Friday, May 29, 2009

Home 6 Months and 18 Months Old! :)

Where has the time gone! I think that since we aren't waiting, minute by minute, for a referral, travel dates, etc. that time has reverted back to normal speed, instead of snail speed.

Today, Cassi has been home for 6th months! She is also now 18 months old! It's very hard to get her to look at the camera these days, since she is on the move much of the time. Here are some recent shots, which took about 500 shots to get--lol!
First Pigtails!

Playing with disc

Helping "baby" play with disc
Hugging baby doll

Kai and Cassi drawing with chalk

Memorial Day fun!

Big Kindergarten Graduate! :)

Finally, got Cassi to stand still, look my way and smile, all at once! :)

In case anyone noticed, I didn't post on Mother's Day. I really wanted to, but I was sicker than a dog with some kind of flu (swine?) for several days.

Memory Lane:

First picture we took of Cassi, age 10 months

Cassi and Daddy, Trip 1, Day 1

Day Two, Trip 1
Trip 3, First Grocery Trip, Moscow, Almost 12 months old

Cassi, happy 18th month birthday! You have now been with us for 1/3 of your life, but it feels like you have always been here! We love you and Kai so much! :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Can it be true? Is it really here?


Candy Lou Lou, Cassi and Peppy

Finally, we are able to play outside!!! It's been raining and raining here or too cold and windy to get outside. Cassi is walking well enough now that she can traverse the backyard and just has a ball exploring! I can actually pull a few weeds, etc. while she and Kai play. Kai loves having a playmate! :)

Cassi trying to tickle her own tummy.

Cassi and Peppy
Mowing the "grass" (ignore the "grass"--we don't spray the backyard since the kids run around barefooted in it--it's on its own and I can't help it otherwise if it has failure to thrive!)

She's a climber!

Trying to get a cute shot of Kai on the playset, Take 1
Take 2
Take 3, I give up! :P I will spare you the other 2000 shots!

Kai only has about a week and a half of school left and then he will be a big 1st grader---what? Where did the time go??? We planted a watermelon plant that he's in charge of this summer. This is our first foray into farming, so we'll see how it goes. The label says that we should have watermelon in 75 days.
Grow, baby, grow!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Becoming a Daddy's Girl

Laying on the floor with her Daddy, watching TV in her pj's, fresh from a bath...gotta love it! :)

P.S. We tried to get the free KFC dinners today at lunch and they were already issuing rain checks. Oh, was a nice concept.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


For anyone who missed Oprah today, here is the coupon. You have 24 hrs. from today's Oprah airing to print out up to 4 of these coupons for free 2 piece Grilled Chicken dinners from KFC. You have until May 19th to use the coupons. Guess who's havin' chicken tomorrow night for dinner? Bock, bock!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Google AdSense

They cut us off because they didn't like the activity on our account AND they aren't paying for the ads that were clicked on!!!!!!!!!!!! RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Friday, May 1, 2009

PPR Has Left The Building and Another Layoff...

Yay! I got the first of 4 post placement reports apostilled and mailed off to Lighthouse today! Then, when all was looking better in our world, Dan was laid of his new job of 5 weeks today and I'm still looking, so we are back at the starting line again. :(

Cassi turned 17 months 2 days ago and I don't know if it's because girls are way more advanced than boys at fine motor skills (which is what "they" say) or if she is even more advanced than that. She is sitting by me putting 2 toddler Legos together and pulling them apart, over and over gain. Kai was about 3 before he could do that! So, again, I don't know if it's just the difference between boys and girls (she is doing things way before Kai, i.e. zipping zippers, erasing the Magnadoodle after writing with the pen, opening and closing her sippy cup top, etc.) or what.

I'm glad it's the weekend. I'm taking a break from reality for 2 whole days! :P