Friday, February 29, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

FFF theme for the week is for Leap Year or Leap day I These pictures were taking on Kelsey's 18th bday last year. Dominique jumping or "leaping"

on the trampoline

My nephew Benjamin flipping or "leaping"
in the pool. If you look close in the left hand
corner of little man is in there too.

My nephew Joshua leaping into
the air

Monday, February 25, 2008

Martian Child

OMGosh this movie was awesome....being adopted myself I could so relate to this movie. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry ( I even saw my macho husband get teary eyed) and it will make you really think about how an adopted child may or may not feel. I had an awesome life but I will share a few of my feelings I had growing up.

I can so relate to the little guy in the movie wearing his sunglasses. I even asked my husband if he has ever done this. I find myself wearing my sunglasses when I am outside alot even if there is no sun, not only to keep the sun out but as a security measure to myself. Like I can hide behind them and no one can see me. Call it an insecurity or my glasses can protect me from anything.

I have always been insecure. I am afraid of losing the people in my life, and I am afraid of doing something that may disappoint them.

Growing up I often wondered why, why my biological parents didn't keep me, and who did I look like? I was a homebody because I was afraid if I left my home that I would come back and my adoptive parents would be gone. I often wonder why I have some of the health problems I have....which one of my parents had them. All kinds of things ran through my head. I know my bio parents wanted me and they did the best thing for me but there were still days those thoughts would pass through my head.

I have always been told I am a beautiful person inside and out but for some reason I have never felt that way about myself. I guess it has to do with the insecurity thing.

I don't want anyone to think I had a bad life because I had AWESOME adoptive parents that made my life wonderful but there were always these thoughts that went through my head. I guess I am just not confident about myself...not good I know.

The day I gave birth to my firstborn was a day I will NEVER forget. I was able to look into her beautiful blue eyes and see a piece of me....someone that looked like me, something that was my very own.

I hope to be able to help Aiden through these feelings if he ever has them. To let him know its normal to feel this way if he does, to answer any questions he has and to let him know that I will always be here for him to the end. I pray I can help him not to have the feelings I did about myself growing up and that he will grow to be a strong and confident man.

I hope I have not made myself out to be a loser due to the lack of confidence I have in myself but I wanted to share some feelings with my blogger buddies. Love you all.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A day at the science museum

With the cold weather we are running out of things to entertain the kiddos so what better idea then the science museum. My girls weren't with us since they were with their dad's family so mommy, daddy Aiden and Felecia went to lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory and headed to the science museum for some fun. Daddy if I sit on his head he can't get me.
they almost got the bubble half way up
before it busted.

I bet I can crank it faster then you
sis twerp.

GRRRRRRR. These guys are big.
I think my eyes were closed in this
picture. I must of been skeered.

Aiden was in all his glory in this picture.
He LOVES planes and anything that flies.
Maybe we will have a future pilot on our hands.
Goofy picture of the week of Felecia

Aiden could not wait to knock down
what we were building.

I can tackle the world.

Mommy all zoned out.

Doing the weather channel.

Hanging out in the cave. Mommy was wishing
she was little like Aiden again so she didn't
have to crawl on her knees....ouch.
Waiting for the IMAX film "Mummies, The
Secret of the Pharoh"

Poor little guy fell asleep eating his
rock candy sucker during the movie.

There is one more post under this one.

First time bowling

Daddy wanted to take Aiden bowling to see what he thought of it. He really liked it but had quite a hard time picking up the ball and trying to roll it down the lane. He did get a better score then his oldest sister though...LOL. Daddy why does this ball have a hole in it?

If I kiss it do you think I will get a strike?

His first ball and it knocked down all the pins but 2.

I just realized this was out of order.

He is having a tough time carrying that ball.

Mommy in her ugly glasses, big sis Kelsey and

the little man.

OH I love this machine so much.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

Where does the time go? I often say that I want to put Aiden in a box so he can't get any bigger.
I know I have posted this one before but
its one of my favs. He was 4 days old in this
Full body shot of our little man. He has the
longest fingers in this picture.

Not sure what he was thinking here....he tends
to get this look right before he does something
he's not supposed to be doing.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nothing exciting.

Nothing new to report on. Mommy and big sis Kelsey and Domo went to Indianapolis this past weekend to watch the wrestling state finals and do some shopping and daddy and Aiden went and hung out with Uncle Johnny, Auntie Lisa and cousin Lennon. The other two girls were with their other mom and dad( blended families can be exciting).

Here are some pictures from this past weekend. Anything Aiden does lately he wants to "cheese." I am really hopeing that means he will do good when I take him to have his pictures taken since the last time we did this it turned into a 3 hour screaming fest. Well onto the pictures.
If only we knew what he was thinking in this

His new thing is to walk around
in any shoes that are left out.

Not sure what the point was of
him doing this but he was being

Here is part of one of his outfits from Old Navy
that mommy bought him. As soon as I put it
on he of course had to "cheese" and daddy
made him The biggest thing on him
is his belly....we are having a heck of a time
finding clothes for skinny minnie. These shorts
are 12 month shorts but in pants we have to get 18
to 24 month to fit the length but they are huge in
his waist.

I love his little face in this one.

He was done cheesing here.

Beautiful baby.

I know what he was thinking of doing in this
picture. He loves to get the colored stones out
that are around the candle...uggghh.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday

I love sleeping pictures....they look so peaceful and sweet. This one was taken while he was still in

He was only pretending to be asleep in this one.
I can't imagine sleeping on the fireplace

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from our family to yours. We hope everyone had a good day and were able to spend it with some or all of your loved ones. Hugs to all.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy.

We want to dedicate this entry to daddy on his 37th birthday. THANK YOU for all you have done and do for us. THANK YOU for fulfilling mommy's dream of another baby..ME and THANK YOU for being my daddy. We all love you. Mommy and Daddy on their day.

Hanging out with daddy

Goofy girls at mommy and daddy's wedding.

There is one more post under this one.

Still proud

Over the weekend we travelled to watch Dominique in the wrestling semi-state meet in Evansville. Unfortunately he didn't make it to state but we are all so proud of him for making it to this point. He is still a champ in our eyes. Aiden and daddy swimming at the hotel
All laid back and chillin

Kels and Aiden had shirts made for Domo. Kelsey's
said semi-state qualifiers girlfriend on the front and
go Domonique on the back and Aiden's said the champ
on the front(nickname) and Dip-uh-dee's #1 fan on the back.
This picture was taken right before he fell asleep...I swear
he wasn't
back of Aiden's shirt

Domo winning one of his matches.

Dom and his daddy.

Our little champ.