Friday, January 1, 2010

Random Pics

I haven't posted in soooo long -- I'm horrible -- this is my attempt to get caught up over the next couple of days. I have some pics that I want to share but don't necessarily require their own post so here are a few:
1) We took the boys to get haircuts the other day and I guess Mikey was pretty tired because he fell asleep in the chair and the poor girl had to hold his head up to finish.
2) I got up early on Thanksgiving morning to go do some Christmas shopping. Being the nice wife that I am I took Brooklyn with me since she was awake so she wouldn't wake her dad or brothers. She was not too happy about it.
3) Daddy and kids having fun at the park.
4)I finally got the kids in for their first trip to the dentist. Ezra, the oldest, had to be held down so the dentist could look at his teeth which he said were hurting. Brooklyn wouldn't even sit in the chair, she cried until my cousin took her out to the car. She wouldn't even come back in to get a treat bag and new toothbrush. Mikey on the other hand sat in the chair the whole time while the lady cleaned and flossed his teeth and the dentst did the exam. Then he asked if they could clean them again. He is the weirdest kid.
5) When I go to Target or Walmart I usually have to bribe to stay in the cart without crying. This time Brooklyn had chocolate donuts.
6) We went to the pizza park back in the summer and when we came out the boys wanted to pick me flowers. The funny thing is that if you look at Mikey's flower he pulled out the entire root of the flower. He's a strong boy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Gingerbread House

Well Ezra started pre-school yesterday. It was kind of a whirlwhind getting him in. Every place I called before summer said they were already filled up so I pretty much gave up and figured I would just start early next year. A friend told me about The Gingerbread House and that they were still accepting kids. I called on a Tuesday and he started school the next Monday. Quick. He doesn't start kindergarten for another 2 years but I wanted to get him around some other kids so he can learn some social skills and also how to interact with teachers. So far he likes it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I just realized how long it has been since I posted anything. Our latest venture has been t-ball with Ezra. I wanted to get him into something that involved other kids and him actually following some instructions. It was a 6 week season and his last game is Saturday. He has really enjoyed playing and has actually done very well. Of course Nino had to go out and buy the bat, ball, and tee for home so we could practice but I think it has actually helped him a lot. He's very good at hitting. Catching is a different story. He sometimes actually lays on the field and cries if the ball doesn't come straight to him. Kids will be kids I guess.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Welcome Baby Noah

Okay so I have really been slacking. I feel really horrible. As I'm sure most or all of you know we have a new baby boy, Noah Liam. He is 3 weeks old now. On January 23rd we picked up our newest addition from the hospital and brought him home. We are crazy, at least we've been told that and are finally starting to believe it. But we love this little boy so much already. We are happy to have him in our home. We love you Noah!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Ezra!

Once again I'm running behind -- Last week we celebrated Ezra's 3rd birthday! I can't believe he is getting so big. It seems like just yesterday we got him. He was 8 months old. I remember every detail about that day. Now he is 3 years old. He is a big boy. He loves to play with his brother and sister, he loves Mickey Mouse and his grandmas. We are so blessed to have him in our family.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's The Day We Got Mikey Day!!

Two years ago today my life changed yet again. Ezra had been with us for about 4 months, I had known I was pregnant for about 3 months. Life was great. On January 11, 2007 I got a phone call from the adoptions unit about a 3 week old baby boy they needed a home for. I assured the lady who called that I could not handle this, already having a 1 year old and also being pregnant. I'm not sure if what she said next was true intuition or if it was a desperate plea to find this baby a home. I would like to think it was the first. She said to me, "Please think about this .. I was supposed to call a different family on the list but I felt prompted to call you." How do you say no to that? After a quick consult with my husband we said YES! The next few hours were a blur. Our families thought we were nuts and we kind of thought so too, but as I walked into that office and saw this little baby my heart sank. It would still be a year and a half before the adoption would be final but in that instant I knew he was mine. Welcome Michael Andrew! We love you with all our hearts!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas! We spent the last 2 days with family and friends and enjoyed a lot of visits. The kids have been so excited for Santa to come. Last night we got a surprise visit from Oma. We knew she was coming for Christmas but she came early ans spent the night. Santa left presents for the kids at Grandma and Papa's house this year. I guess he knew Papa has been sick and couldn't get up and out of the house too early so we all went there to open presents. Then we came back home and opened the rest of our presents here. We then had a wonderful meal cooked by none other than .. me!! It was yummy but I had a lot of help! What a wonderful day to be with family and see my kids have a good time!