Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a Great Saturday

Our local Library had different characters, authors, musicians, and puppeteers there on Saturday. The girls were on cloud nine with all their favorite characters. But the icing on the cake came at the end of the afternoon. Read On The girls LOVE Martha. With their bags of goodies and their best bud Corrie the day is great.
Who doesn't love Curious George. All time classic favorite
Miss Maisy and 3 wonderful kiddos.
Clifford was definitely a hit. Abigail's preschool teacher last year, loves Clifford so Abigail developed a great love for him.
Where the Wild Things Are - They have not seen it yet nor have we read the story. I know bad mommy, that's a classic.
Here the girls are making Choco. You'll see why.
They did a great job with the craft project.
Here they is the best part of the whole visit to the library. Keiko Kazka reading A Mother for Choco. This book can be recited from memory by Genevieve and myself. This book is so loved in our home, we had to buy a second copy. The first one is being held together with clear duct tape. This book is so loved I created felt characters to go along with the story for her. I have read this book to each one of the girls classrooms every time they get a new teacher. It is the most amazing story of a mother's love for all of her adopted children. It was written in 1989.
Here it is in Japanese
Here it is in Arabic . It is translated into 16 different languages.
Mrs. Kazka autographed both of our copies. She also took a picture of Genevieve and her very loved copy fer HER scrap book. She said it makes her heart sing to see such a loved book by a child.
They are both so beautiful

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A day in the Life

I know everything happens for a reason. I also know God placed Genevieve in our family because we ARE her family. These facts alone are what makes it easier for me to get through the days when Genevieve is having one of her "Not Good" days. I will say, they're not as frequent as before but they are still often. I know one day she will learn how to maintain her emotions and behaviors, but for now it's day by day, hour by hour and minute by minute. I now get hugs in the morning, and I Love You's. This is a big step for us. Our next step is to get her to the point where she does not EXPLODE when she is being corrected, not disciplined, just corrected. When I say explode, that could be an understatement on most days. Our other goal is to get her to the point where she can focus a little better and sleep through the night. Miss Princess Genevieve is still walking around at night because she can not sleep and getting up to watch TV. This of course creates a VERY grumpy little girl in the morning because of lack of sleep. All these factors create who she is and how she behaves. I know I'm rambling, but today was not one of our better days. She did not sleep well last night and in turn had a rough day. Especially when she came home. It's as if it takes all she has to get through the day and appear OK so by the time she gets home she needs to just let it all hang out. Everyone around her catches her frustration at the slightest things.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Helping Aunt Barbie

Every Niece should have an Aunt Barbie who has managed the best ice cream parlor in the world for 20 years. Life doesn't get much better than this.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Labor Day

It's a little late but here are photos from Labor day. Our family and a couple other families got together and went to China Town in Chicago for the day. We had an awesome time. There is a cute park the girls had a blast in. The best time they had was their friend from Ohio. 3 Dressed up Beauties
Can you see the mischief in those 2 faces. Genevieve and her friend Corrie can finish each other's sentences. Wow that can be pretty scary some days.
Daddy having the best time pushing his girls.
Two tuckered out people. That's daddy's girl
Monkey Baby
These fancy Panda dresses came from a dear friend in Florida. Amy always sends us the best things. Thanks so much for good friends

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Princess Geneveive

One Day i need to teach Princess Geneveive to use the timer on the Camera. :>)