Oct 8, 2007

Back to the Stone Age

It has been awhile. Friday night my internet eloped with my phone service leaving us crazy this weekend and me unable to blog.....woe is me, what ever could I do. It is crazy how attached I have become to the internet. Yes, I hated being without phone service, but with a cell phone...we survived. Now, without internet I was lost! No forums, no fantasy football stat tracking... Luckily, the cable co. sent someone today and fixed the problem. But, it was a weekend of true deprivation...okay we had the TV (yeah, satellite) and we did get to spend lots of time together as a family which was a plus. Oh yes, and Sunday we had our last post placement visit. Don't get me wrong, we love our social worker, but it is nice to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Here are about a zillion pics to celebrate the happy, fun loving week we had even without modern convenience, haha.

Here is Benny kissing the blinds. Kissing is again the En Vogue thing. Biting is just so five minutes ago, like totally, kissing is the new red, or whatever color is in (I wouldn't know, I didn't have internet this weekend).
Apparently though, making a mess never goes out of style. As long as we don't go all Jerry Springer with the chair, we will continue the love fest. And nothing is safe....we won't stop until everything in this house is strewn across the floor!
Okay, let's take a break to harass/love the Jagr. We love Jagr. At the doctor's today (routine appt. and vaccination schedule) there were two things that Sebby kept talking about. One was Jagr and the other was Dada. The doctor was happy with Sebby's talking. She said he was doing very well and then asked if he ever says Mama. Ha, very rarely, I have to admit. I guess I am always there. The doc said not to worry about it....deep down they appreciate me....haha. Good news is that both boys are 25 percentile in both height and weight. Yes, they both weigh 24 pounds and are 31 inches tall. They arrived in our care at 5th percentile weight and 10th percentile height so, we are moving in the right direction. We don't have to go back until the 24 month checkup, yes, no more co-pays for awhile.

Now, Jagr loves the boys, always is around the boys and tries to sneak wherever the boys are located. This is partially because of all the food they give her, but also because she has accepted them into the fam. She endures so much poking and prodding and patting and pulling. She just lowers her head and lets the boys scream in delight and have their way with her. Now, Roenick is a whole separate banana. When the boys are on the loose, he pretty much stears clear and hides in his cage. You can almost see him rolling his eyes as Sebby plays in the water. Is nothing off limits? Is nothing sacred anymore? Sorry Roenick! Mommy rather the boys run toward the doggy water instead of the toilet bowl.
Another thing that is no longer sacred. The doggy door has been compromised....abort, abort the mission! Mommy wondered how long it would take for her smart guys to figure it out.
The new favorite pasttime- going to the snack cupboard and taking everything out. Then when everything is out and scattered all over the house, mommy puts it back, just to have it taken out again. At least it keeps them busy. A little down time for mommy until clean up time. Hope noone minds broken crackers and cookies. Shaken, not stirred.
Yeah....Daddy and Sebby waiting for the social worker and having a little fun on the couch. Tickle, tickle Sebby. And of course, Sebby responds with a very loud cackle. Nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, both boys were so tired out, they slept through the whole 1.5 hr visit. All dressed up and ready to show off and poof, nap time. They definitely looked like the little angels that they are!
More fun and take a look at those sandals. Yes, I know, I keep saying it, but it really amazes me. And they are getting the whole walking in shoes thing really well. Actually, it is hard to see here with the context of the picture, but he is dancing. Bouncing up and down. His newest move is where he moves one leg and foot back and forth. I am not quite sure where it came from, but it made me laugh and so he loves it now.....my little hams. You know, it kinda reminds me of Muriel's Wedding Abba tribute dance. I swear, I haven't made him watch it.....but that is what it reminds me of. Neither dance right now is the most graceful.....and no, he doesn't get that from me!!!!!!
Here is my Benny, cool as a cucumber as always!! I'm cool, I know it, I'm cool, You love me! Look at this dude! Can't get enough of that smile. I love him so much.....I love them both so much.
Here is Sebby in the car seat. He loves it. The best way to get the guys to take a nap.
The only exception is when we go through a drive thru. Then they can't even wait until we get home before demanding a bite and another bite and another bite.....The twisting and turning alone gives me enough of a workout so that I can actually enjoy my lunch. Okay, I can kid myself, right?

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. I, many times, look at these pictures and reflect on how lucky we are to have been blessed with our sons. I can't even put to words how much these guys mean to me. I have nothing witty to say. I have nothing sweet or especially interesting. I just look back on these last almost to be 6 months and it feels like it is how it has always been. I can't remember a time I was without my guys. I can't remember a time that I didn't think or worry about or love them. It sounds, coo coo - out there, but it is as if they were always with me. As we struggled through the challenges of life, something stuck with us and made it okay. Something got us through the yucky and sad. I think it was these guys, even though they weren't born yet. They were meant to be with us. They were meant to be a piece of us. They were and are a part of us. I say this with much respect to their Ethiopian parents as I know they are a part of them too. I won't get into these mixed up, crazy emotions and the conflicting notion of what I can't explain eloquently enough nor will I try here. These six months have had ups and downs and nothing is all sunshine and roses, but I have everything that is important to me in this world. The three men in my life are what it is all about. I have it all.....okay, I wouldn't turn away a winning lottery ticket, but I can be happy without one. I feel like I have won. We have won. Now, I just have to focus on doing all that I can so that my boys have a chance at attaining all that they want in life. I hope that I can make them as happy as they have made me. I hope that they can grow up getting all that they want out of this life. I know, sappy, silly stuff that this 6 month visit brought on. I am kinda hoping no one is reading....that is why there are no pictures down here...haha.

Take care all,


The Bailey Family said...

I read it Cindy- and LOVED it! Sometimes you just need to reflect. Thanks for sharing with your loyal readers!

Heather said...

Cindy I loved the stories of the boys and love, love , love seeing the pictures. They look so cute on the day of the SW visit. Their big boy shoes and matching shirts. I think they are so smart, I laughed that they found the doggie door, and get into a little of everything together.

I loved reading your thoughts and feelings and I know exactly what you mean. Thanks for the updates.

Heather & Adam said...

I love this entry! You got me all teary now. You are an awesome mom! Can you be my parenting guru now?
Love you!