The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014


Since it's Dec. 1st and Becky left such a lovely comment in my first post today, I thought I'd give you a two-fer today. Generous, huh?

So, the topic for the two-fer is jealousy. First of all, as inspired by Becky's comment, I thought I ought to tell you that's my all-natural hair color. For reals! (My sis says I'm too old to say that. Hmmph.) Not one drop of bleach or other "treatment" in those tresses. Jealous?! I thought so! Hee hee!

So, today Punk learned to "put his pee-pees and poopies in the potty!" So, obviously, he was getting a lot of attention in the learning process, which of course led to more jealousy than ever from Sissy. At 3 and 1/2, it's a pretty simple training process and he hasn't had an accident all afternoon. We'll see how the next few days go. Then, depending on her interest, we might try Pea on the potty.

Well, the meatloaf and mashers (and green/yellow beans for well-roundedness) turned out nicely and the pie is finishing up it's bake time. All the running of the oven has taken the chill off the snowy day and the comfort food is so, well, comforting! I feel so cozy and home-y!


jaz said...

Hey! I say "for reals" all the time!! I didn't know there was a cut-off on when we had to stop!? ;0)
Jamie Z. :0)

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Anonymous said...

Yummo!!!! ( I wonder if Nyemah and Kebbah can get their pees and poops in the potty??!!! WOW! I hope so...)Love, Denise

Tanya said...

Great pictures of your family and your first Christmas tree decorating:) I hope that your supper tasted as good as it sounds! Enjoy your snow and WI weather! Tanya

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
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  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
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