Thursday, January 31, 2008


I remember a night right after Madeline was born. I was nursing her late at night and had on a nature show. It was about chimps. This one mother chimp's baby died. She carried it around with her and rocked it high in a tree until it was skeletal. Then she dropped it an let out the biggest, saddest wail. I sat there and bawled and bawled. It was the moment I knew without a doubt that motherhood had changed me.

Today we were watching Annie - a movie that most of you know that I've seen way too many times. "It's a Hard Knock Life" came on, and I balled. Trust me I'll never let my son think that he was anything but loved at Matri Sneha. Then Annie and Daddy Warbucks sang "Together at Last" and I bawled again. I know this is a corny movie to bring out these feelings, but it hit me. . . Adoption has changed me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Check it out!

So, everyone should occassionally check out my Aunt's ling on the side: "Buy Dawn's Bags!" She makes these great little versatile bags that are so cute and easy to carry. I think everyone in our family has one by now, and we love them. Now she's finally going to sell them to others!

This is the lady that took care of my oldest two when we went to India. She's amazing. Check out her wares - she'll be adding more and more shortly.

On another note, I go back to work next week. I'm sure I'll post about my misery. Oh, well. If I have to work, it's not a bad schedule to have.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Myles has decided that he will only wear Spiderman attire. He is constantly on the look out for "bad guys" and "ladies to save." Unfortunately his sister or brother usually end up being bad guys and getting beaten up. We never know when we are talking to Spiderman or if it is Myles. Good thing he's got those irresistable dimples and impetuous grin. I love this guy :)
By the way, he's never seen the Spiderman movies or cartoons. He saw the costume in a catalog this fall, and the obsession began.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Snowman Snow!

We have had PLENTY of snow for a long time, but today was the first time it was really "snowman snow" - so we took advantage. Madeline is quite the snowball maker, and had a hard time understanding why Mommy couldn't pick the massive ones up. Myles was very pleased with his arms and scarf! The best part for Mommy was their Rosy cheeks when we came inside.

Thank you Nana for taking Max for a while so we could make snowmen.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Very Important Announcement ;)


This is a huge thing. He has fought against the potty for a very long time, continuously saying, "Not yet, I will use my super powers." Well, tonight he gave in. It won him making brownies with Mom, licking the bowl, and not having to share it with Maddie. That was the best part for him.

Yay Myles, we're so proud of you!