Friday, May 30, 2008

Dillon and his buddies

Dillon and Gabe

Dillon, Gabe and Isaac. (Yes, there are three boys in this mess).

Dillon had his friends Gabe (almost 3) and Isaac (just 2) over today to play. Ok, actually they are some type of cousins, but still friends! Gabe and Isaac's mother is Darr's cousin, Amanda. All three boys did amazingly well. No fighting or hitting and not even any sharing problems. Hopefully the boys will continue having good times together.

Dillon enjoying lunch.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

Chloe marching with her Brownie Troop.
Dillon, Hannah and Ida.

We have a very small parade in our town on Memorial Day. Dillon was less then impressed and decided to just go to sleep. Being confined to the stroller is NOT his idea of a good time.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hannah's 6th Birthday party

The birthday girl!!!
Hannah going down the slide with the sprinkler spraying it and everything around it.

Chloe running through the sprinkler. For those not in our area, it is 66 degrees and windy!!!

Chloe, Charity and Kyndra in the hammock.

Kyndra, Chloe and cousin McKenna in the hammock.

Dillon's first try at the trampoline. Needless to say he loves it. Something else to trip over in the livingroom!!

Chloe, Dillon and Kyndra enjoying the cake and ice cream.

Hannah blowing out the candle with cousin Ida.

The party scene.

A new sprinkler!!
Time to open presents!

The birthday girls turn.

Guess who is in the wagon??? He has those girls wrapped around his finger!

The girls swinging.

Oh, girls.....

Alvin and the Chipmunk movie Chloe got Hannah. Chloe was dying to see this movie too.

Hannah and her new desk.

Today we celebrated Hannah's 6th birthday. She actually turns 6 on Thursday the 29th. We got her a desk that she has been asking for and painted it her favorite color, purple. We had friends, family and neighbors over to celebrate. Dillon woke up from his nap to everyone at the party. He handled it very well. Smiled and went on his way to enjoy the party. Hannah got a lot great new toys. Thanks!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Big boy haircut and chair....

Dillon with his Blankie and Reindeer. He sucks on the reindeer. (Gross, I know).

Dillon got a shorter haircut yesterday. Much better!!
This chair was given to our family by Darr's grandmother. She painted it and stenciled it. It was Darr's father and uncle's chair so it has gotten lots of use. It is so sturdy (obviously, it is on its 4th boy plus Chloe and Hannah). They just don't make chairs like this anymore.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Friday, May 16, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dirty boy, dirty bathroom.....

Dirty face,
Dirty feet.
Dillon loves to play outside. Needless to say he gets very dirty, as he should.

We are in the process of redoing one of our bathrooms. Actually, just "cosmetic" work. Darr striped the wallpaper today. Tomorrow we will try to "fix" the walls. Some of the walls are in rough shape due to the fact that this is a very old house. I will paint because like Darr, if I ever see wallpaper brought into this house, I will scream.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Here's a kiss being blown to all Moms. Happy Mother's Day.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Are you kidding me NBC???? I'm a NON-MOM??

NBC is having a Mother's Day contest with different categories of Moms. Adoptive Moms, Step-parents and Grandmothers are considered Non-Moms! What??!! Here is the contact info for the contest if you'd like to complain. 1-800-225-7435

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Big, Bad Captain Feathersword....

This is Captain Feathersword. For those who don't have the privilege of watching the Wiggles, he is on the show. He is not one of the wiggles, but is part of the show. Every time he comes on Dillon runs to me. Something about this guy he just doesn't like. I think it is the eye patch. The last few days Dillon has been getting "braver" though. He now gets down and tries to get close to the TV. Other then Captain Feathersword, he loves the wiggles. Definitely the dancing.
Dillon and Chloe sitting on the couch. He just started climbing on the furniture. I think up until now he has been too busy.

Dillon was actually dancing here. He loves to dance. Every time I would try to take a picture he would stop and stare at me. Actually he just wanted the camera.
We had our second post-placement meeting. This is a requirement by our agency. (More money). Guatemala DOES NOT require this. We have to have 3 meetings, one at 2 months then 4 then 6 months after Dillon has been home. Our social worker is great, we really like her. If it weren't for her, we might not be so willing with these ridiculous appointments. (Well, actually we would, but wouldn't be happy about them). Our original loser social worker was "let go". For good reasons. Basically she just talks to us about how Dillon is doing and adjusting. His actions spoke loudly.
She came to our house and as soon as she sat on the couch, Dillon crawled up next to her. But that wasn't close enough, so he got on her lap. Next he started going in for the kiss. She didn't notice what he was doing but Darr and I did. Something distracted him and he gave up on the kiss but he was ready! Next time we meet with her will be in July, at her office, with the girls. She may regret requesting all of them!!!