Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Second time's a charm!

We made it, we made it, we made it! Oh my Gosh, I officially have five children! I am so relieved, so excited, my head is spinning, and I feel an extremely ugly cry coming on... Once I am able to stop crying long enough to actually write a post I will!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hanukkah!

This past weekend Jud's mom, (otherwise known as Bubbie) brother Dave, his wife Kristy, and their two cute kids (otherwise known as the MN cousins) Spencer and Nora, all came for a little visit to celebrate Hanukkah! Caroline lit the candles the first night.
















She especially loved her gift from Bubbie, a new acrylic setup! lucky girl!



















Saturday we took the kids to the Children's Museum...
















































...they all had a great time, it's a great hands on kind of place, unfortunately I think they may have picked up some unwanted germs on their little hands while we were there... Poor Spencer was the first one to show signs of the pesky tummy bug... but that didn't stop him from helping Jack light the candles!




















Sunday after our company left Caroline and Jud made latkes!
























The kids are really getting into Hanukkah this year, mostly I think because in this new neighborhood they don't feel like the ONLY Jews around!

But also many of their friends who aren't Jewish have taken an interest too. Caroline was hoping to have some friends over one night to light candles with us, eat latkes, and play dreidle....unfortunately the tummy bug is currently running it's course through our house! So we are doing things as a family instead!

Like putting on concerts!

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Oh, I sure love these kids! Even on weeks like this, where I am getting little to no sleep, and falling behind on everything that a stay at home mom should be doing, they can always make me laugh... I'm just so so thankful.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

it's all in the email

I recieved some great news today!


The little Peanut is doing great! We have lots of new photos and updates about his routine...what he likes and dislikes! What time he eats, how he reacts when he's being talked to, what makes him laugh out loud!!!!

I can't tell you how happy this update makes me!

Not only can I see from the pictures how great he doing, but just knowing that he is at the CHS (our agency) care center is a huge relief on my heart! I know how well the children are cared for and loved there... which reminds me, I've been meaning to write a post about why we chose, and stuck with the agency that we did, another day. Right now I am basking in the good news, and staring at all the new photos!

It's just amazing how one email can change your whole outlook:)

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Is the blog trying to tell me something?

I've sat down to write quite a few posts lately, but in the middle of all my thinking and typing my computer shuts down. I'm not sure if this is the blogs way of telling my words are not blog worthy or if it just means I need to bring my computer in for a little check up... I'll add that to my to do list.

So before it shuts down, a quick update. We did hear that little man had pnemonia, that was why he was in the hospital, but he seems to be doing well now. We still are not sure what care center he is at but hopefully after our new court date, December 22, we will get a more in depth report...

Meanwhile we have a sick little girl at home. Emma, who has really never been one to get sick, has come down with the mother of all colds. The poor thing has a raspy little voice and puffy eyes. After a long few nights (and days), she seems a little brighter this morning. I'm really hoping she is on the mend...

Around the house things are looking up. Jud, being the wonderful husband that he is, knew just what I needed to keep myself busy while waiting to hear more about the little peanut, a painting project! In every house we've had, I've begged him to let me paint the woodwork...to no avail. But suddenly he seems to have an epiphany and decided to give me the go ahead! Even though there are so many other things I should be doing right now with Hanukah and Christmas coming up, I just couldn't give him time to change his mind, so I've been painting like a mad woman!

Wow, I made it through a whole post and my computer is still going! Maybe that check up can wait...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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