A wonderful lady became a Mom today, go and wish her and her husband best wishes.
Their daughter is just beautiful, we are so happy for you both.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I have often prided myself on how creative, artistic and imaginative my two little monkeys are.
They can take a piece of paper and turn it into a wonderful, colorful masterpiece, they can make a box take on new life as a ship, their tree house is just never that, it 's often a magical place inhabited with princesses, mermaids or the odd dog and cat.
While sitting sipping my coffee on the deck, I was impressed with how well the monkeys were engaged in play(translation, no hitting, screaming, crying or tattling). I sat back enjoying the sun and just relaxed, suddenly I noticed in the creative play that they were dogs, there was a lot of barking, running after a ball and some growling. Grinning, thinking that this was hilarious to watch, I had no idea just what was about to come next!!
Jennifer rounded the corner butted up the pool, lifted her leg in the air and make a ssssss sound, Jill of course never to be outdone by her big Sis, followed suit. Let's just say the dogs must of had a lot of water before coming outside to play.
I must say Mom was also glad they were already acquainted and well they didn't have to sniff their way around to meeting each other.
Oh and yes, coffee is not good going going down the wrong way as your choking from laughter, kids, you can't make this stuff up. LOL...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I want to also add that I love my Jillian beyond the sun, moon and stars.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Our family just recently ordered this video called Long Wait for Home.
It is one in the few documentary videos put out by Dr. Changfu Chang.I can't tell you how valuable this video is to our library and when the time is right I can't wait to share it with our girls.
The documentary sits face to face with birthparents as they share their heartache of surrendering their child because of the one child policy and poverty.It take you into several orphanages, one being Jillian's (Fuling , The Lily Care Center) which we were honored to have gone to and had the privilege of speaking with her caretakers.
They also interview the general population about how the people of China generally feel about International Adoption.
It is one of the best adoption videos we have purchased. To get more info or to purchase go here to "Love without Boundaries".
Thank you to everyone for their thoughts, good wishes and prayers for my family. The overwhelming supported lifted me through some dark days, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Special thanks again to Helen, xo.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I am going to take some family, personal time.
I just found out not only my Dad is ill but now an Uncle.
I need time to sort out some emotion, hug my kids and be with friends.
Thank you Helen for being on the other end of the phone, your truly the best!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
4 Jobs that I've had.
1. worked through high school in a nursing home kitchen.
2. waitress while in college, boy was I the worst!!
3. on nursing staff in a nursing home, on staff for 14 years.
4. My best job, not that is a job really, a stay at home Mom. The benefits are the best. ;)
4 shows on my Tivo or DVR.
I don't have a clue what either of these are, I am so out of the loop. LOL.
My four favourite shows are,
1. All the CSI's
3. Criminal Minds.
4. Cold Case
Boy, all my shows sound so depressing and morbid, yikes!
4 places that I've visited.
3. Most of Canada.
4. Florida, spent a month there every year until I was 26.
4 favourite foods.
1. Potato chips, my biggest weakness, trying hard not to eat them anymore!!! It is killin' me!!
2. Grilled salmon steak.
3. anything barbecued, sorry to all the vegetarians out there, I love a big juicy steak.
4. Pizza with tons of cheese.
4 Cd's that I recently have listened to.
3. Simon and Garfunkel.
4. James Taylor.
4 things you can do to make my day.
1. Make me a morning coffee.
2. hide my treadmill
3. let me sleep in past 6:30 am.
4 answer my phone so I don't have to talk to any telemarketers for one day, wow, would that make me a very happy Mom.
Okay, the first 4 people that read this, your it, come on play it's fun. ;)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Jennifer has lost another tooth, the tooth fairy came last night and left a toonie under her pillow.
The little Monkey was up to tell me all about it at quarter to six this morning, she was just a little excited, LOL. It could be a long day...
For details on the 3 word Sundays go here, the videos this amazing lady creates are fantastic, check them out!! You'll be hooked. ;)
Friday, April 4, 2008
This post is for me, it's me blowing off some steam, it's not intended to irritate, offend or to show that I am ungrateful in any way. I'm just frustrated, my insides have been churning for weeks and my emotions have come to a boil, thus the steam.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Over the last few months I have noticed our Jilly-bean's speech is a little off track.
Don't get me wrong, she knows every word in the Webster's dictionary (and more, LOL) but her pronunciation is usually incorrect. She says F's for S, V's for B and so on, as for Mommy and family we understand everything that's being said but that's not so for the general public, they might get 80%. It has been difficult for me to access because Jennifer talked clearly since the day she uttered her first word, so following my Mommy instinct I made an appointment for her.
The appointment lasted 75 minutes, it was through Tyke Talk, a free service we have in our area. Well my instincts proved correct, she needs some intervention, she is not far off the track but definitely needs some assistance.
Tyke Talk put us on a list for free(yes, free) speech therapy but the wait time is 6 months!!!!, this will put us into September before we are seen, Jill will be in school and then the board of Ed will intervene and she will be seen through them!!
Not wanting for my Jilly to fall behind and have any disadvantages starting JK, I have decided to call Superman's benefits through his employer. We have incredible coverage,but to my surprise we are only covered for $500.00!!! a year for any kind of therapy(physical, speech, chiro).
Wow, I was blown out of the water, we will go through this very quickly with a private speech therapist, but I feel we have no choice to start her off immediately.
So we are going to call some to see how quickly we can get her into to see someone and start eating up the $500, then it's out of our pockets until she gets to be seen through the education system(then we will probably still need to have some private intervention, we'll see).
It's my hope that Jillian will only need a few months of therapy and be back on track for the start of school in September.