Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So thankful

Tonight, I was sitting on the floor in Maggie's room. She has a hard time going to sleep so sometimes I sit on her floor until she can fall asleep. It doesn't take her long if she knows I am in her room.

Suddenly, I was overwhelmed with thankfulness. God has given me these two adorable kids and a wonderful husband and I am so blessed.

Last week, Steven was on his birthday trip and he had a blast. And it went well at home, too. But, I feel a sense of relief with Steven home again and the kids can't get enough of him. It makes me realize how good things are.

So, I just laid down on the floor and thanked God for my blessings tonight. He has given me so much to be thankful for and having my eyes opened to those blessings was a wonderful thing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Last night, Steven got home from his meeting and the kids attacked him. Steven started recording the craziness that followed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cookie monster

Patrick and I went grocery shopping today. He saw football shaped Oreos as soon as we walked in the store. He talked about eating them during the whole shopping trip.

When we got to the car, he said,"can I have a cookie?".

I told him that was fine and to get own his car seat and I would hand him a cookie.

He said,"no, I don't want a cookie".

I was shocked. We had been talking about cookies for thirty minutes.

He said "I don't want one cookie. I want two cookies".

He was double fisting two football shaped Oreos on the way home.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Those words

Yesterday, I was sitting on Patrick's floor sorting through his clothes. He shot up again and can't fit in his pants. I mean, he can still fit in a 2t in the waist but is a 4t in length. He is so tall and skinny.

He was playing cars next to me and talking to me about his clothes. He saw some of his older shirts out. I told him that he wore those when he wa a baby.

He said,"when I was a baby in your tummy?".

I held my breath and tried to form the right words.

We have always thought that we would be up front about him being adopted. There is no need to hide it. But how do you find the right words to explain this correctly to a three year old.

I said," no you weren't in my tummy. You were in another mommy's tummy. But we got to adopt you and you are ours."

He said," oh adopt". Trying out the new word.

He quickly moved on to talking about his cars and I looked at him for his reaction to all of this.

I wish sometimes that he was in my tummy. It would be easier for him. But, it is part of his story and it makes up who he is.

I pray that I find the right words. I don't know if I am doing this right but I want to say it in a way that makes him realize how special he is to us.

Lord, guide my words.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Yesterday, I needed to go to Joann. I am addicted to making felt flowers and I had to get more felt.

Patrick asked me where we were going. I told him I needed to go to the craft store.

He said"why we gotta go to the crap store?".

What a man. Already hates going to the craft store.