Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
We celebrated with Adrian this weekend! She is so good with Dominic and he loves to spend time with his cousins!
She's started Tae Kwon Do and we got to see the end of her session tonight. She's a smart, strong girl and I think this is going to be a great activity for her!
We love you, Adrian!
Friday, September 26, 2008
He loves his PaPa and the next morning after they played with the hammer and pegs, Dominic sweet talked PaPa into at least 4 wagon rides up and down the street.
And a few pictures from vacation this year -
These are 2 of my favorites...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dominic could barely stand up without being blown over.
We spent most of the game getting hit in the head with flying tree branches.
Dominic wasn't too interested in taking a photo before we left, but we had to get one of all 3 kids in their soccer shirts!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
2 weeks ago Dominic ran a miserable fever of about 103.5 every day after school for no apparent reason. We were on roseola (baby measles) watch, but he never got the rash. I paid my dr $55 to tell me it was nothing. Don't get me wrong - I love our dr, but frustrated that she wasn't able to ease his misery. She seems to think it could be his teeth. Although most kids don't run a fever this high while teething, it seems to be a pattern with Dominic. His molars finally are all the way in this week and he was back to his usual self after a few days.
As we recovered from the fever, we were hit by Hurricane Ike here in Ohio. The most bizarre weather I have ever seen - 50 - 70 mph winds with sunshine the whole time. The damage took out 90% of the power in our city and lasted for several days (a week for some). This means that I was working some crazy hours and with no power here at the house, Dominic spent 2 nights with my parents. I missed him terribly and if I hadn't been working around the clock, I would have been a total wreck. I knew he was having a great time and that Nanny and PaPa were getting some much needed one-on-one time with him.
And if that's not a good excuse, here's an example of the kind of activity that keeps me away from the computer these days -
Dominic chasing the cat into the bathtub...
And if anyone other than my mother is still reading this neglected blog, stay tuned this week. I promise daily posts with lots of catch up pictures.
Monday, September 8, 2008
We went to visit my niece and nephew at soccer practice last week. The idea of being at the soccer field multiple nights each week and most of the weekend is not very appealing to me. I suggested to my sister that I would prefer Dominic pick up an activity that was more conducive to our schedule - perhaps some sort of computer geek like his mom? That sounds more convenient from a scheduling perspective.....
We're practicing wearing the soccer uniform just in case the geek thing doesn't pan out. Maybe his love for his tractor means he's a Future Farmer of America?
I bought the Gautemala soccer jersey in a couple of sizes on our pickup trip and couldn't imagine him ever being big enough to even wear the smallest one. Which makes me start thinking about how long we've been home... We've officially been together 7 months now. It's amazing how fast these 7 months have passed compared to the 9 months prior to that. Soon we'll be celebrating that important milestone in the adoption world - being together longer than we've been apart...
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Fresh from a bath and ready for some football...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
For the occasion I blew up Dominic's pool and got out all our outside toys. The kids had a great time!
Dominic wasn't too interested in the pool, but loved to play in the wagon.
His favorite activity in the pool, was climbing in and out.
Anika was so cute giving all the boys hugs and kisses.
By the end of the night, we were all ready to crash.... Can't wait to get together again!