Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Daddy and I wanted big ones so we got one from the big yellow tent...
We always go on the hayride through the farm. This year the driver stopped where the cows were and threw them a pumpkin to eat. This cow came over very close to were we were. I didn't zoom at all, she really was that close! The driver of our tour was awesome. He stopped and explained how the farm works, who lives there, how they built the original house, why the kitchen was not in the house, what things were called, etc...During one of these stops we were outside the house and he was explaining how they built it, how they got water, how they bathed, etc. During this stop Tyler realized that people actually lived in the house. It was like a light just went on, he looked at me with fear (like we were gonna get caught or something) and said - mommy we have to go! People live here and they may think we are spying on them!
They actually had corn high enough to call it a corn maze this year. At the end of it we got to go on a nature trail. We had never done that before and I think Tyler liked it the best!
It has been a great two days.
Church tomorrow and back to school on Monday!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
They need a little help. Going through the state you never know when you will get a call much less the age of the children. They are not going to have anything except the clothing on their backs. If you have anything that this family could use to help these children feel more at home please leave me a comment and let me know. I am so excited for them and they are going to love on these children so much!
Pray for the adjustment to go smoothly as they are scared and unsure of what is happening. Pray. Pray. Pray!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
T: Mommy what was I whistling?
M: The wedding song.
M: You thinking about getting married?
T: Actually, "a girl" and I made each other a promise. When we get old we are going to find each other and then we will kiss.
M: So you will wait until you are old to do this?
T: Yeah, you have to be old to kiss.
Praise Jesus!!! One less thing I need to worry about right now!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Another Saturday, Another game.
Down the road from our house is the Rippavila Plantation. Every year they have a huge corn maze and for the first time since living here we decided to check it out.
Catch ya later....
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I now can add that to my list of things I have accomplished.
Last night during our weekly dinner with friends the 2 year old says "poppy, poppy". So since his mother was trying to eat and his daddy just sat there I snatched him up and ran toward the bathroom. I don't think I even looked at the doors. I walked into the bathroom in my rush of trying to get the little one on the potty so he could have success......walking past the two urinals on the wall should have been my first clue that I entered the wrong room.....but nope I just kept going to the one stall. (Men's rooms really only have one stall!)
I put the little guy on the potty but we were too late, his diaper was already wet and he wanted down. Bummer.
Then I hear my son and his friend come in laughing and say "Mommy, did you know you were in the boys bathroom?"
Now it all makes sense. The two urinals - Those are not for Mommy's to let their boys go potty while they go into the one stall.
The waiter - who kept looking at me very funny as I went into the boys bathroom but said NOTHING!
I was just very thankful that when I went in to this men's restroom - it was empty.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
How much do you like playing basketball?
I like it.
We know you like it but do you love to play?
No, I just like it.
That was it - our decision was made and we left - without signing him up.
In the car we offered up more of an explanation for him beyond the $90 fee. We have been talking about adoption with Tyler quite a bit but had not told him yet of our starting process with the 10 weeks of classes that we are now required to take. We explained it to him- with church, baseball, school and us having to take this new class we were not even sure we could get him to practices for basketball.
His expression just lit up and his response was - "That's OK - I don't need to play basketball because if I had practice then you couldn't go to your class. You need to go to your class to get my brother."
He doesn't even realize how selfless that was.....he just knows that somewhere out there is his brother/sister and he needs them to get home to us - fast.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We are going to adopt again! We got the call today to start the process.
It took a while to see how we were supposed to do this. We almost went with an agency. We had all of the paper work filled out and ready to mail. It kept sitting on the table and I would say - oh tomorrow I need to mail that! I just never mailed it in. Then we heard about a group that met at church once a month for adoption support. The second meeting we went to I invited my friend - she needed to hear what this lady from the state had to say. She was going to foster to adopt through the department of childrens services- but not me....I didn't need to hear any of it because I already had my paper work filled out. Then Charlie kept asking questions and I kept thinking - wow he really is inquisitive. Good for him. I sure hope "my friend" is listening to these questions - it's probably stuff she will need to know. But not me.
Then God started showing me what He wanted. He showed it through Charlie - again. Charlie heard what the lady from the state said and he listened - unlike me. He said it felt just like it did when we adopted Tyler. So the only thing I had left to do was pray. I didn't hear an answer right away and really thought we were supposed to go through this agency that I had chosen. I tried to make it so - but I realized that isn't the plan.
We are going to adopt through the department of children's services - again. The social worker that called said she remembered us and our case, even though she was not our social worker at the time. She said "you were blessed." Oh she really has no idea how blessed! I know it won't be as easy as it was the first time. From start to finish it was 7 months and in adoption world that is amazing. What I do know is that with God in control of it - I will be given the perfect child/children and our family will be complete.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last weeks words involved writing stories.
He asked me what narrator meant. I told him it was the person telling the story.
Easy enough. His sentence: The narrator tells a story.
Great - not rocket science but a complete sentence. Can't argue with that.
The next day was my day to pick him up from school. He hops in the car and the first thing out of his mouth is - Mommy, God's a narrator.
He definitely understood what a narrator is.