Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter weekend

The kids are finally back in school after a four day weekend. "Why 4 days" you ask? Because they had Thursday off for 'Fair Day'. Yep, I am totally serious they get a day off of school for the stinkin' county fair! Ridiculous!!! Anyway, Good Friday was really nice. I took Kendra and Juliana with me to the service at church. I have never been to a Good Friday service before, but they really did a fantastic job with it. We were singing and I looked down at Juliana and she was signing the song. She does this all the time, but it just really hit me at that moment as she signed about the love of Christ. *Cue mom's tears* Saturday we went to Eggstravaganza at church. Kendra was helping out with the event, she was stationed with the bunny. We joked that she was Bunny Secret Service to protect the bunny from Danica. Juliana is absolutely TERRIFIED of anyone in a costume, Danica however has a special kind of love for bunnies.
Easter brought on more fun. The kids trickled down the stairs as they woke up. The Easter Bunny had hid all of the eggs that the kids had colored. When everyone was up they got their baskets and found the eggs. E.B. didn't go overboard by any strech of the imagination this year. There was a pile on the table for them to all to divy up. There were bubbles, toothbrushes, a small chocolate bunny for each of them and a little more candy. Kendra got a book light rather than bubbles and she was a very happy camper. In years past E.B. has put very nice baskets together very personal for each kid. However, that gets ridiculously expensive when there are six kids. And the stuff usually ends up on the floor or shoved in a closet and they don't really even care about it. We went to the VERY late service at church. And we actually almost made it on time! I think they were still singing the first song, so that's pretty good for us;)) After church we came home and had a very festive lunch of left over pizza.
Make note of Kendra's Easter athleic wear and Danica's Easter turtleneck. I had nothing to do with either of those. They are who they are, and I am not going to make them dress up and pretend to be someone they are not. Danica has sensory issues and can be seen any day of the year in a turtleneck. Notice who photo bombed our picture? The Christmas boxes were put up before I put everything in them. I didn't even notice it until later when I was looking at the pictures for the second time. Also notice the phone that Juliana is holding. She was talking to my mom and wanted Nana to be in the picture:)) Some friends had invited us to come swimming in the afternoon. I found all of the pieces to everyones swim wear, we gathered up every clean towel in the house and 4 life jackets and off we went. The younger kids were all a bit timid about swimming last year, but they were all pretty fearless yesterday. It was a little chilly, but they all had a blast. So what was the traditional Easter supper that I so lovingly prepared for my family? Egg salad sandwiches! We were all tired. I am not a fan of spending oodles of time in the kitchen. They will eat them. And I was making sure that they all were tucked in on time so they were well rested for SCHOOL today! P.S. I DO know how to form a proper paragraph, however I DO NOT know how to make blogger cooperate with me. Any suggestions about that are much appreciated:))

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh my gosh~ finding time, peace and quiet and brain power to blog don't all come together too often around here. I was certainly hoping that I would be able to blog more than what I have been. I want to shout from the rooftop that we are 'officially' parents to our little man now. Tuesday afternoon we went to court and finalized Caleb's adoption!!! He has been in our custody since June 2010 when he was just six weeks old. Now we are approaching his second birthday and he is finally a Wetmore:)) ADOPTION ROCKS!!!! From the time that I was a little girl I just knew in my heart that adoption would someday be part of my future. Four years ago I did a Google search for 'Treacher-Collins, adoption' and some information came up so I clicked on it. Right then and there my world was completely ROCKED. I will post a picture from court just as soon as I am able to find my camera;-) I used to be so organized---6 kids ago!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Break

Finally a quiet minute to think!! The kids are on Spring Break this week. There have not been very many quiet minutes around our house as you can imagine. The weather is absolutely glorious and the kids have been spending a lot of time outside. But, that doesn't mean that someone is not running in to tattle or inform me that so and so got 'super hurt' out there. This year did not hold many special plans for Spring Break for us. On Monday we met up with some friends for ice skating.
Other than that, we were all ready for a little down time. The mornings of rushing around are on pause for a week, and I am loving it! The only things on the calender this week are therapy and soccer! That makes for a happy mama! My sister-in-law even asked if she could take 'some' of the kids for the weekend! How much more could I ask for? Well, I guess a little sand between my toes wouldn't be so bad:)) I was explaining to my mom the other day that I feel like we have finally found 'normal' again. We have had so many major life changes within the past few years that it really took time to get back in a groove. Our family grew from two kids to six kids within 14 months. Life has been CRAZY to say the least.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yeah! We are back up and running:))

Hello All~

I am so excited to be in the world of blogging again. This page will be different from Juliana's webpage. This will be more about our family and things that are important to me. YES-- I will still be posting about Juliana! But, I will also be posting about adoption and other obsessions that I have:))
I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. For the time being, you may send them as a comment. The comments will be moderated, so they will not post for everyone to see.