The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Adventures of Punk and Pickles

Let me introduce you to our house guest for the weekend. His name is Pickles and he is a farm dog. He belongs to Punk's preschool class and each weekend he goes home with a different student. We have been anticipating Pickle's visit for a long time, but it was a big surprise when Punk ran out of his room on Friday clutching the big dog to his heart! I wish I would have known and could have had the camera ready.
Part of the joy of having Pickles for the weekend is taking lots of pictures to include in his diary. The diary entry is much shorter than this blog entry! Enjoy!
We went out to Macaroni Grille Friday night. Punk was so proud of Pickles. He flirted with the girl at the next table and told her about him! Here they are pretending to sleep. :)

We staged this shot to look like Punk was sharing his ice cream with Pickles.

Saturday morning when they woke up, Punk wanted to play with his cars. For some reason, he likes to line them all out like this. Maybe because it shows off the vast number of cars to the best advantage?
Saturday afternoon I whipped up some sugar cookie dough. The kiddinkidinks helped me measure and then cut out the leaf and acorn shapes. Of course, I let them lick the frosting from the tools!

Then Punk and Pea did all the decorating! What a mess! But, lots of fun.

They looked great and tasted even better! Punk had to count all the cookies. Then we delivered them to our neighbors. One woman was so surprised she almost seemed skeptical. Don't people do this any more?

Then, this afternoon, we went to the pumpkin patch on the corner (I soooooo wanted to go to the farm, but it rained both of the last two Saturdays--pout, pout). The kids didn't know the difference, though. They had a lot of fun, and we had to get a pumpkin for Pickles too.
Punk hardly wanted to wait to eat dinner before carving his pumpkin! Pea really enjoyed the feeling of the "guts" squishing between her fingers!
Punk instructed A with the shapes for each part of the face. Luckily, he knew what Pickles would like! Pea... just wanted a face!

1 comments:

DeniseinSC said...

The little girlie is bee yoo ti ful!! Pickles looks like he had a great time! Love, Denise

My Man and Me

My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001

Punk

Punk
ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004

Pea

Pea
ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007

Pup

Pup
ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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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
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 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!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued