Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
the Social Security office. Wow, its alot like going to the Highway department. Who makes the system with the numbers, how do you know who is next?????? We were there just a little over an hour. So her SS card is applied for, all I have to do now is the state or re adoption to get her a state birth certificate. Her immunizations will be caught up in Sept. We have our first of two social worker visits in October, things are just falling into place.
This picture below shows what Gracie loves LOVES to do. I think she needs her own camera. It was funny, she had no problem telling anyone to stand still and point where she wanted them to be.
We made brownies the other night, I'd say she has the hang of what to do with the bowl.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I was very unsure how she would do, we've been talking about every day trying to get her excited, which she was. I explained over and over, I would wait right there and would not leave until she was done, and it was time to go home. She seemed very content with that. We got there 15 minutes early. She was doing fine, she sat next to me very quiet. The other little girls started arriving and still she was ok. Ms Veronica said we would do tap first, which is good, because she likes her tap shoes much better than her ballet shoes. When it came time to go, I could feel the tears (mine not hers, I've waited such a long time for this moment) she said, you be here, I promised her I would wait right here, and off she went. She did wonderfully, by that I mean, she had no problem leaving me. She also did very well for her first class. I could tell she still has problem understanding what words mean. Tiptoes, backwards, in general there were alot, but she picked them all up (except the tiptoes and the jumping over the little bean bag). She was SO CUTE! She enjoyed her class and is excited to go back. She has been running around the house showing us all her moves! I just love it.
Is she not just BEAUTIFUL beyond words. By the way, her hair is just long enough for a ponytail! (She does not like me to put ponytails in her hair, so I've told her she must put her hair up for class)
Have I told you lately how much I love my husband and how wonderful he can be (he can be alot of things and wonderful CAN be rare)!
As I told you earlier he wanted to take Gracie to see MICKEY! And I wanted to wait, well he finally got me all excited, and then he started to change his mind ( I guess after figuring up how many dimes it would take - I just watched How to do Disney on a Dime, (YEAH RIGHT) while flipping channels - that is actually where Gracie realized that MICKEY is more than a cartoon). Back to my original comment, he finally got me excited, so there was really no turning back, I mean seriously.
So Guess where Miss Grace will be spending her very first Halloween!!!!! Not that she has a clue what that is. That's right, we're taking our Princess to the Happiest Place on Earth. I was on the phone with the nicest rep for 49 minutes, but its booked. 3 days in the parks, four nights there, Breakfast with MICKEY and Trick or Treating in the Park! (She will be Minnie Mouse- do you think I could Paul Ray is dress as Prince Charming) I don't think Life could get any better, well maybe, I might have more good news to share soon so stay tuned! Carrie, I will get with you to see if we can meet up for dinner or something while we are there. I know we could do Thur night, maybe Sat night or Sun Morning.Our Hotel: The Contemporary Resort
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
There are her size 8 PJ's that we got in China, she found them in the back of her drawer and needless to say, had to put them on.
We went to dinner with Tom and Ann Friday night. I was painting my nails getting ready, when Gracie saw me painting my toes, you know she was right there. I made her ask her Daddy (who says he does NOT give her everything she wants) b/c he does not like nail polish at all. Of course he told her yes! Her very first painted toes! Have I said lately how very blessed I am. I love having a daughter. She brings so much joy into our lives.
All I can say is nice, VERY nice. It is a steak house downtown, again, NICE! Paul called me on Wednesday, I think, to inform me we were going to dinner. I'm like, uh what about Gracie, I haven't talked to Lynsey to see if she is busy. Gracie LOVES her to death! So after checking to see if she could watch her, I then had to stress over what to wear, besides the fact that I don't have alot of clothes, and really nothing fancy anymore, what I do have really does not fit anymore!!!! We arrived at the restaurant, with valet (did I spell that right) parking. Met them at the bar for drinks, I'm not a big drinker. I asked for a white wine, who knew there were so many choices behind a white wine, Ann was gracious enough to tell the guy what to give me. I really enjoyed her choice. We then went to our table for dinner (we were there for 3 hours). It was EXCELLENT. However my wine glass never got empty, (and yes I was drinking it) so I figured I'd better switch to water. The food was excellent, the dessert was great, and we all had a good time (at least I hope they did).
Our Faithful Companions.
Here is Peanut, who is getting old. He usually is laying somewhere near where ever Gracie is during the day. He seems to have adjusted to having a little one in the house again. I think he has figured out she is not going anywhere.
As of this weekend, I will become again, a Hunting Season Widow!
So between his work and hunting, I guess it'll just be Gracie and I. I wonder if he'll try and take Gracie this year. The guys at the hunting club finally fixed up the club house from what I understand. I'm looking forward to seeing that.
I got PaulPauls senior pics back. I wish I could have gotten more, they were so nice! I really love the ones of him and Gracie. I got the proofs, so I'll scan them in later. PaulPaul starts his SENIOR year on Monday. He finally made it, I sure hope he has a good year!!!!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Yes, Neli does make a nice soft pillow!
Since our trip to Florida, Gracie has been back in our bed. This child is all over the place. I went to go to bed last night, when I walked in, she was actually sitting up leaning on her daddy's back, and before I could get the camera and get back, she had moved again. Shhh, we don't have to tell her daddy I took this picture.