Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
We spent the day here in town over at my Aunt's house. Most of my family came except my brother had to work. (ahh the life of a CHP) Ryanne did what she does best at this lovely age of three and did her time in time-out. Ugh, even Thanksgiving doesn't change the rebel in her!
When she wasn't in trouble she attacked her cousin Christopher who by the way is at the age where girls are "icky" and annoying so he was a little less than thrilled that I didn't call her off. :)
My mom and Aunt stopped cooking long enough to pose for a picture; well I kind of told them if they didn't turn around I would zoom in on thier butts and post them on my blog today!
After a great dinner my cousins (who I swear were just babies) and me and the girls all just hung out and visited. It was a really fun day! Thank you Tim and Donna for hosting, great job as usual! :)
Friday, November 16, 2007
Morgan is rolling out the dough and as you can see by my three year olds face if it isnt about her, revolving around her or her turn she gets an attitude but......................
Look what happens when its all eyes on her! Ugh!! Hopefully I survive my second trip through the three's stage. Its never pretty in our house.
Legacy of an adopted child
Once there were two women who never knew each other. one you do not remember, the other you call mother.
Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.
The first gave you life and the second taught you to live it. the first gave you a need for love the other was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent the other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotion; the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.
One gave you up......it was all that she could do. The other prayed for a child and God brought her straight to you.
And now you ask me through your tears, The age old question through the years.
Heredity or environment...........which are you a product of?
Neither darling........ neither, just two different kinds of love.
I love you Morgan & Ryanne with everything that is good in me. You have made me a better person. I am more open to Gods possibilites and blessings because of you. Because of you I am kinder, more gentle, more fun, & more aware of people around me that need someone. I desire to serve God daily so that you will never be short changed in the mom department. I know I will fall short of what you deserve but I will stand on Gods promise that he will give me the strength to be consistent, compassionate and grow as you grow. I pray for you daily that you will be women after Gods own heart; world changers for him. That you will hide his word in your heart and always remember that you were hand picked to be in our home. Love Mommy- Aka mamma
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Dan & Ryanne entertained themselves in the most bizarre ways (as usual)
While Morgan and Aunt Kim made us some YUMMY cookies.
Dan's sister Suzanne and her husband Doug also live down there so they came over and joined us for lunch and some lovin' on the kids. We poured over old family photo albums and laughed that deep belly laugh that just comes rolling out of you till' it hurts kind of laugh. It was great just getting to spend the day relaxing and being together. Tyler is amazing and we are crazy in love with him. The girls talked about how sad they were to leave him all the way home; very sweet.
Tyler getting loved on by Auntie Suzanne. Doug and Suzanne are expecting their first babies in March. Yup thats right twins! A boy & a girl. We are all laughing about how crazy its going to be this time next year when they are all on the move and running through whoevers house we are at. I can't wait! The more kid noise the more fun!!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Caleb and Morgan have been friends since they were 6 months old and Luke and Ryanne since birth. They just bought the house next door to us which makes our friendship even more fun and more of an adventure! Lucky kids! When I was 4 my best friend lived next door to me and I swear I was going to marry him so I better watch out for those boys huh? ;)
We can't forget the youngest of the group, sweet Lillie who is to young yet to run and play. Marianne says we need to have another to even things out; I say she should have thought that through before having another! :) I threw in the towel, she wins 3 to 2. I'm good with that really! :)
This is me & Morgan looking really tired before her next swim. We had to get up in the dark this morning to get her to Riverside for her meet. ugh!
Here she is doing the back stroke, she cut 2 seconds off of her time. That may not sound like allot but in swimming its huge! Last month she cut off a whole second so I told her she would be floating across the water at this rate! ;)
I thought making this sephia tone would hide the dirt on her face but not so much! I swear she is the BIGGEST dirt magnet ever.
Loving on Daddy and cheering on sissy; all in a days work!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Our kids and my dear friends kids always come up with a movie theme and then pick a character that fits them best. This year it was Toy Story so Ryanne was Little Bo Peep and Morgan was Jessie the cow girl.
Here is Marianne with Luke who is Buzz Light Year, Lillie who is one of Ryannes lost sheep and sadly we are missing Woody (AKA Caleb) because he came down with the stomach flu earlier in the day and had to miss out. Bummer!!
Nope, couldn't get them to smile at all! Notice the pails with the liners I had sewn to go inside! Thanks for the idea Christy P. (if you want to see some great ideas click on her lick on myblog-to crafty!)
Happy Halloween from the Toy Story crew!!