Saturday, July 14, 2007

Why Little Boys Shouldn't Potty Outside!

My husband and son came home so excited yesterday. They had spent the whole day together visiting family and going to Pappa's cemetery for a visit. After seeing a Nana, an Uncle, an Aunt and several cousins the first thing out of my son's mouth was that Daddy let him go "tee-tee" outside on a bush and on a tree. I looked at my husband who was beaming and so proud.

This was my son's first big all day outing with Daddy without a diaper. I told my husband and son before they left to make sure that they go tee-tee at every stop. Well, turns out they took me literally including at Papa's cemetery. Good thing Papa would have thought it was a hoot!

My husband went to run an errand and I got my son ready for bed. As I was changing him, I noticed something funny. The instant he saw my face, he knew something was wrong and started asking what I saw. Can you guess????

Yup, a tick on his "privates" (as he calls them). I totally freaked. I had read online that someone said dish soap will cause them to pull their head out so off I ran to the kitchen with my son holding himself and screaming. All I had was green apple sented soap so I poured it on...Nothing happened.

I ran for the tweezers and pulled with all my might. That litter bugger finally came out with a good hunk of my son's skin in its mouth. Needless to say, my husband was so horrified and my son had a VERY bubbly bath from the dish soap!

Another victory for Mom!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Handsome Brother To Be!

We are crazy in love with our 3 year old son and we think it shows. He is a tad spoiled and the true entertainer for his family. He loves to be the center of attention and has a real knack at getting a laugh out of everyone. We recently went to Disney with Nanni & Pa and our son had his face painted like Simba at Downtown Disney. Nanni is a huge fan of Disney and our son has really caught onto her passion. He keeps asking when are we going back to the "Mickey House." Well, after one of our last trips there, he really wanted me to paint a Simba face on him. I am not artistic so this is what I came up with. At that last minute, we threw on a pirate bandana because we thought it was more fitting ... you know...pirates are similar to tigers :)
I just found the original picture of the Simba face on my computer so I will post it for comparison. Nanni (our son's maternal grandma and best friend) is holding our son in Downtown Disney where we MUST visit every evening we are in Orlando.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Blog Begins!

After endless hours reading the blogs of other families, I am going to give this a whirl and see if I can do it. I am hoping that it will be a great way to pass the time as we wait to add to our family with a sibling for our son. He is 3 and is eagerly wanting to know when his baby sister from China is coming. Guess we shouldn't have told him with the wait nearing 3 years. Oh well, we will know better next time!

If you are asking yourself what the picture is of...It is our "paperchase" for our adoption. To adopt from China, you must gather many documents, have them notarized, attested by the County Clerk of Court, attested by the Georgia Secretary of State, and then, attested by the Chinese Consulate in Houston. After all this we gather the documents and our adoption agency binds them into a book, translates them, and sends it to CCAA - the Chinese Agency governing adoptions. It was a long and stressful process, but we know that it will pay off in the long run!