Memorial weekend 2008, what on earth did we rope Papa into doing?
30 May 2008
giving Mummy a heart attack while getting her groove on
thats my girl, doing stunts while rocking out to Dan Zanes on the TV! Believe me folks, we are working on getting her to understand bouncing on the arm of the chair like a jumping bean is not safe...Piper is the safety ranger, she tells Paisley to "sit down or you will crack your head open and brains will fall out on the ground!"...now if I was Paisley I'd listen to Piper, she's absolutely right! On a lighter note, Paisley has got patting and clapping down, and can climb stairs and 'cruise' along the furniture, perhaps walking isn't as far away as we thought?
and for moi? the most amazing SLAB of gorgeous chocolate I have had the pleasure to receive, along with some spa products and a box of doggy treats for Olive. Thanks so much Maia, it was such a nice surprise to receive such a bountiful box of goodies! Piper loves her Cash tshirt, she's a big fan of the 'Man in Black', so she will be sure to wear it when she is jammin with her little sister! The tshirt for Paisley is so incredibly 'apt' if not a wee bit scary since she is just learnig to walk, and has taken to climbing the stairs!
23 May 2008
22 May 2008
she is very interested in how it works and keeps telling us she needs to 'fix the flat tire', she is also now the designated 'Taxi au cul de sac'....giving all the kids turns for hours on end (even if they really don't want to)! even Paisley gets a turn, but only if she wears a seat belt per Piper's instructions. Note the safety gear, Piper is...cautious.
This dress was cousin Mollie's last summer, I'm so glad Auntie Laura sent it to Paisley, Piper had the exact one last year too! It's got to be one of our favorites of all time!
NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.
More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.
21 May 2008
15 May 2008
Here is our dramariffic jumping jellybean on the trampoline at gymnastics! Of course, every single activity ends with a flourish...thats my girl. If not an Olympic gold in 2020 then perhaps a Golden globe for dramatic acting?
14 May 2008
11 May 2008
10 May 2008
I've said it before and I'll say it again!
I just couldnt do it any other way, these gdiapers are awesome! Paisley is doing great with them too! The liners are flushable, compstable or you can choose to toss them in the trash...which is okay too, because they are biodegradable! They are the easiest non-disposable diaper I have ever encountered! Have I told you how much we love them? Amazing. The covers come in an assortment of lovely updated colors too...we have cream & orange, but covet brown and green! who knew diapers were so cool and could be so much better for your babies health as well as the environment.
09 May 2008
"Teleflora is immediately changing the name of our "Non-Mom" category to "Adopting Moms". After closer examination, we can see how this may have been offensive to moms who have adopted children -- moms who are indeed real moms to their children in every sense of the word. In fact, many of us at Teleflora are “adopting” parents ourselves, including our president and owner. The essence of this category still focuses on a grandparent, neighbor, step mom, or mom to adopted or foster children, each one raising and loving a child. This show of insensitivity on our part was in no way intended and we deeply apologize for any concern or distress we may have caused. It was always our intent to salute and celebrate all moms."
06 May 2008
lumpy prior to surgery
04 May 2008
I emailed Dan Zanes and we got a reply back that we had seats, not to worry and we'd be able to see the concert after all! It's a small venue, the Fitzgerald Theatre in St Paul, yep, the one where Garrison Keiller does 'A Prairie Home Companion'!
dancing in the aisles....it's required!
The night ended with a meal at Broder's, our new favorite Italian place in Minneapolis. Piper and Paisley were mini celebrities at the restaurant, we had two different tables come up to us to commend them on their behavior and how sweet they are!
Today was also dubbed...Adios Lumpy night, for tomorrow it will be gone. Piper is very interested in Lumpy and wishes she could come to the hospital with us tomorrow...but she has a fun day planned with our wonderful neighbor Kristine. We have to be at the hospital at 8.30am tomorrow, so we will try to post an update later tomorrow night.