Friday, October 30, 2009

I Read Good!

I love to read - I have spent whole days in bed just reading and have even contemplated faking an illness just so I can have a "bed day." Lucky for me, K-Bug shares this love of reading. While many children sleep with a teddy bear or a favorite stuffed animal, my little one sleeps with books all around her. Gar and I often make bets about how many books there will be in her bed when we check on her. (All time high was eleven.)

Our favorite book, "Llama Llama Red Pajama" was given to us by Gar's boss. We often read it before nap and bedtime.

We take weekly trips to the library to check out new books and I'm always on the look-out for books that are fun for kids and adults. Sometimes its hard to find age appropriate books for K-Bug. Here are some recommendations of books we have enjoyed.

If anyone can recommend a children's book that they enjoyed please do!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm crafty!

For Halloween this year we decided to give K-Bug another opportunity to wear her ladybug costume by bringing treats to Gar's work. Of course it then snowballed into making our own candy and decorative cones to carry the candies. I can't be entirely blamed, however, because my mom showed me this adorable blog where I got the idea to make Halloween Bark.

This is my bark - it made A LOT more than I expected but it was delicious and very cute!

The cone pre-candy.

Gar holding the cone post-candy.

All my cones wrapped up and ready to go!

K-Bug on her way to hand out candies and turn Daddy's work friends into Ladybugs!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweetie and Honey

Lately K-Bug has been calling everyone "Sweetie" or "Honey" or "Sweetheart." Now its important for you to realize that she only does this when she wants to tell someone to do something or to stop doing something. Here are a few examples;

To Daddy at breakfast "Sweetie, can you eat your eggs?"
To Me when I ask her to go potty "Honey, be patient for your K-Bug."

K-Bug also tells us that she has nice manners after she says "please" or "thank you." Gar was trying to explain to K-Bug that we need to show that we have nice manners and that we don't say we have nice manners. Here's what K-Bug did later "Daddy can I please have some milk. I have nice manners. We don't say we have nice manners we show we have nice manners."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Adoption: Accomplished

We are now the proud parents of the cutest, sweetest, and most hilarious three-year-old. K-Bug has come into our lives and has made us so very happy. We go to bed each night still giggling about the funny things that K-Bug did throughout the day. We owe everything to our social worker who suggested calling a local lawyer before starting the international adoption that we had previously decided upon. Boy are we glad that we did. The lawyers worked hard and fast on matching us to a birth mom and within months we were flying down to Louisiana to meet our precious girl! I was so superstitious that I didn't want to jinx the adoption by writing about it too soon but now that it is finalized I feel comfortable announcing our wonderful news (to those of you who don't already know of course).

So now that we have adopted K-Bug, I will now post our cute stories so that you can all hear about her cuteness. We just can't thank our family and friends enough for being so loving and supportive of this journey. I thank God every night for bringing this precious little girl into our lives and I am so happy to be her Mommy.