Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One Year

One year ago our family grew by one. A scared but sassy little girl would in a flash become part of our family. Her first year with us would teach us that love has no limits, that strength can be demonstrated by a baby in a strange place and that smiles and kisses are worth the wait. We love you Sophia June XuCan, from the moment your were born God placed you in our hearts and from their our love for you grew. The moment that we all saw you we experienced so much love and joy that we would never again be the same. Thank you our darling Sophie for changing us into a family of five.

* Chris thought I should post here since TBG is where we started.....

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Cha Cha Cha Changes.....

Making a Move

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Doing a Little Cleaning Up!

I want to edit my blog links...many of the blogs are not around or have gone password protected. If you would like for me to add you to my blog links just leave me permission to do so....I am such a polite blogger:) If you comment here on a regular basis I have been to your blog and have probably added you to my bloglines.


Not Much Going On.....Thank God!

After a crazy month of July filled with family visits (my mom first then my sister and her crew), and a fun road trip to Georgia I find that I am just a wee bit tired!

The good news that there isn't much left on the calendar before we head back to school....the bad news is that I head back to school in three weeks. Can you hear my sobs??? Although I do love my job....part time would be perfect for me. Well perfect if I could make the same chump change they pay me to work full time! I need to work, not just to pay my bills but for my sanity. I need something to get me up and out of bed or I will be in my pj's all day shopping on the internet!

Hmmm well here is a kiddo update:

Sophie is perfecting whining. Please make it stop. Her newest thing is if we are in a public place and a stranger stops to talk to her, she points to me and says "Mommy". I guess she is making sure they know she isn't leaving with them! It also seems that every man is Dada and any picture that she sees with a woman holding a baby is Mommy. She is hopping, running and climbing....looks like I might need to sign her up at the L*ttle Gym this fall.

Ben is huge. Ok well huge for Ben:) He went to his friends’ lake house for a few days (Hannah response to this "man, why don't I have any friends with summer houses???"). I can't believe that he is going in to the 8th grade. He recently was headed to a friends house when the mom of the boy he was walking with informed that there was a possibility that a girl was at the other boys house where they were heading to hang out.( Did ya follow all that??) She wanted to know our "policy" on this.... hmmmm 3 boys and 1 girl in a house with no parents home.....sounds like a future clinic appointment to me!!! I asked Ben to please call and make sure that the nice girl had gone home, explaining to him that if I found out that there was a girl at the house and that he lied to me that the rest of his summer would suck. He called to verify that the girl had gone home. Fine with me. I have to believe that he is telling the truth....but I did call 30 minutes later to check with Ben that if fact "there were no boobs in the house". Ahhhh I just love adolescents.

Hannah is busy getting ready for middle school. Getting ready for middle school includes shopping. Endless evaluations of book bags, and wanting to leave the county to go shopping so "no one has the same outfit on". (Can you imagine your first day of middle school and someone has on the same exact outfit as you!! The horror) I am pretty sure that dear ol'dad is going to have to get a second job to support her need for up to the minute fashions! I think this will be my last summer with Hannah wanting to hang out with me at the pool, I am sure next summer will be filled with middle school friends.

Well, it is 10:00 I probably she get out of my pj's!

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Now Back to Our Regular Program"

*Sigh* My sister and her brood are on their way home after a nine day action packed vist! It was great to see everyone and I know the girls were anxious to get home to get some rest!! It really is amazing how quite my house is right now....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wicked Busy!

As they like to say in Massachusetts....we have been wicked busy! My sister and family are heading home tomorrow evening. It has been a nice visit. In the midst of their visit Hannah had her summer swim championships. She placed first in each of her heats, but unfortunately did not place in her events. We think that her relays probably placed. She had a great season and improved her times at each meet. More importantly she had a good time! On Saturday night the girls broke out the 3D glasses to watch the Hannah M$ntanna special concert in 3D. The girls have all seen this concert live, but were excited to watch it anyway. (the 3D glasses gave me a headache!

Friday, July 25, 2008

She's a Swimmer!

Helen is 6 and had a serious fear of the water. This week she overcame that fear and we can all safely say that she is a beginner swimmer! Last week she would have dreamed of sticking her face in the water never mind going down the pool slide. We are all so proud of her!! This is for you Papa and Oma!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Camp TBG

On Wednesday the gang plus cousins headed to the science and nature center. We all had a great time. The big kids went to see a space movie in the Omni theater which they all reported "was very cool". The animal exhibits at the nature center were great! You could get close enough to the tiger exhibit that they had signs posted warning people not to stand in certain spots because of the possibility that the male tiger would "spray" ( yuck...glad I read the sign and stood elsewhere!!!). Hannah took the tiger picture...pretty good. When Sophie saw the tigers she said "Oh no mama....tiger...scared!" How about the picture of Helen milking the plastic cow. Sophie was confused by that one! We visited the goats and sheep. Saw the Meerkat exhibit which was also very cool. We were all amazed by how big the tortoise were! It was a fun visit! We all had a great time!