Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Winter activities

We've had a lot of snow this year. When you live in a state with a long, cold, winter you have to find activities to prevent cabin fever - it's real.
We have had no problem this winter. Max has adjusted really well to the weather. He loves sledding, and tries to trudge through the deep piles of snow. Madeline and Myles are learning to ski. We've got this great little ski slope in town with tow ropes. It's affordable, and just a mile up the road, so it's really perfect for us. The kids love going down all by themselves, but they are both having a hard time with the snow plow and stopping. Good thing our little slope isn't very crowded.

Maddie has also been playing basketball. Like Tee-Ball, it is much more about getting to see all of her friends than it is about learning the game. Since they are in different classes in school, Auri and Maddie have separate friends. They are still best friends, but it is so good to see them venturing on their own.

The Max update is that he is sleeping a lot better. He loves to play with his big brother and sister, and he mimics everything they do. We're just having a blast!

Friday, February 22, 2008

I'm it

I've been ready everone else's answers and not had to do it, but Pam has finally forced my hand :) Truth be told I like these little quizzes. Good way to pass some down time at work. Answers are in no particular order.

8 Things I am passionate about:
1. My children
2. My husband
3. Family in general
4. God
5. Broadway
6. adoption
7. the importance of parenting skills
8. our critters

8 things I want to do before I die
1. Adopt from India again
2. Do therapeutic foster care
3. See India without the stress of adoption travel
4. See more of my own country
5. See an ALW musical in London
6. See my great grandchildren and be part of their lives
7. Get a job in the adoption arena so I can passionate about what I do
8. Take a family vacation which includes grandchildren

8 things I say often
1. Maddie, put Max down, he can walk on his own.
2. Myles, I don't want to see a trick if it is jumping on furniture.
3. Hi sweetness
4. Chill
5. are there any safety issues?
6. Maddie, please put your coat on - Maddie, please put your coat on now - Maddie, Coat.
7. Superheroes do not hit mommies.
8. Hey Babe

8 TV shows I like
1. Crossing Jordan
2. CSI: Miami
3. American Idol
4. Judging Amy
5. The first 48
6. The Andy Milinakis Show (it's my one vice)
7. OK, I secretly enjoy the Backyardigans. The choreography is great ;)
Can't think of an 8th

8 Things I learned in 2007
1. If you give people the benefit of the doubt, be prepared to be proven wrong.
2. Even when you are proven wrong, it feels better to give people the benefit of the doubt.
3. You can fall in love before meeting the person
4. You can miss said person more than anything in the world
5. You forget adoption pain as quickly as you forget labor pain
6. Big brothers and sisters are sometimes just as proud as mommies and daddies.
7. Two people can experience the same thing very differently
8. God's timing really is perfect.

OK, I'm tagging Emily B. - my attempt to suck you into the world of blogging.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Almost Perfect

We still love our Patriots! The Giants' defense was just too much for Brady.

They are double trouble! Maddie and I have to stick together now that the boys outnumber us. As you can see, Myles was partaking of the Superbowl food.