Archive for July, 2008« Previous Entries
This is a new low in helicopter parenting: Parents want written updates, too. “We’re forced to tell parents everything the kids have done,” said June Ingraham, spokeswoman for camp Sail Caribbean. “Like, ‘They sailed from point A to point B; they went on land; they took a hike; they got ice cream at a local [...]
After 8 weeks of getting the kids up and out of the house by 9:15 Monday thru Thursday today was our last day. The kids really flourished in their swimming. I think it had something to do with the fact that the classes were everyday and the fact that each day we were swimming in [...]
Today all three children needed their Hep A shot and their Varicella (chicken pox) shot. They needed the Hep A shot since baby brother will be coming home from Africa, and the fact that they would need it sometime anyhow. Kimberly and Annie needed the varicella because they are starting preschool and it is mandatory [...]
One of the other serious love affairs in my life is with Fiestaware. I began collecting many years ago and I have built up my assortment of colors through the years. I have all the colors that have been available in mass production since I started collecting except for black and white. While I know [...]
Here is Madeline on the swing singing her version of I L-O-V-E Y-O-U. Please forgive the sqeaky swing in the backgroud, we have to capture these moments no matter where they happen.
“Please turn it to channel 8.” ~ Kimberly in her bear voice She was playing with her Calico Critters and they were coming back to their home after being out. The bear family was talking to each other and the Father Bear told the baby rabbit to turn the tv to channel 8. So cute [...]
So this week, to pass the time while we wait, I think I will expose you to a favorite thing of mine. (Maybe along the way I will get to see a new certain favorite thing of mine. ) One thing I love and have a serious addiction to is Soft Lips lip gloss. Anyone [...]
Today I was chatting with a friend and I was reminded of this post I made. We were actually talking about sleepless nights and that is what made me think of that post and that memory. Course as I was re-reading the entry I found a wonderful passage that I wrote for others but I [...]
As I write this, my girls are watching Postman Pat after having just finished with Theodore the Tugboat. Sandi and I are so happy that the marketing minds behind Qubo have been utterly unable to turn these and other programs into any sort of merchandise. I look at friends whose kids are enamored of Thomas [...]
“I just want to be kind.” — Annie Today was Annie’s day for an errand out alone with me. We try to alternate parents and children each day on the weekend so that everyone gets a special time. We went to Costco and Annie told everyone we encountered that she had two sisters who weren’t [...]
It seems unreal that I am sitting here at 20 weeks with my dossier to Ethiopia. There have been no referrals for 3 weeks and really it doesn’t feel any closer. If someone had said to me when we first submitted our dossier that we would still be waiting at 20 weeks I would have [...]
“You need the Smart Clip, Mom” ~ Kimberly and Annie Yesterday while driving in the van my cell phone rang. I recently changed purses so I was digging around to find my phone but had no luck, once I found my phone I had to redial. While I was calling the person back the kids [...]
“I L-O-V-E O-Y-U” ~ Mimi There is a song I have sung the kids since they were tiny. The lyrics are: I L-O-V-E Y-O-U, You’re all of my dreams come true. From your cute little nose, to the tips of your toes. I L-O-V-E Y-O-U Mimi always mixes up the o and y in YOU. [...]
In one month from today my little babies will be going to preschool. This is one of those life changes that you can’t anticipate how it will feel until it happens. Course I know I will miss them but I also know I will be overwhelmed with a sense of pleasure at the fact that [...]
“Mom look, I am growing. Wii Fit says so.” ~ Mimi Today while Mimi and I were out running errands she told me this because she could reach the roof of the Mini Cooper. Earlier in the day Bill had let the kids weigh themselves on wii fit and all had grown.
Keeping Annie from keeping her ears out of the water is proving to be the hardest event this summer. She loves swimming so much that this restriction seems like it may kill her. Of course it won’t but seeing your child frustrated by something she cannot be overcome without time is hard. She floats around [...]
This process takes you on such an emotional rollercoaster. It is hard to put it exactly into words how you are okay with waiting but want to see/hold your child NOW! In an attempt to pull myself out of my funk that I have been in over not having a referral, I have been focusing [...]
So it would seem that we are currently waiting for a 0-12 month old. Not a big deal, although we thought it was 0-18 months. So I guess we will be getting a baby baby. I guess we can start working on a nursery now. We held off because before we just weren’t certain if [...]
In case you are curious we are still here wondering when the phone is going to ring from our agency with the news that will change our lives.
“Mom my body is leaking all over.” ~ Mimi She says this when she sweats, it is hilarious. With the humidity she has been sweating a lot. We all have really.« Previous Entries