Saturday, December 30, 2006

Look at this baby new year

Olivia says "See you in 2007"

I must say I'm sad to see 2006 go. It has been such a wonderful year. But I know next year will be even better.

I wish everyone a happy healthy new year.

For those waiting for their babies, I know this year will be wonderful because your babies will be home with you. And for those of us who have our children home, I know 2007 will be better than we ever could have imagined, because our families are complete.

See you next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

I've been tagged

Ok here it goes

B: BEST FRIEND: Vinay and my Mom
C: CAKE OR PIE: Pie but only key lime
E: ESSENTIAL ITEM YOU USE EVERYDAY: Shampoo, I hate when my hair is dirty
H: HOMETOWN: South River NJ
K: KIDS AND NAMES: Olivia almost 8 months
N: NUMBER OF SIBLING : 0 I'm an only child.
Q: FAVORITE QUOTE: Too many to list
R: REASON TO SMILE: So many!!!!! Olivia's laugh, Vinay's hugs, my aunts homemade cookies, I could go on and on
S: SEASON: Summer
T: TAG someone: Julia
U: UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I have super sensitive nose, I can smell anything
W: WORST HABIT: procrastination, and misspelling
X: X-RAYS: So many, I would get them once a month when I was sick
Z: ZODIAC: Virgo

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas day

Christmas day we were at my Mom's in the morning, then we drove up to Vinay's Mom's for dinner, and a sleepover. Vinay's sister and her husband to be spoiled Liv. From the picture you can see that it was very laid back. For some reason Parker's eyes are glowing in these pictures.

We had to bribe Parker to keep the antlers on. But don't they both look ready to get on Santa's sled.

"Parker just smile so they can take the picture and then we can open our gifts."

Parker says "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night" Posted by Picasa

Christmas eve

Olivia comes face to face with santa(my cousin) at our annual Christmas eve celebration

Once again she just looked straight ahead scared to death.

Olivia and her 2nd cousin Charlotte. Charlotte lives on a farm in NJ, yes we do have some in this state, and I know Liv and Charlie will spend lots of time playing there.

How cute is this picture!!!!!!!!! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Liv finally meets Santa

Waiting on line to see Santa. We got there just in time. He was about to leave This picture came out blury. I'll post a better one later in the week. Olivia was a good girl she was about to cry but she just sucked on her lower lip and had a look of panic on her face.
I think Liv must of asked santa for her 2 front teeth, because one broke thru last night, we're hopeing the other bottom one comes tonight.

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all my blog friends! Your comments and support over the last few months have ment so much to me. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

On the mend

I would never post such bad pictures of myself, but I like this one because of the pillow behind us
And this one because we both just passed out and both of us rarely do that outside of my bed and her crib.
Liv went to the DR monday and she has bronchittis, me just a wicked cold. So we have been in all week. Luckly Vinay is taking care of us, since he is off all week.
Tomorrow we hope to finally take Liv to see Santa at the mall and finish some last minute shopping.

Monday, December 18, 2006

The Christmas Yuck!!!!!

"Hey Mom when are the gates going up, I can almost climb this"

Santa Has not come to our house yet but the Christmas Yuck has. Thats right, the nasty phlemy, snotty, cough producing, virus that comes right before Christmas, to turn your house into the sick ward. Once again the house smells like Vicks and we are quartined.

For all those wondering how Friday night went, I had a great time. After 2 glasses of wine and a phone call home to check on Liv and Grandma, I was at ease and ready to party. Most people who knew about the adoption wanted to talk about that so I was set. However when I woke up at 5 am with a pounding headache, red velvet cake on my awsome new outfit, and a hangover that lasted for 2 days, I was wishing I had just stayed home. All in all it was good to get out, but I would much rather stay home with Vinay and liv and have a nice quite evening as a family.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Just me obsessing

Olivia really started crawling this week. Time to put up the safety gates
"All this crawling is hard work! Or maybe it's my cold that is knocking me out!"

