; Our Joyful Blessings: January 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Park Day

We went to the park today and Mandy played hookie from preschool.... Julian had his first swing ride today and he LOVED it. He was all giggles and grins. J.R. had a blast too.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hey Kristin... These are for you! Taken just before she left for college and added one of me and Taylor too!

Today we visited our friend Stephanie. She was happy to finally get to meet Julian and her baby girl is just to die for. What a cutie pie. She'll need to send me the pictures she took of the kids so I can post them. Steph, I'm gonna miss you when you move and your not my neighbor anymore!

On another note, J.R. has this thing for monkies and I managed to take a couple of really cute pictures of him. He just LOVES his monkies and wants to keep this quiet. Everytime he sees a stuffed animal that's a monkey he begs for it but tells me "don't tell daddy" it's really kinda funny because daddy has already bought him several monkies. I guess this love for them must have started when we first meet him and we took "his first toy" to him which was a "Curious George In The Box" we purchased at Universal Orlando. He hated it when we gave it to him because it scared the heck outta him at 10 months old. He had never seen a Jack in the Box or had he seen a monkey! Well, know he sleeps with a stuffed Curious George and a Build a Bear monkey in Spider Man pjs. Just look at this face isn't it just the cutest?

Monday, January 21, 2008

My Bilingual Son....

Here is J.R. explaining how my mom fell down and how he gave her the phone to call for help. He is only 2 1/2 and he is already learning both languages. You go boy!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Mandy's A Cook

Mandy's Pre-School is teaching them how to use "money".. Like you'd ever need to teach a girl how to do that! Anyhow, the teacher decided to have all the kids bring in baked goods which they will all sell to each other using "kinder money". Cute idea!!! Mandy decided she wanted to make brownies and mom decided to capture it all on film... Anyhow they were delicious and they are now GONE.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Year New Blog!!!

Well it's definately a whole new world for our family. Our adoption stories are completed and it's now time for our family to bond and grow. I decided that it was time to close our old blog leaving behind memories of our adoption stories. It's time to CELEBRATE our family and watch us grow. This blog will be dedicated to telling the story of our complete family. Watching us laugh, grow and smile! I will post weekly and show how wonderful it is to have God bless us daily. We have been blessed with wonderful children both born form the womb and the heart. Now its time to watch us shine. Our "at home" kids, Alexis, Mandy, J.R. and Julian. Our "away" kids, Taylor, Kristin and AnaCarmen each a unique creation but all loved equally.