Monday, April 23, 2007

17 Months

Falling behind on my updates, life is so crazy! And this will be a short one, promise a big one for next month. As you can see, it is very hard to catch Sage looking at the camera this month. About 90% of our pictures, she is looking down, or anywhere but me! And my camera is fast, she is faster. Always, ALWAYS moving. Speaking of cameras, our lens is broke, AGAIN! This time not our fault, just jammed up. But not a lot of pictures of everything we have going on. Quick Sage stuff:

  • Did I mention busy? She moves, and moves and has no fear at all. Isn't it fun to climb up on the bed and throw yourself off and then laugh and laugh? Or to go under in the bathtub and come up laughing, over and over? Or to just run, and run and run, no matter where we are? Spicy Girl? you bet!
  • I am hoping not, but we have had a few signs of temper tantrums. I am trying to pretend that is not happening, but I am pretty sure when I had to drag her out of church last night kicking and screaming because I took a crayon away she was coloring a pew w/, it was a tantrum. Sigh..
  • She LOVES to eat. I guess all that moving, you have to store up your energy! She eats anything and everything. Sad to say, but she can eat a cheeseburger and fries from McDonalds. Malaine doesn't even eat that much! She can also drink soda from a straw, I really should not admit that should I? But the straw thing is new for her.
  • Has added lots more words and repeats so much of what we say. her favorite is to shake her hand and say no, when she knows she is doing a no no!
  • She loves to play shy, but she just is not at all. She hides her face when someone talks to her, but give her a second and she is singing or talking to you. And if you have something that looks neat, a cellphone, keys, they will soon be hers!
  • She loves music. Loud and fast!That might go along w/ the energy thing! she dances and sings, way to cute!
  • her favorite song is the Itsy Bitsy Spider and she can do all the hand motions to that. Also loves to sing Jesus Loves me and when we say He is Strong, she puts her arms up in the air and makes the funniest face! She knows Jesus is strong for sure!
  • Not sleeping again. This seems to be about every other post we go through this. Wakes almost every night, wide awake for hours. Tired, we are very tired.

Next month will be her doctor check up. Praise the Lord, but we have not seen the dr in a few weeks now! This has been a full month and I am bummed I don't have pictures of more things. I helped to host a MOPS retreat w/ about 35 ladies overnight, Makenna & I went on an overnight school field trip to Turkey Hill Bible Ranch Camp, which was much more fun than I expected, I am just not the camping type, Easter, the kids sang in a school program, a church program, Cardinal game, and I turned 32 this month! We are counting down the days to summer vacation for sure! (I think, 4 kids home, I may be counting down the days till school starts!) We are heading on our first weekend getaway as a family of 6 this weekend, so hope to post after that!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

McDonalds Help?

Malaine is trying to collect all the Madame Alexander Dolls of Wizard the Oz that are at McDonalds. We have them all except the Wicked Witch of the West. That is the one with the green face. We have been to McDonalds countless times, and I think even Grammy is burned out from so many Happy Meals as she has tried to find this last doll. We have tried to win her on ebay, but we don't want to pay alot! So, if you by chance, have an extra doll, can we have it? Malaine would be so happy! (and this is not such a good picture, she finally got her hair cut off since this, and it looks so cute now!)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Colored eggs with 4 kids, LOTS of fun, and lots of cracked eggs!
Little Bunny Qiao Qiao
My parents, brother and Great Grandpa
On our way to church, and it is cold!

Sage with her ONLY egg, I did not want a pink baby for Easter!

Jaylyn & Adley, Sweet Sisters
Celebrating with Resurrection eggs..
Sage enjoyed her first Easter, especially finding candy in those eggs!

My aunt, uncle & cousins
Mark's brother & wife My niece and nephew, Tyler & Graham w/ Amy

My aunt, uncle and cousins

We had a very Happy Easter.. We celebrated here with about 40 of our family. I think we had 15 children, so lots of fun! Despite the chilly weather, the kids found eggs and we loved the new tradition our friends Bob & Colette brought to us, hiding Resurrection eggs with the Easter eggs. After the hunt the kids helped to tell the Easter story. I think Easter is best summed up by the words of our children. Jesus was born, so that He could die, so that He would rise again and we could go to Heaven. Amen!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Hunting Eggs

Sage's First Egg Hunt!
Look Mommy, an egg!
Checking out the Goods!

Has not noticed the bunny at this point!

Throwing the basketball, like Malaines new hair cut?
Sage loves Ball!
Goofy Sawyer
Model Makenna

We attended the Childrens Hope Easter Egg hunt this past weekend. We always enjoy seeing all the other families who have adopted. Sage was not so sure about the bunny, but enjoyed playing with the eggs! Sawyer is not in the bunny photo, because he is not to excited by anything dressed up. That is our brave boy, HA! Bows from Adorned with Glory!