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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Life Lesson...


Moment of the day!

We truly love to show the children nature, point out things they may miss. Like geese flying over head in the shape of a V, a pasture of cattle...searching out if any new calfs are in the high grass. I guess you get the picture. Today on the way to the park I spoted a HUGE turtle. I mean so huge I could not pick it up if I had to. It was very old and agian HUGE. There it was on the center line, not sure if it was crossing or turning around. I pulled over put on the blinkers. We were on a back road, a very hilly back road. I tried to give cars a warning by waving out the window to slow down. Many cars took notice and slowed, but as the kids watched...car #4 clipped that poor turtle, spun it about. The poor creature was twisting and very much in pain. My daughter was screaming. "mommy, get out and help him", I could not. I told her the turtle will go into the grass, and its not safe for mom to go into the road. She cried for 15 min, when we arrived at the park, we each said a prayer to God to help the turtle. *life lesson, please do not stop to watch animals in the road, most time the outcome is not good.

On a better note, upon return I spoted 3 chunky platic Little Tots play equipment for sale in someones yard. The picnic table, Little cottage and huge climbing fort with slide. Guess what? All 3 for $55.00!!! We got a neighbors truck, brought them home and cleaned them up. We are enjoying our new backyard playground, very much.

We are falling deeper in love with our daughter everyday. Its wonderful to see the children bond as siblings. I try to watch from afar, both M&M have showed much kindness and affection at times I would of never imagined. She is very verbal, loves to play with the other children. Still perfers me for cuddling, feeding, main care ect. She has the sweetiest smile and such kind kisses. She shows much gratitue for even the littlest of kindness showed to her. As with our first two children, at first it feels like we are babysitting, then in time it clicks. "this is for real". I pray for all the families & children waiting for court in Ethiopia to finish investigations. I know this is for the best. No one wants to look at a child they adopted with questions in the back of their mind. Adoptive families are very strong. I hope for positive news soon for all my friends.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

let the planting begin!


Monday, May 25, 2009

fun with family

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Smile"

"A woman is like a tea-bag.
You never know how strong she is
until you put her in hot water."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, May 16, 2009

$9.00 + Lollypops= happiness!




Yea, thats "my boy" wanting the biggest one in the group that costs more than his sisters. I did realize that he had been waiting all year for this special treat and did give in letting him pick out any lolly that he wanted! Thoses darn pops are so sticky, all day walking around the festivial with them sticking to the hairs on my arms, sticking to my pants,sticking to their checks, we did manange to keep them out of our hair! Thats part of being a kid, they will remember lollypop days!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pure Joy!


Every day is pure joy with Carmen, watching her enjoy life, learn new things. Sometimes its still hard to understand everything that she is trying to tell me. However today, it was very clear that she was not happy when the ride stopped and she need a bonus ride. This photo is her bonus ride! To think a few weeks ago, she was happy taking a bath holding "her" dinner roll, that was all hers. Her prize toy was a small matchbox car. She would prefer to be held by mom instead of riding on the swings with the other kids. Every day another layer of a sweet little girl is surfacing.

Monday, May 11, 2009

So Cute

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers Day