Sunday, May 18, 2008

Last Day of Preschool

Emma and her baby

Emma thought this day would never come, but school is finally out! Their class celebrated with a luau. It was so cute! They had a music program. Emma was slow to warm up, but finally got into the groove. Sam, meanwhile, sat glued to his carpet square, wanting to know where mommy was at every second. Emma has the sweetest, most serene and peaceful look about her face and we are all convinced that her relief over the end of school has washed over her and left her content! :o) We tease because she loves school and has the greatest time while she is there and is overflowing with stories when she gets in the car, but she never wants to go and tells us repeatedly that "I not like school!" She is such a drama queen! Sam does love school and is always excited about going, but I think he was a little overwhelmed with all of the classes being in one big room and having all of the parents there. He really always had to keep tabs on me. Emma and Sam were not sitting together (in fact they were sitting across from each other) so I kept having to move around to get the best pictures and video. In the end, we had a luau in their room and said our goodbyes. One mommy had brought her baby daughter to the party and Emma was obsessed with the baby. She was very sweet and gentle and even asked if she could go see the baby. The baby truly adored her and Emma kept saying, "The baby loves me" and she would just beam and giggle. We had a great time. Now what am I going to do with all 5 of them home for the whole summer???????

Sunday, May 11, 2008


My favorite candy is a Nerds Rope (Tropical Flavor) and they are very hard to find. Russ asked me what I wanted for Valentine's Day and I said a Tropical Nerds Rope - he looked and looked and could not find them. He frequented gas stations and called local candy stores but to no avail. You would have to know Russ - he will not be outdone. The rare Tropical flavor will not win!! He has been looking for them ever since then - 3 months!! He finally found them on Amazon and when I came into the kitchen this morning, I found this candy greeting. He ordered 2 cases so I will be enjoying my Tropical Nerds Ropes for quite a long time to come! All 48 of them (One for almost every week of the year, but, really, do you think it will even last me a month?!)
Happy Mother's Day 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008


I have been tagged by my dear friend Shelly.

So here are the three things about to the person who tagged you and tag 5 other bloggers (let them know by posting a comment on their blog).

1) I am a closet control freak - all of our clothes are hung in our closet according to color, collar and sleeve length. Every one in my family has a different color set of hangers - Coleman is red, Jack is blue, Robbie is green, Emma is pink and Sam has the white tube like kiddie hangers (when his clothes get bigger he will get his own color of coated wire hangers).

2) I am a TV junkie. My favorites are The Office, My name is Earl, American Idol, the entire CBS Monday night line up and all of the crime dramas - Law and Order (all of them), The CSIs, Criminal Minds, Numbers.....We have 1 TiVo and 2 DVRs and they are always recording, pausing, being watched........

3) I just started a new blog dedicated to preserving our past, present and future Family photos. A place for me to share with you, reflect on memories, and treasure in years to come. The address is Don't forget to bookmark it!

I am going to tag:






It's a Small World

I wrote a post last week about our day at the Taste of Marietta and a comment was left by a mom in the area. We emailed privately and found out that we had met at a mutual friend's house in the fall of 2006 - her husband remembered everything about our visit even the fact that we had just decided to adopt a Special Needs boy from China. She sent me a picture of her daughter and a little girl named Emma to see if it was our Emma - and of course it was! We met them for breakfast this morning and look forward to many more "play dates" in the future.

Emma and Sam getting ready for breakfast with their new friend

Emma and Lili - NOW

Emma and Lili - THEN

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sneaky Emma

We were finishing lunch in the kitchen when I had to walk away for a moment. Emma had already finished and was playing with her little kitchen. I walked back in to find this.......

Emma had put Sam in the corner. She was smiling and playing in her kitchen. Funniest thing was that Sam really didn't seem to mind!