Tuesday, January 25, 2011

terrific Tuesday



Here's my Jaymie Claire looking as cute as ever! I love how creative my kids can get on the photo programs on the computer! They really have a lot of fun with it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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(Will and his little friend he met at a Bobcats came last week! Too cute)
I started teaching Will how to read the first of the year. Actually I made it one of my new years resolutions. Anyhow, he is doing really well (level 4 teacher friends) and he knows the first 25 sight words. Well, today I was having him write a sentence on kid pix on the computer and I told him to write the sentence "Will is fun" as fun was one of the new words in his book for the day. Well he wrote the sentence and then I told him to put a period at the end of it. He said "mom, what is that" I reminded him it was the dot at the end of the sentence. He proceeds to put a dot at the end of the sentence and then says shouldn't I put "dot com" Cracked me up. So I had him write out com by sounding it out. So apparently he has created a website called willisfun.com. Haven't gone to visit it yet thought..LOL

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

5th snow day in a row!!!!





What do you do if your kid's school has been cancelled for the 5th day in a row, yes that's right you heard me. Day 5 snow day! Really? I thought I moved away from the midwest winters, only to come here and get school called off for what they say are icy road conditions. I guess the district lines go way North of us and the "country" roads are icy. I can't believe they don't spread sand or salt down on them and move on with it! My kids are in awe that they have called school off all week for what they see on the ground here. Well, since the kids are going stir crazy, I thought I'd get a jump start on having them make their homemade Valentines. Boy am I ahead of the game this year! Out came the glue and glitter and foam hearts and ribbon and I let the kids go to town creating their Valentines. So far they have made a good dent in the amount they need to make. Makes me happy to keep their creative juices flowing while we wait for the ice to melt on the country roads!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Asheville, NC



Before Christmas we traveled about 2 hours from our house and toured the Biltmore. Quite an amazing house that was built 115 years ago and is still the largest house in the US. It was all decorated for Christmas and the decor was beautiful. It was amazing to think that they accomplished the building of this house so long ago. The attention to detail was pretty amazing. We were able to use some of Jeffrey's Hilton points to stay at the Hilton in Ashville, so the kids got to use the pool and hot tub. That is always a special treat this time of year. You can't see too much of the Biltmore in our little family photo but believe me. It is huge! I would like to go back during the summer time as I hear the gardens are breathtaking. The other photo is of our little ham. He found the shower cap in hotel rooms bathroom and thought he looked pretty cute sportin it on his head. Always good for a laugh! I've been a BAD blogger lately. I told Jeffrey I was going to stop, but then he reminded me I have people visit my blog that like to see how the adoption process of a toddler is going and our story encourages and inspires toddler adoption for some. There is a service that turns your blog into a book in paper form and I may do that, as Will loves this blog. He visits it a couple times a day to check himself out! So, I will move on and continue to post and advocate toddler adoption. Who wouldn't want to adopt once they meet this little character and his wonderful blending into our family? I have to get ready to start Will's 2 years home post placement report for the Ethiopian government and our agency. I think they will agree, Will had no complaints!

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One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

One of our favorite photos of Will when he first got home

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