Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

from a Vampire, Tough Guy and a Fairy Princes

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mt. Rainier

 We took a little road trip to Mt. Rainier.  I hadn't been since I was a little girl.

We got to spend the day with Auntie Laurie and Uncle Greg

A great mile and a half hike up the mountain

some of us had to stop to rest

 Or get a picture of the men in her life

O.K.  guess these men are actually boys, but they sure are handsome

We tried for a Christmas card picture . . .

This was my way of getting a little extra workout - 33 pounds on my back

And this is how the kids got back to the car . . . even the pumpkin cookies didn't work.  Thank God for Dads and Uncles.

We had a great day.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Go Dog Go

I have a little back seat driver.

"red - stop"

"Geeeeen - Gooooo"

She does not miss a light

She really does pay attention.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soap Boat

First grade homework is pretty fun sometimes . . .

especially when you get dads undivided attention

and get to use tools from his tool box

The final product . . . a boat made out of a bar of Ivory

A happy and proud boy

Friday, October 15, 2010


We are on borrowed time. Naomi is still being seen for speech at her birth to 3 program, the problem is she is 3 now and as soon as her speech teacher gets a new student she has to let Naomi go. So sad because I love her speech therapist she is good, she gets Naomi and all her antics and believe me she has MANY. I get attached to these peeps.

The school district has picked up her speech services but only once a week. Honestly that just is NOT going to cut it for our girl. Naomi is very delayed and with speech apraxia thrown in there, well, she has a loooong why to go. She is making progress but I see many of years ahead of her.

So anyway, I was filling out forms for private speech and another program. It always hits me when they ask for her medical and birth history. We have almost None. We know so very little about those first 15 months of her life and a big fat 0 for birth and pregnancy info. It makes me Sad, but for her. I wonder how much this will bother her as she gets older??? When she is filing out these forms for herself???

It makes me long for her to know just a little history. I know she won't.

As for me I am so proud, beyond PROUD that my daughter is from China that God chose her to be



Ours because her daddy and brothers are quite smitten with our girl.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Have a wonderful weekend.

Good luck Auntie Laurie!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Hoop

Pete has been wanting a basketball hoop for a very long time. A place for a hoop was one of his criteria for our new house.

Look what he picked up at a garage sale this weekend . . .

My boys are signed up to play on a team.

They got a little practice in today.

We had to keep the little guys from getting squished by the ball