They found birdhouses and markers. We also found kits to make puppets.
Ta Da! Here they are. Aren't they beautiful. The girls are sure the birds will love them.
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Inaugural Day 2009
Today we witnessed a historic time in American history. The inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama. Our nations first African American President ever. I told the girls today that they will one day read about this time in the History books. (they didn't care, they wanted to watch cartoons!)
I am not suppose to judge others but I have NEVER understood those who are racist in any way. I have always been proud of my belief that we are ALL red on the inside!! And now with a "mixed" family I REALLY frown when I hear unkind remarks. I am very sensitive to the subject now and will defend my children and any one else for that matter. I hope the events of today will pave a better road for our kids in the future. For we are all created as equals, whether they are black or white, African or Asian, or man or woman. I believe this is the way God would like for us to live our lives.......
.......one nation, under God, indivisible,with liberty and justice for all.
Yesterday the girls had their big birthday bash. They were very excited all morning and drove me bonkers with questions.... "is it time for the party yet?".... "is Hallie coming to our party?".... "who is coming to our party? When they got through a series of questions, they'd start over with them again. "is it time yet?" Bless their hearts, they couldn't wait. While they were in the tub, I decorated the table with their party supplies. They loved the Hello Kitty cakes and balloons. Soon everyone was here, even Hallie. But the girls were so overwhelmed with all the people here they would hardly play. There was 17 people here and our house was pretty full! So let the party begin!!!
It's a COLD rainy Saturday here in our neck of the woods. I am cooped up with two little girls who are pretty restless. We are playing and watching cartoons. Lindy has watched Rudolf once already! I'm afraid we are going to have to watch Christmas videos all year long. We are doing alot of joking, laughing and snuggling today. It is really cold so the blankets are out, piled on the floor. I'm thinking we will make a tent/fort later. That should make them happy for a while.
It is hard to believe that January is already a third over. Time is racing by. Sometimes I wish I could freeze the moments while these girls are little. My DH & I were discussing the need (or not) of me returning to a part time job sooner than we thought. We need a little more income, but the girls need me as well. So, for now, we are going to buckle down even more and try it longer. Like my DH said, "you can't get this time with them back". Oh, how true it is. So I am trusting that God will lead us down the right path ....... FAITH! (read yesterday's post)
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Yesterday the girls and I met a group of friends in Evansville. It's a bunch (whoever can make it that day) of mom's with adopted kids. We usually meet at a kid friendly place, it's called "playgroup". Yesterday, right after school, we met them at Pizza Hut. They have a huge indoor play land. The kids had a ball, I forced them to go after being there 2-1/2 hours. We also went to the party store. The girls got to pick out party "stuff" for their upcoming birthday party. They both choose Hello Kitty. They can't wait until then. It's a cake & ice cream party next Saturday with family here at home. Molly is x'ing off the days! I guess that means I should be cleaning the house. But with TWO soon to be four year olds it's impossible for it to stay clean! Oh well *sigh*!