Saturday, September 29, 2007

♥Please Pray for my friend Avarie♥

Please take a minute out of your day to pray for my friend Avarie. Her forever family was told they were in PGN, only to find out they went in PGN in July and the very next day was sent to investigations! They are unsure about what is really going on. But I am sad because I need my friend Avarie to come home and play with me.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Ok, I picked this as my FFF because this is the first actual picture we have of all of us together. This is the night we flew home. It was record low temperatures in Ohio and the kids only went to school 1 day out of the 6 we were in Guatemala. The kids were so excited to see their sister and as you can tell by the way I look in the picture, I couldn't stop crying I was so happy to be all together...finally!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I said I never would do it, but I broke down and did it...

I broke down and bought Sophia a 2 in 1 harness. Now...
Before you all send me hate posts or emails saying it's inhumane, I too said I would never do it, but then this week came along and PRINCESSA SOPHIA has decided that she wants to be INDEPENDENT, and while I welcome her INDEPENDENCE, I don't welcome it while I am trying to get groceries and she is climbing out of the buggy or when I am in Target and people are looking at me like I am killing her because she is screaming at the top of her lungs because she wants OUT. So, I tried to do the right thing, I took her out of the cart and squatted down to her level and said in that "soft listen to mommy voice"
"PLEASE SOPHIA MOMMY WILL LET YOU OUT BUT YOU HAVE TO HOLD MOMMY'S HAND" And for the first 2 seconds she was good, until she seen the pumpkins and then she was faster then lightening gone...climbing on them while the grocery lady looked at me and said "Ma'am although she is cute, your little girl can't climb on the pumpkins" And in that not so "soft listen to mommy voice" I said, "NO KIDDING" And the lady walked away! So, off to Target we went and bought the cute little Monkey friend that is on Princessa Sophia's back. And believe it or not, she likes him!
That is my sister's lime uniform trying to take her picture with her cell phone this morning...
I bet she is thinking...humm, Why is there a Monkey on my back?
Taking him for a walk and showing Strawberry Short cake her new friend
Checking herself out in the mirror
Still not sure, but she is checking him out good....He is cute isn't he. He is a back pack too.
Not back momma, he is kinda cute
Brother had the hand strap
Maybe if I hold on to this too, they won't notice. Look at them finger prints on that mirror...whew!
Brother still holding on..

All in All, I think she likes him. For those of you going to Atlanta, my little one will be the one with the Monkey on her back=)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Don't you love toys you can always go back too?

Don't you love toys that kids will play with at any age? Sophia loves the farm. Katelyn loved it and Frankie too.
Look Mom, the Moooo- Cow
Every horse needs a kiss
I said "Sophia can you show me the Oink Oink? And she pushed her nose up and said OINK OINK
She was so proud and showing me the fence on her fingers
Lookie Momma, The tractor.. Had to take a break to get my sip.
Putting the farm away..
Do I really want to put it away mom?
I have to give the Momma horse a kiss too.
Ok Momma, got it back out. Going to play with the horsie some more!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weekend Away...Much needed Weekend away=)

We made it to the cabin on Friday night and after a round of bath, the kids were playing in the floor...
How adorable is this picture?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Favorite Foto Friday
I have to pick 2, the first is our referral picture of Sophia. She was 19 days old & the second is when she was 6 months old and the only picture we have of her smiling in all of our monthly updated pictures. Also note the small birth mark under her left eye, that is still there and really the only way she knew she was our baby every month, because the pictures were always different looking.
Here ya go Katie...Look at the start of them curls..

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Curls Curls and More Curls

I have had people ask me what Sophia looks like with all her curls down....And here it is....She does have a small elastic hair band in but as you can see, it didn't help much.
Here she is doing her new trick that Katelyn taught her....Flying

Curls Curls and More Curls
My Favorite Picture
When you get the camera out, she now stops and cheese smiles

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mosquito Bites...Do your babies Swell?

When Baby Girl woke up today her right eye was about swollen shut. She has one Mosquito bite on her forehead right by her hair line but no visible bite on or near her eye? Anyone else's little ones swell from Skeetie Bites?
** Thanks to Beckie for helping me to know how to upload more pictures at one time**