Finalization

Yep finally happened. 755 days after meeting N for the first time, we got to officially adopt her!!!! I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh or cry to be honest it seemed like such a crazy long journey. I was worried at the start of the day something would go wrong..did I mention I... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 2

Sunday rolls around and off to church we go. We help my Mom set up for the buffet afterwards and then headed up to mass. While we were sitting my niece and her Dad came in and sat next to me. She plopped down next to me and put her head on my shoulder....yep melted... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 1

Well the last four days have been a pure nightmare with bursts of sunshine but mostly heavy downpours. I am typing so tired, angry, frustrated and just pure exhausted I am not even sure I can get my thoughts all out....Let's see how did this begin..... This past weekend was my nephew's baptism. I was... Continue Reading →

Birthday Ups and Downs

OK the cake looked sad but she loved it. I felt bad on so many levels. I am usually better at cakes, see other birthday posts, but today I was rocking a cold from hades and oh yeah a fever of 101. Yuck not the time for this to happen I have to make birthday... Continue Reading →

Happy Un-Institutional Birthday N

I cannot even wrap my mind around what is going through N's head before she went to bed. She asked about a hundred questions about cakes, birthdays, presents and dinner. I assured her several times she picked the dinner as we could not go out it was a school night. She wants Kraft Macaroni and... Continue Reading →

Birthday Girl

Well my not so little girl turns 12 today. She came to live with me a week before her first birthday as a medically fragile infant. Now she is a robust and mostly happy pre-teen. Happy Birthday M2 and yes per your request we are going to Friendly's!!!!

Christmas Time

Christmas time came and went and we had a ton of firsts and excitement. On Christmas eve we baked cookies. M1 had never on her own made up cookie dough and N had never actually stamped out sugar cookies before. Both did well and yes I took charge of baking because, well that is annoying... Continue Reading →

Birthdays Galore

OK so M1 and my Mom have birthdays near each other. My Mom is 8/6 and M1 is 8/7 so this weekend was a biggy. Mom was 70, my kiddo 16. Yeah so M2 is a bit caked out but oh well such as it is. My Mom had a great day and saw so... Continue Reading →

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