Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thank God For Madonna!

......and her song with Justin Timberlake (love him!) 4 Minutes.........

Paige LOVES this song and so do I, so no complaints from me!  The less Barney, Wiggles, and Playhouse Disney playing in my car the better :)

So this morning we are grooving and dancing our brains out on the way to preschool, we pull up to the drop off spot at her preschool, a teacher's assistant opens the car door, and for the 1st time ever in Paige's school career.......she CRIES and wails, "I want to go home Mommy!"

All of the other teacher assistants & the school's director, looked shocked and start whispering.....Paige is the kid who bounds out of the car, tells anyone who will listen what she had for breakfast and that she likes their shoes this was a different Paige, one they had not seen.....yet!

I pull the car out of the drop off lane, and talk to my kiddo.........what's wrong, why do you want to go home?, are you scared of something?, tell me the truth.....Now there was a large part of me, that wanted to pull out of that school lot, take my babe home and make snacks and watch movies all day with her :)

Finally, she says, I need to hear Madonna one more time.......and so 4 Minutes is cued up on my ipod and we sing and dance without the constraints of a seatbelt & car seat harness.  And oh we danced!  I can imagine what the teachers thought.......We drove around to the drop off spot again, teacher's assistant asked if she was ready now, Paige responds, "Yes!  I just needed to dance with Mommy to my favorite Madonna song again!"

that a girl, miss Paige!

I am working on a Madonna playlist for my ipod for Paige, care to share your favorite Madonna song that you think should be included?  Leave it in the comments section of the blog!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Channeling Ray Charles' Spirit.....

From beyond...........

My Grandpa would be so proud!  He was a huge harmonica player!

This just tickles my pickle!

Watch Out Vanessa Hudgens.......

Paige is learning your song, "Gotta Go My Own Way", learning slowly as you can see on this video, but learning!

We just love our little rock star!

Cousin Melissa Is ENGAGED!

CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA & LEE!  (a.k.a. by Paige : Sport!)

I am ashamed to say, I do not have a picture of Melissa & Lee on my computer, shocking no!  So I picked this pic of my beloved Jack, with soon to be bride, Melissa!

We are so thrilled and excited for you two to start your new life together!  

My advice to you both:
Live every day as if it were your last
Live every night as if it were your first (of course I mean after you're married, but I may forget to tell you this at the wedding--you know, wine!)

We love you both oodles! 

I Need An Epidural, Please! Or.......

I'm gonna strap myself to a rocket like Paige and shoot me over to China to find out when the heck we are going to get our referral!

Here is the reason I am so excited this month:  referrals (the pictures of the babies and their pertinent information for the waiting parents) are due to hopefully arrive this week.

Last month China matched waiting families whose paperwork was logged in in China through March 24, 2006.  We are logged in April 3, 2006--VERY important information for a waiting parent.

Well there are rumblings around the Chinese Adoption Community that China may refer waiting families with log in dates through March 29, 2006.  When I read this I REALLY paid attention!  We've been waiting so long, that you get immune to a timeline because you just get burnt in the long run......

Well, if they do get up to the 29th, we will receive our Lily's referral NEXT month!!!!  Holy Shasta people!!!  But this probably isn't going to happen and it won't be until November or December, there is a slight chance this could happen!  So I am on high alert and ready for my epidural about yesterday!