Thursday, January 28, 2010

Red Couch Pictures...or in our case, Brown Chair Pictures!!!!

We are the only family in our group....
So, actually we don't even qualify as a group, now do we???

The shop keepers and our new friends would ask how many families we have in our group.  We would always repsond with 'it's just us'. 

Today was the day we decided to do our 'Red Couch Pictures'. (For those of you who are not familiar with this most famous photo op, this is when families dress up their newly adopted kiddos in Chinese attire, head over to the White Swan Hotel lobby, and take pictures of all the babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children in their group on a red couch.  I have no idea where this formality originated is just something we all do.)

Since it was only us, we were pretty laid back about the whole thing.  So laid back that Avery really didn't 'get' the Red Couch thing

She decided to sit on the brown chair.....
Go figure!!!???
Nothing like breaking with tradition!

Faith and I were able to coax Avery into a couple 'Red Couch' pictures....but, we had to promise her ice cream.  (Do y'all see a pattern here with the food bribery thing????  For Faith, it's chocolate.  Shea responds extremely well to gum.  And now, we have discovered Avery's weakness....Ice Cream!!!)

She is such a little stinker!!!!


  1. Nice pictures. I better get some ice cream. Love you and miss you. Dave or Daddy

  2. Love them all! (And the Tongginator totally did not wear a qi pao for our Red Couch pictures. She wore a denim jumper. It was the only thing we could find in her size - 3 mo. clothing!)

  3. those a beautiful pictures of a beautiful little girl!

  4. She is so cute!! you are so blessed. I'm happy for you all and praying for safe travel. Love and BLessings from Alabama,

  5. The Wimmers should all have an outfit like that. I wonder if there's a red couch around here somewhere?!

    What a fun little spitfire personality you have. I can't wait to see how you and Shea work together to create silliness in your home!

  6. She may be a stinker :), but she is just so GORGEOUS! My oh my is she adorable! Love the pictures of her! Beautiful Girl!!!