Mia was so excited about starting her new 'nastics class today. And really, so was I. We started Mia in gymnastics when she was 16-months old, but I didn't register for the following session because she just didn't have the attention span. I knew I wanted to try again when she turned three, which is how old Leila was when she started. Well... her third birthday came and went and a certain mommy just now got around to registering her. (Yeah, it's that second child syndrome.) With Leila sometimes having soccer 2-3 days a week and all of us having AWANA every Wednesday night, I just didn't want another commitment. But Mia loves digging in her drawers and pulling out her "nastics" leotards, so I knew we were overdue. I gave her a choice on soccer or gymnastics class and she quickly responded with an excited, "Nastics!!"
I think she likes it. What do you think? :)
BTW, I was looking back on old photos from her first set of classes and I am just blown away by how much she has changed. Click here or here if you want to stroll down memory lane with me.
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.