Sunday, November 23, 2008

My "Gotcha" Day

Me and Jeff and Elise at the Airport!

Me and Elise! Home at last !

Elise is waiting to meet her mommy!

Kim and Elise all ready to come home

Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in Guatemala

Thanksgiving Day last year Jeff is laying down with Elise while she was taking her nap.

Embassy Day, poolside at the Weston in Guatemala

Kim and Elise on there way to the American Embassy

Jeff and Kim had just brought Elise up to the Hotel room.. this picture is so sad to me. If you look closely you can see the tears glistening on her cheek.. She was so sad to have left her foster mother. Her foster mother did a beautiful job taking care of her and I know that she was loved very much in that home.

Jeff Meeting Elise for the first time his "Gotcha Day"

Well one year ago today Jeff and My Girlfriend Kim few home from Guatemala to St. Louis International Airport at 11:00pm. This was the first day that I met my baby Girl! Oah and she was the most beautiful little girl I had ever laid my eyes on! What and emotional day for me and Jeff.. November 23rd the day Elise came home to us! I remember like it was yesterday, Edward and I drove over to my Dad's house had dinner and then I tracked there Delta flight on the Computer until it was time for us to go to the Airport.. Driving to the airport I was so nervous.. was she going to cry when I touched her or would she let me hold her... yes she did actually come to me and let me hold her and she did not cry.. now the next few days were a bit rough but that night was just perfect! all the stress and anguish we went through with our attorney was over and we finally had our baby girl home! she was 15 months old. and the rest is history folks!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Any of you mom's out there that are looking for a Christmas present for your little one.. The new Elmo is great and says a bunch of things and dances ect as you can see Edward loves it.. and Elise is scared of it HAHA

Well I have been absent from blogging for a bit. My mom has been visiting and she just left this morning. The last few days have been busy on Saturday night we went to the Circus with our friends Katie and Terry and There Daughter Avery. The Circus was fun and luckily we had Jeff's works box seats because Eddie would not have been able to sit in a seat for very long. He loved the circus and the lights and music... and climbing up and down the stairs in our suite. Elise on the other hand was scared of the music and lights at first but eventually warmed up to it. She loved the animals. Then last night we went with our friends Kim and Brian to the New Kids on the Block concert. I have to say that they put on a good show.. We did make jokes that they had a chiropractor in the back giving them adjustment in between sets. Since those guys were break dancing and everything. Joey and Jordon also were still able to hit the high notes just like they did when they were 14. Ha I did not get any pictures but it was a good time and we were again in the box seats so we did not have to put up with the crowd and had our own bathroom. Hope everyone is having a good week.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Boo to you!!!

Elise and Edward in there wagon ready for Trick or treating The family!!
Mrs Lynn and Elise's Preschool class

Elise during her costume parade at school

Elise before school

This year was our first year trick or treating with the kids! last year Edward was too little and Elise was still in Guatemala. Gosh we had so much fun today! To start the day off Elise had Preschool and they had a Costume parade at school. Of course I thought my baby was the cutest one there.... then that evening we went trick or treating with our friends in our neighborhood and then went over to a friends house for some more Halloween fun. My mom made all of our matching costumes and I thought they turned out great! what a great time had by all!!