Sunday, January 13, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day AA!

Today we celebrated AA's 3rd Gotcha day - the court made us a family in a very nervous but rewarding meeting in Tula. It was a low key day, but we had a nice dinner out. Here is one of our pictures. I wanted to post a picture from 3 years ago, but they are on another PC. I will try to dig it out later.
We also weighed and measured the kids today. AA outweighs his sister again (it has been over 6 months to get here) - 34.5 lbs. A huge change from the 19 lbs. 3 years ago. He is now 41" tall. AH weighs 33.5 lbs. - down a few pounds from 7 months ago, but she is getting such tall, thin legs. She is now 39" tall.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

AH Goes Back to School

Well after suffering through a migraine all day yesterday, my energy level was back in full force today. I took AH to school today after she missed Monday (she only attends M, W, R). Her classroom was relocated during the winter break to a room twice the size of the old one. It looks fabulous!! And AH was so great about going to school today. She walked into the room, sat down on the bench next to some friends, and started chatting away! A big first for her. Hopefully the months and months of screaming resistance are over!

AH woke Monday with one eye swollen, no problems on Tuesday, but the other eye was swollen today. We are really worried that she is finally showing signs of allergies thanks to her dad. She does not complain, but her nose has been running for over 3 weeks now. We hope it does not progress into asthma (another potential gift from dad).

I ventured out this evening to try to replace AH's favorite blanket lost while in Cabo last week. Unfortunately I did not find a suitable replacement. Even worse, I found the after Christmas sale at Big Lots!! So many great finds for so little money. After having to do 20 teacher and therapist gifts this year, I was so happy to find some great sale prices on gift boxes for next year. Of course the really good pricing on crackers did not help either. I also found valentine's day gifts for the kids as well as items for them to exchange in their classes. A few items for my secret sister found their way into my cart.

Then I was off to Ross and found some great valentine's day items for my secret sister! No blanket though!

Got a great deal on a newly release Crop-a-dile 2 tool for scrapbooking tonight on HSN. Cannot wait for it to get here in early February. They promise that they have the exclusive release of this item. I have NEVER bought anything without waiting to hear what others think. But I did want the original for Christmas and did not receive it.

AA had a good day - enjoyed school and played nicely. His new favorite toy is the bad guy from Toy Story II. Carries it with him everywhere!

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

Well the first day back to school did not go so smoothly. AH was up at 4 am for a few hours and then went back to sleep until after 9 am. She does not act sick, but her eye was swollen and her nose continues to run (over 3 weeks now).

We had a nice morning anyway - ran a few errands, had lunch and then she napped as usual. Swelling was down by night-fall, so we will try again on Wednesday!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Ready to Start our 2008 Schedule

Well we have finished out our week resting, doing laundry, and readjusting to household life. Hopefully we are all well rested from our vacation and are ready to return to school. Of course Mom and Dad have already returned to work this past week, but it will be nice to have the whole family on the same schedule.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well one of my resolutions this year is to post photos for family and friends to see and to keep our blog updated. So here is our first official post.

We arrived home from Mexico Wednesday night after a wonderful 7 day vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Everyone had a blast!! We were able to horseback ride, take boat ride (too cold for us to actually snorkle), walk on the beach, swim in the pool and ocean (a little), watch movies, and relax a little. The unlimited food was great.

We traveled with Peter's immediate family - 13 of us in all.