Sunday, February 28, 2010

Who's On Mom Talk Radio Tonight?

Me and Lori from Weebles Wobblog, that's who!

Tune in tonight at 8pm EST and catch our round table discussion with MomTalk's Maria Bailey! If you miss it, you know me, I'll have a link to it eventually...

Join us!

Hey.. Here's a ~~> DIRECT LINK! <~~ to our Adoption RoundTable discussion on 2/28 about 19 minutes into the show..

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Doing Shots & Throwing Up ~ Our Wild Fri Night..

And you and I both know it had nothing to do with bar hopping, right?

The past few days I've been coming down with a cold/tummy bug courtesy of DH (who has been down for the count for the last week). Come to find out, I'm not alone. At 8:30 Friday night, Little J was in my arms fast asleep. After being put to bed, worn out, not feeling well-me was on a mission: Hop in my comfiest, softest jammies and do a shot..

Yep, NyQuil.

Snuggled in, I was all about drifting off to sleep watching Apolo. A good night of sleep was just what the doctor ordered.. but JuneBug didn't get that memo.

I first heard her coughing on the monitor. I thought, "Dang it.. here she goes getting sick again.." and then she starts to cry. Weird. I go to her room to make sure she's okay.. low and behold what do I discover? Barf.


I would be crying, too. Poor little Boo.

DH got cracking on bedding clean up while we hit the shower. I had no idea how impossible it was to get barf out of hair. Blech. An hour later, a squeaky clean JuneBug was fast asleep in her clean bed. Sweet relief.

Messy? Yes. But no hangover, right?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lost In Translation ~ JuneBugese..

*Tan-Que = Thank You

*I dub eew = I Love You

*NOOO! = Uh huh

*MINE! = Ya, she's 2 1/2

*WaWa = Water

*PopPop = Her favorite blanket

*Play Books = Read to me

*Auntie MooMoo bought it = The vast assortment of toys/clothes a la Auntie Moo (sshh! Don't tell Uncle Kiwi!)

*Cassie, gimme!! = Cass (Doberman) has kiped one of her stuffed animals and is prancing around the house with it

*Uh oh, Owweeo got it = feeding Oreo (Dalmatian) from her high chair and acting like it was an accident

*I dub eww Mommy Wissa = Gets her anything her little heart desires..

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MomTV's Adoption Angles ~ We're Baaacck!

Adoption Angles on MomTV
Please join me and my very special guest Sidney Gaskins tonight!! Sidney is a Mompreneur. Author. Coach. Speaker. Trainer. Family Advocate. PROUD Adoptive Parent. Tonight, at 9PM EST!!

Be There!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Shout Out & Thank You!!

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Once again... Thanks, Ladies!!!!

Perfect Moment Monday

Snowing out, coffee on, bacon sizzlin', waffle iron going ... and the most darling sous-chef ever.


I Capture
Perfect Moments.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rockabye .. Celery?

No foolin'..

So, JuneBug and I are at the grocery store today doing some shopping (she is an extraordinary shopper might I add). Trying to keep her engaged I was handing her veggies/fruit and we were bagging them together and chatting away. She then takes a celery bunch, cradles it .. and starts rocking it.

Like a baby.

I, of course, break into my rendition of "Rockabye Celery" while onlookers are doing double takes. I would like to think it's because she is so stinkin' cute (but the reality is it was probably because I'm weird.. and I'm okay with that).

That's how JuneBug and I roll on a Saturday morning, ya'll!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

History Repeating...

With the Olympic spirit in the air, I declare JuneBug takes the gold for being a trooper (as does Nantie--who had quite the time with her on Tuesday). Little J did great last Friday night but things went downhill on Saturday. She came to us with a runny nose and cough and was just miserable.

And she let us know it.

As some of you may recall, within hours of Jack and Jill's arrival to our home we were in Urgent Care with Jill. She was sick as all get out and ended up having Type A Influenza. That's right.. the flu.

SO, here we are again.. a year later with a new little one sporting a gusher nose, congestion and very very cranky. Déjà vu? Sure felt like it. This time though, we didn't have a fever to contend with and she bounced back fairly quickly.

Yay JuneBug!

I am pleased to report our little darling is back to her ornery, sweet, silly self. She is an absolute joy and has us all wrapped around her finger.. including DH.. and may I state for the record there is nothing more heartwarming than watching a 6'3" man turn to mush over a 2' tall pixie.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Alice's 36 Hours For Kids Radiothon IS BACK!

From The Web Site:

When: February 17-19 6am-6pm each day

What: Each year, we broadcast live from the lobby of The Children’s Hospital. For three straight days, we highlight the incredible stories of hope and miracles that take place there.

Who: Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids is brought to you by Marriott and underwritten by the Foresters to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and The Children’s Hospital. Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Why: The kids. Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids is instrumental in raising funds and awareness for The Children’s Hospital. Listen and be part of the miracle.

