Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Posted by Margaret M at 9:26 PM
Monday, December 29, 2008
Then, he saw his Thomas the train stuff! He still isn't quite sure what all the Christmas is about but he enjoyed every moment!
Posted by Margaret M at 7:13 AM
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Lily loved her present from Nanan. Now she can be author/illustrator any time she wants.
Posted by Margaret M at 9:40 AM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This is the last picture that I have of my daughter's unadorned, beautiful, petite ear. She has talked for months of having her ears pierced. So off we went to Libby Lu for the ultimate ear piercing, princess for a day, experience.
Not feeling too princess like right here. Where there is true beauty, there is pain. We assured her it only hurt for a minute. Her cousin, John Christopher, repeatedly told her, "Lily, it's gonna hurt. It is REALLY gonna hurt." Nothing changed her mind. Daddy and Graeme couldn't watch. They had to walk away. It might of had something to do with Graeme trying to pick out earrings for himself. What can I say, he loves his sister and wants to do all that she does!
Posted by Margaret M at 6:38 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
When I started to write tonight, I thought about what I should title the post. Heading Home seems most appropriate. Home for me will always be my mother's house in Louisiana. As soon as I get out of school tomorrow, we are starting our journey south. We will probably stop half way in Birmingham tomorrow night and continue on Saturday. I used to be a get in the car and drive the 11-12 hour drive straight kind of woman. Lily Wen and I have even made the trip many times and we drive straight through. Coming home this last time, we broke the trip up and can I say that it made a huge difference in all of our comfort!
I have been absent this week...trying to prepare for the trip, complete my therapy logs for school and complete the end of the year close out for the private practice owned by my friend and I. This has not left much time for visiting blogs or blogging. Hopefully on Saturday or Sunday I will catch up!!!!
Posted by Margaret M at 8:06 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Six months ago, we met Graeme for the first time! I can't believe that 6 months have passed already. Tomorrow, our social worker is coming to do our first post placement visit. We have cleaned the house and organized and printed the pictures. I think we are as ready as we will be. Since the house is clean and straight, there is of course a winter weather advisory for tonight. If we get the ice that they are predicting, I doubt our social worker will make the trip to see us. I hope this doesn't happen. We are ready and I am sure that she can see by the pictures that he is happy with his forever family! Here's hoping the weather passes us by!
Posted by Margaret M at 5:38 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2008
So we were having a quiet morning when someone e-mailed us more pics of the snow in Louisiana. As we were viewing the pics, Lily grabbed Graeme and yanked his arm a few times. He was excitedly pointing to the pictures and it was "blocking" her view. She automatically went to the "naughty spot" for grabbing him (things that hurt self or someone else result in an automatic timeout in our house). You would have thought we had beat her for all the screaming that resulted. Then, as she is "doing her time", I hear, "I don't like my brother. I want to send him back to China." This is the second time this week that we have heard something similar and I just want to be sure that I handle it appropriately. I did assure her that he was part of our family for forever and that there was nothing he would ever do or she would ever do that would ever cause us to "send them back to China". We thought that she handled the adoption of her brother so well and there seemed to be no jealousy until recently. HELP....need advice! (Elizabeth, I know you warned me that she would feel this way. What will make it better?)
Posted by Margaret M at 6:20 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
It looks like it was a pretty one!
Our Little House
Posted by Margaret M at 8:31 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Posted by Margaret M at 5:50 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We finally decorated Graeme's first Christmas tree last night. We started the process a week ago when we pulled out our beautiful prelit Christmas tree, set it up, plugged it in and the bottom half didn't light. Wes and I both worked on the lights changing fuses and bulbs.. no luck it still didn't light. So with the busy week ahead the tree sat until the cancellation of Lily's Nutcracker performance yesterday. Have you ever tried to take lights off of a prelit tree? It took me over 20 minutes to remove one strand of the lights. So after some not so nice words said under my breath and dealing with the scratches on both hands, a new plan was devised. I just put new lights on top of the ones that weren't working. Otherwise, this tree would not get decorated until next year.
Posted by Margaret M at 5:34 AM