Almost One

It is hard to believe that in two short days Baby K will be a year old. She is developing quite the little personality and of course starting with words and yikes walking. Fortunately we still have to hold her hands when she tries to move her feet but it won't be long. So much... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

Ok so this year I decided to mix it up a bit. Since my kids have memories of their first Moms I don't make a big deal of Mother's Day because depending on their mood, they are all teenagers after all, I may or "may not" be their Mother. I decided to take the pressure... Continue Reading →

Part Two-Vacation Memories

One of the neat things about adopting is that while you miss some of the traditional firsts, first steps, first words you do get to have your own firsts with your teen. This vacation went catastrophically wrong in so many ways and yet it also went right in some important ones. The firsts we had... 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!!!!

Having Fun

WOW it is hot, like OMG am I back in Tikrit hot here in sunny NY. I thought about leaving my air conditioned room but a walk with the dog let me know how fast deodorant fails can happen. So it is Sunday and off to church we go. The church has no air conditioning... Continue Reading →

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