Monday, March 30, 2009

It's a March Monday

Yep...been a while since I last blogged. We have had every germ and illness found in this city, running through our house since about the first week in Feb. I was sooo sick of sick kids. I truly had someone home sick every day for the 3 weeks. Talk about putting a kink in the daily grind! YIEKS! I am so pleased to say that everyone is now back at school and except for Sunshine's ever present snotty nose, we are back in the saddle again! Thank God!

It has been an intense couple of weeks. A time in my life that I wish I had super powers and could be in multiple places at once. I needed to be at the shop, needed to be at home, wanted to run away by myself and leave the circus! This motherhood buisness is the worlds most tricky balancing act. So many times I feel like I have fallen off the wire and wonder what in the world will catch me. I can't wait for true spring to arrive, warm days, warm nights, with time to hopefully catch my breath.

I was reflecting on life over the last 4 years. Each year has brought some huge change. There was re-locating the shop, moving to the new house, beginning the adoption journey and moving the shop again. Now the shop is settled, we have completed our family, we are NEVER I am really hoping we can just slow down a tiny bit and settle into the status quo!

Sunshine continues to thrive. She is growing like a weed and is soo funny. She is a total stinker and has a look that puts fear in my heart as I imagine that look in about 10 years! She continues to LOVE her brothers, her cats, her dogs and lately her books. I have Brown Bear memorized and have been know to recite it in the wee small hours of the morning! She still isn't a good sleeper, but I am hopefull that might change post surgery. She is turning into a real girly girl and loves her pretties and purses and babies! (Yay!) SHe is constant motion, and usually has us wrapped around her finger! At the moment we are looking for the perfect Easter Dress. Ahhh o many choices!

Time to go reclaim the brothers from school. I would promise to blog more often...but lets be is a rare day the stars line up long enough for me to compose my thoughts let alone type them out :)!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pictures, updates, and adenoids

Little Miss Sunshine!!

So I have been a little bit crazy, no time to type on the computer when you are chasing a VERY active 19month old tsumani...the cutest little whirlwind to grace the earth I am sure! Life is going at a warp speed and I am loving every minute of it. I was reading old blog posts the other night and thinking about how unsettled and unsure I was about this quest to find my daughter...and now 1 year later, life is grand and she is such an amazingly wonderful part of my life. At 19 months her fav word is "yep" and we rarely hear "no" unless she is into something she knows she shouldn't be, then she scolds herslef with a "no,no,no" complete with finger shake ala mama! This doesn't stop her, but it makes us laugh! She is a mountain goat and can all too often be found scaling the dining room table or the kitchen stool...curiosity is her MO.
Two weeks ago, we had the wonderful chance to meet up with the Peterson's in the Dells. We all traveled to ET togther and it was so fun to see how much the girls have grown and to spend time together. I wanted to post pics of the girls together, but they all turned out with one looking the wrong way etc etc...but here are a few of the gang

A great time was had by all.

Little Miss SUnshine continues to have green snot and a nasty cough...this has been going on since we got home. So today was a trip to the ENT who decided a little surgery is in order. April 16th, she will lose her adenoids, tonsills, and maybe get a tube or two. We are anxious to get her healthy and hope this does the trick. I hate to think of surgery, but it has gone on long enough and is affecting her sleep, our sleep, her growth etc. Time to get healthy once and for all!

Well, that is all for now...I will try to post more often, I do miss it. Enjoy the pics!