Friday, December 18, 2009

So much...Santa, Christmas tree, pics and Re-Adoption

Well there has been lots since the last time I posted. Life is very busy with a 20 month old. On the 14th we celebrated having Darci 6 months. Time has flown by and the differance between that little girl in June and the little girl we have today is a huge contrast. We went to the Christmas tree farm and tagged our tree, went back and cut it down and brought it home to decorate. Kayla came for an early Christmas!!! We went to Branson with friends and Darci saw Santa. She was quite okay until I backed up to use my own camera for a picture and that is when she lost it!! Memories!!! We had our six month post adoption home study and we needed pictures for our social worker so we got out the camera and took some pictures. We decorated the tree and Darci put on the santa hat and stood in front of the Christmas tree for a precious picture. I went away for a overnight trip with the ladies from our church. This was the first time that I spent the night away from Darci and I missed her so much that I bought her an Elmo. Adoption day. Darci was officially adopted in China in June, however we chose to do a re-adoption here in the US so that she would be issued a state birth certificate. I was so happy that both Amanda and Kayla were able to be a part of this very special day. After the court hearing we went as a family to have Amanda try on wedding dresses and she has found her dress, cant tell you anything about it cuz I am not sure if my future son-in-law looks at the blog and he CANNOT know any details!!! We then went and celebrated at the Ch@@secake F@ctory and had a wonderful time!!!

Mommy went on her first overnight trip and came back with an Elmo for me!!! I missed my mommy and she missed me too!!

I love my mommy!!!

I love my daddy!!!

Special Delivery!!!

Chillin' in my chair!!

A family!!!


Cutting down the Christmas tree!!

Mommy and me at the Christmas tree farm

A real Christmas Angel - Say Cheese!!!

Santa and me (not a good combination right now). He said he would still bring me presents!!!

My sissy and me on Adoption Day!!! I love her and she loves me!!!

My other sissy and me on Adoption Day!!! I love her and she loves me!!!

Need a good lawyer, I know one!!! I am sure I can get you a real good deal!!!

The judge makes it official!!!! Darci is a "Roberts"

A family of five!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My big sister is getting married...

Yes it's true. My big sister Amanda is getting married. She got engaged on Sunday afternoon. It was a big surprise. She is so happy and I am so happy for her. Craig is a real nice guy. He plays with me and I really like him. They say he is going to be my brother-in-law, but I don't know what that means, I just know I like him. I get to be a flower girl, I am not real sure what that means, but I know I have to behave. I think I will have to practice that a lot. Here is a picture of me with my big sister.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The cutest pumpkin in the patch...

Well I must say she is the cutest pumpkin we could have ever found. This has been such a joy to dress her up and show her off. I had our sitter bring her to the HS today and she was the hit of the day!!! She is not feeling well, she has had a head cold for about a week and a half so I took her to the doctor yesterday and she is on an antibotic. I am glad I took her, I was going to wait it out and then decided it was best to take her instead of waiting for her to get worse and end up having to take her to urgent care. She is beginning to feel better. Tomorrow we will go to downtown Tulsa to cheer in our runners who are running the 15K and then in the afternoon we will go to our church's Fall Festival and then tomorrow night Darci will hand out Halloween candy to the trick 'r' treaters that come to our house. There must be a pumpkin shortage. I love to carve pumpkins but like to wait until a few days before Halloween so that the pumpkins are freshly carved and I cannot find a pumpkin to save my life. I am planning to go to Bixby tomorrow after the race to see if I can find some there!! Geesh!!!! Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Fun!!

Monday was still part of our Fall Break so Darci and I went with some friends to the Pumpkin Patch. I come from Illinois where we grow TALL corn and go to the pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins from the vine. Well here in Oklahoma corn is only 4' tall and pumpkin patches are at church parking lots or empty lots. Well I went in search of a REAL pumpkin patch and found one just north of where we live. We got to ride out on a tractor with a hay wagon and walked out amoung the pumpkin in search of that perfect pumpkin. Lesson learned...go earlier than we went since most of the pumpkins had been picked. None the less it was a wonderful experience and we are making memories!!! My long time friend that I have had since junior high came to visit. This was her first time to see Darci and we had a wonderful time together, she got Darci the PJ's so we took a picture of her in them that evening. On Sunday, I got Darci dressed for church and Brian put her little backpack on her and took some pictures. She looks like a little school girl. Oh no, my baby is growing up way too fast!!! Enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's been a while and Halloween fun

Well life with an 18 month old is quite BUSY!!! No time to check out blogs or write on my own blog :( I get very little internet time and that makes me sad, but one day I will be able to be more regular at checking my favorite blogs and commenting on my own. Well Darci is now 18 months old and has been with her forever family for four months now. My how things have changed. She is VERY mobile and is into everything (safely) and is such a joy. I am always having to tell her "no" as she is into everything!!!! Brian said to Darci the other night "what does daddy say? 'I love you', what does mommy say? 'No, No, No!" Ha Ha, but it is so true!!! Last night we went to a city north of where we live that has a very cool kiddie park. Lots of fun little rides all for a quarter each. It is only open during the summer months and then they open for one weekend during the Halloween season. She had fun, but was not too crazy about the rides. Amanda's boyfriend's children came along but I think it was just too much for her. Next year will be better, but none the less we were building lasting memories. So here is what you have been waiting for!!! Pictures

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two months ago..

Two months ago yesterday I received our youngest daugther. In so many ways these past two months have seemed like an eternity. The 37 month wait also felt like an eternity. It hard to believe that 2 months and 37 months of waiting are very different yet very similar. When we received Darci, she could only sit up when put in a sitting position. She could stand and very wobbly walk around the edge of the bed. Today she is crawling all over the place. Rolling from front to back and back to front. Can sit up all by herself. She pulls herself up and then walks around and this week she began to walk away from furniture and take some steps on her own. She still prefers crawling but I know in just a few more weeks our precious girl will be walking all over the place. I started back to work on the 5th of August and she stayed home with her big sister. This past Thursday was her first day to go to childcare and she cried when I left her. It broke my heart because I was so concerned that she would fear all day long that I was not coming back. When I picked her up she was happy and happy to see me but not ready to leave, a great sign!!! However Friday morning she cried again when I left her, but all was good and she doesn't cry for very long. I know she is in GREAT hands and is very LOVED while I am at work and I do not worry about this at all. I just cringe at another adjustment in her small little world. She has no idea what is going on, but she has a mom and dad who love her very much as do her sisters and a multitude of family and friends!!! I cannot wait (well yes I can) until the day she is old enough to understand the journey that we traveled to get her and how important family and friends were to us during the journey. There are so many aspects of our trip to China that I miss and cannot wait to take Darci back to her homeland to show her the country where she was born and its rich history. We have been blessed in so many ways!!! Darci you have been in our arms for 2 months now, but you were in our hearts long before that!!! Mommy and Daddy love you so much and so do your big sisters!! Happy 2 month anniversary!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Some of my very lovely friends had a shower for me on Saturday, here are some pictures of the WONDERFUL day!! Some pictures of the Queen of Quite A Lot!!!

Momma and her baby


Opening presents is so much FUN!!!

A friend and my sweet girls!!!

A sweet friend.

A beautiful cake!!

A new toy!!! I like it!!

Wooden blocks!!

I see myself!!

Sweet friends who were the party hostesses

My friends!!


Momma and her 3 gals!!

My 3 gals!!

What?? Who me??

Hold up, wait a minute!!



MMMMM this finger sure tastes good!!


Things I'm not suppose to have, SHHHH!! Don't tell mom!!

What can I cook for you??

Welcome to my kitchen!!