How: You can help Alice 105.9 and Children’s Miracle Network raise more than $1 million for The Children’s Hospital by calling 1-800-458-KIDS during the event, or you can give online!

Click Here To ---> Listen Live <---
Click Here To ---> Donate Now <---

We will be taking JuneBug to Children's in the next coming months and will be there for several days.. they are the best of the best!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sleep? I Don't Need No Stinkin' Sleep..

Oh wait, yes I do..

So, the transition went great.. except JuneBug came in with a bit of a cold. A cold that escalated (and a tummy issue.. that is thankfully resolved). Saturday and Sunday night were rough. Really really really rough. I spent the majority of both nights rocking her. I forgot how totally numb exhaustion makes you feel.


I had taken today off in case the transition wasn't going well.. good thing.. at nappy time I'm hitting the hay, as well.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

What A Week...

Wew!!! That was one for the record books! This was the first time we had a chance to have a transition week and boy, what a difference it makes.

What is a transition week, anyway?

Each day we spent a little more time with JuneBug and her foster mommy (whom she was very attached to). She got used to seeing us and knew we were "safe". Eventually we were spending full days together, taking her back to their home at night to sleep. All of the issues we thought would come up never transpired and she melded right in.

A pleasant surprise.. talk about being stoked!

Another big question: Why didn't JuneBug stay with her other foster parents? They are actually a receiving home and only keep children for 90 days. They are the family that takes the emergency, middle-of-the-night calls.. angels right here on Earth, let me tell you. We will stay in contact, with play dates in the works.

So, here we are .. our first full day and all is well. JuneBug is a wonderful little girl, a great eater and happily plays with toys. We're going to chill this morning (for a change) eat lunch, nap .. and go shopping!

For now, we're content to play with and watch the world go by. DH's defunct IPod is now her cell phone and she's making calls to all the people in her circle.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


But in a good way.

Our transition week has been phenomenal (I promise to explain the process more in detail when I've caught up on some sleep.. don't hold your breath my friends, it'll be a while). The bumps in the road we were all nervous about have yet to transpire. Princess JuneBug is an absolute delight.

She moves in tomorrow.. Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MomTV's Adoption Angles

Adoption Angles on MomTV

Will not be airing this evening due to a little Princess' transition week. Don't despair.. we'll be back next Wednesday at 9PM EST!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's A Brand New Day...

And a big, interesting world..

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Fought A Disney Princess Toddler Bed...

And Won!!


On Friday night armed with nothing more than my tools from the junk drawer and a Mic Ultra Lite I proceeded into battle (er, assembly) of the bed in JuneBug's room. I went in prepared and had read the reviews.. most loved the bed but many had the same two complaints:

1) Missing Parts..

(Nope.. I'm good!)

2) Holes drilled too small so that bolts, screws, etc don't fit making the job take three times longer and beyond frustrating..


My friends, I don't have a cordless drill. DH obviously does but I have no (zero, zip, zilch) desire to go rummaging through his manly garage/barn looking for it. Believe me when I say this is NOT a complaint. If it is taken as such I know darn well that I'll end up with a set for my birthday and really, I'm not down for that... so SHHHH!


Me and my handy dandy Phillips head screwdriver went to town on a gazillion screws and bolts.. that didn't fit.. I used a flat head screwdriver to carve out the metal. Did I mention the gazillion screws and bolts? Ya, my hands were throbbing. At hour number three I was only this far:

I cannot tell a lie and must admit I had a few choice words for Belle and friends by then...

That all being said, it was well worth the hair-greying frustration and inoperative hands because it's all for JuneBug:


Friday, February 5, 2010

And So It Begins..

Little Miss JuneBug joins our family..

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Missed Lori on Adoption Angles Last Night?


The good news is you can watch it now!

FYI.. We did have some techie difficulties when she first came on. Do not despair.. just crank your volume up or give it just a couple of minutes and it's good as gold. When you're done watching make sure to head over to her blog, let her know what a fantastic job you think she did (how amazing her earrings are and that she should seriously pursue a career on Broadway).

Thank you, dear friend, for joining us and sharing your story. You never cease to inspire me!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MomTV's Adoption Angles With Lori From Weebles Wobblog!

Adoption Angles on MomTV

Tonight our amazing guest is none other than my dear friend Lori from
Weebles Wobblog!! A mommy via domestic adoption (twice) she will share her beautiful journey and passion for open adoption.

If you listen closely you may even hear some West Side Story references (just seeing if you're paying attention TOOTPU).

Grab your favorite bevvie and join us LIVE tonight on MomTV's Adoption Angles at 9PM EST (6PM for all you west coasties!).

Make sure to tune in.. I may even chat about the door that just opened...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One Door Closes...

Remember when I wrote about the SortaKindaCall last month? Come to find out the old saying is true.. another door does open..

Stay Tuned..

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