Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pictures only

Me and the girls after dinner at Rosie's

Bill and the girls looking at some cows, they came right up to the fence.

Rosa being silly after bath time.

Rosa's attempt at hiding her broccoli

Belly pics, whose tummy is bigger?

Rosa wants in on the action.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

no pics this time

I know most of you wanna see pics of the girls when I update, but I don't have any tonight. Just wanted to share a few things the girls are doing these days.

Fern: She loves to dance and sing. She is such a happy little girl and wants to play ALL the time. She has apparently watched a little too much Dancing with the Stars because her dancing looks a little ballroom-ish, it is too funny. I will have to get some video of it to post. We have signed her up to take dance this summer, that should be funny. She is so smart and every time we get in the car she asks where we're going and if I am on the phone she wants to know "who is it?" If she asks to do something or go somewhere, and I say later, she tomorrow? She is such a good mommy to her babies and makes sure they are well fed and get enough sleep and lets me know that I need to be quiet because her baby is sleeping. We are working on learning her colors, I guess she should already know them, but for some reason, she just hasn't gotten it yet. She does know that the paint on her toenails is orange. I guess I will have to paint them a different color each week and maybe she will learn her colors that way. When I ask her what she wants to eat, she says chicken minis at chick-fil-a, a girl after my own heart! She is being kinder and kinder to her sister everyday and sometimes I even see her give Rosa a kiss for no reason. I think that now that Rosa is getting bigger, she can actually play with her so she's not so much of a pest. I am so thankful for the events that led us to her and thank God for entrusting her with us. We will be forever grateful for our beautiful bundle of joy!

Rosa: She gives the best kisses EVER! She loves to say bye and give kisses as she runs off to play. She is getting so big. We moved the high chair out and got her big girl booster seat so now she and Fern sit beside each other at the table. She is a climber. She climbs into her chair and then up on the table before I even realize it. She always wants to play with the big kids. Rosa loves shoes. She has a pair of crocs that someone gave us that are about 2 sizes too big. She puts them on every morning and wears them all day. She loves playing in water. I can't wait till we can take her swimming, I think she will love it. She loves her big sister although she now outweighs Fern. Rosa has quite the vocabulary now, although I am the only one wo can understand it. She does say a very clear NO! Even though I didn't understand why things happened the way they did during our adoption process, I am so thankful that God chose her for our family. She is such a perfect fit. We love our little girl!

Baby Schroder: We have opted to not find out the gender of the baby. We want it to be a surprise. I did, however, dream last night that it is a boy, so we'll see. I can definitely feel the baby moving now and Bill got to feel it the other day too. Most of the movement is at night when I am laying in bed and especially after I have eaten something sweet. My belly must be getting quite big because Fern told me the other day "mommy, your tummy is BIG". I told her it is because the baby is growing bigger in there. I hope she never tells anyone else that their tummy is big or asks if they have a baby in their tummy... I go to the doctor this week for another checkup. I will be 23 weeks on Thursday. We are more than half way, so hard to believe. I know that it won't be long before I am heading to the hospital. We are going to try to take childbirth classes this summer, if we can fit it in with Bill's school schedule.

That's about all that's going on with us. We stopped on the side of the road today to let the girls see some cows and I took a few pictures, but I was really far away so I'm not sure how they will turn out. I will post some if they are any good.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day weekend

Just a few photos of our Mother's Day weekend. When I got out of the shower Saturday, the girls greeted me with T-shirts that said I sparkle for mommy, too cute. They both gave me a bag of Wal-Mart brand peanut butter cups, MY FAVORITE, and a card. It was such a special day!

The girls eating breakfast before church on Sunday

Photo from our dedication service, not the best photo of us on stage, maybe we can get a better one to post

Our little family

I told Rosa to go get me a diaper and this is how she came back. I laughed so hard, Fern could not miss out on the fun so she had to go get one too... Notice the pull up on her leg too. She does this over and over all day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Journey to India

My friend Amy and her husband Clint are getting on a plane in the morning, headed to India to pick up their son Simeon. I wish I could send you to their blog to read their journey for yourself, but her blog is private. Please be praying for this family as they unite for the first time on Monday. What an awesome Mother's Day for Amy!