Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am sick again and I had no internet this morning, Talk about going crazy. I decided to sleep with My prince next to me on the couch.

Wednesdays Is D's day for therapy. Sometimes I like going and somedays I feel bad for her. She gives me good ideas how to deal with D's behaviors but I also think D needs to learn to talk about her feelings. She has issues/questions stuck deep down inside. She either is afraid to talk to me or she wants it all to her self. She truely is a wonderful kid. The break she had when she went to grandmas this last weekend was good. We were watching Hells kitchen and she said she wanted to go on that show, Jim giggled and said you hvae to know how to cook. She said she would make ramon noodles.

I got my hair cut yesterday. I made an appoint ment to color my hair next week. Thats if I don't chicken out. I have hi-lighted my hair but never went darker. We'll see.

My prince Bilbo

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bathroom activity

Do you know what this is??

While I was doing laundry I heard a little voice in the bathroom sining. I found my 4yr old sitting on the toilet. He asked me if I knew what this was. The adult part of my brain says he was making a mess but I went with it and asked "what?" He happily replied "a pattern" He is such a bright little kid. I left it there so Daddy could see it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A wonerful but cold Saturday

I am enjoying my weekend. D is gone for the weekend, staying with grandma Elaine. for some reason I felt all the stress releaved. She did call and want to be picked up cuz she wasn't getting her way there and I said no and she hung up on me. Oh well. I took T and C to walmart last night to get a few things, I can't remember a trip to walmart that was that great WITH KIDS.
I bought T some new books and she fell asleep on the couch reading. I fell asleep on the couch too and woke up at 4am with a stiff neck, Thanks Hubby!!
Today is game day. The hubby gets out the wii or the other thing and plays Guiter hero with the kids. I like the sports ones better.

Monday, January 19, 2009

WARNING!!! Crabbieness

MONDAY My favorite day, Usually just like every RAD day around here.
Every Sunday is wash day for the week. And kids sit their clothes out for school the night before. I usually work at 6am so that means kids get up at 5am so I can drive 2 diff. places to drop kids off. This morning I didn't have to work. Started off last night when I told kids it was time to shower and get PJs on. My 6yr old usually does what I ask her. 8 yrold decided she would do what ever and when ever she felt like it. So we had melt down before bed about shower (her way of avoiding going to bed) This morning started out the same whinning and crying even after taking a shower. She sat out her clothes.. The ones she wanted to wear and didn't like them. Sat and bawled and refused to get dressed. The other kids and I were ready to go out the door and she is yelling at me cuz I wouldn't let her change her clothes. she hates shool,hates her pants to tight,she will pee her pants, I'm a bad mom because she will pee her pants at school and thats my fault, she hates her life. 8 I'm telling you she is 8 what do I have a head of me??? Drama every morning.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


This is one of the first pictures we took of the girls when they came to live with us. They looked soo lost. We had a pool and they wouldn't get in it. They didn't like the bath tub either. D used to worry that her and her sister would get lost.
T was big for 2. her and D shared clothes well, they still do. everybody would ask if they were twins. They might as well be because they act like it. It is amazing the love/hate they have for each other. I never got to experience that. I have 3 brothers and one sister but they were all way older then me. I was like an only child. I did grow up next door to a family with kids. Jennifer was my best friend growing up. Our parents still live next to each other. My Mom said we fought like sisters. Hmmmm I might have to find some old pictures to post.

We went and seen the monster trucks

They had fun but I'm sure the people in front of us wished they sat somewhere else

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My deposit for the day

Working full time and 3 busy kids 2 of them RAD is exhausting !!!
After work I decided to pull up at the school early. I turned on my public radio station and listened to classical music, Put me right to sleep! I woke up just in time for the bell to ring and all the parents standing around my car. I was hoping I was not sleeping with my mouth open.
We ate out for supper. My reward for cooking all week.
Every time we go out to eat we don't think about how crazy it is until we get seated and kids start squirming. WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OUR SELFS??? We lived.

I have a list of goals for the new year. I just have to write them down before I can post them. The main (and hardest) one is getting my weight under control. I like to procrastinate.

I have been kinda weird lately- pre menopausal ... maybe. The other day I droped the girls off at school. The school is next to a park with a lake and tons of ducks. I and Cowen drove through, and I pointed out the ducks they looked like the were eating. Cowen informed me he was going to be a duck and eat bugs and fly reaaaaallll high in the sky. then he said "You know I'm spiderman" and I said "I know" He just made me start crying.

My girls

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I am going to make another "about me" post.

My husband and I have been together since JR. High. married when we were 25. Tried for 3 years to get pregnant, decided to try International adoption. I had went from one roller coaster to another and was burnt out. Some family members thought we should do foster care and I would get prego which drove me even crazier. Our first placements were our girls at ages 2 and 3 1/2. They melted our hearts. After all the crazy days when I thought I would never be a Mom and here they were. People say you guys did a wonderful thing taking them in and giving them a home. I thought I was the only one that thought that sounded crazy, because I seen it as they saved me. They were the answer to my prayers. Then we got a call for a little boy 15 months. So now we are a family.

My real name is Jeanelle but my knick name is Nelly. I have had that name since I was little. I am the youngest of 5 and a "late child" Not unplanned but late. I'm the one in the blue.