Reading and Riding

Chloe has been "reading" for a while.  She has her favorites memorized although it is not always easy to catch the whole story. She also got a bicycle yesterday and she has taken off riding. Today we all rode all the way to the park and back and she did wonderful! At first she has a little trouble with the brakes but it didn't take long before she was riding like a champ. As she says "I'm a good bicycle rider now!"   Hope everyone is having a happy Father's day!


Pictures!!! I finally figured out how to add pictures to my Blog from Windows 8!.  I got a new laptop for my birthday and although I love that it I am no longer scared it is going to start fire, I have a ton more memory and it has a great backlit keyboard, I HATE Windows 8.  Seriously, I don't know how they could make things more difficult by trying to simplify them but congratulations Microsoft you have out done yourself.  I typically don't mind a little change and I think it takes a lot to frustrate me when it comes to technology but I'm seriously considering returning this just because of the operating system. Thanks to Gina, I was finally able to up load some pictures but last night I was ready to chuck the computer out a window. Enough complaining, I thought I would share a couple of my favorite pictures lately.   I don't notice it everyday but sometimes when I look at a picture I feel like I am getting a glimpse of what Chloe will look like in 5 years.  She i


I get told often that I need to be writing down the things that Chloe says and sometimes I do post them on Facebook but I thought maybe I would put a few of them here as well.  So here it goes--- I told Chloe the other day to stop growing up this was her response "I will only grow until I can drive, Ok Mommy, then I can stop"  The girl has goals. I told her one Sunday night "I don't want to go to work tomorrow"  She told me " But Mommy you have to go to work.  You have to make the Moneys.  But not the Pennies, because I swallow those.  Only the silver ones, OK?"  I told her I would make sure to tell my boss not to pay me in pennies. She is getting a new tube in her ear in a next week, the other one fell out and with that being her only good hearing ear she has not been hering things clearly lately.  Recently she has learned the song Row Row Row your Boat, But this is her lyrics: Row down your boat Gently down the street Mary Mary Mary Mary Li

The Coin-ectomy

Chloe who never puts any thing in her mouth swallowed a coin yesterday.  I bet that is what most parents  say when there child swallows a foreign object "but she does't put things in her mouth any more".  Well the coin got stuck in her throat and had to be removed.  Of course they didn't feel comfortable taking it out here so they sent us to Seattle Children's, in an ambulance.  7 hours after the attempted coining eating, we were in the Children's emergency room.  Although, I would have loved to be able to come home last night after her procedure I always love the care she gets at Children's.   There was one ER doctor that REALLY needs lessons on how to talk to an adoptive parent but everyone else was absolutely wonderful!  I think I will call and complain about that one doctor though because as a doctor in a children's hospital she really should know better. I rode the ambulance with Chloe so we got there before Jim.  So the doctor introduced h

Exploring Her Creativity?

As I was downloading pictures for my last post, I noticed a few pictures on my camera that I didn't take and for some reason i don't think Jim did either.  I think Chloe was doing more than watching Little Bill after Daycare the other day.  They made me giggle but I think I might want to make sure the camera is up higher next time.

Little Girl Room

Chloe has been sleeping in her crib with the front rail off, making it a toddler bed for a few months now.  About 1/2 way through the night she wakes up and ends up in our room, we move her crib mattress to the floor by our bed.  This way we still all get sleep, however it means a nightly move of the mattress.  So we decided to bring back the twin bed and take down the crib, the mattress will stay on the floor in our room until she no longer needs it. I am hoping the bed will be cozy enough for her to occasionally sleep through the night but we will see. This was her last night in the crib.  She fell asleep reading the big book!  We eventually slid it out from under her but not before snapping a couple priceless shots  She was quite the helper getting the bed cleaned up.  "Yeah this will do!" She tried to get the cat to sleep with her at nap time he did not agree with this idea. The finished room, I love it but it really looks like a little girl