Thursday, March 3, 2011

Toddler Talk Thursday

~Toddler Talk Thursday~

Welcome to Week 29 of Toddler Talk Thursday! Where Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy about my Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom talk all things TODDLER!!

Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for Moms and Dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!

This week’s topic is :
Toddler Snacks – Share your favorites & your Toddler’s favorites!

I would say the all time favorite for both girls is... *drum roll*
~Goldfish Crackers~
They pretty much like any flavor, any color, in any container. They like them in soup, they like them in a cup, they like them with lunch, dinner, and in between! We looooove Goldfish!

After that I would say in no particular order:
Fruit Snacks
Animal Crackers
Cookies of some sort
Fruit! (Bananas, Grapes, you name it..)

I'm sure I'm forgetting a few but that is the gist of it. They aren't really big 'snackers'. Usually they have a snack in the afternoon after naps but that is probably it. Otherwise, I just give them one of the above with lunch.

Next week's suggestion:
Baby Gates or No? And how long do you keep them up??

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A day to remember...

I am exhausted in every way possible right now... but I wanted to say a few quick words before I forget this day!

Today was the day of the termination trial for J & A's biological Mother. It weighed heavy on my heart last night and most of the morning. We were not required or advised to be at the court house while the trial was taking place so I had decided on taking a course for work about an hour away from home in another office. I figured it would help to keep my mind off things & possibly make the day go faster. 

Around 11:00am this morning, I received word from our Social Worker that Biological Mom had voluntarily surrendered her parental rights. I cried. I wanted to stand on a tall building & scream! It was a mix of emotions that I've been carrying for 2 years. 

Yes, it is a day for us to 'celebrate' as we can move forward with our adoption plans. It is something we have been praying for. It is something our family has stood by with us and prayed as well. It's the right choice & best decision that has been made for our daughters. 

Am I happy? YES! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am to know that this is finally a reality! 
But, I'm also sad. Sad in a sense that I know someday, Biological Mom is going to have to face her decision and realize the effects of her past. So, I pray for her and I let it go, finally. 

We cannot begin to thank everyone that has prayed for us and accepted these 2 little girls into their lives and shown them love, laughter, joy, etc. It is overwhelming! And we certainly couldn't have gotten thru some of the rough times without them. Now it's onto the next step in our journey... 

Just believe! ♥