Thursday, September 30, 2010

Videos - Vika first trip First day part 1

Over the last few days I have been editing the videos we shot while visiting Vika last November, again in February of this year and then Gotch Day in March. I must say that the emotion I have viewing these videos are unexplainable. Joy, sadness, pain, shock and many more. I so love my daughter. I am blessed to have such a great family.

The 3 video clips that are post are the very first day we meet Vika. This was at her orphanage in Moscow. The video starts in the orphanage directors office and then we move up to the activity room where we would meet her most of the time.

On a different note.. Huge THANKS to Mrs. Fletcher!! She is Vika's preschool teacher and helped get a great preschool picture. Thanks!

Justin's football is going great!

Last day of Sept.. ugh... let fall begin. :-)

Vika first trip First day part 2

Vika first trip First day part 3

A wow from Disney...

Pretty cool for the lady Disney fans..

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010


Thursday night was haircuts for 3 of the 4 Frids..

Vika loves it.. There is always so much activity at the hair cut place... LOL

She had a cut, blow dry and even had some flip put in her hair with the curling iron.

TGIF .. enjoy the weekend... Fall weather is here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mommy is home...

Dr. Amy & Staff made it home from KC.

Welcome home ladies..

Friday night we went to Brook's softball game... Vika played with friends... Everyone came over for some fun after the game.. Amy has the best shoes!

Justin won his football game Saturday morning. Yeah!

Vika had to make an emergency bathroom run.. so off to Schnucks we went.. They had a great playground at the football field.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Taste of Wentzville 2010

Taste of Wentzville

Last night we visited the Taste of Wentzville.. They had a bounce house that Vika LOVED!

The Phins Band was playing and they were awesome..

Dr. Amy is off to KC this weekend, learn lots!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

6 months...

6 months ago today Amy and I landed in Moscow after 20 hours of travel to get our little girl.. We went straight from the airport to a road side flower stand... grabbed $80 worth of flowers for the director and went to get Vika..

It seems like decades ago... Without family, friends and the Grace of God... we would not have our little girl...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September = Football...

Justin had his first football practice last night.

Thats him in the back ground .. jumping out stretched for the ball.. Nice try !!

Vika is back at gymnastics after a Labor Day break. Yeah Vika...

God Mother Melanie's B-day is today!! Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Labor Day...belated..

Was a great weekend..

Didn't do much... worked around the house. Trying to get the grass back up and growing again. Had the sprinkler system revamped last week. So we aerated and over seeded Sat. Went to church Sat night and then out to a friends for the evening.

Sun, Amy & I went to Fast Eddies with some friends. That place is amazing...

Mon we worked at Amy's office.. Don't forget to visit :-)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vika no spot at school... LOL

Vika is in 4yo preschool class. They have the option to nap or not to nap. My beautiful daughter has decided that she doesn't need to nap at school. Not for sure if there is just too much fun going on or what. So yesterday we pulled out of the parking lot of school, literally drove 1 mile and she was asleep. Too funny..