Kate's new hobby--Pokemon Cards

Sunday, September 16, 2007

These days when I cannot find Kate Emerson for a second it means one or two things. Either she is hanging out in Scout's bed OR she has found Will and Harry's Pokemon cards. She loves them! She sits and looks at them and talks to them and points at them. It cracks me up. The pictures above are from a week ago...I was unloading the dishwasher and Kate was being a little too quiet. When I went in the other room, she was surrounded by Pokemon cards!

I want to thank all of you who introduced yourselves. I was incredibly surprised and touched by the kind things that you all wrote. I especially want to thank Belen who left me a sweet comment in her "best English." It was great! Your comment actually made me teary eyed (several did). I guess I just thought my Mom (HI MOM!) and a few of my friends were hitting refresh a lot. I feel honored that you all want to follow our family's journey.

My husband wanted me to make sure I told you all that we do argue sometimes and our kids aren't sweet all the time. We are a normal family with ups and downs. Luckily, we do have more ups than downs but I guess it is all perspective.


  1. What fun pictures...Does this hobby drive her big brothers CRAZY???

    It's hard not to be happy when you see Kate's smile.

    Have a great evening,

  2. Isn't it funny what keeps them occupied! Love her monogrammed dress....sweet!

  3. Oh these are priceless - too cute!

    She is such a sweetie and yes, you have taken the blog world by storm, who would not want to see that smile everyday?

    Thanks for always sharing with so many of us.


  4. Kim,

    Love the photos of Kate. Shelby used to love pokemon cards when she was younger. I had no idea they were still "cool". The youngest person in my family is a 15 year old girl, so I guess that's why.

    Thanks for the email today. He keeps asking if we should go. I, like you, am not a bright lights gambling kind of girl, but it could be fun.

    Maybe all my readers keep hitting refresh and that's why no one responded to my post.

    Hope you're all asleep right now.



  5. Really, You and Dave argue ~ I don't believe it :D

    The slide show of Kate is too cute! She is just so sweet! LiLi would play with Ian's cards and when she was that age it was "OK", but just recently he has decided he doesn't want her touching his stuff. I picked up LiLi some Eric Carle Domino cards, OMG ~ she loves them!

    I miss you guys so much, I wish that you lived closer.
    Ladybug Hugs,

  6. Thanks a lot for your words, Kim.

    When I read your blog I realize that being a mum is a universal feeling. I'm spanish, you're american... but both of us are mums.
    Although yoy tell us you're a normal person ( you argue....) I feel you're very special mum that knows to thanks life.

    Thanks again,


  7. Oh this is a familiar sight at our house too, although ours are baseball cards and the gameboy. How is the sleep coming? I hope much better than last week! Such cute pictures, I can just hear her squealing!

  8. Great pics. We have quite a few of those cards around here too :) I love Kate's dress. Have a great week :)

  9. What sweet pictures of Miss Katie Ru. I need to find Hannah some cards to keep busy with. lol
    Now..... Please tell my friend Dave that here in BloggerVille we are not into perspective... every thing is rosey. Even dirty diapers smell like petunias here in our little selective world. hehee

  10. I'm so happy that you found my blog!! And my son Alex will be hugely excited to know that there is a Kate out there who love Pokemon. His dream is to be able to share his love of Pokemon with a sibling . . . perhaps our Kate will have the same interests! She is charming! Do you mind if I add your blog to my morning joe list?

    Thank you for your blog!


  11. she is so cute. You mean its not always butterflies and rainbows and all things sweet??? ;)
    I am like you, in that I blog mostly the happy moments too. I just like to forget the unhappyones!

  12. Oh my goodnes, I was thrilled to see your name on my caller id! It was wonderful to finally hear your voice! Meeting such special people through our adoption has been an added bonus that we weren't expecting. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and your family, I pray this is the beginning of a great friendship :)I loved hearing little Kate Emerson in the background! It just made my day! I will have to add our conversation to my perfect day list!

  13. Isn't that funny? Eli loves them too and sneaks into his big brother's stash. He calls the cards money.

  14. How cute is that! She is just as happy as can be. What do the boys think of that?

    Well, your kids had better not be perfect, or I might not come back! lol...

  15. It's so funny how much they like certain things...she is obviously IN LOVE with those cards...how totally cute!

  16. I love your new blog look. Danielle did a wonderful job. It is very you! Please tell the boys and Miss Katie Ru hi for me. I really miss them. You and Dave need to schedule a date night so I can play more twister. I love the outfit Kate wore to the park.
    Miss you all,

  17. Would mind sharing where you got Kate's hair bows? I don't have any for my Raegan yet and would love to get some like yours! I bought some ribbon and a glue gun...I am intimidated by the thought of making them so buying would be a better option!!!

  18. Is it too late to chime in with who we are and where we're from? Mary - "from" Missouri, although I'm not from here at all. :-) I don't read *every* day, but most. :)


  19. Her dimples are awesome!! She is soooo adorable.

  20. Too cute! I will have to unearth Ben's old Pokemon cards too see if we get the same reaction.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - I was so pleased to see your comment! We think Guo is beautiful, too - you are right that she has a light in her eyes. She has already been through so much in her short life and we can't wait to scoop her up and love on her! My blog is definitely a work in progress...yours is a daily inspiration to me!

    Thanks for sharing your family,
    Laura Beth

  21. Oh funny!
    I might have to mail her some of ours....they seem to come out of the woodwork in our house!! lol

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