Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The new year...

Do you make New Year's resolutions? What are you going to focus on this year?

Besides the usual lose weight and get healthy, I have 2 goals/ideas for the year.

1. Read more books
Instead of surfing the internet and playing bejeweled, I would like to read more at night. I feel better and sleep better when I read at night instead of playing on the computer.

2. Relax
I want to not stress so much about things I can't control. I thought about this as I took a nap this afternoon. There are so many times that I want to nap while Patrick is napping, but I feel guilty about "wasting" my time. So what if I take a nap? I think I will allow myself to relax more this year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Throwing rocks in the water


I took this picture on Veteran's day. We went to Apple Hill. Patrick loved throwing the rocks in the water with Daddy. This is one of the last times that I have to put a picture of Patrick online without showing his face!
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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Nutcracker

This is a video that Katelyn's dad made. Maggie is on the left hand side of the screen during most of the video.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Funny Maggie quotes from this week

Before I give you the Maggie quotes, I thought this was funny. It is from her BFF, Katelyn.

Katelyn's mom, Kirsten, was teasing Maggie about making a CD of all of the songs that Maggie doesn't like. Katelyn started teasing her and singing the DORA theme song and Justin Beiber songs and "some of Hannah Montana" songs. It was funny to watch them tease each other, kind of like a grown up relationship where you can pick on the other person.

1. After Maggie's nutcracker rehearsal. Maggie: I don't get it. Why do we wake up, leap around & dance with dolls? I don't get it.

2. From Maggie: Awww. I saw a worm. I love nature.(pause) I love nature when it's dead.

3. Not a funny one, but I went to her classroom to volunteer right after I learned that we would be adopting Patrick on Friday. I whispered the good news in her ear and she squealed with delight. Then, she told Katelyn and they were both very excited. It was such a sweet moment!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

6 more days

Then, Patrick becomes a COLE!!

In honor of that, here are 2 of my favorite things that Patrick has done/said this week:

1. I was changing his diaper and he was fussing about it. I told him that he needed to be nice cause Santa Claus knows if he is good. Patrick looked at me and said, "uh-oh".

2. I hang up plastic grocery bags on the cabinet drawers in the kitchen to collect trash during the day. We keep the trash can in the laundry room, but that is also where the litter box is kept. That is too tempting for a certain little 17 month old in our house, so I just throw away trash in those plastic bags.

I had some diapers that I was taking to Patrick's day care. I put them in a grocery bag by the front door. Patrick picked up the bag and walked away with it. I followed him to the kitchen. He took the plastic bag and hung it up on the kitchen drawer. I guess he's been watching me pretty closely.

6 more days....6 more days!!