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Lonely no More:)
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew18:5



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learning new signs

We are trying something new.....brainstorming on how to get new signs across to Wren as soon as possible!  She needs these to catch up, go to school, and be Happy!  She doesn't know this.  She isn't really all that interested in learning them.  But she is learning whether she knows it or not.  Anyway we watch a sign language DVD at bedtime, and sometimes repeat it for several nights, or in the morning if they are really sleepy and don't seem to be paying much attention.  So I decided this morning to make a list of all the signs we learned.....and go find real live, or physical examples of the sign.  Today our list of signs were.....
park, playground, rollerskate, swing, picnic, kite, slide, climb sand, helicopter, boat, motorcycle, stamp, mail,  library, bus, school, story, book, office, retaurant, firefighter, police, slow, fast, store, buy, money, work.

If anyone has other good ideas on how to get her interested, and the signs to stick.....let me know!

On our way to Dairy Queen~restaurant

 I'm signing smile....she was NOT very happy and about to get herself in trouble here!
Sherman helping unwrap straws.  He was my helper on this venture:)
 Signing stamp and Mail here. We sent a card in an envelope, and took it to the mail box. Look at the sour look on Wrens face!  She is always so huffy when I make her LOOK/listen. She was doing something else, and was NOT impressed! But she's always doing something else, so sometimes she just has to listen like it or not.

 On the way to the mailbox.  Wren is happy now cause she gets to carry the envelope!
 On the way back we signed fast and slow, and walked sloooooow......then ran fast!

 Doctors office.  She's not signing here, she wants to carry the papers I have to give the receptionist.
 We were lucky enough to catch the doctor on her way through, and sign doctor, and get a picture.  Thanks Dr. Shelly for taking the time!
 At the Grocery Store.
 We had to "buy" some suckers.....and some snacks for later at the pool.

 At the town pool....the water was FRIGID!!!!  The big pool was even colder! Oh, and for those who asked, the tutu swimsuits are from.........Wal-mart! Ocean Pacific brand, $8.94 I believe:)
One braved the cold.

 One was quite content on the edge with her cups!

Always picking or scratching something.



 Oh my goodness her bottom is actually in the water!
 Big brothers make the best pool floats ever:)

 Finally reduced to shivers, blue lips and goose bumps!  Ahhhhh a warm towel on the hot cement....bliss.




 The breakfast crew.  Sherm is usually the last one up, with Iley a close second.

 And last, but NOT least.......the biggest activity of the day!!!  She always looks like she's going to fall in, and her undies, leggings and shoes have to be all the way off!  I know....she's going to hate me for this some day, but it's such a familiar sight around here.....and they never worry about  shutting the door anyway.....so?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Puting up the pool

We spent the day on Monday puting up the swimming pool.  The girls loved every stage and minute of it!  They "helped" sweep off the tarp, carry pieces to us, and generally make them selves a nuisance helpful.  But such CUTE help:)














We must have totally wore them out!  Last night was the first night that they slept ALL NIGHT with out waking up...... since the day we met!!.....which means that last night was the first night this mama has slept all night in 4-1/2 weeks too!  It's amazing how much better morning appears after a full nights sleep!  10:30 to 8:00am. ........SWEET!!!!! Ahhhhh!  Lets have a repeat!!!  My first concious thought this morning was THANKYOU LORD!!!!!  Not that I only sing praises to him after a full nights sleep......cause He's good at all times.........but.....this was sort of a spontaneous burst:):)  I love my sleep! maybe  it's an idol?  when I pray to tear every idol from me...............is this what it means???? YIKES!!!  Ok God......I LIKE my sleep:)  can I have it back now?  I'm finding that the same grumpy person that dealt with toddlers 6 years ago....is still alive and well at 2:30am......and 5:30am....  she shows up uninvited???  How rude!  sigh......



Monday, May 28, 2012

Daily Life in KS

 My view from the kitchen.....sometimes It is still sort of surreal to see these little brown babies in my tub!  They had drained all the water out of the tub, but didn't want out??  Iley's lips are BLUE from being cold!

Professional noodle eaters!


 Cute hair.

 Iley has an ouchie on her toe!!!  Wren loves to "pet" facial hair....she loves beards.LOL

Lazy Sunday afternoon.
Wren LOVES to be outside, and she LOVES playing in the water!  Iley on the other hand will happily watch out the window....like a cat....





 Okay mom!  That's enough! What are you doing?  Just putting your cute face on the blog for interested persons:):) Hee Hee!
 Initiating Micah (a family friend) into the world of 5 yr. old girls!LOL


 "helping" unload the "new" couch.



 She woke up this morning in a pensive mood.  These are the times when the language barrier is so hard! I wish I could talk to her.  Was she missing her China mom?  Was she feeling sad? Did she not feel good?  Just tired? Feeling the lack of language?  Are some mornings hard cause everythings new again? 
 Don't ya just want to kiss that little face:)



 While I was trying to figure Iley out.......I hadn't heard this one for a while.....she had found the ipad, turned it on, and was watching pink panther on utube!!!! She doesn't miss anything!  She's watched her big brothers get to pink panther, and remembered! Gonna have to keep a close eye on her....or hide the ipad! 

 HAPPY DAY!!!! We get to ride in the car!!! (with out seat belts....shhhh....just around the corner with Dad to get milk at the dairy.).