Saturday, August 29, 2009


Lauren got her ears pierced today, she has been asking to have it done since she saw her friend Annslee's rainbow heart earrings. She did not cry and was so brave but when they were done she said " ow, that hurt". They were able to have 2 people there to do it so they did it all at once which was great and they did it so fast I think that helped since they didn't have to do one at a time.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

News And A New Blog

We started a new blog to keep everyone updated on our adoption. We have sent a profile book, contract and payment to an adoption attorney in SC to adopt a newborn baby. We are asking for prayers for us and the birthmom that chooses us as well. We also have our first homestudy visit next week to get that under way as well. so there's lots happening here right now but it's all good :) I haven't done much to the new blog as we are just getting started but keep checking there for updates, I'll post them as soon as I get them :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten

Lauren started Kindergarten today via homeschool, I know she is not 5 yet but we did pre k last year and she was ready for a bigger challenge so we started 4 day Kindergarten today with her. She did very well counting by ten, writing out words with a sounds, working with money and a few other things. We are using Sonlight's kindergarten curriculum and Horizon's math with her and so far so good. We are doing 4 day because she is also in a co op and I wanted her to have a day for field trips and things associated with that group so she's not overwhelmed and over scheduled everyday :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Free Swingset = A Happy Girl

Someone in our homeschool co op gave us a free wooden swingset so we brought it home and cleaned it and stained it and it turned out pretty good, we still need a rock wall thing for the back so she can get to the slide and a canvas for the top to help with the sun but that will be less than $100.00 so we are feeling really blessed by it :) Lauren LOVES it, she wore herself out last night playing on it for the first time.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chixos Review

Lauren has been bugging us about getting Chixos so when she had collected $10.00 of her money we took her to buy them, she was super excited about these things as she loves pixos, she chose the fashion design studio and couldn't wait to start on it. well, IMO this is the cheapest, goofiest waste of $10.99 that there is. Honestly, they come with 2 dolls, 5 small packs of pixos, and a " fashion studio" that is actually the inside of the box they came in. Never, will we buy this again. Just my opinion but it's a total waste of money. Lauren loves crafty things and she got bored with it once the 2 dolls got put together and wanted to move on to something else, just trying to save other mom's of " crafty" kids some money :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Cinderella, Are You There ?

I was listening in on a phone conversation this morning between Lauren and her princess phone. She started with Cinderella, are you there ? and then said hold on, I have an email from Sleeping Beauty. Now Snow White is leaving me a message, I'll call you back. I was cracking up at her...she is too funny.