Monday, November 23, 2009

Where's Molly??

Tonight Molly and I were upstairs, and while I was putting away oodles and oodles of laundry, Molly ran around playing and talking and being goofy. She kept saying, "Peek-A-Boo", "Peek-A-Boo!".

She was in my room.

I walked in saying, "Where's Molly?" and I would hear her giggle. Over and over. It was so funny!

Then I found her.

There she was.......

Sitting INSIDE of the dresser.

Goof ball!! Just like her mama!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fun with the kids

The kids' favorite place to go is....

Yup, it's a kids heaven! They, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, enjoys this place! We were able to get together with some old neighbors there and the kids had a total blast!

I love days like this. Minus the $50 to go, then another $50 at Target (you know what I am talking about--I just ran in to grab TP!! UGH!!). What gives??

Sunday, November 15, 2009

These BootsAre Made For Walkin'

Ha! Remember my whiny post about Molly's small feet?

Well, thank GOD for big sisters. My sister, Carie, found Miss Molly THE CUTEST pair of winter boots--size FOUR!! At Wal-Mart of all places!

They are sooo darn cute! Let it snow, let it snow, Let it snow!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Words from the Queen

Tonight, Maggie felt the need to play the role of the "boss". You know, telling Molly what she can and can't play with. Taking everything from her sister. Not good.

Mike comes in to discipline the Queen to let her know that she is NOT the boss (hee! hee! We all know that she is!) and sent her to her room for a time out.

What's so cool about Maggie, is that she listens. She ran to her room crying. About, oh, one minute later, she comes back down. Stilling crying, of course and says to me...

"I love my daddy. I really love my daddy. But I don't love daddy. He yelled at me, mommy! I love daddy but I don't love daddy."

Drama Queen.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Another one down

I have to admit, I am not a big Halloween fan. I really don't have a reason as I really enjoyed it as a kid. Maybe because the school's now days do not even allow a costume anywhere near the school in fear of offending someone. I mean really, that was the best part of Halloween growing up; having the huge costume party in the gym. Now, I buy all these costumes so the kids can put a snowsuit over it to keep them warm in the cold MN October day and trick or treat for an hour.

Regardless of what mama thinks, I do it for the kids. As Gavin stated, "it was the FUNNEST day of my life!!" He totally loved it and had a great time roaming the neighborhood with his buddies, then hanging out after Trick or Treating for some more fun. He was so excited, he left before I was even able to get the camera out so no pic's of Gavin this year (He was Darth Vader)

Monday, November 2, 2009

My proposal to you...

It all started when I followed Bethany and Kyle's journey as they brought Addison home from Russia.

Since then I have followed several blogs that have brought orphans with down syndrome home from Eastern Europe. And as I write this Renee and Frank are in Eastern Europe visiting with their newest daughter, Kellsey.

They have all found their angels through Reece's Rainbow.

RR is hosting the Angel Tree Project this holiday season. It is an event where ALL the pictures of all the waiting kids are opened up... in hopes that they find families, and if not families, then in hopes that they find sponsors to help lighten the financial load of their future family.

As stated in the video in my previous post, not everyone is called to adopt but everyone can give time, money, and prayers. We can and do save the "world" for an orphan with Down Syndrome.

While I am not in a position to adopt, I want to help them find their "forever family". So....

My proposal to all of you that read this: We all give to some charity or another for Christmas, am I right? Be it hosting a family in need, giving to the coat drive at the local salvation army, toys for tots and the list goes on and on, there is always something to give to. Even if it is small, a $10 gift to a charity to whatever amount, we all give to something.

This year, I encourage you to consider donating to the Angel Tree Prject instead. This is what I intend to do. Not any one of these charities is any less important to the life of a child, I know but this year, my heart is with this charity.

Go the Angel Tree Project and view all the darling babes and consider a donation to one or more of them. If nothing else, prayers are always welcome!!

Lera and her friends will thank you!!