; Our Joyful Blessings: May 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day To Everyone!

I want to wish all the Mothers a very happy Mothers Day.

Our family spent the day at the beach on Saturday. The kids had a marvelous time playing in the sand and bathing in the ocean water. It was wonderful to sit back and enjoy watching my kids have fun with each other. They even got to throw some sand on J.R. who is a little bit on the OCD clean freak side... LOL.... He says he was made into a man mermaid.. That was so cute!

Here are some pictures of our day at the beach.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Day At The Waterpark!

In spite of feeling a bit sluggish I managed to get the troop together and visit our local water park where we were invited to celebrate little Miss Mia's birthday party. Mia is also from Guatemala and has amazing parents! Maria and Chris you guys rock! Thank you so much for such a wonderful time. The kids will remember Mia's party for a good while!

I took some pictures of my kiddos to share with everyone. I must say that Julian had the most fun of all. This was his first time at a water park and the boy went bonkers. He LOVED every single minute of it. He was so worn out by the time we made it home he slept for four hours!

Anyways, here are my kiddos at play...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Yes I'm Still Here!

Hello everyone! I apologize for not posting lately. The truth is I've been very busy between work, kids and our adoption. Let me start by telling everyone how extremely happy I am. Our agency asks all parents that have accepted a referral to put together a Welcome Bag for their child. The Welcome Bag should consist of a family t-shirt that depicts each member of the family, a family photo album that has pictures of everyone, our home, any pets and his/her new room, a few personal items and of course a letter to your child.

Two days ago, we received a picture of her receiving her Welcome Bag. She had the most beautiful smile and was wearing her t-shirt and looking through the family photo album. I would love to post a picture but its against agency rules to do so until you pass court and the child is officially your child (so I follow the rules!)... I also received an email that stated she was pulled out of class right before her lunch break and was given her welcome bag. She carefully examined the photo album and immediately put on her t-shirt. Apparently there was another older girl that also received her welcome bag along with Letarik, after they received their bags they sat together and reviewed each other's family albums.

I can only imagine how she must be feeling right now. To be 11 years old and really not know where it is your going to be living and with whom. She's probably wondering who I am and how I will be. To leave everything you know, your culture, your language, your friends and to come to a new Country has to be seriously overwhelming. I will surly be comforting, soothing and giving her 100% of my time until she feels comfortable and secure.

I promise to post new pictures of the kiddos on Sunday night. They are growing like weeds. Julian is almost at tall as JR these days!!!

I won't be a stranger and I promise to try and keep this blog updated!!!