Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweet Katie Lyn!

Time for Katie Lyn to graduate to an adult bike! Now she can stop using her daddy's!
Her first Webkins....are any of your children into these?
Piled up in our bed and ready for Katie Lyn to open her presents! Carlie is trying to smooth out her bed head of curls!
Katie Lyn only wanted to go to the Galleria on her birthday, so off we went! She got to go in all her favorite stores...Limited Too, Libby Lou, Build A Bear, Bath & Body Works, Brookstone (must do the massagers of course) and Claire's to name a few!
Why is Mom not riding with Kimmie? Because carousels make me hurl big time. Besides, it made Katie Lyn's day to ride with her baby sister!
I wish I could have come up with the idea of a Build A Bear...what a gold mine!

Quan REALLY liked the part where the bears get to take a bath!
I cannot believe my oldest child is ELEVEN! She is such a blessing to our family! I love the cake she made. And I love HER dearly!
We also went to Lifeline today so Mrs. Karla and Mrs. Kristin and Mrs. Katie and the crew could meet Kimmie and Quan. (And just because I love going to Lifeline...it makes me happy to be there!) I am so glad that Karla finally got to see them in person! It was very special to me.
We love patty-cake!
Roll them up and ....
Roll them up...and THROW THEM IN THE PAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiss me Quan!
Come on...kiss me, will ya?
Quan is thinking "Good grief, I had to play with her in China and now she's my SISTER?"
yep, brother and sister forever!


G and C said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn, you look great helping your little sister! Talk about BUSY, we too will be planning a birthday bash for three of us (Hannah, Sarah, and I) eleven days after returning home. Hmmm... I wonder if I should let Hannah make the cake? I think I need to hire Katie Lyn!
Priceless pictures - I love 'em!!

Sherri said...


What an amazing woman--she goes to China with her 4 kids, adopts 2 more, comes home, and then throws an amazing birthday celebration within 2 weeks!!!!

You are on my mind a lot.


mommy24treasures said...

Oh Laine all your pictures are so perfect! What a great birthday celebration!
What a beautiful family.
You know, Kimmie and Caitlyn are about the same size. Caitlyn's hair just makes her look older.

Journey to Lilly! said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn! 11 years old...you are such a big girl!! & I agree Laine, very sweet!! oh...Makenzie is saying.."Tell Katie Lyn Happy Birthday for me!"

I too, wish I had thought of Build a Bear! What a money maker!! Liby Lou too!!

Kimmie & Quan look precious! I love the matching outfits! Hope to get together soon!

Blessings to you & your six babies!

Southern Cheesehead said...

Happy Birthday to the big girl that's a great big sis with the big bike now...Katie Lyn!! That's awesome!

Love you guys and MISS YOU BIG TIME!!!

Robyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE LYN!!! Laine, I cannot believe that she 11 years old. I still remember when she was in my Sunday School class when she was 3. Kimmie is so cute trying to give Quan those great kisses!! Laine I am with you on the carousel at the Galleria. It makes me sick just to watch the girls go around and around. YUCK!! Maggie can't wait to see Kimmie and Quan again at church. Maggie will be glad to take the sugars from Kimmie. They are so cute!!
Love you guys!!
Robyn :)

Dollar General said...

Happy Birthday KL! As if going to China wasn't enough! You have the BEST Mom and Dad in the world! I can't believe you are ELEVEN either. You are a beautiful girl growing in Grace - I pray you stay as sweet as you are today!!

Laine, I love the pictures of Patty Cake! I love how excited Kimmie gets. I can just hear your voice in my head making them so excited when you sing it! What fun! Did everyone make a bear at build a bear - if so what did kimmie and quan make? Do they love their new bears? That sounds like so much fun!

The Young's said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn!!! What a wonderful one you had!!! You are so blessed by such a great family!!! I love the pictures of Kimmie and Quan. They look like they are just fitting in perfectly!!! Great job Laine & Rob! What amazing parents you are!! Have a wonderful week!

The St. John family said...

Happy 11th Birthday Katie Lyn! I love the new bike!

Beautiful pictures Laine! Your have such a precious family! Kimmie and Quan look like they are doing soooooo well! Your journey has been such a blessing to follow.

Continuing to pray for you and praise God for the great treasure he has given you!


Hope for Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn....you look awesome with your new bike. You did a wonderful job on your cake!
Laine......the picture of all the kids on the steps is beautiful.
You have blessed us all with your family and seeing the love of these kids for one another. I pray one day we do get to meet. Kimmie and Quann.....you are too cute in those matching outfits.
Green Party of Four

Mike and Barb said...

