Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend In Alabama

Sharing nicely together

Goofy girls!

Sitting on Ella's Grandma's lap

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Not Sure How I Feel About This

Tonight Shiloh went to sleep in her new bed. No, let me rephrase that. Tonight Shiloh wiggled out of my arms as soon as she heard the word bed, ran to her new toddler bed, jumped in, and laid right down with her head on her pillow.

As you may have guessed, Shiloh's toddler bed has arrived. We picked it up from the store Friday morning, just in time to leave for Alabama Friday evening. However, I was able to put it together in time for Shiloh's afternoon nap before we left. She spent the first hour of that nap running around her room enjoying her new found freedom, but did eventually settle into bed for a very good nap. Needless to say, I was quite impressed Friday by Shiloh's acceptance of this new transition, but tonight I was shocked.

As we do every night, right before bed we gathered Shiloh's Yo Gabba Gabba dolls and her looka-looka (the word she came up with for blankie) and headed up the stairs to her bedroom for kisses, hugs, and night nights. We had some quiet time and then I picked her up to ask for a kiss and hug before she got into bed. Well, as I stated above, as soon as she heard the word bed she was done with me. As quickly as she was could she wiggled herself out of my arms and jumped into bed. Stunned, Rich and I walked over to her bed, tucked her in and said goodnight. That was it. No running around after we left, no tears (at least not from Shiloh), nothing. She went to sleep like a big girl. My sister said I should be happy because we have hopefully avoided what can be a pretty hard battle, but I could not help but shed some tears as we walked over to the stairs.

Napping Friday afternoon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Happiest Day Of My Life

Okay, maybe it wasn't the HAPPIEST day, but it was pretty close.

Yes, we FINALLY got a barrette in her hair!! I wasn't able to get a good picture because she very curious about what this strange thing in her hair was.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Homeschool Is Sounding Pretty Good About Now

This is a video being shown in schools right now. The following would have to be my favorite quote from it.....

"It's the government's job to watch out for us, to take care of us. That's their job"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby On The Brain

Have I already written this post?! I think the title should be "Baby On The Brain...Again".

In an effore to make this post not about babies, our realtor is talking with someone who might like to do a lease to purchase agreement on the old house. We were just made aware of this potential situation tonight so it's still too early to see if this will go anywhere.

It would be sooo nice to get the old house off of our backs. We have money saved up for adoption #2 and we are doing our best to not have to dip into those funds while waiting for the Athens house to sell. My hope (and Rich's as well) is that once we are rid of said house I can contact the attorney we used for Shiloh's adoption and get the ball rolling for number 2. We're not expecting #2 to go as fast as the first adoption, although I wouldn't mind if it did, so we want to get an early start. I suppose it would probably work out better if we had a longer wait time anyway since Shiloh is still in need of some potty training and a big girl bed. Both transitions make me extremely nervous, but are things I want to do before we bring a new baby home.

In the meantime, here's to more praying and continued faith that God has a plan for us!

On a brighter note, we had a nice Mother's Day Sunday. It was a fairly quiet, relaxing day that ended with a somewhat planned visit with Kim (Shiloh's birth mom). I say somewhat because it was sort of last minute. I have to pause here and note how pleasantly suprised I was that a visit on Mother's Day didn't bother me one bit. A year ago if someone had told me that I would be celebrating my second Mother's Day with Kim I would have found it laughable. Not to any fault of Kim's, but more so because of my own insecurities regarding my role as Shiloh's mom at that time. But anyway, back to the visit. Once Shiloh warmed up to Kim, which seened to take about half of the visit, (she's still going through a pretty strong shy phase, plus it has been over 6 mths since she last saw Kim) they had a good time kicking the ball and throwing the frisbee around the backyard, coloring together and just enjoying some general playtime with one another.

Running around with the Build-A-Bear Kim made for her
(I received a Mother's Day card myself)

And on one last completely different note....Happy 80th Birthday, GiGi!!