Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Cutest Elfs

My wonderful friend, Amy, put together a little Jib Jab with her kids and mine. ( that sounds nice!) The picture is above and is so adorable. Amy has been an amazing friend and I cannot wait to meet up with her in Disney - soon! On the left are the soon- to-be BFFs - MeiLi and Piper. Beautiful and smart Kate is in the middle - she asked me to adopt a child more her age :) Then, the sweet lovey minnie men are on the right - Sam and Harrison. I think they sure look cute together!
To see our kids in action, try clicking on the link:
Amy, thank you so much for being such a great friend to a person who is not so great at returning calls, emails, picking up the phone or sending cards - all things that you do making our whole family feel special.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All For Piper

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I had a that I swear has been with me for almost 2 weeks. Work was crummy and long and one of my bloggie friends emailed me with terrible, horrible, wretched news...the cost of her plane tickets.

I won't mention any names, but it was bad. I told her I was going home to throw up and cry. I know it wasn't my tickets, but its not fair and of course, I also selfishly fear for myself.

Anyway, I decided that I needed to liquidate and since we moved we really do not live in a golf course neighborhood anymore. So, I listed my very first Mother's Day gift. People flocked. Umm, wanna know why? Well in my migraine state of deliriousness, I listed it on a few local sites for the price that the golf cart dealer said we could trade it for...not sell it for. Needless to say, the phone rang off the hook and I soon realized my mistake. However, being good to my word I let people come over and see it.

The first girl wanted it, but needed to wait until the morning. Ok, clear. The second guy called and found out the first girl wanted it. He showed up with a trailer and crisp new $100 bills. We took one last spin with the neighbors and she was packed up to go. The guy got a great steal because of my mistake, but oh well...its just money.

So now someone in PTC is the happy new owner of a super cart and I have a nice little roll of $100s in the stash spot for "Piper Money." Hubs doesn't even know its gone. Harrison was upset until I told him it was for money to go get Sissy and he then said ok. So sweet. Then he asked for a brother instead :)

Please say a prayer for my sweet friend who is spending way way way more than most have to so that her darling little man doesn't stay waiting. I know it will be worth every single penny!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Look Who Santa Brought With Him

Harrison and Ava were so excited to see the friends that Santa brought with him. What a surprise! I am hopeful that the breakfast with Santa left the kids with a little bit of magic in their hearts.

John The Baptist

Is it me or does he remind you of Wilson from Castaway? I simply adore him!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Breakfast With Santa

What a special Saturday morning we had. The Minnie and I woke up early to meet Drama Mama and her family to go to breakfast with Santa. It was a magical morning for Harrison and Ava.

The day started off with the Minnie posing with an adoption house necessity - Toddler Adoption. I asked him why he needed to pose with the book and he said because it was very important to get a picture of it with the tree.
I am not sure if you can see, but Harrison just made the cutest John The Baptist out of a water bottle. It reminds of Wilson from Tom Hank's movie where he is lost at sea. John The Baptist is a keeper. I just know I will have him forever so I stuck him in the tree for safe keeping.
P.S. please excuse the tree as it is only about 1/10 decorated and we cannot find our box of Christmas ornaments.

Then, my scrum dillie picked up Dasher for a sweet picture.

Santa spoke to Harrison and Ava. They were both mesmerized. After having them sit on his lap and talking about what they want, Santa wanted to take some time to talk to them about family relationships. Harrison and I had really been struggling that morning and for the past couple of days. That morning I told him that Santa knew how he was behaving. As Santa started to talk, you could see Harrison's expression change.

Then, it was this exact moment when Santa was explaining to the kids that they have to listen, be helpful and be kind to their parents. Harrison knew....Santa heard! I love this shot. At the same time I was taking the picture, I mouthed to him..."I told you he would know." What a magical moment.

There is so much to share in other posts, but I want to end on another magical picture. The entire time that Ava was talking to Santa, she would hold his finger tips and rub back and forth. It was adorable. Even when she would get shy and not say anything, she was holding and rubbing his finger tips. It was pure magic. Take a look...