Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

The kids have been keeping us busy lately. Here are some pictures of the last couple of weeks.

Parents were asked to read to Peter's kindergarten class one day. Peter was so excited that I came to read.

This is Ben after his hip hop performance at school. Here he is with two of his best friends, Blake and Leo.

Ava's pre-k class gave a performance for Thanksgiving.

The next four pictures are from our Cub Scout field trip to the police station...the boys LOVED it!

Here is Peter at Race for Education Day at school. This was during our week of sickness. Peter was just getting over his cold and Ava and Ben are sick at home.

I just added this because it is so cute.

Here is a video from Ben's hip hop performance to "Beat It" and a video of Ava's class Thanksgiving show. I couldn't get them to up load onto blogger so I here are links to the videos on You tube. Please keep Ava in your prayers. We see the neurosurgeon Dec. 8th.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Not sure if this counts

Ava slept in her bed last night...yipee! But does it count if I slept in it too? Anyway, I may do this for a couple of days and then stop. I will have to stop soon though because my back was killing me this morning. The box spring and mattress are from the bed Derek and I slept in until we got a king size bed, which we didn't get until after Peter was born. I can't believe that we use to sleep in a double bed. Of course, that was before we had visitors in the night.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Look who's in a "big girl bed" now!

Well, we will see how it works. Ava slept with her foster grandparents before we adopted her so to keep her from having so many changes at first we had her sleep with us. We were not going to have her in our bed too long but when we visited our social worker, she said not to push putting her into her own bed. She said it could take up to a year. Well, here we are a year later. We have had a toddler bed set up in her room and I think she has slept in it for about an hour this whole year. We lay down with her every night in our bed for a little while so we decided that to get her into her own room we needed a bigger bed. This bed was one of Ava's aunts when she was a little girl. She was so excited the whole time we were putting it all together. Now let's see if she sleeps in it!

Look who's in a

Saturday, November 1, 2008

St. Peter and Halloween

Every year at the boy's school, the kids in the kindergarten class dress up as saints for All Saints Day. They all have to memorize a couple of lines about their saint. Peter decided to be St Peter. The video at the end of this post is Peter reciting his lines and his best friend, Luke.

Here are some trick or treating pix too. We go every year to Michael and Lisa's house to trick or treat. We missed last year though because we left for China on Oct. 31st. We always have a lot of fun with all of them and their family. This was Ava's first year trick or treating...she had a lot of fun. We missed y'all, Eleanor and LilyKate!

Dorothy and the Wicked Witch

Iron Man (Travis), Bumble Bee (Matthew), Scream (Ben), Sharpay (Morgan), Jango Fett (Peter), Dorothy (Ava), Wicked Witch (Elphaba), Dora (Jackie)

Peter and Morgan....Peter always has so much fun with Morgan

Everyone in action

One of the houses had this "vomit pumpkin" - it was a big hit with our crew

Checking out all of the goods

Worn out

Thanks, Magi!

I am horrible at things like this but my super blogger sister, Magi, "tagged me" so I guess I will give it a try. I'm sure she will be surprised that I did it.

1. I am horrible at this because there is not much that I don't share with people. Unfortunately, I probably tell people too much about myself. But, I have this thing about putting things in writing...I can always deny I've said something, but it is hard to deny what is in black and white. In fact, I've given advice to people (mostly my younger sister) against writing personal letters to address issues.

2. Okay, here it goes, and yes, I'm counting the above comment as number one. On the first day of my physiology class in college (one of many...colleges not physiology classes), when filling out the obligatory informational index card, I wrote on mine that I use to be male. I always hated trying to come up with something interesting about myself. The professor never said anything to me about it, but he taught physiology not anatomy...maybe he wasn't sure.

3. I love to read! This is really no secret to anyone who knows me. I read almost every night before I go to sleep regardless of what time it is, how sick I am, or even how bad what I am reading is. I don't think of this as any great thing...I have wasted a lot of my life reading bad books. But, I hate it when people say that they don't read because they don't have time or really anything because they don't have time. It is not a time thing it is a choice thing. Maybe you just prefer to have a restful night sleep and that is ok.

4. I spent a considerable percentage of my life (it will take several more years of aging for it not to be considerable) in college. I went to FSU, UF, Gulf Coast Community College (actually graduated), beauty school (one in Panama City, but graduated from one in Hammond, LA...sorry don't remember the name of either), and finally Auburn University. I goofed off at FSU and UF, but I went back to school (Auburn) at 24, and after 7 years, I finally finished. I have my bachelors and doctorate from Auburn, so it was seven straight years...not seven goofing off years. After seven years at Auburn, I am definitely an Auburn fan. War Eagle!

5. I am in a group of women called the Pink Ladies. After graduating from Auburn, Derek and I both did residencies in Memphis, TN. I was at the VA hospital and was one of 7 female residents. We had the best time together. Six of us have kept in touch and have made a point of getting together every year. We are all great friends and email almost on a daily basis.

6. I met my husband in pharmacy school. We got married three days after we graduated with our B.S. After our honeymoon of camping our way up to Maine, I moved into his lovely trailor where we lived until we finished our graduate program. I should clarify that at Auburn, most of the trailor parks are filled with college students (It is Alabama!!). Anyway, it was a very economical way to live while in school. Derek and I sometimes joke about how much money we would have if we still lived there!

7. I have three sisters and none of us live near each other, not even in the same state. I would love for us to be able to live near each other and have our children grow up together.

Okay, done! Now I have to tag some people. Sorry!
1. Kati
2. Jessica
3. Pam
4. Kathleen
5. Susan
6. Susan
7. I don't even know 7 people to tag!