Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This is supposed to be the words I have used the most on my blog with prominence given to the words I use the most (you can click to see it larger, I can't figure out how to get it bigger). I'm not sure if I believe that or not b/c I don't think I used "planetarium" in more than 1 post and it is larger than most words in there. I still thought it was cool.
I went to school today to work on cleaning out my office and loaded up my desk to bring home and repaint. My company gave me a desk 3 years ago that I am sure they just found in a back alley or something. Although I am grateful to have a desk at all, it needs much help. My plan is to paint it black and then try to distress it a little. I just might do before/after shots, too. If it weren't 200 degrees in my garage right now, I would go work on it.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
After that we meandered through the rest of the exhibits. C was just tall enough to do the space walk experience (kind of like a reverse bungee), but alas he was 14 pounds too light! This is a pic of he and his friend J just watching and wishing they could do it :(
I think C spent the longest time at this little truck that you could change the tires on. He and his friends took the bolts on and off and on and off.
But if you ask him, he like the dinosaurs the best. You can see his little head in the bubble in the next picture. My favorite part was the game where you battle the germs with laser guns! And yes, the parents played in this one, too :)
C and I climbed to the very tip top of the tower. (Mom and R, it reminded me of the tallest tower of Nastina's castle!) Here are a few pics at the top.
It was a fun time with our friends, but I have to admit that Chattanooga's museum was a little better. Sorry Nashville.
Monday, July 14, 2008
As far as the invisible adoption part of this post, it's after weekends like this past one, that I have a sort of guilt about C's adoption not being quite as obvious as AP's. I'm sure there were other Russia families there, but you just can't tell. We didn't meet any of them. C looks just like us, so no one ever asks about when he came home or where he was adopted from. It's almost like his adoption is overshadowed by his sister's. I don't ever want him to think that we don't celebrate his adoption just as much. Do any of you other Russia adoptive parents feel that way?
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Ok, serious stuff first. My mom had a stroke. Apparently, she started feeling bad and sort of knew what was going on (she's had a TIA/mini-stroke before), but waited a few days to go to the hospital. Thankfully, the side effects were mild (so she says) and she is going to be ok. She is in the hospital recovering from a lumbar puncture test, so to my praying friends please remember her. All this happened while we were away and I couldn't do a thing. I think the kiddos and I will stay away for a little while to let her rest and then we will head back to Ohio to love on her. My kiddos aren't exactly restful :)