Saturday, June 30, 2007
Posted by Wendy at 6:10 PM
Thursday, June 28, 2007
So my dear friend Maya has left for the summer months. I have offered to care for her wonderful Maple Bonsai tree. I don't have the greenest of thumbs but I usually can managed not to kill plants. I had found the perfect place for this tree, it would get lots of sun in the morning and the rest of the day lots of light. There was just one problem, Miss Shadow the cat thought she should give the tree a trim with her teeth. So to save the poor tree I have had to put it up much higher.
Posted by Wendy at 10:14 PM
Posted by Wendy at 9:58 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Today a friend of mine lost a best friend. I am so sorry for Colleen and Jim hannah in china having a dog for 13 years and then one day he's gone, the loss must be unimaginable.
Personally I can handle human death better then when animals die. I think that's because animals unlike some people out there are truly kind and generous with there love.
Copper died from Cancer, and just like people we need to find a cure for this disease so that it won't take anymore loved ones lives. www.kaliswish.com
Our thoughts are with you guys right now!!!
Posted by Wendy at 8:53 PM
Monday, June 25, 2007
This Saturday Reegan had her first sleep over. Mandy and her sister Eva came for the evening. Reegan and Mandy have know each other for three years, and in some ways they are like sister's. The girls had a tone of fun in the pool, painting, and playing games. Bedtime did not come early I think 11:30pm was that last time I heard them make any noise.
I brought up some toy's for Eva but all she wanted to do was play with the cats. I think Eva's mom and dad should get her a kitty!!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 10:03 PM
This is Ryker's first year in Junior High and his first year of real exams. He's not enjoying the stress of studying. I can still remember dreading exam time. He has one more exam to take tomorrow and then he's finished. Ryker is counting the minutes!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 9:58 PM
Getting our referral has not been the only excitement. On Friday Reegan had her end of the year Lake Party with her preschool. The weather was great, and the kids had a blast!!! The highlight of the day was when my friend "C" I will refer to her as "C" because once you see what happened you will understand why she doesn't want people knowing her true identity. ha ha So "C" had borrowed two inter tubes for her girls to use at the beach. Well the next thing we notice is one of the tubes floating happily away to the middle of the lake. I suppose she could have just jumped in and swam for it "NOT". Finally "C" had to humble herself and walk over to one of the lake employees and ask her to kayak to her tube. Well the rescue mission was a success!!!
The day at the beach ended with kids being buried in the sand and then playing at the park. It's been a wonderful three years for Reegan at Little Learners, she has learned so much and made some wonderful friends and so have I. I look forward to the day when Larkyn is old enough to go as well.
Posted by Wendy at 9:37 PM
I think I should get a referral more often... I have never had 21 comments on my blog at one time. Thank you guys so much for your comments, it really means a lot to me.
Posted by Wendy at 8:57 PM
Friday, June 22, 2007
Posted by Wendy at 11:13 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Well maybe tomorrow they will call with our referral. I have told myself not to panic until Friday at 5pm, if they have not called by then I will know that it will be next week.
Posted by Wendy at 10:20 PM
Posted by Wendy at 10:19 PM
Well we had a very exciting day today. First it started off with Reegan's Graduation from Junior Kindergarten. The kids look so grown up in there cap and gown. Miss Kay does such a nice job. She takes the time to put together these wonderful scrap books with pictures and school work that each child has done all year long. Thanks Miss Kay for those wonderful memories.
Reegan and Miss Kay!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 9:34 PM
Monday, June 18, 2007
Our coordinators called me today to let me know that she had spoken to the CCAA today and they sent out our proposal today!!!! Why it won't get here overnight is beyond me, but she said it usually takes a day or two...
PEOPLE... do you know what the means???? Do Ya... Do Ya...
We could get a call as early as Thursday of THIS week.
We already know our travel date will be August 11th, and FOI confirmed that our little girl is from the province of GUANGDONG!!!!
OMG.. OMG... OMG... OMG.... PLEASE LET THERE BE NO MORE INTERRUPTIONS!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 8:34 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
I want to wish my wonderful husband the best at Father's Day!!! I have never know a father who works as hard as he does for his family. I know there are time's when I need to remind him to stop and enjoy his kids. David is the most selfless person I have every met. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his family "with the exception of dirty diapers and kids when they throw up" But even then I remember being pregnant with Reegan and feeling sick all day long and as luck would have it Ryker got sick, gaging the entire time he still cleaned it up for me.
Two years ago we saw the movie Hotel Rwanda. This movie moved my husband so much that the next day as we were watching our children play outside in the back yard I made the comment that we really had so much and that we could give a child like the ones in that movie a wonderful family and life. To my surprise David looked at me and said "Look into that" Now we are on the eve of seeing our third child for the first time. I look at my children's father and what do I see. Of course there are the noticeable things, a little less hair, a little more weight here and there, but what I see most is not on the outside it's what's in the inside!!!
