Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Happy Birthday Daddy!

I can't say to much or I may get mushy and cry but tonight was the most different (LOW KEY) birthday we have ever celebrated in 6 years. By far it was the most sentimental. Tonight I was the photographer, the cook, and the party planner. Tonight was a Daddy & Daughter night. After sharing in blowing out candles, eating cake, and making a beautiful mess with chocolate cake, Marco & Cupcake played a vigorous game of hide and seek followed by snuggles and cuddles with a movie.

Happy 43rd B-Day!

Friday, September 14, 2007

No. 47

Today I was going to do a quick post on Thursday night's dinner at Mom's. Show a few more pics of the kids. Blah Blah Blah....,


Cupcake was great through the piercing ordeal. Luckily I had Crystal for moral support. I felt the same as I do when I take her vaccines...like i am about to cry and die. We took the kids to Rainforest Cafe. After 6 hours at the mall we had to hurry to my mother's for dinner.

If you click and blow up the pic you may see her diamond earrings.

Crystal & Garrett

Cupcake & Me

Irenee pretending to be a baby too. She is at 2 yrs old.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

No. 46

Happy New Year's

Last night (Wednesday) was the first of two nights that my family celebrates the Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashana. Cupcake tends to lean towards her Daddy's dislike for Jewish food. HOWEVER, the one thing you can't serve too much of to Marco is Liver Patte/Chopped Liver. In a million years I would have never of guessed this was going to be Cupcake's favorite item last night. She snickered to the rainbow cake and went back to the patte on crackers. It was too funny. As I went to serve her the first cracker everyone was hollaring this is an acquired taste-don't bother. What can I tell you...Cupcake is NOT eating chicken soup (she really doesn't like soups in general) and has no interest in beef or vegetables. The Little Diva was quite cute with her pinkie in the air while she indulged in her crackers and patte.

By now most of know both of parents have significant others'. Some have thought Larry is my father as we spend so much time together. Since I have two families to grace with our presence we started the evening at my father's sister's home. Luckily, she lives a minute away from my Mom & Larry where we finished our evening. Cupcake and I came home at 10 pm. She is still sleeping!

Cupcake has aluminum foil all over her...We were doing a pretend jewelry store .

Poppy and Cupcake engaging in intense conversation

I Love You Cupcake...Cupcake gives KISSES TO NANA!

Second dinner, a great little jewelry store, and kids kids kids everywhere! Lets get started at 8 pm!

3 2yr olds sitting on a step for a photo can be a task in itself! Cupcake and Garrett are in the same class since they are only 4 days apart. Irenee is obviously having the most fun during this photo shoot.

My Mom's neighbors daughter loves Cupcake- and Cupcake gets super excited to see her too! They came in to see Nibbles the Guinea Pig.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No. 45

Here is Cupcake during our 5.5 hour ride (first pic) to Philly when we live an hour an a half away. Painfully stuck on 95N really put a damper on our trip. Torturing our 2 yr old on this endless ride, missing the wedding, and coming home in less than 15 hours from arrival didn't make for a great weekend BUT...YESTERDAY was a special day. I did post but blogger swallowed my post....HAPPY 6TH MONTH HOME CUPCAKE!

Sometimes it is so hard to believe it has been 6 months and sometimes it is hard to believe it has only been six months. We our very close to having the adoption far behind us. Do you know what I mean? No more "adoption" talk. Life has taken its normal course. I am happy to report Cupcake has adjusted and progressed to level with the exception of language/speech. She is making such efforts. Her understandable vocabulary of cat, dog, help, eye, nose, ear, more, ball, bear, baby, mama, dada, and Julie (one of her teachers) followed by A E I O U has been an overnight miracle!

Marco, Cupcake & I are having a blast. The child you wouldn't eat, couldn't swallow, and has little interest in food was quite the ham with her Mac & Cheese last night. We were singing and playing after bath time.

