Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School Blues

Heading to school-Nana and Pawpaw made a sign for their first day!

This is what Kitty-aka Bootina-thinks of the sign-I know she did this to torment Nana who does not like cats!

Well, our boys went back to school today. They had a great day-I just missed them so much. We had a great summer together! They are really excited about their classes and I think they were ready to go back, I was just not ready for them to...

The boys had a great time showing all of the teachers Baby B's pictures at open house. She is already so loved by everyone. You can't help but love her when you see her. One of my friends called and said that every time she walks by Baby B's picture, she thinks about how she is going to rule the roost and have everyone wrapped around her finger-(she already does) W2 and I went shopping for her yesterday and he was so funny. He picked out the cutest outfits and at one point when I was scanning items, he said, "Mom, I'm going back in..." and charged back through the aisles. He is so happy about his little sister and I am so thankful because he is giving up his "baby" status.

Have a great week. A family received a referral yesterday...keep them coming, Gladney, we need some more families on the referral list!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Referral day! We were driving in the car to go celebrate and saw this beautiful rainbow! What a wonderful sign!

A sweet family traveling at the end of the month is going to take this to Baby B. and give her a big hug for us! The boys picked out the outfit and were so excited!! I hope I will get a picture with our daughter wearing it!

Shopping with Nana!

One of the pictures we sent to Baby B. We were laughing thinking that she is going to wonder who that hairy looking boy with the big ears is!! Buddy the dog is a ham!

This is our last week before the boys go back to school and we find out who their teachers are tonight. I cannot believe the summer is over!

We had a great weekend at the lake and yesterday we went back to school shopping with Nana-
They will look spiffy for their first day back.

We keep looking at Baby B's pictures and love her so much! When the boys go to school, I am going to start painting rooms-We are still working on W1's room - thanks to my Dad it is going to be so cool-a real "tween" room.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

From the mouth of my oldest babe

"Isn't she the cutest baby ever?"

"She is a joy to our family."

"We are so blessed!"

"When I grow old, I am going to adopt 20 babies from Ethiopia!"

"Isn't she the cutest baby ever?"

"She is so cute, I can't stop looking at her!"

"W2, give me those pictures back, I can't stand it!"

"She sleeps all night long-from 8 to 5!"

"Isn't she the cutest baby ever?"

--W1, 10 year old, proud biggest brother of Baby B

(W2 loves her so much, too-his favorite saying is, "She is definately kin to me-look at her throwing that toy!")

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby B...here we come!

Seeing our baby girl for the first time!

These two love Baby B!

Yesterday I told Dad B this was our week-and it was!!! We have received a referral for a beautiful, spunky 16 month old little girl who has stolen our hearts already. We are so thrilled to finally see her little face. As W1 used to say, "Her's a beauty!"

The call...today was crazy-racing to get W2 to camp then W1 went to my moms while I worked. I was so hot and kept thinking about how good the pool would feel. When we got to the pool, I was playing ball with W1 thinking about how I could stay in the pool all day-(It has to be the hottest day of the year) when I see Dad B hobbling down the stairs. I thought it was weird but went to meet him. He said that someone wanted to speak with me and to push talk on his cellphone. Well, the 817 area code popped up and I hung up-Dad B said "don't do that" and I started screaming and crying and hugging him. Everyone at the pool thought something was wrong- W1 was running in circles, of course W2 was still swimming oblivious (having the time of his life as he later told me). I finally calmed down and called Natalie. She told us she had a referral and then I asked her how long she would be in the office. ( in my head I was thinking, we could swim for a couple more hours----WHAT!!!! I have been waiting for this day for so long and I wanted to wait-seriously, I think I was in shock)-So, after I pulled myself together, we raced home to see the most beautiful little girl in the world. She looked sad in the first pictures, but then she was so happy-in one picture, she is even throwing a toy- and W2 said, "yeah, she is kin to me!" W1 is so excited and keeps saying, she is the most beautiful baby ever and has called everybody.

Well, that is all for now. Thanks to all who have prayed for us-please continue, we still have a long road to hoe.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Coach Bob McKillop, you are the best!!

Now, can you loan us the $50,000.00+ per year it is going to cost us to send W1 to Davidson!!
W1 went to Bob McKillop's basketball camp at Davidson College last week and he had a blast. Coach McKillop had each boy write down their dream and W1's was to go to Davidson and play basketball. I know a little about this dream because I wanted to go to Davidson like my dad but my SAT's were not high enough. I was devastated!!! Maybe W1's dream will change, but once Davidson grabs a hold of you, it is tough to get it out of your system. Can we say, SCHOLARSHIP!!

On a parental note, I would highly recommend the camp. Coach McKillop doesn't just put his name on it and let someone else run it-he was there everyday encouraging the boys and coaching them. He is a fantastic coach.

W2 is at a day tennis camp this week and he enjoyed the first day-it is so HOT here so we are inside for the rest of the afternoon.

Dad B is going to have to have knee surgery next week-please say a prayer for him, he is really worried about it-(his dad passed away from a heart attack after knee surgery) Please keep us in your prayers-

Still no news about baby B-maybe this week...
Love to all

W1 with his new hero-Bob McKillop

W2 at tennis camp-maybe this is his sport?!

Can you tell how much these two missed each other-5 mins together after 6 days and they were fighting-boys will be boys-

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rock on!

The boys went to a ROCK party last night. They had a blast. W2 came home with blue eyeshadow and green hair!

The birthday girl (and W2's love) in the middle.

Well, it is August! Maybe this is OUR month! Congrats to all of the families who passed court this past week. We cannot wait to see you united with your children. Have a great week!