Sunday, May 31, 2009

Catch up time

Below you see my sweet little girl. Though I have to say that lately I'm wondering where all that sweetness has gone. At two and a half we are deep in I guess it is "The terrible twos?" I swear she can change on a dime. Mostly it happens when I tell her she can't do something or if she doesn't get her way. Gone are the days when she would just throw herself onto the floor and cry. Oh no! Now she stomps her feet at me and argues in a defiant tone. Heck sometimes she even puts herself in time out before I can. She will say, "No!" using that defiant tone then, "I go to time out." Guess she thinks it's not as bad if she puts herself there before I can. Unfortunately we are seeing time out a lot more these days. Actually I do time in and only for 2 minutes. Then we talk about it and I make her tell me she is sorry. I like to think this too shall pass but yikes. I"m hearing the threes are even worse? She is pretty much good as gold at school (per her teachers) than today she was in time out twice. The second time for hitting?? She was fighting over a toy. My girl has never been a hitter. Sure she has swatted at me on a rare occasion when really angry but I still wouldn't consider her a hitter. Yesterday she hit me on 3 separate occasions??? Where the heck did that come from? WE don't hit and or spank. I don't think we even hang out with anyone that does. It has me worried. I'm thinking there is something bothering her? Or is it an attachment thing? Or just the plain old Two thing? Lawd I hope this passes soon! I really do love this picture though :)

Our potty training seems to be at a standstill. She hasn't been that interested lately. I bought a new insert for the grown up potty. It's Dora themed as is the stool I got for her. Hoping that these items and a big bag of M$M's might motivate her again. Fingers crossed!
In other news little girl can now pedal! She is so proud of her self :)

We renewed our membership at the Virgini*a Livin*g Muze*um. She really likes it there and it is very close to our house.

Looking for ducks and turtles :)

Not to sure about the owl

She refused to sit on this turtle last year.

She still loves her babies :)

The new normal at our house (post China). Tutu attire required for teeth brushing :)

Hanging with cousin CJ

Look closely :) Killy always rides shot gun on the golf cart :)

Sissy has gotten to be such a great helper with her cousin Abby. She loves to give Abby her bath and change her diapers.

Just a pretty picture of the Coleman Bridge by my parents house.

Finally she still loves to jump. You should see the calves on my little girl :)

OOOPS! Almost caught her.

So close!
There she is :)

So really not too much to update on. We are living life and loving it even with it's ups and downs. It is incredible to me how fast the time flies now that she is home. It seems like the weeks are just flying by and the weekends even faster! She is growing up before my eyes and doing so just a little too fast! Time is huge! There just never seems to be enough of it these days. Unfortunately blogging (loved how Shannon put it) usually looses out to laundry, cleaning and just playing with my girl :)

Monday, May 25, 2009


Wow! Where did May go???? Two weeks since my last post? Abby and I are doing well I just haven't had the energy or time to do a post with all that has been going on. First off Congrats to all you new Mama and Baba's out there! Yay referrals finally arrived! Two blogs that I have been following forever finally had their dreams come true. Head on over to Simply T and also to Lisa and Tate! There you can check out a whole lot of sweetness! Good things sure do come to those who wait. I will do a catch up post on Abby this week. Until then here is a little video just to show she is still as cute as ever :) Yep she is now a Dora fan :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on our sweet Emma's passing. We love and miss her dearly and things will never be quite right without her but we find comfort in the fact that she no longer feels any discomfort. Her funeral service was this past Friday. A hard day for sure but a beautiful service it was. After a week of steady rain and or thunder showers the sun finally came out the Friday of her service. I'm sure heaven got a little brighter with her there.

Happy Mothers Day to all of you Mommy's and Mommy's in waiting. We are sending BIG ((HUGS)) to those Mommy's that are still waiting this endless wait. This Mommy had to work today but was still able to squeeze in a little Mommy's day celebrating at the end of today. Not to be too corny either but every day now is Mommy's day for me :) I have been trying to get my sweet girl on video saying her prayers. I captured this the other night. She was a little cranky and is deep in the " I do it" or "Abby do it!" phase (sigh...) right now but you can catch the gist :) We usually bless all of our family members and their pets so any family members out there reading this don't feel slighted. We do get to you usually :)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sweet Emma Rose

Our dear little Emma got her wings last night. She passed away around 11:00 PM last night. It happened suddenly and quickly. She didn't suffer. This amazing little girl has left us here on earth but she remains forever in our hearts. We love you sweet Emma and are so proud of you. You have taught us so much in the cherished time that we had with you. While you were here it was so easy to forget that you one day would not be. Now reality can no longer be denied. We will miss our little sweet heart and the sweet little sounds you made and most of all we will miss cuddling you while breathing in your sweet baby smell. Rest in peace sweet girl and know that we will always love you .

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam And for a brief moment its gloryand beauty belong to our world.
But then it flies again And though we wish it could have stayed...We feel lucky to have seen it.
Author Unknown