Wednesday, April 20, 2016


And what would

you do just

days after driving for hours

to go to the zoo?

Why, turn around

and drive right back

to meet friends

at the train museum!

Babycakes really wanted

to go climb on trains with his

buddy Max

for his birthday,

and we finally got to go,

only a few months late!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

We've been hoping

we could talk some friends

into meeting us

"half way"

between here

and our old home

and visit the zoo,

and we finally

had someone take us

up on the offer!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Finally Fridge!

Do you know how easy it is

to get used to keeping

all your cold food

in the garage?

Apparently, it just takes

a few months

for that to become totally normal!
But this?

This is beautiful!

This big ding

on my freshly patched,


and painted wall?

Not so pretty!

The delivery guys left

this 5 inch

owie in my living room.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Babycakes: Mama, how old am I?

Me: You're four now.  Remember when you had your birthday?
Babycakes: I like free better.  I fink I will still be free.

Me: Okie dokie!

Monday, April 11, 2016

When Star Wars Comes to Play

Boba Fett

joined us for breakfast this morning.

He doesn't like eggs.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Botanical Gardens

We had planned to attend a

field trip

with our new field trip group,

so when it fell through,

we needed to figure out an alternate plan!

Enter, the botanical gardens!

Normally, this would be a

terrible plan for my

very active

and very loud

little guy,

but they were having some

hands on activities

that were just the right fit!
Like digging in the dirt
and hitting plants with hammers!
We mave have participated in the

hammer activity

several time!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Our wonderful week

of running around

meeting new people

ended with me getting the flu.



And Mimi had her wisdom teeth


so we're both lying around

feeling lousy,

while the kids have

endless jammies days,

and eat too much junk.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Getting Out, Plugging In

We've started finding places to plug in

and start making friends!


First, we attended a book club,

which the girls loved.

Their group was ALL boys,

but the boys talked about the book,

so they thought it was great.

Then we joined a field trip group,

and hit up the science center,

which was great fun,

And, we joined board game club,

which is right up our alley!

Although I love staying home,

I'm really loving getting out!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Painting....and Painting......and a Little More Painting.

While we were

at the history fair

and returning my bonus bunch

to their parents,


bless his heart,

tackled the huge painting job

that is our new house.

I'm simply not a tangerine paint

kinda gal,

so we've been wanting to tackle

those walls since

day one!

It's going to be an endless task,

since the entry

opens onto the stairs,

which opens onto the hall

and the living room,

which opens......

Well, you get it.

Plus, we told the kids

we'd paint their bedrooms too,

As long as the tangerine

is gone, I'm happy!

Monday, March 28, 2016


I was so privileged

to get to be there

as these kiddos

met their new little brother

at the airport today.

It totally made me reminisce

about the friends I met

seven years ago,

as they got off the plane, 

that started our own adoption journey.