Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Rain

What a day. It's pouring out there. I drove Ping to school and in an hour I have to go and get her. Can't she put a piece of newspaper over her head and walk home? It's only a mile and god knows our parents walked uphill both ways in the snow. So this should be easy!

So I updated the blog on Saturday night, but I ran out of picture space. Who knew? So I had to purchase more space in order to keep posting my photos. It was cheap, but I had to delay the posting till today. Now the post is ready and I am adding this new one to the mix.

Sunday we took Ping to Heberts Candy Mansion in Shrewsbury where we met Meri, Joe, Lucas and Ryan. We stood in line for pictures with the Easter Bunny. The pictures came out pretty decent. Poor Ping had an accident in the bathroom. She somehow ended up soaking her underwear and stockings, so I got called in to help. Bill was originally with her. I got wipes from Meri and Meri got me a plastic bag, so once Ping was stripped, all was well. The poor girl though. She had to go commando to lunch. Once we finished a little big of Easter shopping, we headed off to our lunch. We then had to take Ping to an Easter party at church. We did run by the house for underwear first. We were there for an hour and a half and then headed home. The rest of the night was spent at home. We were all exhausted from the weekend.

Yesterday was a terribly rainy day. For some reason, I was really tired. So after doing a bunch of stuff in the am and the early afternoon, I actually sat in my favorite chair and napped for a little while. Once Bill got home, we headed to the store with an annoyed Ping. She wanted to bring her umbrella, but we said no. It wasn't worth it since Daddy was going to drop us off at the door! So she screamed and cried all the way there. We told her to stop her attitude. Once at the store, she slipped her hand in mine and said "Mommy, I have stopped my attitude, can I help you pick out your cards." I asked her why she stopped her attitude all of a sudden. She said "Mommy, you said to stop the attitude, so I did." Works for me!!!!! We got home late from the store, so Ping got into bed a little later than I wanted. It happens. The rest of the night was spent watching TV.

Ping has said a few funny things over the last few days. I am sure they are only funny to me because I am mom. Yesterday she told me she thinks I should be shorter so that I can scratch her itchy butt. She has dry skin all the time and no matter how much lotion you put, she still gets itchy! So she said if I itched her butt, she would get wiggly and giggle. I have no idea where that came from! On Sunday morning, Bill and Ping were playing with her stuffed animals. She handed Daddy her dolphin. It has a noise maker in it. Bill kept annoyingly pressing it. Bill was in the middle of doing something and she was concentrating hard on that project. All of a sudden Ping says "If I hear that noise one more time, I am going to kick your butts ass!" Bill looks at me and says, "Clearly that is coming from you." Me? Nah. It was hysterical. Sometimes we just crack up laughing at her. The things she comes up with.

Anyway, I am off to post a few photos. Hope you are surviving this weather.

Mama Out!!!!!!

Candy makers.

Cute cart of carrots.

Ping and the Easter Bunny.

So sweet.

Lucas and Ryan.

Ryan at one point touched the nose on the bunny. Too cute. He was fascinated.

Uncle Joe squeezing the kids.

Tickle, tickle.

Ping with a basket on her head at church.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time to get caught up here!

This past week wasn't extremely busy, so I am not sure why I haven't been blogging daily. Oh well. Better now than not at all. I left off on Tuesday.

Tuesday night we had an appointment at the house with our financial planner. Nice guy, but I have to be really honest here, it takes all of me not to fall asleep. I don't care if you have $1.00 or 5 million dollars, it's flipping boring. I know that is an awful thing to say. It's not that I don't care. I do, but a lot of it still goes over my head. I feel like a fish laying in the desert when it comes to these discussions. The meeting takes hours too. Like I said, the gentleman is as nice as can be and will explain things to us over and over if I wanted him too, but I just want to stick my head in the sand.
So that was Tuesday night.

Wednesday was just an ordinary day. Ping went to school and we spent the rest of the day here.

Thursday was supposed to be a bit busier, but really didn't end up being so. I had a 1:00 pm appointment at the house. I am looking for ideas to change the house a little. At 1:45 pm, I called his office. He was there. He profusely apologized that he somehow didn't have me in his book. He knew we made the appointment because we had done so only two days before. We rescheduled for another day. Not a big deal. It happens. It worked out well. I was able to sit and close my eyes for a few minutes. I had dinner plans and had to leave at 6:00 pm, so I figured a few minutes of shut eye would be fantastic. At 6:00 pm, I headed out for dinner with some other women who have become moms through adoption. We had dinner at Moonstones in Chelmsford. There were only five of us and the group is larger than that, but it was a great small group. It's nice when the group is intimate because it allows you to get to know people better. At least that is how I feel. We had a great time.

Friday was a fairly easy day as well. Ping had school and then in the afternoon she had her dance class. Once home we put out our Easter decorations. Ping insisted on it. She is such a holiday lover.

Today we had a wonderful day. We went to a church in Wesboro that was having a free Easter Egg Hunt. We went last year and had a nice time. Last year was really crowded and it was the first year they ran it, so this year they had some of the kinks worked out. Last year they had one hunt. This year they had three and they also limited all children to 12 eggs. It was a lot of fun for the kids and there wasn't any inequality issues like there was the year before. Ping did a few crafts and jumped in the bouncy house. Daddy got her cotton candy and Ayi Meri got us all hot dogs, chips and drinks with our tickets. Every family gets free tickets. Ayi Meri, Uncle Joe, Lucas and Ryan went with us. We have not seen them in months, so it was great to be able to enjoy the day together. Ping and Lucas did the hunt and then drew on the parking lot with chalk. The also got to sit in a police truck and play a few games. Next year, Ryan will be able to enjoy it like the older kids did!

After the egg hunt, we drove over to Lancaster because Bill has to drop Ping off there next Wednesday. My friend Christine and her daughter Beka are babysitting Ping for the day. We then had lunch at Michael's right in Lancaster.

Since being home, I have done nothing but stuff on the computer and talk on the phone. The phone call was important. I have done some important stuff on the computer as well though. Trying to figure out the schedule for this summer for Ping.

Well better post a few photos and get going here. There is more to do!

Mama Out!!!!!!

Two peas in a pod.

Stay at home husband for a few hours. This is what I came home too!!!

Diana and Marjorie at the Dumplings.

Lychee cheeks.

Diana at Dumplings.

Sweet Emily.

Dumplings class.

Clara, Joy and Simone.

Chinese jump rope.

Chinese jump rope.

Chinese jump rope.

Chinese jump rope.

Chinese jump rope.

Simone, Jessica, Catherine and Camille are hanging out.

Ping and Bill.

Ping hanging with Catherine and Camille.

Marjorie and Diana.

Awesome Dumpling leaders. Chao and Daniel are graduating. Happy for them. Sad for us.

Diana and Ping at the restaurant.

Ping, Diana and Katie.

Ping with her new Texas shirt on.

Ping at the end of the day. Scary transformation, no?

Ping bracelet.

Ping eating ice cream.

Ping packing up for her trip to China.

Snarly puss.

Karen, Dawn, Marci, me and Jane at dinner.

Ready for action.

The hunt is on.

Ping and Daddy are getting eggs.

Here she comes with the eggs.

Look Mommy.

Lucas and Uncle Joe with their eggs.

See our eggs?

Lucas got mostly boy colors and Ping got mostly girl colors. Don't know how they did that.

So proud of their hunt.

Onto the next thing.

Yum, cotton candy.

It's not at all messy.


Ring toss.





Lucas and his drawings.

Ping and her drawings.

Ping driving the police cruiser with Lucas' help.

Ping, Ryan and Lucas.
Nice snack for the bear.


My little American baby.