Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Sax man

Grant is taking Saxophone this year...

Merry Christmas a bit early and practice,practice,practice

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall is here!

Ohio has fall for about 6 weeks so i try to enjoy every moment before

the WICKED winter comes!!

Abby last fall decorating.....Love those fat cheeks!

Fall this year.....

The outfit is from Crazy8.com they have such CUTE and inexpensive stuff..

And i LOVE this silly girl..

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."- Albert Camus

Friday, September 25, 2009

They get old tooo fast!

My Daughter Ashley is a Junior this year and my mind keeps thinking

"WHEN the heck did that happen?"..

She is going with her Step-father to her 1st College Open House in Nov to Case Western Reserve (kens Alma Mater)..

SERIOUSLY wasn't she just going on her first Trick or treat?

She just got her first job and starts next week..Its seasonal for 6 weeks working in a pumpkin patch painting kids faces!
All artists have to start somewhere!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

2 weeks and counting!

In 13 days Abby and i are flying to Florida...We are meeting up with some adoptive moms from the Orlando area...AND WE Are SO excited!!!

Here are the plans....

Disney's Animal Kingdom..They have a area called Dinosaur land...

Duh why wouldn't we go?

Sea World and Breakfast with Elmo and friends

Doing a day at the ocean with Tana and Ana who used to live in Ohio!

And Outlet shopping and maybe one day at the Magic Kingdom too...

to see this guy ;

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

Oh i love those Latino Eyes....
To be this young and have this beauty is a bit scary for me to think of..
what life will be like here in 10 years?
oh my more wine please!

Monday, September 21, 2009

GRRRRRRRRR just some Dinosaurs

Just my girl and I making a scary
Dinosaur face...grrrrrr!!!

Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet, but they are alive and well in our imaginations.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ohio State Fever baby!

Well folks it's that time of year again were i ACTUALLY get into football...OK just Ohio State Football that is..NFL i dislike!

Abbys First OSU game in Jan 07' (8months)

Abby and Brad Sept 2007 Abby and her Bff Mayna had the Buckeye Fever in 2008


Friday, September 18, 2009

In my Daughter's eye's......

In my daughter's eyes,
I am a hero.
I am strong an' wise,
And I know no fear.
But the truth is plain to see:
She was sent to rescue me,
I see who I wanna be,
in my daughter's eyes.
One of my VERY favorite verse's in a song.....
In my Daughters Eyes by Martina McBride

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

"I dream that the word 'cure' will no longer be followed by the words 'it's impossible.'
Together, we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse."
~Patrick Swayze 1962-2009
Patrick Swayze passed away on Monday after a heroic battle with Cancer...

I soooooooo LOVED this movie as a teen.....

Who didnt want to be Jennifer Grey?

OH and Demi Moore in Ghost too..HELLOOOOOO the best love scene EVER!

You Will be missed ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Prima Ballerina

Abby had her first ballet lesson on Tuesday and LOVED it...She may not have rhythm but she sure has grace!

Shouldn't all dancers have a Sponge Bob Ballet bag?

OK the outfit was 2 sizes too big but she worked it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Ashley artwork...

As many of you know ...my 16 year old Daughter Ashley is a artist and i have posted her works on my blog ...This newest creation was too good NOT to share!!!This was done with pastels!
Doesn't that look real?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wanted ONE Lamby....?

Abby's Lovey Lamby is missing for a day now ...We cant find that lamby anywhere and she was pretty upset last night too....I did find a new one on Ebay ....

A Girl can have 100 Dinosaurs BUT NOTHING can replace your Lamby...This is the Lamby i found on ebay...Just picture hers with more dirt and matted fur! lol

Lamby is the best for walks

And propping up my bottle as a baby

Going for stroller rides too..


Friday, September 11, 2009

Spoiled very spoiled!

"HI,my names Abby and my Grandparents are coming to visit (spoil) me this weekend from S.C..."

and really with a face like this how could you not!?

