Monday, December 31, 2007

It's Potty Day!

C is spending the day in big boy pants, so we are staying close to home. The kitchen timer is set to go off every thirty minutes to remind us to go to the potty. So far it's hit or miss (pun intended). In between trips I'm working on the sleeves of Mr. Greenjeans. I may not have a potty ready kid by 2008, but at least my new sweater will be ready when the temperature drops into the 40's Wednesday.
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Friday, December 28, 2007

One last time...

Daddy-O and I saw Third Day perform Merry Christmas live in Rome several weeks ago. I like to call it my "Chinese Baby Pining" song. Thank goodness it's a Christmas song or I'd listen to it all the time. So before the New Year rolls around here's one last listen. Here's praying that 2008 will be a fertile year for referrals so many of us can finally stop pining and get down to the business of spoiling our little China angels.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

"It's a birthday Mommy!"

I was beginning to worry that despite my best efforts at advent devotionals and Fisher Price Nativity reenactments that C wasn't locking on to the true Reason for the Season. Relentlessly watching Hermie's Fruitcake Christmas and The Wonder Pets Save the Reindeer seemed to help, but the whole "Christmas isn't about presents" message seemed to be drowned out by Santa, Lightning McQueen, and a sea of wrapping paper.

My worries dissolved Christmas Day as the family descended onto our house for the big meal. All the presents had been opened. Santa had come and gone. The house was full of laughter, good food, and the people we love. In the midst of the chaos C looked up at me with a big grin and said, "It's a birthday Mommy." He was exactly right.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

"Mommy, put down the yarn."
Oh my goodness, it has been a month since I last posted. Bad blogger, no cookie! Our lives have been a flurry of activity since Thanksgiving. No, I didn't finish Mr. Greenjeans in time for Thanksgiving. In fact it still isn't finished. However my Christmas shopping is 95% complete. The Christmas cards are ordered (not yet sent, but ordered). AND I'm halfway through the Christmas knitting. (Neck gaiter for Chuck, mittens for MIL, fingerless mitts for FIL, possibly sweaters for my furry nephews) I'll post knitting pictures as soon as I can. In the meantime enjoy these adorable family shots.

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