"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. " Philippians 1:6

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My First Grade Cupcake!

 First Day of School
August 14
 This little one loves to read
(okay, she is pretending here, but scroll down for video)
Gracie is loving first grade!!! She is in a regular education classroom at the same school as her brothers and sisters. She is doing great in first grade. She LOVES school!

Gracie continues to amaze us. She is so more typical than not. Truly, her speech is her biggest issue as this cake has abundant ABILITY!!!! Just look and see......

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gracie Graduate!

We have a new graduate in the house! Oh, and boy did she steal the show with her singing, hand movements to songs and that smile!!! Front row and center she was!!! She is so very happy to tell everyone she is a FIRST GRADER now!! 

Congratulations to the Gracie Cakes herself!
Mama and Baba were over the top grinning from ear to ear!
You come a long way baby in just over a year!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Adding Gracie

Gracie only adds when it comes to our family! She has this special way about her that you can't help but fall in love with her. 

Gracie is such a joy to be around! She makes it so easy to parent her! Everything about her is easy, even her occasional stubborn streaks. 

Life is so much better with Gracie in it. I didn't think it would be possible for her to get any cuter when I was in China last year bringing her home! I couldn't have been anymore wrong! She just gets cuter everyday! The more she learns the cuter she is! The funnier she is! The smarter she is!

While I am full aware of the broad spectrum of children with Down Syndrome, honestly Gracie's sweet designer genes are really just the best genes ever! She is perfectly and wonderfully made! I think Gracie's only special need was that she needed a family to love her just the way she was designed!

Adding Gracie to our family was one of the best decisions we have ever made!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


There truly are no words to express how much we love  this sweet cake!

Ahhh people think she is so lucky

that is the miracle of adoption

because it really is the opposite way around

we are so lucky to have the cakes!

Our lives are so much fuller, richer and better with her in it!

Thanks Gracie!!!

Gracie just had three teeth extracted over spring break hence the major gaps in her teeth!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy First Gotcha Day Gracie-Cakes!!!

Gracie-Cakes only likes cakes in her name as 
ice cream is her game!!!
So I made some homemade ice cream and put some sprinkles on it
and indeed it was a
Happy Gotcha Day!!!
 And then you mean I get a present too???
 My very own American Girl Doll????
 Ahh mom, I LOVE being in a family!!!!
And Gracie-Cakes, we love having you in our family! You make our family complete! You make us smile every time we see you and every time we think about you! You are beyond our wildest expectations! You are quite simply ADORABLE!!! And we think it is pretty darn cute that everyday after you get home from school, you adorn your high heels and click around the house like a Chinese Nanny!!