Sunday, October 14, 2012

8 Months

Yes, this is becoming a trend; posting once a month. Oh well. I used to get so ticked when people came home from China and didn't keep up with their blogs. It's like they disappeared off the planet and left us all hanging. I would have so many questions about their adjustments, etc...and nothing...they would either never post again, shut down their blog, or go to a private blog. Which is all fine. But it made me mad. And now here I am not posting. The reason? I'm soooo stinkin' BUSY!!!! 

Johnny is in public school, Lily is in pre-school, Brianna is dual enrolled, and Josiah is homeschooled. Which means I'm running kids all over. Somethings gotta give cuz I'm losing my marbles. 

Because I always seem to be flying by the seat of my pants,  I have had several "I've turned into my Mother" moments. Once when dropping the kids off for school I realized later when I got home and looked in the mirror that I still had hair clips in my hair to keep my bangs out of my face. And I looked down and realized I was still wearing my slippers. And then upon further observation, I realized I never changed my shirt...I was still wearing my pajama top. This wouldn't be so bad if I was just dropping them off and not getting out of the car...but I had gotten out and handed them off to their teacher and even carried on a conversation with her. 

I can't even imagine what the teacher was thinking when she saw me. When I realized what I was wearing I remembered where I'd seen this's on know...the people of Wal-mart who shop in their pajamas. 


I'd like to say this happened on only one occasion, but no, sadly no, I've done it multiple times. And my mind flashes to my Mother picking us up for events with rollers in her hair and some bizarre type of rain bag on her head (hi Mom). 

So anyway...eight months...we've been good for quite a while now so their's nothing new concerning adjusting...we're all good. The kids all bicker so I guess we're normal. Ha ha. 

Some things about Lily:
Lily now says "Daddy" instead of "Baba" sometimes, which secretly breaks my heart, but it's fine. She loves to tell off Josiah, which is hilarious...a 4 year old telling off a 13 year old. She is incredibly smart. She knows her ABCs, can recognize them and give their sounds. She knows her numbers 1-20  and recognizes 1-10. I think that's pretty good for only being home 8 months! And she's a tech nerd. I had no idea. Let's just say I have to keep my phone away from her because she deletes apps, orders apps, and rearranges all my settings. 
Oh, and another thing...she has her Baba COMPLETELY wrapped around her finger. She can do no wrong in his book.

Lily looking innocent.

Miss Cheeks

More of the cheeks words for this pic.

Dressing up

So sweet...a moment with Lily and Josiah

When one spoon just won't cut it.

About Johnny:
His number one ambition is to be a super hero and get muscles. He must not have ever seen the whole super hero thing in China because when he got home he kept asking why he couldn't fly like Superman. When I finally realized he was dead serious about thinking he had super powers was when I was on the computer one day and I saw something out of the corner of my eye go flying through the air. I looked up and saw Johnny do a flip off the couch. Thank God he didn't land on his head. He looked at me with a confused look on his face and said, "Why my not fly?" 

Don't you just love boys?

Visiting his classroom...that is THE cheesiest smile btw and totally fake!! Ha ha.

He loves his legos.

Going for a walk...and needing a serious haircut.

Hitching a ride from Brianna.

Don't you just love Chuck-E-Cheese? Video games and overpriced cardboard pizza, ha ha.

Yes, he got his fingers stuck and couldn't get them out.

He always insists on wearing his towel like a cape...Johnny you're my super hero!!

Ok, one more pic...Y'all want to see the best 4th of July pic?
Ha ha...doesn't this just say, "We love America...we're so happy to be here!!" ???

Yep, I seriously think I'm going to frame this...their first 4th of July and they look so excited about it. 

You just can't make this stuff up. You have this moment and you want it to be a Norman Rockwell moment...and well...they don't comply and you get a picture like this.

See y'all at my 9 month post!!