Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day Three-Shopping?

Mama E had to work until 4:00,

so we had some time to kill!

We headed for a place we knew would be a hit:
 Babycakes built with the Duplo stash,

and took home a Duplo airplane,

watched some fancy ice skating,

and had some lunch.

Then we headed back to start our fun!

Mama E was super excited to see us,

and Babycakes was out of this world delighted

to get to see Baby Brother!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Day Two-Flying

Day two, flying day:

We got to the airport extra early,

because the news said the computers

for our airlines were down,

and we should expect delays.

Not only did we speed through ticketing,

we also got through security in

less than ten minutes!

 All this getting through fast

put us at our gate and ready,

a full 2 hours early!
Which means that

our flight would have to be delayed!


We rode the train,


Ate our airplane snacks,

and used all our airplane distractions

while still at the airport.

The sunshine in the situation was that

Babycakes fell asleep before the plane

finished taxiing to the end of the runway.

We finally made it to


and headed to Chick-fil-a for a treat

and some fun!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day One-IKEA Again?

Day one, Babycakes and I

drove to Denver to pick up Nana.

And maybe

slip in a trip to IKEA.

It was totally necessary,

I promise!

Turns out taking a toddler to IKEA

is STILL not a good idea!

We did actually need to go,

as we've outgrown our dining table,

and IKEA has BIG tables,

just right for expanding families,

at just the right price!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


We're back, and I have pictures to post!

Sadly, my computer needs a trip to the shop

so we'll all be waiting!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

HAVE to?

As I said, it's that time of year again.

That also means it's time

for our yearly trek to visit

Mama E and the brothers.

I'm so surprised when people ask

if we HAVE to go visit.

Like, is it a court order?

or maybe a contract?

No, we don't HAVE to go,

we choose to go.

This is Babycake's FAMILY!

They are a part of who he is!

Can you imagine someone keeping your child away from you,

because it was inconvenient?

Yes, it's stressful!

Yes, the emotional fallout

of seeing Baby Brother rocks my world




But, we made a commitment,

to our son,

that we would support him,

love him,

and give him what he needs,

and this is what he needs!


Here we go!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Call

Well, it's that time of year again!

Three years ago today, we got


The call that a baby boy was on his way,

and we had 10 days

to get to Houston

and meet our son.

It was frantic.

It was chaos.

It was one of the most amazing moments of my life!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


When we lost Baby Brother,

two years ago,

(I can't believe it's been that long)

and again, through the next year,

as Mama E asked us to take him,

again, and again,

and then didn't sign,

I've carried that little guy around in my heart.

I know things could be better for him,

but I also know I'm helpless to do anything

to make his life better.

But every time I get a call,

or see a picture,

my heart aches just a bit.

A few months ago, Hubs and I had a chat.

We talked about adopting again,

and my desire for Babycakes to have a sibling

closer in age,

and of the same color.

Hubs is not ready to adopt again,

and he's not sure he'll ever want to.

But we did come to a decision.

We'd like to help a child,

in the way we haven't been able to help Baby Brother,

to be safe,  and loved, and healthy.

We're going to start taking foster care classes.

I'm not sure how my heart will feel

about letting a little one go,

when it's time for them to go,

after we've loved them,

but we're going to try.

Monday, February 23, 2015


Remember just last week,

when we were out painting in the


In our shirtsleeves?


Friday, February 20, 2015


Somebody had his first trip to the dentist this week.

I was prepared for crying

and freaking out,

and would have been happy

to simply let them look inside his mouth.
 And, with bribe offered, he rocked it!
And what, you may ask,

did he want for his reward?

A doughnut!

Of course!