Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday Claire

Happy Birthday Claire!
You are an amazing daughter, sweet and patient big sister, friend and our first miracle through adoption. I still remember that baby girl they placed in our arms in China. No words could ever describe the joy we felt. We were finally parents, to this beautiful little princess... We love you sweet girl, we are so proud of you, and we are so grateful to be your parents.
Love, Mom, Dad, William Quinn, Vincent, Emily and Shaelani.

In China with Shaelee, always the best big sister!

With her 2nd cousin Chloe.

Meeting Emily at the Airport.

Halloween as Belle, in the pretty dress.

Claire with her best buddy from San Diego. Their first day of preschool.

Our first photo's of Claire. She was 7 days old.


I love that Claire has found a new hobby. She loves to take pictures! These are from this weekend. Claire, I think you are a future photographer. Great job! And Emily, you are so photogenic!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Corey in the House! Football Anyone?

The kid's have one 1st cousin, the famous Corey. He lives in SF, has a really cute girlfriend we are dying to meet, AND he is a lawyer. We are so proud of him. He came to hang out with his cousins today, and of course they were thrilled to see him. Just to be clear, the older football player is my brother, Uncle Chris, and the younger football player is Corey. Oh, and the last picture, I finally got the boys plus Ms Em to the Y.....
All action shots by Claire
PS Shaelee is feeling much better, but did not want to participate in football!
Hey Corey, I remember that special 9 year old that loved Michael Jordan! My kids look at you and love you just the same as you loved MJ. You are our 20 something hero. Safe travels to you, come back soon! Love you!
And Happy Birthday Emma!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Girl's Day Out!

It started with a trip to Target with all 5 kids. A little alone time for Ralph, to catch up on whatever he needed to do. Then lunch, with all 5 kids. From there, the girls got their toes done. Several blog buddies have been showing pretty feet, so here are ours....
Emily got her hair shampooed and cut, it looks so pretty. Shaelee needed a haircut so badly, but she fell asleep before it was her turn. She had a rough night last night. Crying, little fever. When we got home she started pulling on her ears. Still apologizing to the boys who were looking forward to a quick trip to the Y.
Claire and I took Shaelee to urgent care. She was none to happy, thinking for sure, there was going to be a shot involved. See her sitting with Claire? Didn't want to be there. Definitely an ear infection. Started antibiotics tonight, she looks like she is already on the mend!

Oh, and can't wait to show pictures of our naughty cat...but that will have to wait.
Happy Saturday everyone!