Below you will find our CUPCAKE Collage project for her class. No, it wasn't my idea but it was her first Homework assignment. We cut and pasted cupcake wrappers, Cupcake painted the top part of the cake pink but then we glued our family pics ontop. Only 4 families have handed in the project so when the rest are posted I will update the picture of the bulletin board.

Cucpake is at school. Maroc is leaving for work so I have to go find something to do. Talk to you soon!

Friday, September 7, 2007

No. 44

I posted earlier about being stuck home while we have no water so I thought I would share some pics too.
(DELETED PICS) Garrett is great dinner date. They were sharing a romantic grilled cheese dinner at the Outback 2 weeks ago. They are also in the same class.
Cupcake ready to go to her first day of school. She offered me a tissue!
Playing at Nana's is great since there are so many kids around!
Nana & Poppy took us to dinner when we returned from AC.
They missed Cupcake so much!

No. 43

So much since the last time I checked in!

Cupcake is into her third week of school. Ther children all playing together now opposed to parrallel play. She is eating well which is amazing in itself. If only I could learn to post video's I would love to share with you how she wakes in the morning. She starts signing car and go until I confirm we are getting ready to leave for school.

Everyday she stands by the door waiting for me to gather her lunch, keys, and my glasses. She is such a joy! Her progress with speech has been unbelievable too!

I think I was not interested in school or daycare because I thought it was such a privelege to be able to stay at home with her. Now I realize this is a gift for her. Even with a Nanny, the whole day is not planned around her like it is at school. Her schedule is interesting everyday. Cooking, music, art, the playground, and storytime wear my child out! She is so exhausted when we come home that she eats takes a bath and CRASHES out by 7.

Last weekend we went to Atlantic City. We travel often so hotel rooms do not impress me but this suite was SO beautiful. We met our friends (Andrea, Mario, and Baby Nic- who also came home from Russia in May 07). Our suite adjoined ot their room so I could BABYSIT! I never in my life was so happy not to go down to the casino. Last time we went I wanted to play but I worried if she woke up I wouldn't be there so this time I left Nana & Poppy at home. Cupcake, Baby Nic, and I hung out with snacks and toys!

We finished our Cupcake project when we returned so I will have to post a picture. Today when I pick her up I will bring my camera so I can get some new pics of the school too.

LAST NIGHT...After meeting my mother we went to pick up Cupcake from school. When we were driving home I started whining (YES ME NOT CUPCAKE) my car drives so terribly. Then came my tantrum about BMW's. You would think a fairly new X5 should be great. I figured after the suspension fell apart 2 weeks ago maybe I needed an alignment but I didn't know what the heck I needed since I know nothing about cars. All I know is I traded 500sl convertible (which I do sometimes miss) for a "mommy mobile" that is more suitable. Well, I am so sorry BMW- I had a blowout. It was just a flat tire! OOPS! I was in such a hurry to meet someone I took my mother's car. We live in a heavily wooded area which equates to many DEER. After 20 years of driving I have never hit a DEER but of course the one time I borrow my mother's car....I hit a DEER. Luckily CUPCAKE and I are fine.

In midst of our drama my phone starts ringing & ringing..oh and RINGING...Marco is calling to tell me we have NO WATER. Having no water no longer makes me panic as our well usually recovers in about 30 minutes if we turn off everything including all of the toilets. NOT THIS TIME MY FRIENDS. Hence the reason I have afew minutes to sit on the puter. Watson's (plumbing & well company) just arrived so after not having water for 16 hours I am hoped to be up and running by the end of the day!

What am I supposed to be doing? I am suppose to be packing so we can leave for Philadelphia for my cousins wedding. Not any wedding THE WEDDING and Cupcake's first wedding.

Having water would be great! Just for the little things like flushing a toilet, taking a shower, and washing a little clothes before you leave for the weekend.

I think this is the most drama I have ever posted!

Have a great weekend!