Monthly Archives: August, 2008

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Saying goodbye to Mémé and Papa… On the road again! Stopping to stretch our legs (at least daddy is)… The Columbia Gorge (well, in the background)… Here is another picture of the gorge. (Click to enlarge): I don’t know what Linlee and Rob were doing here, but I thought they looked cute: Western Washington and …

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Mellow, happy day…

Linlee is a different child today. She has been so happy, easy going and delightful. Too bad today wasn’t our day to attend the events at Riverfront Park. Rob and I snuck out this morning for a breakfast of huckleberry crepes & ableskevers and some shopping. (Okay, for those who have never tasted a huckleberry, …

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Mammoth Melt Down and a New Hat

Where to start? This afternoon we went to pick up Rob from the airport. The whole family piled into my dad’s car because we had plans afterward. Linlee dozed on the way there and awoke when we stopped in front of the airport to wait for Rob. I guess my daughter woke up very cranky …

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Much Better Day

Linlee has returned to my sweetheart today. Phew! Amazingly, bed time went very smoothly last night. I had been worried because this was the first time we put Linlee on the fold-out couch, rather than bringing her pack&play to sleep in. She’s a big girl now. I think because she never took a nap yesterday …

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Tired & Cranky

And that would be me, not my child. Today, Linlee, Bailey and I drove across the state to visit my parents in Spokane. Linlee has been crazy wild all day. She ran away from me at a rest stop, dumped Bailey’s water dish on the kitchen floor twice at my parents’ (what the heck?), jumped …

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“Wonderful!”

Linlee has been cracking me up today.  She was looking at a picture of flowers and started saying, “Wonderful flowers…  Wonderful colors…  Wonderful, blue flower…”  This is actually excellent progress for my little peanut.  All previous adjectives have been very concrete and objective, such as “three cars,” or “blue socks, or hot fire,” etc.  This …

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Growing This Family

Adoption #2 is causing me grief. We started with Vietnam (one of the few countries left that we weren’t too old for). Because my agency was receiving no referrals from Vietnam and that country’s program is closing in September, we were advised not to finish our paperwork and choose another program. So we went back …

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Girls’ Day Out!

I’m taking off this afternoon for some shopping and dinner with the girls. Whoohoo! Leaving Miss Beauty here with her daddy. 🙂 P.S. Thanks for all the support about the mean cookie lady. You guys are the best! Believe it or not, I’m actually going to take my husband’s advice. Rob suggested that if the …

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The Mean Cookie Lady

The bakery in the grocery store that I shop at has a policy of giving little ones a free cookie. As soon as Linlee caught on to this policy, stopping at the bakery became a mandatory part of the grocery shopping trip. I don’t mind. Linlee is always so good at the store. What’s the …

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The Tired Piano Player

Several of you asked if Linlee was actually asleep in the picture from yesterday.  No, she wasn’t.  It was before her nap time and she was getting very sleepy, so she lied down on the piano bench and was lazily plunking the keys from that position.  Too funny! I didn’t pull out the camera today …

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