Friday, January 28, 2011


So... it has been a few weeks since I have posted...but that is not to say that life has been quiet and mundane around here.... Lots going on...Never a dull moment.  The last few weeks have been full of ups and downs.  C'est la vie...right?  Besides the adoption roller coaster....much of our time has been consumed by intense potty training sessions....and (knock on wood) I think we may just be turning over a new leaf. I think my little man is FINALLY getting the hang of it.  I just about melt...when he potties and then says.."mommee...are you so proud of me?"  I think I just need to carry a video camera on my hip....just to capture all the funny things he says during the day.  

I also forced myself to fill out the preschool registration form for next year....oh... how I will dread sending this little guy to school next year...even if it is for 2 short mornings a week.  He has become my grocery shopper....even my cleaner! love him...and I will miss our time together tremendously next year!!!  

Of course... he does keep me on my toes...if I'm not watching he will  allow Willie to eat his leftover snack...ziplock bag included, he will press the buttons on the washer when it is still going, he will roll down his car window when it is 21 degrees outside....and yes... he will even stick sister's small Polly Pocket toys up his nose (lesson learned: can NOT clean and vacuum and take my eyes off him unless he is napping!!!)

I am also beaming  over Miss Sophia's acting abilities.  The first grades at her school had their E-I E-I OOPS musical performance last night.  The play was about a group of farm animals who were upset that their cow did not moo.  She was quite the performer....singing with her mouth wide open, dancing....and doing all the moves with not one ounce of stage fright.  She is fearless.  She even had a short speaking part...and rambled it off perfectly.  I am so proud of this little girl.  I desperately wanted to get some good pictures during the performance so you could see the excitement in her face...but I was sitting too far away:( and didn't have my close up lens.  So you really have to look for the little cute blonde girl in all of her yellows (dressed like a chick).


Her biggest fan waiting for the show to begin...

Getting ready for her line...

"If you can't solve this problem, there's one thing left to try!"

And just a few more pictures that I just haven't had time to post.  During one of our many snow days....we found this fun little activity from this amazing blog where you use a pipe cleaner, and a mixture of borax and water to make a crystalized snowflake.  Here the kids are preparing the solution before we hung the pipe cleaner to soak overnight. 

Here is what we awoke to the next morning..

Can you see the crystals??? Pretty neat trick:)

And when the snow days were over and we were back to the school routine...we caught up on our memory game skills.  Joseph is especially fond of our new valentine's memory game.

It was refreshing to have some sunny weather and warmer temperatures today.  Sometimes we just need a little break from old man winter to give us the energy to "push through" till Spring.  Even little J is asking "When will it be pringtime so I can eat my "dramwich" (sandwich) outside?"

1 comment:

koki said...

S is the best - impressed with her rhythm and her singing! Hope the potty training is going well for little big boy J. Looks like another snow day tomorrow. Xoxo thea