Monday, April 27, 2009

Yes, a NEW POST!!!!

Ok, I know,,, "Bad Blogger!" Lot's has been going on so here is what we have been up to! Zaela had her 18 month check up last week! She is doing great and weighed in at 29.8lbs! She is in the 97% for both height and weight so at least her height has caught up to her weight:-)

She is keeping Grandma quite busy during the day and seems to be napping less and waking up earlier and earlier! She is a very independent and social little girl and just does not seem to want to miss ANYTHING! A few of her favorite things are shoes, sunglasses, yogurt, being outside, and cruising Costco for those fabulous food samples!!!

We have also been able to squeeze in a few playdates with our local adoptive mom's group and I even had the honor of hosting a "Ladies Night In" at my place Sunday!!!

Oh,, and....I received the "Sisterhood" blog award from Malia's Mom:-) So, I get to tag 3 more lucky bloggers that have been soooo supportive and kept me sane during my... well... rollercoaster of an adoption journey.

1) Christy... She is not only my fellow blogger and single mama, but become a treasured local friend!!! Thanks again for everything including your wine and cake therapy:-)

2) Rebecca... Hello girl.. You always knew when to give me a call to get me through! I feel like I have known you forever,,, thanks for "getting it!!"

3) Chris.... Thanks for being my voice of reason,,, You are the best!!!

Zaela in her favorite heels!

Ah yes, the many moods of my little girl! From this...
To this within seconds! LOL
Trying to move the scale to the left!

My fellow local AP's!!!!

My buddy Eli:-)
All smiles:-))))

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

An Easter EGGstravaganza!!!

Adoption,,,,, a wonderful gift that fills your life with so much joy!!! What I didn't realize is how many great friends I would also meet along the way with the common bond of adoption. This week I got to plan our trip to Texas for my agency reunion in July and enjoy my first annual Easter Eggstravaganza with a local group of adoptive parents! I feel so lucky to have met such a great group of supportive friends and look forward to seeing our children grow up together! I'm so happy Christy and Mona joined the group and thank-you Mona for helping out with Zaela!!!

Also a huge thank-you to Auntie D.D.D. for the beautiful pictures and Jamie who gave Zaela the most beautiful Easter dress (see pic below!) The other big news is that grandma purchased a potty chair for Zaela's Easter present! She hasn't quite figured out how to use it yet, but sure likes checking it out!!!

Zaela and the Easter Bunny in her new dress!

Zaela and her new friends!!!!

Look mama,, I found an egg!!

I love all my friends!

Especially Eli:-))

Hangin' out on my new potty with my bunny ears!