Homeschool Day at the Zoo

Louanne on Oct 24th 2014

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Homeschool Day at the Zoo

My friend Kathy and her daughter Rieley came to town to see friends and go to homeschool day at the zoo with us. Nadia and Rieley immediately went to holding hands and have a great time as we walked around the zoo. We had a great time as we usually do, but the only strange thing was that the zoo seemed TOTALLY empty compared to prior homeschool days. The weather forecast was calling for severe weather later in the day and we experienced a few sprinkles as we walked, but I don’t know if that had anything to do with it.

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The baby elephants make me happy

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Tough guy!

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Dani is not in this photo because shortly before this I told her I needed to change her diaper and she flipped out. She had one of her monster tantrums that lasted a good 30 minutes. At least at homeschool day at the zoo the other parents look at you with empathy instead of scorn. Kathy was impressed to see one of the tantrums in person. Once we finished up it was time to head home and put the kiddos to bed. We planned to meet up for dinner and Kathy headed back to her hotel. Then the severe weather hit with a crazy wind, hail, and sideways rain. The power went out at the hotel and our lawn furniture went flying. Then as fast as it started it was over.

We headed to meet Kathy and Rieley for dinner and they got to the restaurant first, but it was closed because the power was out. I gave her the address of another place and it look us at least 20 minutes to go about 2 miles because the street lights were out too.  We finally connected at Torchy Tacos and had a nice dinner out on the patio in the cool breeze that the storm brought to town :)

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Thankful Thursday

Louanne on Oct 23rd 2014

  • Dani has been out of her cast for 3.5 months now and I am STILL so thankful for regular diaper changes and the ability to get her in and out of a regular car seat. It is so easy to take that stuff for granted.

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Dani’s Re-adoption

Louanne on Oct 20th 2014

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Rejoice with us that our last official legal document relating to Dani’s adoption was completed with her re-adoption hearing today! YIPPIE! Our friend Jonathan was our attorney again and it was just as smooth this time as with Nadia and Amelie. Re-adoption is not required in Texas, but we do this so that the girls can get a Texas birth certificate. This will help them when they are adults and they should have the paper being that they are Texans now :)

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We arranged to have our re-adoption the same day as some friends we made through the adoption community. They adopted their little girl Hannah a month after we adopted Dani and it’s been so nice to get to know them in person. We also had the same judge as when Amelie had her re-adoption so that was neat.

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Last two weeks of September 2014

Louanne on Oct 18th 2014

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The last couple of weeks in September seemed to fly by for our family. The girls were back in all their activities and we were just hanging out doing our usual family thing. I tried easing Dani into the nursery at church so I can more easily teach my co-op class on Wednesdays. I started by sitting with her through the whole time several times. Then she would get up and play, but she could keep me in eyesight. Then a couple times I left her for a short time and came back. She does great with Beth and it’s good to see her learning that we always come back.

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Lunch with Grammie

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Earning another stripe at Taekwondo

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Zoo trip

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They love this statue

 

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My little chicks

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Just relaxing in the kitchen

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Biggie bead fun

 

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