New look... again!

Several of my friends updated their blog backgrounds and inspired me to do the same. October is my favorite month, so I went with the Halloween theme for now. I plan to change it to Thanksgiving in Nov. and Christmas in Dec. We'll see how that works out.

It's been a while since I've given a good update on MK. She is getting way tall and is sassy as ever. I'm dreading the teenage years already!! Wesley was getting on to her the other day for messing with his PS3. She looked at him, rolled her eyes and continued with what she was doing. He was not amused. She has also started throwing tantrums when she hears the word NO.

She is talking non-stop. We can understand about half of it. Some her her favorite words are: Mommy, Daddy, puppy, kitty cat, Kywee (Kylee, who is her best friend ever at daycare), NeyNey (another daycare friend), Coco, Stewie, Stitch (all of which are dogs at daycare). She can tell you what most of her body parts are with a few exceptions, shoulder being one. When you ask her where her shoulder is she just says knee and points to her knees. She has been in a "big girl" bed for about a month. We tried it a few weeks before it actually happened, but she is there for good now. When we tell her it's time for bed, she grabs her bottle (yes she still prefers a bottle and at night we allow it. Actually we probably allow it more than we should during the weekend too, but it makes her happy!) and Ellie and off to her room she goes. She normally wakes up between 1-3 and comes in our room. No crying or hollering, just walks up to me and says up.

For those that don't know, Brother (yes that's what I call him) is buying a house in Tampa. We will be moving with him to continue to try to save money (He lives with us now). The house is about 2.5 miles from my office and at least 15 miles closer to Wesley's office. I'm sad that MK is having to leave Teena's, but it is just an overall wise decision. I know she will really miss Kywee and NeyNey. I'm sure she will miss Ms. Teena too, I know I will!! We are looking at a few centers. MK has always been at a home daycare, but because she is getting older I think a more structured program will be good for her. The specific center I am looking at has a really impressive website. I've also looked at their DCF ratings and they are all good. Brother plans to close on the house no later that Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, my sister Lauren (or as MK calls her CuCu)is expecting about that time. Her actual due date is Nov. 9th, but I have a feeling little Landon Wyatt will make an appearance on his Mommy AND Daddy's birthday. Yep you read that right, his Mommy AND Daddy share a birthday.

Let me know how you like my changes.... you digging the festive backgrounds? What about the new signature?


Since Kristi so nicely pointed out that I skipped blogging in August, I thought it was time to do an update!

We've all been busy as normal. It seems Wesley is working all the time. He works long days and on Saturdays. He seems to be doing a good job and making all his target budgets. I have a new position/title at work. I am now the Adoption Family Finder. Sounds important doesn't it!?! I, along with 7 co-workers, are in a year long training for the Family Finders program. The training is 2 days a month for a year. It is so interesting and rewarding. We have only had 2 days of training, but have already done some amazing connecting. The purpose of the program is to develop a support network for kids in foster care that are getting ready to age out of the system. A lot of times the families believe that the children were adopted years ago. They have no idea that the kids are growing up in the system. I have also been helping fix data in our "wonderful" computer system that was just updated. Lots and lots of data did not convert like it should have, effecting payment for kids that were previously adopted as well as those in the process. I am not the FSFN (our computer system) guru.

MK is getting way to big. She is talking up a storm and saying anything she hears. Time to be more aware of what we say! She is again in a big girl bed. We tried it a few weeks ago, but her bed ended up back as a crib because she would not stay in it during nap time on the weekend. She really does great going to bed at night. We can tell her it is time to go night night with Ellie (her doll) and she goes to her room. She still needs help getting in but stays in it and goes to sleep. She usually wakes up in the middle of the night and ends up in our bed. The other night at about 130, I wake up (not sure why) and hear pages of a book turning. I look down and MK is in our room "reading" my book that I had on the night stand. To make it even cuter, she had on her glasses while she was reading. I'm not sure how long she had been up or when she came into our room!! It was too cute.

Blog with pictures to come .... soon.... ish?