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Friday, April 30, 2010



This week’s theme is U-Pick.  Since we just celebrated Peter’s 3rd birthday yesterday, I will share some photos of the day.  He was so excited with the whole birthday concept this year and was so sad to have it end when I put him to bed! 

Peter wanted to celebrate his birthday at Chuck E Cheese(despite my teens trying to convince him to go to a more teen-friendly restaurant!) so that is where we went last night!

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Then we came back home again for cake and gifts!

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Also wanted to leave you with the latest Guatemalan items I am listing in my Etsy shop…

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Check in on Hannah’s blog to see more FFF!  Blessings….

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Look Who’s 3!!!

I find it hard to believe that my little man is already 3 years old!  Three years ago I was still completing my adoption paperwork and just submitting it to our agency.  Eleven days later we received a call about a newborn baby boy and these were the first pictures we saw…

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We fell completely in love with this sweet little boy and knew that God intended for him to join our family!  It was torture for the next 2 months waiting until we finally got to visit him for the first time…


We brought Peter home at 9 months of age.  Here is his first birthday just 3 months later…

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Here’s Peter at age two….

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And here is my big THREE YEAR OLD boy today!  We love you Peter!!  Happy birthday!!!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Great Fundraiser

I stumbled upon a blog this weekend and immediately felt like I wanted to help this sweet family.  Tanya and her husband are adopting Khloe from China and are doing a neat fundraiser on their blog right now.  There are some really great prizes and you don’t even have to contribute money to be eligible to win them(although they would sure appreciate it if you did!). 


Here’s an opportunity to win some of my Sox That Rock if you’ve always wanted to try some.  I also am giving away some cute hair clippies and Hello Kitty items!!!

I love the beaded silverware sets and the American Girl outfit and lots of other great prizes she is giving away very soon.  Please go and check it out at Tanya’s adoption blog.

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Also, would you keep my friend, Leah, in your prayers.  She is stranded in Bulgaria.  Leah went there with another mom who was adopting a sweet little boy with Down Syndrome and they are all stuck there until the air clears with the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland!  You can check out her blog HERE. Leah has a great sense of humor despite her present circumstances…she’ll make you smile!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Spring is the time of year when you think of new life.  This weeks’ theme is “In Full Bloom”.  Peter and I went to the MN Zoo on Wednesday to see all the new life…the baby animals.  It’s great to have a zoo pass to to live near the zoo so we can visit for a short time and leave when my little man gets tired!

There is a working farm that you can visit at our zoo…

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With baby chicks and ducks….

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And even some newly hatched eggs!

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The zoo was in “full bloom” with baby pigs…

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And a brand new baby camel…

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And Peter’s favorite, the baby cows.

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Of course, no farm visit is complete without a “tractor ride”!

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My favorite animals to visit at the zoo are the Russian bears.  They are so fun to watch…

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To see what else is in FULL BLOOM, stop by Hannah’s blog.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fun with Science

We send our twins, Ricky and Greta, to an Arts and Science Magnet School.  It’s amazing to see how fun they make science and the arts for the children while they are learning!

This past Friday, the school held it’s annual Science Fair.  They brought in birds of prey for the children to observe…

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And lots of other creepy crawly critters…

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They showed off some of their cool art projects…

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And robots…

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And we got the chance to do lots of hands-on experiments like pedal a bike to that makes light bulbs work.  Greta found out that the new energy-saving light bulbs work with very little effort on the bike versus the old standard light bulbs which use more energy…

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A bubble experiment…Peter loved this one!

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Greta even got to make perfume using man-made products and also using natural items found in nature like flowers!  I’m not sure I would wear the perfume she made, but she’s proud of it!

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Ricky was off with his dad so I didn’t get many photos of him.  They got to go into a star lab and see the planets and stars!  It was a family fun night and we all learned something!