I made this book from photos of our adoption finalization on Wednesday, January 25th. It was a wonderful day - I am such a happy mommy that my family is complete. These four kids are the most awesome humans I could have asked for.
My oldest daughter has spent the last 5 days in San Diego with her Nana and I went and got her today. I missed her so much. She is a wonderful young lady (when her eyes aren't rolling and she's talking to me) but my world is complete with her in it. I bought a series of vampire books on my Nook today for her, she is 13 and her world is ALL about vampires and werewolves, to hopefully get her reading a little bit more. And ta-da! it worked! She started reading them as soon as they were done downloading.
Ok, I am a day behind in my post. Yesterday was a crazy day. My mom, 2 sons and their 2 best friends and I went to a fundraiser boutique for Yucaipa High School Girls Soccer. There was a car show, food vendors, vendors selling all kinds of stuff. My mom and I had "yard sale items". We didn't sell everything but we sold enough that the boys were happier loading the stuff than they were loading it in the cars and unloading it at 7am on the last Saturday of their Christmas break. So, I guess that it wasn't a terrible day. This is all but me, of course, waiting for customers:
This is my mom and the guys from left to right - Dewayne, son Brett, Cyrus, and son Jorden. They had a great time walking around meeting people, looking at cars and trying to get me to buy things for them (the failed miserably at the later),
Today was spent much like yesterday - cleaning out my mom's hoard. I found a box of old pictures of my Grandpa T's. There are pictures from when his mom and dad were married and of him as a child, he would've been 95 last October. So we can safely say these pictures are O-L-D. I was looking through them and when I turned away for a moment, this is what I found:
This is Twitten - she is 10 months old and as mean as she is cute. When I tried to reach for a photo she attacked me. This little kitten should be grateful she is cute.
I went to my parent's house today to help my mom clean out her storage shed and help her set up her sewing room. Let me just say when I say storage shed I mean think of the show Hoarders. She has stuff in there from 12 years ago that she hasn't even taken out of the boxes. She did really well today letting us throw stuff away, donate, and put items up for sale.
Well, anyway enough about my mom and on to the subject at had Day 5 picture. This morning my sister-in-law left my 3 year old niece with my parents so she could run some errands. Well, when I got there this is what I found.
She loves to play dress up Barbie games on the computer. But what I really love is that she had pillows and blankets surrounding her - this is the only way I can see spending a day on the computer.... Cup of chocolate milk and cozy pillows - can't go wrong there!
I made my husband a Chicago Bears blanket for Christmas. It is very warm an cozy. Early this morning (I'm talking 3am) it was chilly in the house and I woke up to find my kitten and dog cuddled in Daddy's blanket. Too cute these two animals are. They play and sleep together all the time. They have since the kitten was 4 weeks old. I will post a picture later of one of their first naps together.
These are my beautiful daughters Aspyn-Kaylah (red pants) and Margarita. They are wonderful girls and I can't wait to see the women they will become! And yes, that is a knife that Aspyn-Kaylah is holding to her sister's throat.... lol?
Twitten really wants to be an outside kitty and we won't let her. Too many coyotes and wild dogs around for her to be safe outside. So, she will have to settle with sunning herself in the the doorway and climbing the screens.
I have decided to take a photo a day for the year 2012. It will be fun to see how our lives change over the course of 365 days. There will be photos of my kids, animals, family, friends, anything that catches my eye. At the end of the year I will also be making a photo book - I haven't decided if it will be a scrapbook, photo album or a photo book from Snap Fish - but, I will have all 365 photos in a book next January.
So here is January 1, 2012 (I know, I'm a day behind with the post - the picture is REALLY from yesterday.)
This is Robot Uno's butt. We got it for Christmas and I think he has the cutest little tushie!