Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Friday, September 17, 2010

Busy Bees!

Things have just been moving right along for us!

Monkey is really enjoying school - drop offs are less tearful now, and when we pick him up, he says "You camed back!" We can see such a change in him socially, and that's what we were going for with this part time school experiment. He plays more cooperatively with kids rather than near them and absolutely loves his teachers, Ms. Angie and Ms. Sara.

Kevin had the opportunity to come with us to TumbleBugs this week. Monkey was quite the show off for his Daddy. The next time Mr Monkey can come, I will make sure he has the camera. Monkey has so much fun - they are learning gymnastics positions (tucks, pikes, straddles, TaDa's - straightening up at the end of a skill, and C-Body's - the rounded bent knee position before the TaDa!). They also do climbing exercises, forward rolls, hold them selves up on the bar, hang from the bar and lots of other things.

Kevin is also doing very well with his training. Air Traffic Control is certainly a lot more than either of us thought, but he is really enjoying it. Minus the flip-flopping schedule every other week.

I am trying to catch up on my sewing and such. I have several projects I want to start for Christmas. I started decorating for Fall as well...I think it might be my favorite season.

Update on the adoption front soon!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lots of Pics

Things have been a bit busy around here, but lots of fun. We are continuing with Monkey's twice a week preschool and TumbleBugs on Thursdays. It's definitely making the week more busy. I also get more things done in town during the week though, so the weekends aren't as much running around.

Last week was the second interview to our home study. It went really well- our social worker is super nice. She's really helps to put us at ease and answer questions. This interview was done seperately, and still took about two hours. Now all we are doing is waiting for our background checks to come back from the FBI and she will send our home study report - approved - to the Facilitator and us.

Right now, we are working on building our profiles to present to birth mothers. I am learning to digitally scrapbook with PhotoShop, and it seems to be going well!

Kevin and I decided it was time that we go visit the White Sands National Monument and check out the white sand. It really is neat stuff! I've been playing with my camera, so I took lots of pictures.

Sunset was really beautiful as well.

Monkey and I have also been going to watch Kevin play football for PT (physical training for all you non-military people out there). I've gotten a few shots out there as well - our profiles are supposed to have action shots of the things we like to do, so that potential birth families can have a better idea of who we are.

I believe that the other controller in this picture with Kevin accused him of having a a "bear claw that came out and attacked him."

Well now that this post is of epic proportions, I shall hop back into real life. We're off to get two more dining room chairs (and a rug that I haven't convinced Kevin that we need).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Getting Done

Cabinet locks installed - CHECK!

Fire Extinguisher hung on the kitchen wall - CHECK!

First Aid Kit in the bathroom - CHECK!

We've now done all that we can do to prepare for our last home study interview. It's next Tuesday, and after that we just wait for the background checks to come back to be done with it.

The facilitator we are using for our adoption is processing our payment as of Monday. I plan to call later today and get an update there.

I downloaded my camera to the computer with recent pictures - mostly they are of Monkey. We need to work on getting pictures of all of us, not just the kid! :)

I looked through my older photos on FaceBook and MySpace. I copied some pre-Monkey pics to my computer. I can't locate my thumb drive of all my other pictures to save my life, and I am SO bummed.

Fortunately, when I back up my pictures to a thumb drive, I also send my memory card of the originals to my mother's house. This way we do not lose our pictures in case of a disaster (fire, flood, whatever). She is sending the card back to me this week, and then I can work on going through those.

I am trying to get pictures together to work on our profiles, because the quicker they get in, the better!

Here are some of the pictures we are considering for your viewing pleasure! This is by no means anywhere near all of them, but rather some I located last night.