22 November 2006

The meaning of Thanksgiving in our home

Mike, Piper and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Please take a moment to watch this lovely song by Steven Curtis Chapman, it sums up how we feel as a family and how thankful we are that we are together. It also reminds us of how many other children there are in the world that need families to love. We are forever grateful that we started our family through the gift of adoption, we cant imagine our lives without Piper. We love you princess.

20 November 2006

I am training to be a double decker bus driver! At first I thought I wanted to be a school bus driver..but nah, they only have one level...this double decker thing is the 'bus'ness'(said with cockney accent)

Watch out I'll be hitting the streets of olde London Towne before you know it!

My 100 wishes quilt!

It has been quite an excercise of patience for Mummy, it has taken over a year, been to three different quilters and it's finally finished. I love it. Mummy is amazed at how much I love all the fabrics and point out all the different things on the quilt. I have proudly declared this "MY QUILT!" Next year I will be getting a big girls bed and I will have my quilt on my bed...just for me!

Did I mention that it has fluffy pink 'minky' on the back...so very snuggly for story time!

Nana & Papa came to town this weekend...I love love love them! We got to go to the Mall of America, the largest Mall in the lower 48 States! It's HUGE and has an amusement park for little kids like me! I went on the merry go round with Papa and Daddy. I loved the Dragon, and the Zebra...it went around very fast, thats why I'm blurry! I think I would like a Dragon for Christmas...they are very friendly if you know which way to pat them. My Dragon was called George. The Zebra was quite nice too, but I think a Dragon would make a better pet! I wonder if Santa could fit one down our chimney?

Yay for Nana & Papa! I want them to move to Minnesota! Mummy & Daddy said that would be fine! We had such a good time this past weekend! We got to have Nana & Daddy's birthday party at the Cheesecake factory. It was yummy, but waiting 1 and a half hours was not fun! I love cheesecake! Daddy and Mummy said I am very spoilt but I'm not sure I know what they are talking about! I think I am just perfect! Nana & Papa think so too.

Dont leave Nana...or can I come with you?? I am very upset that you have to go. All I have now is boring old Mummy and Daddy...and Olive. I never get to ride on Daddys suitcase. Grandparents rock!

05 November 2006

Happy Birthday Daddy!

On November 6, 1974 a wee lad was born on the North banks of the muddy Ohio river. That little baby grew into the strapping brute we all know today. So much has changed...um, except the haircut! Funny how Mike pays to have his 3 day old coif recreated!

I missed my Daddy even more by the time dinner rolled around, and especially at bathtime (Daddy always gives me my bath!)...

here's a photo of happy times with Daddy.

Today I am sad.

Daddy left for the airport this morning and he wont be back until Friday!

It's Daddy's birthday tomorrow and I can't even give him a hug. I keep asking Mummy "where Daddy go? Daddy come back?"

Sales meetings suck.

04 November 2006

Okay, so Mike and I went shopping today. We wanted to check out the different play kitchens for Piper for Christmas. First we went to Pottery Barn Kids...wow. It was p-r-i-c-e-y! Piper had a blast playing with all the fun toys and especially the kitchen and vacuum cleaner. We liked the play kitchen a lot but really balked at the expense of it. So we decided to check out Toys 'r' us...uh, not a good idea. Everything was plastic, and we all know how much I really dont like plastic.

Onward...to Costco of all places, we went for supplies and left with a perfectly brilliant substitute for the PBK kitchen. 1/8 th of the cost and made just as well. Now we can rest assured that we wont have to get a 3rd mortgage to pay for Christmas presents!

There may even be money left for a chefs apron, vacuum cleaner and pots and pans!

oh happy day!

03 November 2006

Cauldron brew and cauldron bubble...
Halloween is spooky....
and scarey...
and full of surprises...
knock on the door and see what fate awaits you!

Can you guess what I am....


I wasnt too sure at first. Getting my costume on was a bit of a fight, and losing my feathers all over the living room was a bit confusing... Mummy said that chickens say "buk buk buk", but I kept saying "uh oh uh oh"...maybe I am the Woody Allen of chickens.

I went trick or treating in my wagon, with Daddy at the helm, Mummy stayed home so she could hand out candy to all the kids!

Pippi Longstockings x 2!

Our neighbors twin girls dressed up like the Swedish Pippi...too cute. Their big sister was a rapper. Their Mom did a great job with the costumes. I loved the pigtails! Well done Avery, Brice and Dillon!