Sunday, January 30, 2011

This year..........


January 30th will be a day that our family celebrates very year for two reasons
It the day we "GOT" Z and Grandma turkeys birthday. We had a family dinner we ate lasagna and salad and had R's famous chocolate cake
We had a great time with our family. Thanks everyone for coming and celebrating our families special day
























A year ago........














































Saturday, January 29, 2011

You are never fully dressed with out a Smile

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Z LOVES LOVES Annie and will not stop singing the song SO CUTE

Friday, January 28, 2011

This time last year




This time last year we were scrambling to get ready for Z to come home. Trying to get air fare to Miami at the cheapest price possible getting things ready to bring a 2 year home forever. How life has changed in the last year. for instance i would probably be going to see R's band play tonight but now i am sitting home on a Friday night and me and Z are going to chill at home. Right now as i write this Z and R are playing hair and make up. R has had his hair and make up done about 1000 time in the last year Z just loves it and she also love to boss him around. ( i wonder where she get that from) I know i have said this before and i will say it again LIFE is so different. I have had the chance to stay at home for that last year and just watch her grow. She went from knowing no English to no stop talking and she know more Spanish than me(thanks Dora and Papa). This last year has had it moment but it has been the best year of my life.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Creepy but cute.....

So Z has been remembering her dreams. At first we were totally creepped out. A couple of months ago she started talking about a white pig that would come an visit her in her room. She said that it was nice like a mama pig. She said that she asked it to stay but it left and the next time it came she would ask it to play. After that story we thought she must be dreaming but still a little creepy.

She has been waking up in the middle of the night and coming in our room saying she is scared. It is things like sully on monsters inc. or E.T. phone home. So we go and check her room then put her back in and she is fine.

The other day she said to me that go Diego go was in her room with all his animals and she was not scared.

It is really cute that she is remembering her dreams but she still does not understand that they are not real. We will have to work on that.

Friday, January 21, 2011

At the local wallmart.......

So we were at wall mart today just doing some shopping for a baby shower gift. I was looking at the diapers and i hear " excuse me mam " and i thought some was talking to my mom then i hear "excuse me mam" "Is that you daughter? " And i was thinking what did she do. I turn to her and said yes. and this very nice gal said" has she ever done any modeling? " I said "no" She said " I work for a modeling agency and i think she could make a great model." of course I was being very cautious I asked her for her card and she took my number and that was that.

I look up the agency and it does exist. We will see I will talk to them this next week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just for Fun

There are so many funny thing that Z's says i just want to get some of them written down so we will never for get.

We had our dog fix a couple of days ago and R and I was talking about it not thinking she can hear us. The next day my mom came over and she was talking with Z and Z told her that Barney was in the Hospital and got his eyes fixed and he has no balls.

Mama I want to be a princess forever so i can twirl

Pappa when the light is green you go and when it is red you stop. (the youngest back seat driver)

Mamma I am going to die? Z you are not. OK but when i get older i am going to have really bad cramps.
When i get older i am going to have BIG boobs like you

Hey momma that lady is really FAT (not funny at the time but we can laugh about it now)


Z where do babies come from? Haiti of course like me

When i get older i will have a train and you and pappa can ride in it.

Mamma I am mad at you. Why? We will talk about it latter. (sitting at a family dinner)

And the #1 still makes me laugh

When I get older i am going to get hair on my vagina (she says to a perfect stranger)

Just a few of the funny things Z says and I am sure there is more to come so stay tuned

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Our lives will never be the same......

One year ago to day a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti. I will never forget where i was the moment i found out. I was at work my MOM called me and i called R from that moment on our lives would never be the same. R called our agency and a that point they did not even know that it had happened. So they did not have a lot of information to give us we just watched news coverage and waited.........



I did not post a lot when we were gong through it. The two weeks it took us to get Z were there most stressful weeks of our lives. The roller coaster of emotion waiting to see if she was even alive. I remember waking up one morning and telling R i can not do this anymore she must be dead and we have to find a way to go on. That day we found out she was with her birth mother and would join the group soon.



When we found out there was a group of people going to bring our kids home there was a relief that cam over us for a moment and then pure frustration. We waited and waited for news with a lot of disappointment that came along the way. Finally we had word that Z would be coming to the U.S.A and we would have to travel to Miami to pick her up.

Like i said our lives will ever be the same and we are just fine with that. We still think about the people of Haiti everyday and wish we could do more and wish more was being done to help rebuild the country. Haiti will always be a part of our lives and our hearts .

Saturday, January 8, 2011

HEt soulsistant

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Z LOVES TO SING. THIS IS TRAINS "HEY SOULS SISTER"

WEEEEEEE

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THE NEW WAY Z GOES DOWN THE STAIRS>

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Grand PA Turkey




Happy Birthday Grandpa turkey. We love you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR















































































We went to St. Louis and Ohio to send time with R's family. We had another Christmas in Ohio and Z got another pillow pet which she LOVES and the new updated version of paper dolls. They are wood with magnets i LOVED them. She also got PJ'S and slippers.




Z met all her cousin Emma Claire Lily and Maggie in Ohio and Uncle Wade and aunt Jen she just loved playing with them.. It was great to see her have such a instant bond with her cousins. She became the beststy With Lily they both 3 going on 13 LOL




We made funny faces on new years eve. Some are more scary that funny

Then it was lights out after the ball dropped