Friday, March 28, 2008

Easter Pics!

Better late than never. Here are some Easter pictures for your enjoyment.

I took last Friday off and took the girls to a little farm in Mississippi. They got to do an egg hunt, get on a hay ride, a train ride, pet some animals, and last but not least ride ponies. This was Margaux's first time and she got pretty freaked out! We were there for about 4 hours and somehow Sophie and I managed to get sunburned. I did not even think about sun lotion, it's March and really it was not that warm. On Saturday, we went to the Botanic Garden for another Easter Egg hunt. It was another sunny day. The girls enjoyed the hunt, although Margaux voice some disappointment over the lack of candy in hers! Finally on Sunday, we had a great dinner at Sydney's house where we ate some wonderful lamb and enjoyed some great company. I had stuffed 106 eggs, which was quite a few for three kids!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Well, we had another eventful week! On Thursday, while I was getting my oil changed at WalMart (bad idea, they are sooo slow), Margaux got a hold of the children's ibuprofen and somehow managed to open the childproof top. Since we did not know how much she had ingested, I told Chuck (over the phone) to take her to the E.R. while I was checking out and met them over there. It turned out it was not a very big deal, because at that concentration she could have drunk the whole bottle and it would not have harmed her, it would just have caused a bad tummy ache. Good to know! I guess I should have called poison control, but it did not even occur to me. Anyway, all that matters is she is fine!

Yesterday our egg hunt in G'town got delayed to Monday because of rain, which means we'll do the egg hunt on St Pat's day.

Here is my attempt at taking some pics of the girls in their St Pat's attire. I have to say they were not overly cooperative! :(

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Last Home visit!!!

We did our last home visit today for the second and last report that we owe China. It was all bittersweet really because this year has gone so fast and we know we will most likely never experience anything like this again. As much as the thought of adopting a little boy from China sound appealing, the reality is we can't afford it, and managing three kids and 2 full time jobs is probably more than we can handle.

After our snow day on Friday, we now have a gorgeous sunny day in Memphis. I hope the cold weather is over, I am ready to pull the girls' spring and summer wardrobe out.

Here are a couple of pictures of Margaux's room. I finally painted her letters the other day and Chuck glued them on the wall. Also, I got her a new bed set for her big girl bed from Overstock.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Margaux's first snow day!

I just had to get her out there and snap a picture. We all know it'll be gone tomorrow!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thursday Funny - Daddy, come look at the kittens!

Got this on e-mail, I thought that was hysterical! :)
On a side note, I did run into a skunk once while I was in Maine. I looked at him (her?) thinking "what a pretty little groundhog", then remembered groundhogs are brown, not black and white. Thankfully, the skunk did not feel threatened by me, did not spray and just passed me by!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Margaux the snapping turtle

Margaux has been biting everything and everyone in sight including classmates, Sophie, daddy, and me... When she got a hold of Chuck's arm, he could not get her off of him and described her as a "snapping turtle". She bit Sophie's arm while in the tub the other day. She cried pretty hard and ended up with a big bruise. It looks like most of the kids in the toddler room at daycare are going through this phase right now. I'm hoping it's a short one. Margaux's teacher suggested a book called "Teeth are not for biting". I may have to pick that one up.