29 March 2010

Long Time, No See

I know, I know, I know.  It's been forever since I've blogged.  Life has been busy and really haven't had anything interesting to blog about.  It took me forever to get over whatever illness I contracted in mid-February.  It's only been about a week or so that I've felt OK.  Unfortunately, Emi now has a cold and about every 2 minutes I'm wiping her nose.  I hope for her it is a VERY short term thing.

As I said in my last blog post, the weather has been crazy weird.  We slowly creep up into the upper 60's and then we drop back into the 40's or low 50's for highs.  This is definitely not the same Spring weather we had here last year.  I'm way over it.  I really would like to get a pedicure but there really hasn't been any sandal/flip-flop weather so to speak of.  Grrr...

Last Friday was the 1 yr anniversary of when we were matched with Emi and I plumb forgot!!  How horrible of a mom am I that I forgot the anniversary of when I saw my sweet girl's face.  In my defense though, on Wednesday I had a cardiology appt, Thursday we were crazy busy with soccer practice and other things and Friday, Emi had a check-up with the craniofacial team and I had a girl's night out that evening.  It's still hard to believe that a year has gone by since we were matched with Emi.  It certainly doesn't feel that way.

Eriks had his 1st soccer game this season on Saturday morning.  The sun was shining but the wind was awfully strong and cold.  I wish I had hot coffee with me that morning!  Unfortunately his team lost 4-1.  The team they were playing was better.  They were definitely more coordinated.  Hopefully this Saturday he'll have a win to celebrate.  It's ironic that his team colors are maroon & white.  Many of you will know those are the same colors that are on the Latvian flag.  I think it's pretty cool.

In other news, Lane and I have a new nephew and Eriks & Emi have a new cousin.  Lane's sister, Marla along with her husband Corey adopted a sweet little baby boy whom they named, Mason.  He was born on March 17th, aka. St. Patrick's Day and they took him home that Friday.  He is so very, very cute.  We are very happy for them.  I'm hoping that I get to meet him at the beginning of May.

Spring Break starts on Thursday at 12:15.  We're not going anywhere this year.  Although I would love to get back to FL - sunshine and beach.  Next year for sure we will head to the beach.  We have a few things planned for next week.  Hopefully the kids won't drive me completely crazy.

Here are some photos of Emi playing with sorting blocks and Eriks at his 1st soccer game.  And yes, in the 1st photo Emi is winking.  She loves doing it. 

02 March 2010

Just Blink and the Weather Will Change

Ten days ago we had a glorious weekend.  The highs on both Saturday and Sunday were 68 and 70 respectively.  We took the kids to the park for some fresh air.  It was packed since everyone else in our NW Atlanta suburb also thought it was a good day to get out and take the kids or pets to the park.  Lane and Eriks played a little bit of soccer.  Eriks starts his Spring soccer league in a few weeks so Lane thought it would be a good idea to brush up on it from when he played 2 yrs ago in Little Rock.  Emi loved running around too.  I put her in a swing and at first she was terrified.  She was wimpering and not liking it at all.  I reassured her and she was beginning to dig it a little bit.  I think she'll really like it once she gets used to it.  Here are the photos from the afternoon in the warm sun.
Today however was a completely different story where the weather was concerned.  This is what I woke up to:
Snow!  I was actually excited.  I'm a northern girl and when I left Indiana 2 weeks ago after Emi's birthday party I was really, really, really sad to leave the snow.  There was plenty of it on the ground and plenty of it falling to the ground the day we pulled out of my parents' driveway.  This is the 2nd time in about 3 weeks the metro has seen a decent covering of snow.  Eriks luckily had a 1/2 day at school.  But even so the roads were not bad at all.  Unfortunately, I'm sure by the morning it will all be gone but it was pretty while it lasted.  Especially the huge flakes that were falling.  It was breathtaking watching it fall.  Eriks was loving it.  Here are a few more snapshots I took.
I made the mini-snowman on our hose reel.  Yes, he's armless but we have no trees in our backyard and I couldn't come up with anything to use instead.  His eyes are skittles.  The nose is a mini carrot and the mouth is part of a piece of taffy.  The dogs found him and skillfully ate the nose and mouth without knocking him over.  Not sure he'll still be standing in the morning though.  How could I not make him?  This might be the last snow of the season and I have to make at least 1 snowman when it snows!!
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