Thursday, June 5, 2008

Proud Mama

Tatertot and I were at Kohl's looking around today. She spotted their Kung Fu Panda display and fell in love with the stuffed panda. I told her we weren't buying it and she said, "But Baby Brother will love it." After I stated I wasn't buying it, she asked if she could buy it. I asked her if she is willing to use some of her birthday money and she said she was. She is such a giving child. What a proud feeling it gives me to know she is so loving of a child she hasn't seen other than a picture. She is going to make a wonderful big sister.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What do beavers make?

Here we are sitting in our room at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. Tatertot and J- were playing a game of UNO and I was going through the suitcases looking for something. I heard "UNO". J- won the game. Then, I heard it!

Tatertot "d***"
Me- What did you say?
T- d***
Me- We don't say that word
T- Mama, I said D***
Me- Well, we don't say that word!!!!
T- Mama, It is what a beaver makes. (said in a most sincere manner)
Me- (Trying hard not to fall over laughing)
When you lost the game and said that word, it isn't a nice word.
T- But it is what beavers make!!!
Me- The way you meant it, made it a bad word. We don't say it.
T- (again she says) But it is what beavers make!
Me (Still trying not to let her see me laugh)
I say the Mama thing... "Mama doesn't want you to say that word, it isn't a nice word to say
even when you hear others say the word."

What will she come up with next??
Anyway, it made a funny story to tell my family. We were all together in Tennessee for my niece's high school graduation. It was nice to have most of the family together!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What we know....

Nate is now 11 months old.
We want Nate home!!
He is still in Thanh Hoa.
Thanh Hoa is still blocked.
We have been waiting for our I-600 for more than 120 days.
Vietnam has given us IAD approval.
It is past time for our son to be home!!