Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Here we are outside of the courthouse just after the adoption hearing. Princess was finally getting out of her (i see a caseworker so I am not happy) mood and was starting to smile. During the hearing Mike and I were both asked why we wanted to be joined with the children and our answers were the same..... Because they are our children and we love them. Anyone that has met our family can see that we have known each other much longer than a year. Our spirits have known each other much, much longer.... we just had to find each other.I wanted to get a picture of my parents with their new grandkids. I hope that the kids will be able to look back and see how special of a day it was for us and know that we all wanted to be together. Oh, and I hope Link forgets about the cut on his forehead that I could not cover up with makeup because of the Glue stuff they used in the ER.
So, this closes one chapter in the Taggard Clan's book of finding our forever family now it is on to the next chapter. I just hope this one does not take the four years the last one did.
Friday, April 2, 2010
2 year old- Link
Upon finding my two year old once again covered in marker from head to toe but only on his right side this morning.
Me: Link, where did you find a marker?!?!?!?! (in a much louder tone than I intended)
Me: Are you allowed to draw on yourself?
Link: (shakes head no)
Me: Do you get in trouble when you draw on yourself?
Link: (nods head yes and then gets this sad little look on his face)
Me: Then why do you do it?
Link: Mark!!!!! (then he smiles his "I can get out of this smile")
Me: That won't work
Link: luvu (puckers up)
Me: That either! But at least I finally have a left handed kid!!!!!!
Really, I think this whole body art thing is going to drive me up a wall or crazy before he grows out of it. I don't even know where the markers are coming from. Maybe he eats them at school and they come out at night. No idea.
4 year old- Princess
We are working on her learning her new full name for the adoption next week and this conversation will also prove that she is my daughter by the way she just randomly changes the topic.
Me: Hey (name) do you want to be a Taggard?
Me: (shocked and a little worried) Why not?
P- I want to be princess taggard!
Me: I love you and you are a princess!
P- I love you too, I love jesus too
Me: oh yeah? Thats great!
P- Yeah he live over there (points to the house across the street)
Me: Jesus lives next door?
Now I know what next weeks FHE will be on
8 Year old- Beau
Beau- (running down the hallway) We have to wear blue today for optimus day!!!!
Me- what? and I am already wearing blue!
B- yeah, the people on the news said that we had to wear blue for optimus day
me- rewind it and pause and I will come and see what you are talking about
B- do blue jeans count?
Me- sure, (turns back on the news and sees that today is autisim day) B, Today is Autism day do you know what that means?
B- no but we need to wear blue for it
Me- Autism is a disability for people. Do you remember your friend (Name) he was austistic.
B- Theres a girl in the second grade that is autistic and I make sure she gets to play.
Me- your so sweet I love my baby boys
B- mom, I am not a baby
Beau is alway really good at including everyone in his Friend circle and I have no concerns of him ever being mean on purpose to anyone of disability. Also, we now know that today is National autism day and are wearing blue.