Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Swim day with friends!!!

We had a swim day today with some friends that I haven't seen in months! It was good to see them and reconnect with them. The kids had a blast! There were 10 kids between 3 families! It was awesome! And we had children representing all over the world!!! I love it.

I think I have mentioned before that Ade HATED the water at first. He clung to us and literally screamed if we would let go of him in his floaties! But now my boy takes running flying leaps into the water the whole time, and he also tries to go off the board! He is fearless!!! I love him. And Max is Mr. protective! He kept yelling at me to get Ade when he was in the deep end because he was afraid he would drown! Nevermind that I am the mom and he has a very safe floatation device on! I love how my kids love each other. They have their fair share of fights as well, but they really do love each other. We work A LOT on how to treat each other!

Another thing that has been going on is Ade has told me like 4 times he has to potty and then he really goes!!! It is awesome! I am just going to let him do it like that for awhile and when the kids go back to school I will start to train him. He LOVES flushing the toilet and saying Bye Bye to his pee pee!!! He is a hoot. Anyway, just wanted to update some of the stuff we have done in the past few days!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jaws has joined the family!

So I'm thinking that we may be watching a little too much Shark Week! Because Jaws has joined our family! We went to church today and little Ade Joseph's number came up on the screen so I go to get him and he had BITTEN another child!!! OH MY GOSH!!! I have NEVER had a biter! I was horrified. He wasn't even mad when he did it, he just did it!

So the dad of the little guy he bit was standing there with his son and I told Ade to tell him he was sorry. He went to hug the little boy and he said, "I horry" and the little boy had nothing to do with him. So his dad proceeds to say, "well, he probably doesn't want to get bit again!" OK so that just added to my horrified feelings! He got kicked out of nursery. SERIOUSLY??? KICKED OUT???

I take him to the bathroom the whole time saying , "NO NO BITE ADE JOSEPH", we get in the bathroom and I put soap in his mouth and he smacks his lips together a couple of times and licks them! FAIL!!! So then I spank him and ALLLLLL DAY he has been told no no bite! Although he tried to bite Max and Maya again today. Seriously, what am I going to do with him. Then after Joe and I repeatedly tell him, "NO NO BITE", he looks up at us so cute and say, "ODAY"!!! I mean come on, how cute is that? And to add to his cuteness, he was running around in little skull undies! I mean really? That boy is precious.

But in all seriousness, please pray that jaws does not bite again. We can't be having him kicked out of nursery. Any suggestions of what to do with a biter?

Friday, July 22, 2011

25 Random Things About Me!!!

Just because I am bored I thought I would post 25 random things about me. I love reading this is my US weekly!!! Yes, confession, I love me some US weekly!!! So here we go......

1) I was on the AAU basketball All-Star team and I played in the National Tournament!
2) I am the baby of the family.
3) I eat some kind of candy nearly everyday!
4) I have had at least 7 different surgeries!
5) I am a freak of nature, anything that could go wrong with my body seems to!!!
6) I had my gall bladder out when I was 6 months pregnant with Max.
7) I had meningitis and lost my memory!
8) I married the perfect man for me!
9) I LOVE being home. Such a homebody!
10) Jeans are dressing up to me!
11) I could live in my sweats!
12) I like working out, it makes me feel so much better!
13) I have gained 5 pounds this summer.
14) I am very passionate about adoption.
15) I feel like I have the best life in the world.
16) I LOVE my travel group.
17) I have a habit of watching rerun shows from like 10 years ago.
18) I do not drink.
19) I am going to Ethiopia in March.
20) Sometimes I think I should have been a black person!
21) I take pride in making sure my kids are put together ie...hair fixed, half way matching and dressing cute!
22) I LOVE cars.
23) I love phone covers.
24) I have a super cool relationship with my nephews and I adore them!
25) I love Jesus!!!

Those are just a few random things about me. Please pray for my baby girl Maya she has a high fever and is miserable!:(

Monday, July 18, 2011


This week Ade has been doing some fun stuff! He went fishing for the first time and he HATED it! He got all stressed out when Joe was struggling to reel the fish in! And he was standing with his hands on his hips yelling at us!!! So funny. But then the second time he actually touched the little fish! He is a hoot!

Now when you ask him what he is doing he says, "Nossing"!!! So cute. And he says, Bubba where are you! I love him so much and can't believe how much he is learning and growing up! My baby is a full on toddler now!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Proud Mamma!

I am a proud Mamma. Max went to basketball camp at the college here in town and he won the "Mr. Hustle" award! It is really nice, a plaque and everything! It was good for him to win that award because being a little boy and a competitive boy at that he is always interested in scoring. If he didn't score in a game he would be upset and think he didn't do well! So we were talking to him this week about focussing on defense and just doing his best. And he did and he won the hustle award! I wanted to cry. He said his stomach was hurting because he wanted to win an award! Really seriously about broke my heart!

Ella has been doing iServe this week. It is where the local churches get together with 5th and 6th graders and do community service projects around town! She has had a great time and really seems to enjoy it! Today they all got to go to Worlds of Fun so she is having a great time!!! I am so proud of her for wanting to serve!!!

I have great kids and I am thankful!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Time

So this summer has been crazy and it has flown by! Just wanted to post a few things to remember. Ade is loving the water now, IF and only IF he is in his boat. If we try to take him out and just hold him in the water her points to his boat and says, "my boat". It is so cute and funny. He puts his face in the water all the time but does not like the feeling of no control with floating devices! He is a crazy boy!

He is saying everything we say! It is so cute. One of my favorite's is when Joe says, "Ade where are you? and he says, "Wight heeeera!" So sweet. He LOVES and ADORES his big brother Max. He does everything he does and so much wants to please him! Max taught him how to do a cool walk and he struts around and moves his neck forward and backwards! He is soooo funny.

And his lips, oh those lips! Every time he puckers up and gives me a kiss it just melts my heart! What a little treasure he is to behold! He had a great time celebrating his first 4th of July. He wasn't real sure about the loud fireworks, but he loved the food and fellowship!

He is the perfect edition to our awesome little family! Thank you Jesus for putting us together!