Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The toothfairy

Last night the tooth fairy visited both Rachel and Sveta. They pulled each others teeth out. As John tucked them in, Sveta kept asking about the "dairy fairy" and how would she fit in her room. See, once I tried to convince all of my kids that the tooth fairy was a cow as I showed them a picture of the Kraft dairy fairy. Sveta loved the idea and now brings it up all of the time.

Anyways, the tooth fairy brought Rachel a pink wig and nail decal kit (because she lost 2 teeth) and Sveta a new squeeze toy which she loves playing with by rolling over and over in her hand (she has sensory integration issues). Both girls were excited with what they got.

Seeing the excitement in Rachel's eyes when she put her teeth under her pillow and when she found her presents in the morning reminded me of how blessed we are to be able to share this experience with her before she got to be to big and stopped losing her baby teeth.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Annalyn is Officially Ours!

Today we had court to finalize Annalyn's adoption. It was a breeze! Not more than 10 minutes total. Annalyn was very excited and wanted to know if this was anything like Judge Judy's courtroom happenings. Not quite dear, I told her, in this court proceeding everyone leaves happy!

Monday, June 4, 2007


Annalyn was baptized yesterday, June 3, 2007! It was an awesome moment that will forever change her life. Praise God! To learn more about our church visit

Today we watched Julia receive not one but two awards --- one in scholastics and one as Husky (student) of the year in her class. Go Julia!

This Friday is Sveta's 10th birthday! It is pretty much all she can talk about. She's hoping to get a cute, pink pair of skates -----not in-line but the old-fashioned skates like I had growing up. She wore them last time we went roller-skating and had a much easier and enjoyable time.

The last day of school for my kids is this Thursday. They can't wait and frankly neither can I!
We are going to the beach next week for a whole week! One day we are going to visit the San Diego Zoo. I've never been there, but I hear it is BIG!

Friday, June 1, 2007

No poothtase!

With so many kids, you better believe I'm all about tooth care. Every night I re-brush my three youngest boys teeth after they do it themselves first. William could never stand toothpaste (sensory issues) and his younger brothers followed suit. Every time I tell them it is time to brush their teeth Jonny comes running in, screaming, "No poothtase! No poothtase!" It is just so darn cute!

I would love to write more -----so much is going on in our house, but us girls are about to go to my Mom's house for dinner. I promise to write more very soon. I just wanted to share that Julia's teacher called today to tell me she will be receiving the Husky of the Year award for her whole class. I'm so proud of her! But shhhhhhhhhh, it's supposed to be a secret.