Thursday, May 21, 2009

There is something to be said about....

...going to the bathroom alone! "J" is still working on potty training. He is making a great deal of big steps forward but is obsessed with flushing the toilet! Today, the little men and I were out running a few errands and two different times I needed to go to the bathroom. Well, into the big stall all three of us go. Each boy takes their turn and then it's Mommy's turn. All the while, "J" is asking "I flush it now?" while inching closer and closer to me! I can barely stand up and he is flushing the toilet! Dear goodness my're going to flush your momma down the drain!

"K" had his tonsils taken out on Monday. The first two days were cake for him. You wouldn't have known anything had happened to him. Yesterday and today have been terrible. The little guy is in such pain and doesn't want to eat anything. He did manage to drink a milkshake for breakfast but other then that, he hasn't eaten all that much. He really doesn't complain but I know he feels horrible since he came in from outside tonight at 7:10 and told me he was done playing outside. 

In less then a month, the boys will offically be Dennis'! We have a bunch of paperwork and things to get done over the course of the next few weeks. We did find a great website (, with the help of our dear friend Cara, to create our adoption announcements! They did a great job and we are so excited to get them mailed out. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for announcements of some sort! 

Monday, May 18, 2009

How things have changed!

We have had a really stressful two weeks around here. There is that saying "God only gives you what you can handle" but I am beginning to think he has overestimated what type of person I am!
My dad has been very ill recently. He has spent a total of 11 days between to hospitals and has long road to recovery ahead of him. I am confident that he will be able to handle the challenge but needs a lot of support and love to help him through.
My 14 year old cousin has suffered two strokes in the past week. Up until this time, he was a healthly, active young man. Right now, he is stable but also has a long road ahead of him. For what he have heard, he is in great care.
I turned 30 on May 6th. It wasn't a major deal for me. I didn't have that panic about starting a new decade of my life. I am not sure why it didn't bother me but and glad it didn't. I don't think I could have handled another "crisis" that week! My friends at work made posters to hang around the building announcing to all about my age! The kids all got a kick out of it. Our building definately knows how to celebrate birthdays. We went out to dinner with our dear close friends, The Laynes. It was nice to spend time with them.
Mother's Day last year was a day we spent celebrating our mothers and everything they have done for us. In no way did I think I would have someone, or even two someones, wishing me a happy mother's day this year! It was so nice to hear those two little voices say "Happy Mother's Day Mom" to me. The boys have been such a blessing in our lives. We have, and continue to, enjoy every day we have with them. Last year at this time, we hadn't even met the boys. We had learned a little about them but that was it. It's hard for me to believe this considering how everything just seems right now.