Friday, January 30, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Of course, it's fun to have others... so Big Sis and her dh and kids went... and the Little Lady's Madrina and her little guy D came also! We had a great time!
We knew there would be things for the kids to do...so, double bonus!!!!!!!!
For the kids, the Home Depot had a "workshop" on making wooden tool boxes and birdhouses!
They got the kits, an apron with their names on it, and a pin of what they made.
Best thing...they got to watch Mom and Dad work on it for them! *laughs*
We let the boys try.... they were more interested in eating popcorn though....
They also had a petting zoo for them.... it wasnt much of a petting zoo... more like 3 baby lambs and 2 young alpaca's and a big furry bunny.... but the kids got a kick out of it...so, job done!
Rainbow Playsets had some of their big swingsets set up and let the kids play on those... and a home improvement company had a big moonwalk that the kids enjoyed.... but...the ultimate highlight of the entire day.... was....
Trying to take a pic with SpongeBob!!!
K is absolutely THRILLED to hold SpongeBob's hand!!!
D courting our Little Lady.
Our Little Lady Patiently waiting for her dinner!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Finally, a Photo of our New family of Five!!!
First Photo of all 4 siblings!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.
We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."
Monday, January 19, 2009
We HAD to get haircuts for the boys!
Gosh...their hair was getting all fluffy and stuff.... their hair was over their ears and everything!
So, we actually took them to one of those kids specific hair cut places! They really enjoyed it!
They had a slide and toys to play with while we waited.... and when it was actually time to get your hair cut, you could sit in Lighting McQueen, A cozy Coupe, an Airplane, a firetruck, or a little pink car! You could also pick a dvd to watch... or even play a video game!
So... all the boys wanted Lightning McQueen... and SpongeBob! They all did well enough to each get a sucker and a balloon!
Afterwards, we were off to Ikea... remind me NOT to go to Ikea on a holiday again! HORRIBLE!
Although... E and K did get to stay in the play area...so they had a fabulous time!
F and L were stuck with us.... but we made it out of there leaving behind less than $50! Got some cool stuff in the process... some picture frames... and some silverware and plates/cups for the kids.
Oooo could I spend the $$$ in that store!
Getting super excited about tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Even our Little Lady likes to play out in the snow!!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The plastic surgeon said our Lady's stitches are healing fine!
She has Pink Eye.... oh... and.... for more fun and excitement.... she is pushing out 4 molars also.
There is NEVER a dull moment around here!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well... I've been on a Cruise before...but NEVER with 3, two year olds! (and a mil)
It was fun.... interesting....but fun! I'd do it again! I think next time though, I'll make shirts for everyone that say: "keep your comments to yourself!"
2. Did you keep your New Years’ Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I did! I made a resolution to NOT make resolutions and I made the same one for this year.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
One of my friends did. A few of my friends completed their adoptions this year!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
Guatemala, Grand Cayman Island, Mexico, Canada, Belize, and Honduras
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
More Money!!! :) I'd also like more patience... and having a 25 hour day now and then wouldnt hurt!
7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2 Dates actually... both having to do with our Little Lady. The day in May when she officially joined our family...and Dec 26th, when she was bit by our dog.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I began Law School!!!!!!!
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not getting all the stuff done that I had wanted to do...before starting law school.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had my tonsils out... that has GOT to count!
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Our Minivan! Love that the doors open with just a click of a button!!!
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
E and K's!!! Potty Trained!!!! Yea!!!!!!
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Mine and my husbands..... we really need to work on keeping adult problems out of the kids' day.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Kroger, Target, McDonalds.....
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Having our daughter join our family!!!!!! Making us a family of SIX!
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
If I had a Million Dollars!
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder?Much Happier!
thinner or fatter? Bout the same.... pleasantly plump....or big boned....
richer or poorer? Much Poorer!
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Just sit back and take it all in.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
20. How did you spend Christmas?
With dh and our kids.
21. What on-line users did you meet?
A few new people while we were in Guatemala!!!
22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Of course! With our daughter!
23. How many one-night stands?
Ha! Dont I WISH I even had the energy or time to consider THIS! ;)
24. What was your favourite TV program?
NCIS, 48 Hours, Intervention, No Reservations, Tonight Show, and Hell's Kitchen along with Kitchen Nightmares
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Hate may be too strong of a word...but there are a couple of people I would like to bioch slap!
26. What was the best book you read this year?
Toss up between The Art of Political Murder and Through Blindfolds Eyes. (both about Guatemala)
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
That I still like 80's hair bands!!!
28. What did you want and get?
Dad's cancer in remission, Mom is still cancer free, 4 beautiful and healthy kids, a roof over our heads!
29. What did you want and not get?
A lottery WIN!
30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Well.... I just remember all the bad ones.... anything that I've not had to watch over and over for the kids....
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 31.... went to Mongolian BBQ for dinner with my parents and my kids.... That's as exciting as it got.
32.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not living paycheck to paycheck.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I dont have a fashion "concept" I have jeans, tee shirts, and sweats....
34. What kept you sane?
I have 4 kids under 4 and I'm in Law School full time.... I wasnt sane to begin with....
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jack Nicholson (my absolute dream date!!!), Bourdain, Ramsay, and Mark Harmon!
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The election! I'm a political junkie anyways... but to have such a historic election in MY lifetime.... just amazing.... although... I still cant stand the negativity.
37.Who did you miss?
My 2 BF's .... My uncle (gone since 97).... and my grandma (lives in Arkansas)
38. Who was the best new person you met?
My daughter of course!!!! ;) No, really, we have met a lot of wonderful people through this adoption journey.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008?
Stop losing the forest through the trees.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Ok... I have two songs for this year....
1st one was sung by Conway Twitty (favorite singer!) and Loretta Lynn
Friday, January 2, 2009
Waiting for the excitement to begin!!!!
F, Our SpongeBob fanatic in his new PJ's!!!
Our little Lady with her little baby!
Hope everyone had a great holiday season!
For more favorite foto's go Here!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
My mom and dad came down for a couple of days... and while Grandma is here.... off to Chuck E Cheese we will go!
E Suggling up to CeC!
F enjoying his ride with CeC!
Little K trying his best to drive the SpongeBob car to victory!
D and our guys are BFF's so everyone had a great time!
The Three Boys on a friendly alligator!
Even Lady L felt like getting up and playing a while!
(she has been healing amazingly well......much better than we could have ever expected!)