Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This afternoon after she had said 'My name is' in Russian, she says, "I can say that to my sister." So sweet! Then, she adds, "But, when we are home, can I talk normal?" She is so funny! She cracks me up!
My BodyStep training is coming up this weekend, so if you think of me pray that I have plenty of energy. Also, I have been having some problems with my heels, so pray that my feet make it through the training, too. I am a little nervous, but I am really excited, too. It will feel great to accomplish something I have worked hard for.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Today was her first day to ride the bus and be at school for the whole time. It was raining when we were waiting for the bus, but luckily it didn't stop us from getting some good pictures.
After school I had some surprises for my school girl. When I was at the store I bought her some yellow flowers that were marked down. Kiara loves flowers, so I knew she would love them. I also made her a brownie that looks like a pencil. I have to admit, I completely copied my friend Abby. I saw on her blog that she had made her daughter an adorable pencil cake. Since she has 4 times as many kids as me and had a sick kid at the time, I figured I could handle making one myself. Of course, I couldn't just wing it, so I Googled 'pencil cake' and I found the directions for a pencil brownie on the Family Fun website. The brownie broke into about 6 different pieces, but in the end I think it turned out pretty well.
We had a great summer, but I was ready for school to start. I like the structure that it gives our days. I hope everyone else had a great first day of school!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
On the adoption front...got an email from my agency director today. They are saying that we may travel in October! Before they were saying that we may travel in October or November, so things are moving in the right direction. I also found out today that I have to go back to the capital to get something apostilled. I know, I know, I wasn't suppose to have to do that again until after I took my first trip! Well, my doctor's medical license expired at the end of July, so I need to get a copy of the new one and then get it apostilled. Oh, well, it could be much, much worse. I am too happy about traveling in October to get upset about another trip to the capital. So, all in all, things are going well on the adoption front!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Kiara participated in Singsations camp in July. I was the craft lady for the week. It was a lot of fun and we had a great group of kids. Here are a couple of pictures and a couple of short videos from the concert. Enjoy!
Kiara & K doing their solos.