Friday, August 31, 2007

Mama Chair Rock Renny

Today, Lauren came to me
and said mama chair rock renny
well translated that means
Mama, come rock Lauren in
the glider and I was more than happy
to oblige. she has not wanted
to be rocked in over a year
so we rocked, we sang, she slept.
This picture is Lauren in
China in 2005 when she wanted to be rocked
all the time.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Adoption Fundraising Help and Our dog Molly

We are working on our second adoption, this time from Vietnam. If anyone has any fundraising ideas they would be willing to share please tell me. We are going to have to do this as debt free as possible so I need to fundraise and apply for grants as much as I can. We'll keep you posted on the adoption as we are in the beginning stages. Now, about our poor dog Molly.

We have a daschund/pekinese
mixed dog Molly, that is about 14 years old.
she is very patient with Lauren even when Lauren
does this type of stuff to her.
I don't know if you can tell but
Lauren is trying to wipe the dog's mouth
after feeding her turkey cubes. she chased
this poor dog all over the dining room
trying to wipe her face and Molly never got annoyed she
just ran away and tried to hide. Can't say I blame her. :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

My tongue hurts and a book report

I know, it's a crazy title but today Lauren came to me and
said "mama, my tongue hurts". I have no clue as to why her tongue hurts, I didn't even know she knew where her tongue is at. :) but anyway, she wanted some orange medicine for it ( ibuprofen) and it made it all better :)

Now for the book report, the discipline without shouting or spanking book was ok and I will be glad to mail it to anyone that would like to borrow it. just email me privately with your address. There is one line in it that totally applies to me and that is " disciplining is sometimes like working fertile ground and sometimes like hitting your head against a brick wall"
The basics of the book are:
1. Decide on a behavior you would like to change ( explain to your child what you want done)
2.Praise your childs behavior when she/he is doing something good
3.Avoid power struggles
4.Be there
5. Don't be a historian ( don't keep reminding your child of a past bad behavior)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Parenting Peculiars

I bought this book from and it came in today, I am going to see how helpful it really is for me. The closer Lauren gets to 3 the absolute worse her temper is getting. She is hitting, kicking, throwing, and being a downright little brat at times. I try my hardest to not let it affect me to the point of spanking or yelling but I am not a patient person and to tell you the truth it's getting old. I'll let you know how the book helps. Lord knows somethings gotta give with this crazy child of mine. She can also be really sweet and loving but her temper is out of this world, I guess it's the Hubei girl in her. :)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I wonder what he did ?

I came down the hall today
to find purple bunny on the
time out stool with duck
next in line. :) I wonder what the
misbehavior was that Lauren
thought needed a time out ?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

What to do when it's hot outside?

Put some cool shaving cream on
and play in the pool.

Monday, August 13, 2007

We Wii

Steve bought a Wii "for Lauren"
yeah, right. he plays it almost
every night. Here she is playing baseball
with him. I have to say, it is lots of fun. :)

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Here's a daily conversation now with Lauren for your reading pleasure.

Mama- Lauren it's nap time

Lauren- No mama, see dada

Mama- Daddy's not here, he's at work

Lauren-No mama, see dada

Mama- Lauren, daddy's at work. let's lay down for nap

Lauren- No mama, no night night, see dada.
This conversation will go on and on until she finally gives up and lays down for a nap.

Ugh...... Will she ever just comply :) Good thing she's really cute.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Ellow Choos aka Yellow Shoes

Lauren picked out these
crocs yesterday and i know the flowers
don't match but she picked them out also
she is very proud of her
ellow choos. She had her
choice of purple, blue or
yellow and she wanted yellow.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


We have been in vbs every night
this week and we have been
having so much fun, it's a
western themed vbs and
Lauren has made a cowboy hat
she has done sand art, painted
a guitar and made a western
necklace so far. she is in the
"pony" class and has had lots of fun with
her friends. Painting a cowboy hat

Playing a game
Her masterpiece
The pony class