Thanks David for being the best Father that you can!!!!
Happy Father's Day to All the Dad's out there!!!
Posted by Wendy at 7:50 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2007
So this is our other cat Shadow, she is a very nice cat, cuddly, purrs tones she's a real people person.
BUT she has this one issue. Everyday she cries for me to put water into a glass on this side of the counter to have a drink.
She has fresh water in her dish but that will not do. I have even tried to put the glass of water on the floor thinking maybe she just likes it better out of that glass.
She's broken at least three glasses because if I leave an empty glass on this counter she actually will push it off because it's empty.
I've tried the spray bottle and when she sees it she takes off, but as soon as my back is turned she right back up there crying for her glass of water. I have people all the time telling me it's gross to have a cat on your counter, because of where there feet might have just come from "the litter box" I do my best to clean the counter at least two times sometimes three times a day.
What's a person to do?????
Posted by Wendy at 7:51 PM
Well another weekend goes by and still no pictures to show anyone. I assure everyone out there who's been waiting along with us that it is coming. So please hang in there with us!!!!
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Posted by Wendy at 11:58 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
My dear sister never lets me down. A few months ago she knitted me this beautiful yellow baby afghan. Then today the Fedex man came delivering this wonderful gift of baby clothes. It really made my week. I find that people don't seem to make as much of a fuss over the second and third child. Why is that do you think?
Is that child not as important as the first?
Does that child not need new clothes? Does that child not want to look back and see pictures of the baby shower that was held in honour of them?
Maybe it's Canadian thing but up here people don't as a general rule give baby shower's for the children after the first is born.
So Debbie Dear... thank-you so much for making this adoption feel like my first baby. thank-you so much for getting as excited about this little girl as you have been for Ryker and Reegan.
You truly are the BEST!!!!!! "KEEP ON SHOPPING"!!!!!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 7:54 PM
I was reminded today about those simple things that kids love to do.
Far to often we spend our days running around getting the kids to soccer, ballet, gym and school, then when those are done we are on the phone signing them up for the next batch of activities.
Then this evening I look out my kitchen window to see Ryker and Reegan just playing ball in the back yard. There were no uniforms involved. No coaches around, no snack parent, not a slew of kids running around. Just the two of them throwing the ball back and forth.
Now don't go tearing up on me just yet. This hallmark moment was just that a moment. Then Ryker hit his sister with the ball, Reegan started calling me to give Ryker heck, then Ryker called his sister stupid, then Reegan was off after him with the baseball bat.
And so once again I am reminded of those simple things that kids love to do!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 5:08 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
So how fun is this. When this used to be Reegans room she got in trouble for ripping off the wall paper. Today she got to go crazy and rip away. Unlike most of the people out there who have had there little ones room ready for months I decided to wait until her referral was getting close. Well today was the day that I woke up and decide to tackle this project.
Posted by Wendy at 1:39 PM
Is she not the sweetest little girl, A big congrats to you guys, your wait is finally over soon Rachel will be home. It's real finally it's real. We are so happy for you guys!!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 1:30 PM
Posted by Wendy at 1:02 PM
Monday, June 11, 2007
We had a beautiful weekend... The kids had friends over both days and they spent most of there time swimming in the pool.
David, Ryker and I on Sunday started building the new deck that will go at both ends of the pool. I have to say my husband is very good a building... I can only imagine what it would look like if I tried to build it.
As for our Referral when I have goods new I will let you all know.
Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments!!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I just received an email from Alberta Children Services. They will receive our referral first and they will be the ones to call us...
As of 3:45pm today they had yet to receive our referrals... I am feeling that we might not hear until next week...
Throughout this entire process I have managed to stay calm and not get upset. But today I am at the verge of tears and getting this email only makes me feel worse.
Posted by Wendy at 3:38 PM
Morning commuters had a very stressful drive to work!!!!
So Calgary had some rain last night. We live in the SE part of the city so all we got was some rain and a good thunder storm. But other parts of the City were devastated by the amount of rain that came down in a short period of time. The picture's above are of two of our major roadways Glenmore which is under construction right now and looks more like a river running under the bridge, and Deerfoot which is a Major highway. Two houses were stuck by lightning and burn to the ground!!!!
Posted by Wendy at 11:34 AM
O.K folks still no call it's 9:54 am here and I know that the Alberta Children Services are open, I hope and pray that they have gotten our referral and are just doing what EVER they do over there and will call me TODAY!!!!
So my dear sister has given me her opinion on my new blog colours,,, she prefers the green that I had before.. So I will leave it up to my fellow blogger's. Lets take a poll let me know which you preferred this new colour or my older colour.
Posted by Wendy at 8:53 AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Well can you believe this. My laptops hard drive crash yesterday. The week I hope to get the call and my computer is down. I will do my best to keep you all informed but as of today there has been no news. I am seeing through the rumour queen that some people are getting calls so I hope we hear soon.
Posted by Wendy at 7:44 PM