Monday, June 23, 2008

Ryan Cabrera!

Who's Ryan Cabrera anyway??? He came to our local civic celebration this past weekend called ChickenFest. :-) I had never heard of him before but apparently he is a somewhat? famous pop star. He played for an hour. He wasn't too bad.

Just a cute picture of the girls....

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dorks, Jeeps, and Horses

So no one else is dorky enough to be hooked on a toddler snack??? :-)

About a month ago we visited some friends who live on the Wisconsin/Illinois border (they are in Wisconsin, right across the street is Illinois). They live out in the country and have 2 little boys and 2 horses. Their older boy is 6 months older than Lindsey and their younger boy is almost a year older than Allison. They also have one of those kid sized jeeps or whatever you call them. I was surprised that Lindsey had no qualms about driving it all over the place. At one point their younger son drove around with Allison in the passenger seat for over 1/2 hour. Allison LOVED it. Riding the horse, not so much at first, as you will see. But she did ride for a little bit. Lindsey, on the other hand, loved riding the horse. I had to walk alongside Allison while she rode as my friend led the horse around. The horse was HUGE! I was probably more scared than Allison. :-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I love these!!!!

I was at the grocery store a few weeks ago with my girls and they were giving away free samples of a new Gerber product, along with a mail-in rebate form to get them free. If not for this I'm sure I never would have tried these. But I did and I am hooked! Yes I said *I* am hooked! The girls like them too but I love them. I even bought a second bag and hid them from Lindsey. LOL They are the Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts. Yes they're for toddlers!

Two of my sisters tried them - one thought they were so-so and one thought they were gross! She even spit it out! Bad taste I guess. :-)

The only problem is that at almost $3 a bag they are too pricey to get very often. I could probably eat the whole bag at once. So they will be a special treat. YUM YUM!!!

Has anyone else tried these?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who commented with kind words of condolence and birthday wishes for Lindsey. It means a lot to me!

We were given a real gift the Sunday before my dad died, Memorial Day weekend. My sister had us all over for a cookout, including my dad. We were able to take him out of the nursing home for the day. He was feeling as good as we had seen in a long time. He really enjoyed himself, had seconds and thirds of supper (including watermelon which he loved so much but couldn't have much of in his last months), loved spending time outside with his children and grandchildren. We are so thankful that we had that day with him.

Here are a few pictures of my girls from that day:

Allison fell asleep on the way home (a 5 minute drive!). We carried her inside and laid her on the couch, she was exhausted!

Thanks again dear friends!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Birthday Wishes and Sad News

It's hard to put both these things in one post, they each deserve their own, but I don't really know what else to do.....

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet Lindsey! What a precious gift we've been given in her. Sometimes she tries our patience to no end :-) but I wouldn't trade a minute of any day with her, for anything! I love you little Wu!

Yesterday was our 4 year Gotcha Anniversary too. May 31, 2004 - a day that changed our lives forever! I am so thankful for my beautiful daughter.

The sad news is that my dad passed away on Friday night. He had been ill for some time and was currently in a nursing home so it wasn't totally unexpected, yet at the same time we didn't expect it. It happened pretty fast. He died peacefully with his four daughters at his side. We lost our mom last July so it's been a very difficult year for our family. We would appreciate your prayers.

More on everything at a later date. Life is going to be pretty busy for awhile...