Thursday, January 31, 2008

Always in Motion

This is a glimpse into life with Lauren and Jake, you'll see Jake run by chasing a ball, then Lauren breaks into a song of twinkle, twinkle, little star and then starts to spin. Poor Molly just stands around like where am I and how did I end up here? :) Hope you enjoy.

" just ignore my singing on there"oh, the stuff on her face is cupcake icing.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What's Up With International Adoption ?

Well, here's my rant. I talked via email to the agency we adopted Lauren from yesterday and apparently every country is going to almost 2 years out from log in date to referral. I am at a point of decision and I honestly don't know which way to go. China was my first choice but the wait is 25+ months and they are expecting it to go higher, Vietnam is listed as almost 2 years also,so I looked into Taiwan and it's listing 12-18 months. Why the long waits, why the price increases ? When we adopted Lauren it was a 7 month wait and now it's over 2 years ? Ugh. All I want is a sibling for Lauren, why is it so hard to adopt now ?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Walk With Jake and Molly

We had our first park
adventure with Jake today.
Lauren walked Molly and
she also wanted to try and
walk Jake but he's just too wild.
He would get so excited he would run
backwards. It wore all 3
of my "kids" out, they all
went to sleep afterwards.
Trying to walk 2 dogs
Happy with just Molly
Wait, daddy
Jake fell asleep sitting up on my bed :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Color Wonder Mess Free Sprayer

Let me just say this thing is awesome, Lauren got it for Christmas this year and I highly recommend it to parents who like their kids to be creative but don't want to clean up huge messes. She got the Disney princess version and it comes with stickers, stencils, mat,4 paint cartridges, a coloring book and a plain paper tablet. It's mess free but you do have to clean up the paint cartridges a little before you put them back by wiping the tops off. it says ages 5 and up but Lauren had no trouble using it and she loves it. Anyway, just my 2 cents on this thing, I think anything that is mess free and fun for kids is worth a try :)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Meet Jake

We have been looking into
getting Lauren a dog so
we went to our local pound
today and adopted a
Rat Terrier who she has
named Jake. He is about
1 years old and is the sweetest
dog, she loves him already.
He is very playful and loves
to chase balls and play with
his little toys she got for him.
He is full grown at 15lbs and
is already housetrained and
has been fixed. So far he has been a great addition to our family. :)
Hanging with Jake

The new addition Jake

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

She's Definately a Southern Girl

We had snow tonight in Atlanta, yes, I know it's not the snow that the North is used to but hey, it's snow. This is the first time since we moved here that it has snowed.Steve is as giddy as a kid, he has been out in it for most of the night.

Steve bundled up Lauren and took
her outside to see it, her
response was.
" Ooh, snow pretty"
Brrr, it's cold
I all done, I go inside
I go watch Dora".
She's such a southern girl
just like her mama. I could
do with Fall and Summer and
just hibernate through winter. :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

3 Year Old Stats

We had Lauren's 3 year old
checkup this morning and she's
doing great. She is 34" tall and weighs
27 pounds. She may be small but
she has a fiery temper so that makes
up for her height. :) As far as
percentages, she is 50% in height and
75% in weight on the growth charts.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Do Stay At Home Moms Get Sick Days ?

Ok, I have been battling a sinus infection and finally went to the Dr yesterday, 4 prescriptions later we went out to lunch and I thought " Great, we'll get some lunch and then surely Lauren will take a nap because I so desperatly need some sleep" Ok, great plan right, well here's how it went.

Mommy- Lauren, Mommy is sick and needs to rest, let's watch a movie
Lauren- Mommy sick ?
Mommy- yes, let's lay down and watch Curious George and rest
Lauren- Mommy, where's the monkey
Mommy- He's right there
Lauren- Where's the monkey daddy
Mommy- The monkey's " daddy" is the man in the yellow hat
Lauren- oh, Mommy sick, go night night
Mommy- yes, sweetie mommy is sick and needs a nap
Lauren- mommy need a bandaid?
Mommy- No, mommy needs a nap, watch your movie ok.
Lauren- oh, where's the monkey ?
Mommy- Right there

Needless to say mommy never did get a nap so when Steve got home she was all his and mommy went to bed. But my question is this. Do Stay at home mommies get sick days and if so where do I sign up ?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wikki Stix

We discovered these cool
craft sticks called Wikki
Stix, we first got them in a
Zaxby's kids meal and ever
since then Lauren has been
crazy for them so I went
to Hobby Lobby today and
bought her some. They are
wax covered yarn sticks that
can be made into anything
and they keep her entertained
for the longest time.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

I am a big fan of then and now
pictures so here's Lauren in Jan 2007
and then January 2008.
Hope you all had a great new years
eve, ours was low key as we have
all been sick. Here's to a great
new year and a great 2008.
January 2007
January 2008