Monday, August 04, 2008

Update on Life

Our laptop is having serious problems so writing and posting pictures is proving challenging. The home computer is just not convenient and does not lend itself to multi-tasking...

I'm not even doing a menu plan for this week... Whatever we eat will be simple, focused on fresh ingredients (peppers and tomatoes are prolific right now), and quick to make.

Today I ran around to get medical papers filled out and signed by the doctor and to turn in paperwork and write checks to our adoption agency. I also bought a carseat and stroller - Graco Metrolite. I hope we like it! I came home to find out that I won a brand-new baby-wearing sling/carrier from all the giveaways last week! I am so thankful and it looks similar to one of the ones I was considering - I will try wearing it and make sure it will work but it looks great. I love seeing how God provides!

Patrick had a wonderful party yesterday (grandparents, aunts, & uncles). He was so delighted to have everyone and felt very self-important. :) Pictures to follow - there were some really great ones! I made a cake for him - I didn't have much time but he was pleased with the result. :) He chose a strawberry cake and he even helped to make one of the layers - it was a highlight for him and for me. His favorite gifts were from Uncle Luke & Aunt Liz - a semi with a car that drives into the back and from Uncle Elliot- Mack truck with three cars. He literally screamed and jumped up and down when he opened the latter which is a ton of emotion for my shy boy. :)

Tonight we will focus on getting the house tidied up, clothes folded, and bags ready to go for the "in-labor" call. I'm tired today, but it was a great weekend! Oh and we do have a name...we are 95% sure but you'll have to stay tune for the blog birth announcement. :) Hope your week is off to a good start!

12 comments:

Thad & Ann said...

Whoo-hoo on winning the sling/wrap. How awesome that you don't have to go buy one now.

I'm glad Patrick had a great time at his party. :) Can't wait to see pic's. How do you like your new camera?

So excited for you guys, can't wait to hear the news & name for the ne little guy. :)

Thad & Ann said...

new little guy...:)

Chris and Gretchen said...

Looking forward to hearing his name. :) What is it about boys and cars? LOL.

My World (. . . as it happens) said...

I so cannot wait for that post!!!!

Ambrose Family said...

You've already decided on the name?! You put us to shame. We've had 7 months, and we still can't figure one out (for a girl, at least!).

I can't wait for more updates/pictures!

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great weekend! Congrats on winning the sling! I mailed your package today too! I hope you like it!

Paula said...

I can't believe you won the baby sling contest! That is great. We are in the same boat because I just won a new infant car seat from a raffle. It was perfect timing too because our old one was falling apart.

Jenny said...

You will be very pleased with the carseat/stroller combo -- that's what we got and we've never had other thoughts.
And i have to echo the amazement with settling on the name -- we decided on the way to the hospital with both kids (only Adam's had to go faster, because that trip was a lot shorter)!

Jen said...

Yay! I can't wait to see the new little one and learn the name.

Micah said...

Okay, I guess you could say I had regrets over not going yesterday - I thought about it all day and wondered about how many great things you were getting, then last night I DREAMED that you came home and posted pictures of what you gotten and I was so sad that I hadn't gone. How pathetic. In reality, it was good to be home and get my kids back in a semi-routine, but it probably would have been worth it to be off for another day and just GO. I think I'll see if my Mom can keep my two big girls sometime and I'll take Maggie. Thanks for letting me know about it! Hope it was worthwhile!

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

Can't wait to see the new baby!

Monica said...

You do have a big week!! Aren't you just a wreck every time that the phone rings?! I would be.