Monday, March 26, 2012

He’s decided the swing is fun

As long as Mommy or Daddy is sitting behind him.tommy swing

Yes, we have our child outside with a jacket and no shoes.  But aren’t those the cutest feet ever?tommy feet

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bath Time

Boy, does our little dude like bath time!!  When we were going through all the sickness and general yucky-ness of February, a sure way to cheer up Tommy was to put him in the bath tub and let him play til he got “pruny.”

He’s not getting them nearly as often as before, but he loves the ones he gets.

He does not mind getting his face wet. He stands up and puts his head down in the water. And his little butt will be sticking up in the air. Then when he sits back up, his hair all comes to a point on his forehead.  So cute! no, that is not drool... this time

Happiness is… splashing around in water.LOVE

Peek-a-boo.  I see you!I'm so handsome!

Makin’ waves.see the water splashing up? I was getting pretty wet sitting this close.

Can you do this with your tongue?Just call me "Squiggy"

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sarah is a Big Girl Now!

Several months ago, Abby talked to Sarah about getting her ears pierced when she was five (the post about it is here).  She warned Sarah about how it hurt and so Sarah decided not to get it done.

But last month, when we talked about her birthday coming up and how she was going to be five, Sarah said she was going to get her ears pierced.  We talked at length about it and she was determined to get it done.

Today was the big day.

The girls, Hantie and I went to the mall.  First we tried on some new dresses – and bought some.  Then Sarah walked into the shoe store and we walked out with new shoes for them.  Then we went to the ear piercing pagoda.  I filled out the paperwork and got ready while we waited for the second employee to come in to work.  With someone as young as Sarah, you have to get both ears pierced at the same time.

Ready to Go! she has no idea

Applying the purple tickles now, but just wait.

Waiting.she is so beautiful

Ready, Set, Go!hasn't sunk in yet

The brief second of shock after the fact.look at my face. what's up with that look?

Now the tears start up.what have I done?

And now we are in full melt-down.I'm not laughing at my daughters pain. really.

She won’t even look at the mirror.after4

Poor baby.  She held my neck so tight all the way back through the mall and into the parking lot.she cried and cried!

Finally, when we got to the car, she stopped crying.Not happy, Bob.  Not happy!

Next stop, McDonald’s (it was the closest place) for ICE CREAM!!  There’s that winning smile!ice cream!

She likes showing them off, now, but is still talking about the pain.  It was even hard for her to look at these pictures.  But I know the pain will wear off in a few days and she will love having them!  “Like Mama!  and Hammy (Abby)!”

I am proud of my big girl!  And just a little sad that she is getting so big so fast.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Monday and Wednesday

Sunday night, we got 3 or 4 inches of snow.  Enough that the schools were on a 2-hour delay.  That afternoon, the girls wanted to play outside in the snow.  I took Tommy out in his new boots to get a few pictures.snowtommy snowsarah snow

By Wednesday afternoon, the sun was shining, all the snow was melted and it was hovering around 60 degrees.  The girls wanted to play outside again. We went for a walk around the block and then had some playtime in the back yard.  Tommy loves the slide but is not fond of the swing.strollerslideswingtommyabby

Crazy weather this time of year, but somehow, we enjoy it all!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

February Photos

February is now gone.   It was not an easy month.  I’m glad to see it go!

Coming back after an adoption trip is never easy:  trying to figure out how everything will work, trying to figure out a new person, etc.  But when you add in 4 cases of strep throat, one ear infection, rounds of antibiotics, sinus trouble and fevers of unknown origins, it tends to make things a little harder.

Little Miss Sunshine was a Little Cloudy that daywhat it looked like at our house for two weeks:  One of us was on that couch.

Nevertheless, there were some happy moments and here’s the photographic evidence.

The girls both had their parent observation day in ballet class.  Abby is progressing nicely in her fourth year.  Sarah just likes wearing the fairy wings!

abby dancesarah dance 1

Tommy took a few outings:  to the library and church.  He fit right in at both. (taken with my cell phone)

librarytaking a nap at church

Abby spent a lot of time reading.

abby readread too

Tommy likes books, too!

tommy read

We are putting him to work around here, too!

helping daddyhelping mommy

February would not be complete without making valentines!

valentineslove thisour new Mayor and his wife!new doDaddy's boy

Basically we had lots of togetherness!!  As any new family needs.

ready set gosarah mommy tommystairstepstogetherfamily

Here’s hoping March will be smoother.