Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sept 25 and 26

Sept 25

Sept 26
The librarian sings happy birthday to all of the kids with upcoming birthdays every week at story time at the library. We  sung Clark's birthday song a few days early, on Sept 26th. He knew it was for him. He loved it!
Yum! Grilled cheese!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sept 23 and 24

Sept 23

Sept 24

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sept 21 and 22

Sept 21
Baby butt!
Elise saw a blimp and wanted a picture with it.  It's that tiny line above the tree on the far left. Silly Elise.
Sept 22
Clark in profile. 
Elise never got a chance to hold a sparkler on the 4th of July and she remembered that fact two and a half months later. We rectified our error. (Don't ask me what happened to her pants. I have no idea.) 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

We're Going to Adopt Our Foster Children! (and Sept 18, 19, 20)

I have some happy, happy, happy news! We've been approved to adopt our foster son and foster daughter! Their parents' rights have already been terminated and now we're just waiting for all of the necessary paperwork to go through the proper channels. I'm not sure at this point if we're a few weeks or a few months away from finalizing the adoption, but hopefully we'll find out our official adoption date within the next couple of days.


Now for pictures...

Sept 18

Sept 19

Sept 20

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sept 14th through 17th: Atlanta!

We took our first big family vacation on Sept 14th through 17th. We went to Atlanta and it was awesome! The kids had a great time. We visited the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and ate at lots of yummy restaurants. The kids even liked the hotel that we stayed at because it had a waterfall in the dining area. Our trip was the perfect way for Elliot and me to celebrate 10 years of togetherness.

Here are a few pictures from our vacation:

Sept 14
At the aquarium. 
Sept 15
Elliot's dad joined us for part of our trip. Here we all are at the Coca-Cola museum.
Sept 16
Hanging out with pandas at Zoo Atlanta.
Sept 17
Back at the aquarium. The kids has so much fun there that we visited again before we left town. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sept 12 and 13

Sept 12
Mommy point of view
Elise asked for rainbow beads in her hair. 
Sept 13
"See this? It's an unsalted cracker. Not my favorite snack, but it will do in a pinch."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

September 9, 10, 11

Sept 9
Clotilda doesn't usually get this close to the kids. 
Sept 10

Sept 11
Elise was very mad about what we having for lunch this day.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

September 7 and 8

Sept 7
If Clark gets just a little bit bigger, they'll look like twins.
Sept 8
Clark is such a happy baby. 
Out for a walk. And yes, Elise is wearing bright pink gloves with a tank top, shorts, and sandals.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

September 4, 5, 6

Sept 4
Bubble girl!
"Ahm gonna burst yer bubble, girl!"
Sept 5
Clark gains new climbing skillz. (Look at how BIG he is!!!)
Sept 6
Took the kids to the airport to watch some planes take off and land. Elise loved it. Highlight of the trip was when Elise saw a small plane taxi a short distance toward our window. She must have thought the airplane was going to crash into the building because she shouted, "HOLY GOD!" It was hilarious.

Monday, October 15, 2012

September 2 and 3

Sept 2
Clark fell asleep while eating lunch. He's been doing that a lot lately. Elise went though a phase where she would fall asleep in the middle of meals, too.
For some reason when I say "hug" Elise's brain says, "Oh, you mean with my hands around someone's neck?".
Sept 3
My boys!
Elise in time out at the mall.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

September 1

Splish splash!

Elise looking dapper.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

August 30 and 31

August 30
Elise blowing bubbles for Clark. So cute!
August 31

Clark eating a dinosaur.
Elise rocking the xylophone.

Friday, October 12, 2012

August 27, 28, 29

August 27
Wait. If Elise is asleep and Clark's hands aren't on the wheel, WHO'S DRIVING?!?!
August 28
I said, "Give Clark a hug," not, "Please choke your brother."
August 29

It's not so easy to see Clark's shirt, but they're all wearing dinosaurs.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

August 25 and 26

August 25
Clark hanging out with some chickens and enjoying a local grape festival.

Elise sitting inside a real firetruck. Wee-ooo, wee-ooo, wee-ooo!
August 26
Funny face, of course.
Clark loves slides. He cries and cries when it's not his turn.