No,...Lucky Mama

Mary Whidden and James Phillips share about their daughter Langley- they also gave an overview of their China adoption experience.

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Location: Indiana, United States

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Nothing Much...

Hey What's That Flashing Light on the Camera?
I'm Mesmerized...
Oh- a Timer... Sneaky How Those Things Work

Nobody Takes Baby's Fries

I Know I'm Sly.

Just Chillin' With My Fries.

Quit with the Camera Already!

My mother was unhappy- nay, I say appalled- at the awful picture of Langley chowing down on the mooncake. "It doesn't even look like our baby." It is a bad picture- ahh but the best of a bad lot. So I am going to post a couple cute ones- and one with me (since I rarely do). Not much going on here in DC. Langley has learned to throw trash in the trash can. Yesterday, while doing laundry, Jamie said after they opened the dryer door she found a dryer sheet and walked over and put it in the trash. Which might not seem like much- but this was in the basement of our apartment complex, where she hasn't been in months, and still found the trash can.
Fore those of you wondering (and those who have asked) yes, she does have curly hair- and no we don't know "where she got it" .We have no idea if it will grow out or not. Even while we were in China people would come up to us and say "Curly Hair- So Rare."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Langley and Her Love of Small Spaces

Sunday, September 24, 2006


In China its almost time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this year I think its on October 8th. So I went and bought traditional Mooncakes (because this is the festival of the Moon Lady). Serioulsy who am I kidding like I need another reason to eat sweets- I mean if you know my family you know I was born with Cream Candy and Peanut Butter Fudge in my bottle.
Mooncakes are a sort of dense pastry with filling- the tradition flavors are Lotus, Mung Bean and 5 Flavor. They are beautiful- the top is so intricate- they are put into a mold before baking. These are great- different but really good. I had heard all these stories that they were too sweet (is there such a thing?) and awful. Oh how wrong they are- although I do have some more adventurous flavors for the actual event. Anyway Langley loves them too. Here are pictures of her half- and her eating. These are the 5 flavor kind. (I forgot to take pictures the first time she had it- so this is the second).

Random September Pictures

The Backlight makes me look all Mysterious

Are You Sure Wearing This Makes Me A Princess?

Ahhh Man- Love that Dora

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sept. 9th Game- you know the one where we kicked their @$$

This is Langley's Game Face

What Kinda Call Was That!?!

"Tressel- I Have An Idea"

Sweetie- Wrong Ball- but Love the Outfit!

Friday, September 15, 2006

18 Month Check-Up

Langley Elizabeth BaoLai Phillips
18 Month Check-Up
September 15, 2006

Height: 33 inches (82%)
Weight: 22 lbs 8 oz (21%)

She did well, according to Jamie. We couldn't find the vaccination book so the Doctor had to figure out what shots to give her- and that took a while. During that time she got a bit fed up. Her head has shrunk according to the measurement- which Jamie said couldn't have been very accurate today- as she was very squirmy and kept pulling on the end of the measuring tape.
Now Jamie is sick- bad cold not what I had thank goodness, but still feels awful. Hopefully he can get some rest today. Anyway he is on his way home to give Langley some Tylenol for her shots and hopefully they can both take naps.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


OK I discovered the first thing about being a Mom I really hate- Being sick. Me, not her. (I am sure I will hate it even more when she gets really sick too- not just the bad cold type- but since that hasn't happened yet this is the first thing I hate- that can be the second thing I hate). It’s not fun when it’s her- because while you do your best to sooth her and make her feel better- at least she understands that she feels bad (an like I said so far its only been a cold. When you are sick she has no concept of the fact that you feel bad. How could she-she 18 months old. She doesn't understand how while it is this wonderful surprise that Mommy didn't go to work today and stayed home with her and Daddy- she won't play- and most definitely let me sit on her tummy. (GI Bug or Food Poisoning- can't tell which- but am hoping for food poisoning because it’s not contagious).
Yesterday was awful (the night before really sucked- but at least Langley was asleep for the big fireworks). By the time she got up I was just exhausted and nauseous- and my stomach was so sore I couldn't stand up straight- which makes me think if I would have stuck with the crunches throwing up would not have made my muscles ache as much.
She is such a good girl and Jamie was wonderful- he kept her occupied the entire day, while I sipped Sprite and mostly slept.
Now I am just hoping they don’t catch it- because it was just wrong.

Friday, September 08, 2006

This one is for Rhonda...And Mommy

This is for Rhonda- I know its a bit warm still for these-
but I couldn't resist.
And we do keep our place pretty cold.
(These were Zane's). Isn't she cute and cuddley!

This is for Mommy- Isn't she stylin' in her brown cords and cute shirt?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What you really want to see...

Beautiful Girl Up at Lost Rock

Safety First

Am I the Same Girl from the First Picture? What A Face

Oh Yes Mama Did.

And She Was a Very Good Driver.
(At 2 MPH)

Labor Day Weekend

We had such a wonderful weekend. Langley and I went to Mawmaw and Papa’s in Kentucky. After getting off to a late start- the plane was delayed and we didn’t make it to Morehead until almost 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning- we had a blast. We started out with a get together over at my Cousin Rhonda’s house and my Mom’s family was there. We ate and talked and Langley played with her cousins- generally having a great time- it was so great, in fact, that we needed to do it again the next day. This time up at Hattie Marie and Eddie’s. We spent the day 4-wheeling, mule riding and really having fun. Then on Monday we got to see Freida, Carolyn, Angie and Xandi (Langley’s “big sister” from China). Overall it was so much fun- they only downside was that Jamie had to stay in DC for a reading at the Kennedy Center and rehearsals for Deathtrap.

Update: Per Mr. Phillips Deathtrap is one word