Yes she is on the move. Gone are the days when I could leave her with a toy and load the dishwasher or answer the phone. Now I have to have my eye on her every move. Especially because of her new interest in plugs and wires.

It seems every week I am obsessing about something usually it's something to do with Olivia. Vinay always says I'm not happy unless I'm worrying about something. 2 weeks ago it was because Liv had her first cold, we survived. Last week it was the christmas shopping, which still isn't done. At the beginning of the week it was that I had nothing to wear to Vinay's work Christmas party on Friday. On Monday I used my Ann Taylor Loft gift certificate to get an awsome outfit. I really needed something since all I wear are sweats anymore. Liv also has another cold, but surviving the last one has put me at ease for this one. Then last night as I tried to go to sleep it popped into my mind. How am I going to make small talk at this party. What if I have nothing interesting to say. The fact is since Liv has been home I have thought of nothing but her. What time did she eat? Is she due for a nap? Did she poop today? Sure to my friends I can carry on a conversation, but even then 80% of the conversation is about Liv. Even with Vinay it's, "Guess what Liv ate today? or did that sound like a cough to you?" In 2 months as a stay at home mom my brain has turned to mush. Don't get me wrong there is nothing I would rather do than to be home with Olivia. It's just that I haven't read a book or opened the newspaper. During Entertainment Tonight I'm usually giving her a bath. And since all tv shows are in reruns, I've got nothing.
So today I stocked up on my celebrity gossip magazines, a newspaper, and I will try to stay awake during the news. Hopefully talk of Nicole Richie's DUI, and the weather will get me thru the night. It all else fails a few glasses of wine should bring out something interesting. Wish me luck as I go to my first all adult evening.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

And the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who voted. White had 7 votes and red had 4. I was leaning tward the white because it is different. But what I might do is have her wear thw white Christmas eve and the red Christmas day. Both dresses were on sale, pluse she deserves 2 dresses.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Help I can't make up my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought Olivia 2 dresses for christmas and I can't decide. Please vote for the red, which is velvet on top and has a cute pettycoat under the skirt, or the white, which is has little gold snowflakes sewn into it. She will wear the dress to sit on Santa's lap, and for our big Christmas eve celebration at my Aunts house.

Friday, December 08, 2006

An ode to my Mom

Here is the picture I had on our Christmas card/birth announcment. I would have posted it but Vinay doesn't like me putting our last name on the internet.
It said "Our Christmas present came early" and then Olivia's birth date and the date she came home.

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments about my Mom. Yes she is beautiful, but she is shy about taking pictures.Becoming a mother myself has really made me appreciate my Mother all the more. She was a single mom, and in 1974, that was not the norm. She had the courage to have me on her own, and build her life around me. She had to be strong enough to be both my father and mother. She has been my biggest supporter, especially throughout the adoption. Now when I'm taking care of Olivia, I think how did she do this on her own. I think about how scared she must have been, and how hard she worked to support us. And she did it all with the best sense of humor and the most relaxed attitude. Now I get to see another side of her as a grandma. The soft side, that only grandmas have. Now we are so lucky to have Liv, and share the girl bond that my Mom and I have.
Happy weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Liv ia 7 months and finally a picture with Grandma

Olivia is 7 months old today. Everyday she is doing something new. Last week she started getting up on all fours, and this week she is rocking, getting ready to take off and crawl. She is just amazing, and I never knew I could love someone so much.
I found this Christmas bear in with the decorations and it sings the most annoying song, Liv thinks it's hillarious. When she hears it she stops what she's doing and lays flat on her belly and screams with delight.

My Mom finally let me take a picture of her with Olivia. She hates to have her picture taken. We visit with her at least 2 times a week. She is crazy about Liv and needs her weekly fix of her. Liv loves to go to her grandmas, and she takes the best naps there, sometimes there three hours long.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Deck the halls

Our Christmas tree is up.
We carried our tree up from the basment fully assembled, because we were to lazy to put it away correctly last January.
We are finally in the Christmas mood in our house.

Olivia is in love with books, and when she plays with them, it really looks like she is reading