ;)

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Your girls are adorable! I found your blog through "Privyet, MeiMei". We have a Russian prince and a Kyrgyz princess in our family.

Kimi said...

Cutie cute cute photos and even more cutie cute cute girls!


Mom To Six said...


Your Russian princess is stunning! Of course, sweet Mia is also. :) What fabulous pictures.

Isn't it funny what kids say? I've been meaning to write down some of the stuff they say, but don't get around to doing so. I definitely want to keep those memories. Thanks for the reminder.



mommy24treasures said...

sweet pics of your gorgeous girls!
I too, sometimes photo Caitlyn more... mainly just because I am right with her more and she needs more constant supervision, so its easier.

Anonymous said...

I didn't comment before - but I love your designs!!! The girls outfits are so adorable - my niece would love them!


Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...


You MUST start writing that stuff down, not only because you may forget but because it is just too funny not to!

Both you of girls are such beauties, thank you for sharing their photo shoot~ and tell Miss Leila what a stunning young lady she is!!!

Did you do that shirt as well? You are good!!!

redmaryjanes said...

LOVE THE PHOTOS, especially the ones by the tree. You do have some true beauties there!

Rebecca said...

Hey! I thought of you when I was posting. :) I am praying for you.

~ Rebecca

delucchi family said...

Love the photos and your blog!!
Look forward to seeing the pumpkin photos, hoping to have our first pumpkin experience this autumn here in the UK - as long as it stops raining long enough.
Which camera do you use for your photos??
Gob Bless

Annette said...

Such great photos of the girls... looks like a beautiful spot for taking photos.

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

I love that farm!!!

And the girls are beautiful as always!!! They will thank you one day for being so OCD with the camera.. it's a good thing!

Happy Day!