Monday, May 30, 2011

Solid Food? I don't think so!!!

So, last week we started on solid foods for Jake.  We were really excited and got the rice cereal and bowls and spoons and were ready to go! 

Well, guess what.  The boy HATES rice cereal!!!  YUCKY!!!

 Breakfast of Champions!!!
 Messy Eater!!!

Okay, I think I've had enough!!!

This week we tried some sweet potatoes and he liked that MUCH better!  Also, he likes eating solids better at 10am than at 6am.  No idea why, but we will go with that!!!

Hopefully he will get the hang of this soon!  He's not getting full from the bottle alone anymore.

Monday, May 23, 2011

One step closer

Today was our 5 month visit from the Agency.  It was to make sure we were doing alright, and that we had the house baby proofed.  MAJOR thank yous to my Mother-in-law, Linda for helping out so much this weekend!  The three of us thank you very very very ...100 times more... very very much!!!

So, our next step is a final court date which will be sometime after June 15th, hopefully in July at the latest, but we shall see!  I'll keep you updated!

More later...

We just sent the check to the Lawyer, and earliest we can get a court date is June 24th, but the schedule has to be open and the Lawyer has to be available, so if so, we may get in that day!  If not, the next available date would be July 8th, as they only do proceedings every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.  Wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

And May Marks Five Months!

Wow, time is just flying by!  Jake is 5 months old!  He was able to enjoy a wonderful weekend with his Queenie and Alfredo, and with his Nonnie and Papa and all his cousins at our Neice's Graduation party!  She graduated from SHSU after 7 years!  Good Going LJ!  We are so proud!

Five Month Photos for your viewing pleasure...
Love the title picture!  He was sitting up, took a digger into the couch, then tried to roll on his back!  Love that shot!  He thought it was funny!

He is definately Handsome Like Daddy!  His cousin has given him a nick name ~ Lady Killa'!  he proved it Sunday when one of his cousins couldn't resist giving him a little kiss on the cheek!  Just the most adorable thing I've ever seen!

Love Ya!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blog Giveaway!!!

Go check out Creations With Becka's blog for an awesome giveaway!  She is trying to reach 600 followers, and she's getting close!  Hurry!  Hurry!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Some Thoughts

I meant to post this yesterday, but forgot, so here ya go! 
There's been a lot of things rolling around in my head these days.  Thought I would share.

First of all, on Osama Bin Laden (OBL).  I am very conflicted in my feelings as to his death.  Is the world a better place without his evil, yes.  Am I going to celebrate his death, NO!  Am I glad he's dead, well, honestly, yes, but I feel guilty about that.  I don't think celebrating a persons death is appropriate.  I also have NO interest in seeing the video, photos, or any kind of media of what happened that day.  I'm proud to be an American and I'm proud of our President for accomplishing something that has needed to be done, and I'm especially proud of the SEAL team who went in and did the job.  God Bless America! 

On the lighter side, I really, really love Star Wars.  So much so I have several copies of the movies.  The original trilogy (4, 5, and 6) as they were originally released in theaters on VHS, the updated original trilogy on VHS and on DVD, Episode 1 on DVD, then the new trilogy (1, 2, and 3) on DVD, which came in a set.  So, now we have yet again a NEW way to enjoy movies at home, the blu ray!  I promised my husband that I wouldn't get the new format as our blu ray will play DVDs, but yesterday is May the 4th.  And, in excellent Star Wars Fashion, they released the two trilogies on blu ray yesterday, May the 4th, Star Wars Day!  I love it, want it, and NEEEED it, but I will hold true to my promise not to by it. 

By the way, if anybody needs a Birthday Gift or Christmas Gift idea for me, maybe you could consider.... :)

Television.  I'm just about DONE with the shows they offer these days.  Glee was awesome, now not so much.  I still like it and watch it, but it's not up to its former glory.  The Event was not such a good event, which I was really hoping it would be!  Heroes, wow!  Started off so good, then so-so, then what?? then it ended with no close to any story line.  Bad Form!  So, all that's left is a bunch of so-so TV shows that I really don't care to follow and the dreaded reality shows.  Let me just say I HATE THEM!  I'm so sick of all the "fake" drama these people display to the world!  I don't want drama in my life, why the HECK am I gonna watch a bunch of whiners live out their so-called horrible lives.  I do like America Idol, and this season is way better than last season, and I LOVE J-LO!  Still watching the Office, but Michael Scott's last episode wasn't all that great, but still will watch to see where it goes.  Community really makes me laugh!  And, the little show after Glee, Raising Hope - OMG, that show is SO FUNNY!!  If you haven't seen it, just try it once, it's LOL funny to me!  Dean doesn't think so, but that's alright. 

For a few years, Dean and I had been watching all the season's of Lost.  Now, THAT was a GREAT SHOW!  We didn't actually watch while it was running on the network, but it was fun to watch a series from start to finish on DVD.  If you want to watch a really great series because the summer rerun / reality show season is coming up, I suggest that one!

That's all for now!  Love ya!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail!

We celebrated Easter with the family!!!  Everybody in Dean's family was able to go to Papa and Nonnie's house for the afternoon!

The entire family! 
Durwood and Linda (aka Papa and Nonnie)
David and his kids, Linda Jean, Andy and his wife Melissa, and Michael
Doug and Stacy and their kids
Emily, Travis, Hannah, Natalie, Abigail, Ben, Sarah, and Lily Anne (aka Easter Lily)
Dean and Dayna and their son Jake
If you are counting, thats 20 people, including 12 grandkids!

Nonnie and Papa with Jake - LOVE this picture!

A year ago, we took pictures at Easter that we used for our Adoption Applications.  Look where we are now!  How lucky and Blessed are we!

Jake having a nice chat with his cousin, Lily Ann, she is 4 months older than Jake, so they should be best good cousin friends for life!

Natalie wanted to be baptized with the whole family there.  This is before, durring, and After.
We are so proud of you, Natalie!  God bless you and your loving parents!

I hope everybody had a wonderful Easter full of blessings!
Jesus loves us this we know, 'cause the bible tells us so!