Have a good weekend everyone...we sure will!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kreative Blogger award!!!

I feel soo VERY BLESSED to have all of these friends through my blog...And my dear friend @ Gardenia at My Little Flower sent me a Kreativ Blogger Award...GRACIAS my friends...

Having received the award, I must now:

1. Thank the person who awarded me the award, and link that person's blog on my blog.

2. Copy and paste the Award button on my sidebar.

3. Identify seven things about myself.

4. Award seven bloggers with the "Kreativ Blogger Award," post links to their blogs, and leave a comment on each of their blogs, to let them know of the honor.

So, seven things about myself:

1. My nickname is wadi (pronounced wa dee)..Old friends and family are ONLY allowed to call me that!

2. I had a HUGE imagination as a child and had imaginary friends...I lost my imagination somewhere along the way to adulthood ..sadly!

3. My proudest moment was divorcing my abusive ex...it was like a 160 # weight was lifted from my back!

4. Beans make me gag ..i hate them! A Mexican who hates beans? THAT AIN'T RIGHT!

5. I think redheaded Software Engineers are sexy.(Yes ken reads my blog!)

6. I love Sonic drive thru and EVERY TIME i see one i get excited! We don't have any in this area of Ohio !

7. I hope one day to run a marathon..maybe my 40Th bday? hmm maybe?

7 Friends that I'd like to award are in no order ;

KiT at (At least) 4 ways to say I Love You

aamayna at She's Going Bananas

Rachel at Life At Our House

Jane at Journey to Cara

Alicia W. at Three B's And Me!

The lunds at Life at the Lunds

Rebekah @ A Wife and Mom at Welcome to Our Adventure! - 23 hours ago

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just in case you ever wonder...

One of the best books for children is (in my opinion) called


Its a great book for adopted children as well...I have YET to get through this book without crying ....Abby thinks I'm nuts when she asks me to read it!!!

Here is my FAVORITE verse....*tears*

~ Long long ago God made a decision-

a very important decision....one that I'm really glad He made.

He made the decision to make you.

The same hands that made the stars,made you

The same hands that made the canyons,made you

The same hands that made trees and the moon and the sun made you.

That's why you are so special.

God made you...

Do you have this book ? You should!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dinosaur train

PBS has a new show that started today called Dinosaur train ...

Dinosaur Train- embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains.

The series encourages basic scientific thinking and skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.

Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they board the Dinosaur Train and embark on whimsical voyages through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans.

My Abby is in LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE with this show....Its main character is adopted by another dino family......I HAD NO CLUE IT WAS ABOUT adoption so im SOO HAPPY!!!


Pteranodon family

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Dino head...

The Dino Halloween costume came in the mail yesterday..can you tell???

Im pretty sure this costume will be full of holes and stains by Oct 31st!

Friday, September 4, 2009

School pictures....

I thought you'd like to see pics of my children just a few years older then Miss Abby in Kindergarten...* **They didn't attend pre-school
Miss Ashley

Mr Brad

Mr Grant

what the heck why NOT add a pic of me...ha

Please cherish every moment you have with your little one...IT REALLY DOES FLY BY!
I blinked and they were teens and tween!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Some Brotherly love

My boys are pretty close...
They are 3 years and 9 months apart!
Funny how things change in 2001 Brad would put his arm around Grant( or is that his fingers around his throat?..) In 2009.. Brads tooo cool for that brotherly love stuff..

~A friend is a brother who was once a bother. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First day of Pre-School

Abby went to school for only one hr today with her father...It wasn't the OFFICIAL full (2hr) day..that's Friday...

The first thing she asked for was ..SNACK !!! (yeah thats my kid!) ....And loved play time with the dinos with the boys ...(OMG SHE LOVES hanging WITH BOYS over girls...HA THAT'S MY KID!)

Sponge bob book bag of course!