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Saturday, November 27, 2010


We traveled to the bay area to spend Thanksgiving with Peter's side of the family.
I didn't take any pictures, but we had a nice time and ate plenty of yummy food.
Grandma Norma gave us her bed for the night.
I woke up at the crack of dawn and drove to an unfamiliar Walmart in an unfamiliar city to get Lily a Leapster. It was on sale for $25 dollars. Apparently I was not the only one with that idea on black Friday. Who knew :0)
I did get started on my Christmas shopping, but came home
without a Leapster. After my early morning shopping we drove to San Fransisco for the day. What a beautiful day. It was sunny and crisp and there was no need for a jacket at the end of November.
Help!!! I'm being eaten!
We stopped for a little chat.

This child

makes us

oh so very


Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An Interview~ Age 5

What's your name?

Lilyana Rubi

Where do you live?

At home

Where are you from?


What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to do a lot of stuff at home.

What is your favorite color?

blue and red

Who's your best friend?


How old am I?

36 (I would like to point out I am not on the back end of my 30's for a few more months)

What does daddy do when he goes to work?

He works the trains

What does mommy do at work?

She goes and plays at school

What are you thankful for?

Mommy and Daddy

If you could change your name what would it be?

Lilyana Rubi

What is your favorite thing.........

to do at school?

Play in the kitchen


baby tiger




Robin Hood

What makes you proud of yourself?

I can climb the jungle gym

What do you like to do with mommy?

play games What game? Zingo

What do you like to do at Nonnie's house?

tickle papa

Are you going to get married?


Who are you going to marry?


Friday, November 19, 2010

Five Little Turkeys

From one turkey to another.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

School pictures

Lily's school had a photographer come and take pictures of the kids on the school grounds.
She captured some wonderful shots of my big girl.
Yesterday I went to my first ever parent teacher conference for her pre K class.
I remember that the adoption agency told us that adopted children with delays usually catch up really quickly.
I remember thinking that it seemed as if catching up was taking forever!!!
I do think my girl has caught up to her peers.
She knows almost all of her capital letters and some of her lower case letters.
She can write her name and she knows all her shapes and colors.
Although she did say that a rectangle was a big square!
She has some trouble with number recognition but can count to 20.
My favorite part of the conference was the one thing Lily needed to work on:
she growls at her friends and sometimes startles them.
Not that I think scaring her friends is funny but Lily spends a lot of her time here at home as her favorite dragon Toothless from the movie How to Train your dragon.
When I shared the information with her Daddy his response was
"Well, you can't stop a dragon"
Today we went for our well check up.
I asked the Dr. for a prediction of her height.
Just for curiosity sake.
She said Lily could be 5''2" or 5'3" which was my prediction too.
She is also all set to start kindergarten next year.
Sniff Sniff.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We went to our friends neighborhood.
We have two sets of friends in this neighborhood.
Little Sofia as Lily refers to her was an adorable dragonfly
and Jakey was an awesome Buzz Lightyear.
They were kind enough to let one little witch join in their fun.
They may not be able to shake us for future Halloween's.
Wonderful food, lots of laughs, and candy candy candy.
We set off on foot friends in tow.

We picked up treats along the way.

We made sure to say thank you at each and every stop.
Then we came back and dug in.

And then the woopie cushions came out and the sugar induced hilarity ensued.

Thank you to the R. and Q. families for letting us join in the fun.
Fun was certainly had by all!!!