Thursday, April 30, 2009

Leyton's New Morning Ritual

Like I have previously mentioned 3 is such a funny age! Leyton's new morning routine certainly doesn't disappoint getting Mommy to chuckle. He is VERY picky lately about what he wears, first it was the shirt with the rhino on it, then it was Thomas and now as you will see it is the helicopter shirt.

So the other day after I helped him put on his helicopter shirt he said to me "hang on a minute" and walked out of the room into the bathroom. I was so curious to see what he was doing but didn't want to interrupt him. A second later I heard him climb up onto his stool and say "Yep, I AM handsome"! So stinkin funny this kiddo!

So the next day I was ready with my camera to catch the action in case he would do it again. Sure enough after I helped him change he waltzed into the bathroom, hopped onto the stool and said "Yep, I AM handsome" (In case anyone was wondering yes that is THE helicopter shirt and yes it was day #2, but hey I learned early on in my parenting that you must pick your battles and this shirt was still within the realm of reasonably clean and that was one battle I really didn't feel like facing so early in the morning)

*Excuse the poor quality pics, there are no windows in this bathroom and I took the pic through the mirror so didn't want to use a flash.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's That Time Again!

Yep, 8 months gone by waiting for our little girly now! What a busy insane month we have had. We certainly packed it in, I wanted to be done with the paper chasing by the end of April. Busy month but we fit it all in!

In the last month we have...
* had our last joint interview at our agency
* taken 2 online classes on adoption each
* all four of us have had physicals for the adoption on three separate dates mind you (and school for the boys, woohoo check that one off my summer to do list)
* had our TB tests done in the neighboring county because our county only does it for 2 hours on Mondays, odd. We knew we were going to be cutting it very close to our time to have them checked 3 days later but thought we would be fine. With 2 minutes to spare we sprinted in there (and we were both fine in case you were wondering lol)
* lastly we just had our Homevisit (this is where the Social Worker comes out the home, makes sure you have the space for an added little one, that the home is safe etc..) Landon stayed home from school that morning so she could meet both kids while she was here. The boys love having company and this was no exception, they got out random toys they just had to show her and told her how excited they were to be getting a little sister from Korea. Leyton was too cute, when she asked him if he knew where S. Korea was he ran and got our globe :)

Funny how those loud toys that never seem to get played with just happened to find their way out that day. She insisted it was ok, but as the noise got louder and LOUDER, the only thing I could focus on was "seriously boys you have to pick NOW to get out the hammer toy", all while smiling and nodding and not hearing a single word she was saying lol. I think after a few side glances to Dan (you know the ones, the unspoken dear PLEASE do something ones in those situations where you can't say it out loud lol) he went over and led them to a much quieter toy that would keep them entertained so we could hear at least a little of what she was explaining to us.

With all that said we are pretty much to the point of just waiting now. We have one more set of fingerprints we are waiting to hear back on for the time and date, but other then that we are all set to go :)

There have been no girl referrals in April (there are 2 days left though so I can still hope to move on up), but there have been quite a few little boy referrals. Some of my fellow Lifelink waiters have received referrals for their little boys recently and oh my are they CUTE, I am so happy for them and look forward to watching their stories unfold!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Poor Leyton had a bad cold and pink eye this weekend, but we still managed to have a nice Easter weekend as a family. We painted eggs and watched lots of movies cuddling on the couch! Dan and Landon were able to head to his side of the families Easter celebration on Saturday. Sadly there was a small plane that crashed right outside of the neighborhood his brother and family live in so it sounded like the afternoon quickly turned into quite the whirlwind of activity with interviews with reporters etc.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 2 people who lost their lives that day.

Here are some pictures of our weekend activities...

Landon's new smile! He is in that awkward stage of the those new 2 front teeth coming in lol. I think he looks pretty darn sweet:)

Leyton showing us his painting thumb

The boys with the finished product! See they do love each other ;)

Easter morning, Landon was NOT excited at all lol! He was in an all out sprint to get to his basket. (the green thing is a barrier to keep Mr. Presley from our living room while potty training, we will see how long that lasts)

Sweet little dimpled boy! You can see his left eye is a bit swollen, but happily he is better now!

Dan was sweet and surprised me with this book for Easter. Makes me wonder if our sweet girly will be in pictures on this blog coloring eggs with us next year?????