The girls had such a great time at VBS last week and still walk around singing the songs and doing the hand motions, but that post will have to wait. I just had to post pictures from our wonderful weekend. And it was truly wonderful. After hosting a dinner party at our house on Friday evening, we headed over to my brother's house on Saturday morning. We made plans to meet Kara's friend, Hannah, and her family for lunch and then a trip to a local fun place. You may recall me talking about a third girl in the trio of friends that are in many of Kara's pictures from Nanning. Hannah is that third girl. They have known each other all of their lives and lived in the orphanage together until they both went to live with foster families nearly five years ago. It is our understanding that their foster families lived close and they have remained great friends. Hannah was adopted in March and since we returned home, the three girls call each other via S*kype every week. My brother's town is a great halfway point for both of us and it was so nice that Kara and Hannah could see each other in person.
Kara & Hannah take a break from putt-putting
And then drive go-carts. This weekend was just full of "firsts" for her.
Next, we headed to meet my brother and his gorgeous family.
Meet the Stupendous Six - Kara (11), Jorge (6), Mia (3), Lucy (5), Joe (2) and Leila (8)
Kara loved meeting her cousins. She had special one-on-one bonding time with each of them.
She went on her first-ever boat ride...
... and then took a few turns on the Airhead. You can't tell it is raining in the photos, but it rained our entire boat ride. We had such a great time anyway.
Then back to my brother's house for lots of backyard fun, making s'mores by the fire and then catching lightning bugs. Is that a perfect summer day for a kid or what?!?
Today, we headed to their local zoo.
Our three China girls...
One Russian beauty and two Guatemalan treasures.
Lucy and Mia sipping lemonade. A photo opp too cute to pass up!
I already miss my brother's family. I hope you had a fabulous weekend, too!!