Archive for June, 2008« Previous Entries
She is a four month old blue standard poodle and a new addition to the Brown home. Bill loves bigger dogs and while Penny is super cute and sweet she isn’t the big, fun loving, playing dog Bill or the kids really like. We began looking for one a while back and finally saw some [...]
“We could go to Chuck E. Cheese’s tonight. Anyone could go there … girls, Dads. *long pause* But not monsters.” — Annie
I generally do not get religious on the blog, I keep this journal as a place for my thoughts on raising my kids, and while I offer up prayers throughout the day to get me through that I don’t openly discuss it here. Today I feel it is time to call on all the prayer [...]
“I just gave Kimberly the Roger Rabbit spoon because I was being nice.” — Annie “It’s called being ‘sweet’.” — Kimberly Interchange at the breakfast table
Today was the last day of swim class for the kids in their current levels. Next week they all move up a level. They are a little excited and a little worried. I think it will be good for them. For a celebration the teachers allowed them to go down the slide today. Course they [...]
Today was an emotional day. As you all know we are on this journey to adopt our son. I know he is alive and my arms ache to hold him and my eyes yearn to look into his. Those things make this journey a very emotional one. Today 5 referrals were made. I am so [...]
“There is no ‘V’ Mom!” ~ Kimberly Annie and Kimberly have been learning to read for some time. They can blend 3 letter CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with ease and have started to branch out. They love to read the BOB books and have good success with them. Kimberly has long since been a child who [...]
I finished Bitty Baby’s quilt. I did machine quilting and used fusible batting. Here is the backside. I am pleased with how it came out. I want to get it washed to see how the fusible batting releases.
I have the quilt top done. I still need to put a border around it, but I thought I would share it. I also did a fun little doll quilt for Bitty Baby.
Today while Grammy and Papa were over visiting Mimi pumped herself on the swing! Everyone was so proud of her. You can see Cousin Wyatt pumping along with her. She is very happy to be like the big kids. Sorry the video is tilted to the side. I never remember to turn it.
Because the kids are wearing bathing suits all the time the laundry is way down. I just finished the laundry for the week and rather than the normal 10 loads it was just 5 loads!!!!! WOOOHOOO *No I don’t really have a list but I do love summer a whole lot and there could be [...]
I am a pretty avid blog writer and I value the information I have put into this project so much. All my childrens histories are packed into the wonderful space where it is all catalogued and saved perfectly. I can search this site and find anything I want to recall, and since I always wrote [...]
“I am going to case this for Daddy.” ~ Kimberly “Don’t drink all the soda, case me some!” ~ Annie “Can we case this milk?” ~ Mimi For some reason our kids always substitute the word case in for save. They do it all the time and it is funny. We have tried to explain [...]
I finally figured out the direction I wanted to go with the coveted Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric. Here is the first night’s progress. I absolutely love how it is coming out!!!
Today session two of swim began. The girls are continuing at their previous level to improve on their skills. Mimi has Ms. Ally this time and Annie and Kimberly have Ms. Marie. They really like their teachers and I am sure they will blossom more in the coming weeks. Here is a picture from last [...]
What a special surprise I came to find today. I was busy doing laundry and other house chores and I set the towels and washcloths on the couch to fold when I had a moment. While I was busy putting in the next load Kimberly folded them all perfectly and put them in the drawer. [...]
Some have contended that every day is Father’s Day. That may be, but today was Father’s Day (Observed) and it was a great day. All week, The Girls have been eager to give me my gifts and make me the meals they had picked out. As always, I too was excited but I’m perfectly happy [...]
Today the girls had their dance recital. They have been practicing all year long and finally got to do a big performance for their family. Grammy, Papa, Cousin Wyatt, Cousin Joey, Cousin Damian, Uncle Dick, Aunt Teresa, John, Aunt Steph and Aunt Sabrina were all there to watch them. I was able to get pictures [...]
If you don’t think this kid is super adorable!!! I didn’t get a picture of Annie and Kimberly dolled up before their recital practice but I will make sure to do that tomorrow.
I love comfort food especially when I am stressed. The past several days I have been living on crunchy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread. YUM! What is your most favorite comfort food?« Previous Entries