Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The many styles of our Pistol Princess

What a journey we have had in the last 17 months with hair! I thought I would post some of her styles. And yes, there is a reoccurring theme of "pom poms". Jocelyn would where her hair in pom poms everyday of her life if she had her choice.

We call this her Lenny Kravitz moment

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Year Ago Today The Wheels Touched Down

A year ago today at abou this time the wheels to our airplane touched down after 40 hours of travel. Jocelyn had slept about 4 hours and Isaac about 6 hours. I had about 8 hours of sleep over a 3 day period. I have no idea how much or little sleep my sweet hubby had gotten. But we were full of joy. As we walked towards the luggage area we were greeted with signs, balloons, friends and family. All were cheering and crying as they got the joy of seeing the fulfillment of us becoming a family. What an amazing year it has been!

Toddler Talk...Isaac Edition

I think periodically I am going to take the time to share with you som of the things that my sweet peas say. Let's face it, children say the craziest things! And don't we all need a good laugh?

We have always talked about where Isaac and Jocelyn were born. We are proud of their heritage and we want them to be proud too.

So here's what Isaac has recently told people:

Walmart Checker: Hi there cutie! Boy you have big brown eyes.
Isaac: I'm Isaac!
Walmart Checker: I see
Isaac: I was born in Ethiopia not Walmart!
Walmart Checker: Well thank goodness for that!

Lady at the Fair: They are so cute!
Isaac: I was born in Costco!

Out of the mouths of babes!

Have a fabulous Day  -  Kelli

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deep Conversation

You know since becoming a Mom I have found myself needing deep conversation. The type that involves deep thinking...deep thought...time to process. Do you know the kind I'm talking about? You see my world  right now is filled with conversations like the following:

Me: Ok Isaac go pick out your underwear for the day.
Isaac: I have 2 kinds of Ramones Mommy! All of his underwear are from the Cars movie by the way.
Me: Honey that one is Ramone and the other one is Snot Rod.
Isaac: No! They are both Raaaammmmmooooonnnnnneeessss MMMMOOOOOMMMMYYY!
Me: Sweetie Ramond is a low rider and Snot Rod is a hot rod. See how Snot Rod has his engine coming out of the hood of the car? And see how low Ramone's car sits to the ground. That's difference honey.
Isaac: Ramone a low rider?
Me: Yes
Isaac: Snot Rod is a snot rod?
Me: Yes Honey.
Isaac: Mommy that's Snot Rod?
Me: Yep
Isaac: That's Ramone?
Me: Yes
Isaac: Ramone's a low rider?
Me: Yes honey.
Isaac: Ramone's a low rider Mommy!
Me: Mmmhmmm.
Isaac: Mommy look that's a Snot Rod!

This conversation goes on for 10 minutes before I finally said, "Isaac! Just pick a pair and put them on!" Which ended up starting a new conversation that involved Isaac insisting on wearing both pairs of underwear and me insisting on him wearing one.

Do you see the need for deep conversation? And yes, tomorrow I get to have deeeeep conversation with a good friend. I am so hungry for it that I have been obsessing over it and counting the time until I get to sit with a good friend and googoo over her baby while having a sincere and deep conversation. T-minus 14 hours and counting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Year ago Today...

Exactly one year ago today I met you...

You were so scared and who could blame you.
The only time you had ever seen us is in two black and white pictures taped to the wall above your crib.

You were so beautiful...so precious...

Our first family photo...

Your first nap with us...

We have come so far as a family.
From the first few weeks at home...

Where there was uncertanity...

Is this my home? Will you never leave me?

Where there was a new found joy as we became family...

I am honored to know you.

I am humbled that God has chosen me...
an imperfect and flawed woman to be your Mommy.
Even the hard days I have loved because it has meant one more day being with you.


I will  love you forever and always
and tomorrow.

Happy 1st Family Birthday!


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