Happy Birthday, Katie Lyn! It sounds like you had a fabulous day!! I'm way impressed that you even made your OWN birthday cake! Way to go, girl!

your pictures are wonderful! I look at all your kids an go "oh my, what a huge family"... and then I stop and think and realize that we have 5 too... the number thing has not quite sunk in with me :-))
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATIE LYN. You did a great job on your cake, Are you for hire? Congrats on the new bike. Now Dad can ride WITH you.(Way to go, Rob). What absolutely precious pictures. I think Kimmie and Quan are just as big a hams in front of the camers as Katie Lyn, Colby, Clay and Carlie. Glad to know that. Won't have any trouble taking lots more pics. They are super.

Laine, are the bad things getting better. This was a great day of celebration, but I know that there must have been some real trying times getting it all together. YOU are SUPER MOM. Can't wait to see y'all again. Love ya, Ethel

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn (a day late)!! We almost have the same birthday-- very close!!
I love you new bike. It is such a pretty color blue. I hope you have fun riding it!
You did a great job on your cake! It was beautiful and I'm sure it tasted even better than it looked!!
I love birthday cake!
Laine, I think your birthday is coming up soon.
The pictures are so cute. Too cute.
I can't wait to meet everyone!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lin!!
Laine, I am jealous, your kids are so photgenic you always get the perfect pics..not fair!!!

Sonya said...

My big brother Ben has Webkins lots and lots of them! In fact I have two but they are always missing cause he has them! You will love it!!!

Katie Lin

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn!!

I sure hope to see you all soon! I think about you guys every day and pray you're doing well.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn (well it's a little late, but I guess it's the thought that counts).Katie Lyn wonderful job on the cake. David's b'day is coming up in a couple of months how much do ya charge :)?

I know I've said 100 times, WOW!! You guys & gals are amazing. To go to China bring home 2 lovely children to add to your already lovely household...it just amazes me. You are better people & stronger (I know the Lord has helped you through too) than I will ever be. God Bless You ALL of ya.
Oh I love all the pics & so does Daniel. He says I wanna see Kimmie & Quan Momma. They are soooo good. I love reading about your family and what you are doing it's wonderful. See you soon I hope. Bye!! Jos

The Blaszczynski Family said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn (I always spell it differently, hopefully that is right). What a special day out for you guys and ditto for the carousel, yuck that is Vince's job! Such a beautiful family! Hope this is an amazing year for you Katie Lyn! We love you guys.

The Blaszczynski Family said...

Oh and yes Madison is totally into Webkinz, she has two, a pink poodle named Marie and a Chiuaua (sp?) named Kennedy.

Pandamonium Mom said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn!

Laine, the pics are wonderful! Good luck on your cleft clinic appointment coming up. Take snacks, toys...it's a longer day than adoption clinic. I think about y'all all the time!
love, DeEtte

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday, Katie Lyn! We thought of you yesterday on your special day! I can't believe your mom made you bake your own cake!. You know, we used to have to bake our own cakes growing up, and I think that's what's wrong with all your aunts today! :) Hehehe!
Your cake looked almost as beautiful as you, sweetie!! I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Wow-I love the pictures! They are so dad gum cute!-All of your kids are gorgeous. What an Awesome family!!!-You can just look at them and see LOVE! I love just looking at yalls pictures. I am glad yall had a fun day. Everyone really deserved it and especially BIG sister. Oh by the way, where in the world did Kimmie learn to pucker so perfect? I can't wait to meet the cuties. Just keep having better days. OK?- Chi-Chi

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Katie Lyn!!!!!
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! You got some great photos of all of the kids! Everyone looks so happy!

Keisha said...

Look at you!! I love the look! But, I love the picture of Kimmie trying to kiss Quan even more! That's priceless! You guys have an amazing family! I don't know how you do it...wait I do....from what I've learned about you...it's all with God's help, right? ;0) Awesome pictures! Keep bloggin, I enjoy your updates!

Southern Cheesehead said...

Well, aren't you just getting techno on us? Love the new look!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to Katie Lyn!! Chloe says 'Hi' to Carlie.

Cool new banner on your site! I didn't know you were so computer savy!!

Hope for Lucy said...

I Love the new look our your home page.....BEAUTIFUL KIDS!

Green Party of Four

The Blaszczynski Family said...

I LOVE YOUR NEW FORMAT! It is so precious.

wareaglefam said...

Happy Birthday to you, Katie Lyn! NOw you can go bike riding with us! Do you think you want to put Kimmie and Quan in Kelley Anne's trailor?
We LOVE Webkinz at our house! Sam has the panda bears too...the big one and the little one.
I love all of the pictures, and I couldn't believe the new banner. How awesome!
We can't wait to hear how it went at the clinic today!
Love and Hugs,

The Ferrill's said...

Everyone is just cracking me up thinking I did the new look....it's my sweet friend Connie at mommy24treasures.blogspot.com You should see HER blog! It's incredible! I'm going to give her a shout out on my next post AND update on the cleft clinic today...what a day!
Thank you Connie!
You commenting friends are just the BEST!

Knierim said...

It sounds like you all had a special day. I'm so jealous that I didn't get to see all of you at Lifeline!! I hope to see you soon.