Monday, May 25, 2009

Tatiana's First Memorial Day

Don't you just LOVE long weekends?

We started the weekend out with a bang - Jenni (my cousin) and I had our 2nd annual garage sale on Friday and Saturday. Last year during this time, I had just told my family about my intent to adopt a little one. In the "slow" periods of our sale, I was reading "The Russian Adoption Handbook". This year's sale was another hit. I cleared over $325 in profit -- BONUS!!

Sunday was a catch up day after the busy craziness of setting up, having and taking down the garage sale. After Wednesday and Thursday fantastic weather the private pool in the neighborhood opened this weekend - I bought out some one's membership this year (there can only be 10 families as members) because T is a little fish in the tub. I am hoping she loves the pool just as much. And luckily it's almost right across the road from my house - so it's SUPER handy.

Today T experienced her FIRST Memorial Day and her FIRST parade. It was a short one, but a good one - so it was a good first parade. Someone was handing out balloons - which she LOVES. All in all it was a great weekend. Last, a thank you to all the veterans - including those close to my heart - family: my dad, my Great-Uncle Lyle (see below) and my cousin Thad.
T's first parade and big red balloon!!!
Great Uncle Lyle - a Veteran & my grandpa's brother!


Kristine said...

Looks like the big red balloon was a hit! Love that smile!!! so great.


findingourdaughter said...

Wow, her hair has grown!! LOVE the little pony tail!
She's wearing a hoodie at the end of that pool heated????LOL

Lisa said...

I have never heard of a private pool with a limited membership like that, but it is kind of cool. We only have public pools here and the showers are tramatizing. So many wrinkly bits and pieces everywhere.

Rich and Jolynn said...

I had a garage sale last summer and it took 2 weeks to get ready for it. Skipped it this year but will do it again for sure. "T" looks so great and happy. That is quite an exclusive club, only 10 members. I bet on the really hot days there are a lot of guests. Gonna be a Great Summer!

Becky and Keith said...

What is it about kiddos and balloons?? Andrew LOVES balloons. Of course, he's turning all boy and just wants to pop them. I'm glad you all had such a great Memorial Day. Tatiana is such a little beauty - loving the hair!

Troy and Rachel said...

I love yard sales - we did one recently - you can't beat a profit out of stuff you're going to dump!! T looks like she enjoyed the balloon...I mean parade!!!

Kim said...

What great pictures!!

I hope someone steps up for the referrals! I wish we had a bigger house. :)