Monday, December 17, 2007

Here Is Something You Don't Do Everyday!

Maya Silver is back in China with her sister, Melanie, and her parents, Phil and Lisa.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Goodridges Visit Santa!!

Here is our pictures from our visit to Santa. Our Santa lets you bring your own digital camera and take some pictures. So we have the picture that we bought and the ones I took.

E was not scared, but got very quiet when Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas. She said a yo-yo. I figured that Z would cry and he did. This picture captures him just as he is realizing that I'm not there with him. I think in the picture that we bought, he is all out crying.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Brueckel Children Celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Sarah is the pumpkin, Kathryn is the puppy (by her request!), and James is a Ninja Lord. The adorable turkey was made by big brother James.

Eliza Li Weiniger Wins School Wide Essay Contest!

Eliza Li Weiniger, Age 7, Adopted From Lodi,China
Eliza won a school wide essay contest at Jefferson Elementary School in Westfield NJ. The topic of the essay contest was:
If I could go anywhere on Earth I would go to ________.
There were many entries and one winner per grade. Eliza won the contest for the first graders.

Here is a transcript of the winning essay:
Eliza Li Weiniger
1st Grade-Mrs. Arkin's Class

If I could go anywhere on Earth, I would go to China because I was born there. I want to see the sites.
I want to see the houses and the buildings. I may see a school there.
The Olympic games are going to be in China next year, 2008.

I want to learn how they speak their language. My mom and dad went to China to adopt me. They thought it was beautiful.