Monday, July 12, 2010

Growing up

My babies are growing up WAY too fast. Today I realized that they start school in 4 weeks! AH!!! The girls are starting to show much more independence, which is good since I keep reminding them that Mommy can't go to school with them.

Saturday, Mommy was feeling generous after working all day and decided to let them make their own PB&J sandwiches. We decided one would do the jelly while the other did the peanut butter. They did pretty good.

Chloe did the peanut butter and Essie did the jelly

Essie couldn't wait for Chloe to get her act together, she just had to dig in

Chloe's classic "what??" face, which usually cracks Essie up

This morning, I was summoned upstairs because they had a "big surprise" to show me. They had emptied the dishwasher and loaded the dirty dishes into it from the sink all by themselves. Chloe was sure to tell me, "don't worry mommy, I was bery careful with the sharp knives."

The girls are on such a good roll that I let them help me with laundry next

Essie's job was to hand the towels to Chloe to put in the dryer, but Chloe wanted her turn too.

Eventually, neither could reach the washcloths in the bottom so mommy was called in for assistance

Vacuuming came next-Essie's using my Cone vacuum that my in-laws got me a few years ago for Christmas. Its doesn't seem to be holding a charge as long as it used to, but it still works great for getting dog hair that accumulates along the baseboard.

I love this little Eurek* 4-in-1 vacuum. I bought it about a year ago and the handle adjusts so the girls think its "just my size". Of course I encourage all vacuuming so yes, girls, this vacuum is just for you!

p.s. Don't forget our next court date is Wed. Please pray that the "correct" uncle will show up at court and that our case will pass without further delays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am Leveta.An adoptive mom with 2 children adopted from India through Dillon International.Sam came home in 2005 and is now 14,Kaitrin came home in 2000 and is now 11.We also have a bio son Chad who is 17.I have been following yourblog for awhile through Pam,mom to Micah another Dillon mom.Just wanted to say your girls are absolutely gorgeous and I have been praying for your boys and that the paperwork will go through ASAP and they can get home where they belong.Also if I can be of any help in the transition of adopting older children I would love to answer any questions I can.My email is