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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

We lit sparklers and a couple fireworks off last night. The kids had so much fun! We have never done sparklers before. Sorry the pic is so bad I had to use Danny's fisher price camera as my new camera has to go back to Nikon to be fixed :(
Here is a pic of a dinosaur firework. I didn't think it would do anything much as it was 3 for $1. But they were really cool :)

Ms V took a bit before she would hold a sparkler. But Danny was having so much fun that she finally broke down and held it. Then kept saying more!

The camera batteries died as I was taking Danny's pic :( Besides he was running around so much that it would have been a blur. I had him writing letters in the sky with his sparklers.

Both kids were sound asleep by 8:30 even though we told them they could stay up late. :)

Every day the kids have been asking if today is the day we are getting Gerri:)
So I did what we did before we left for Guatemala. We made a paper chain to count off days.
The kids take turns ripping a chain off each morning. This helps when we explain not today :)

And no we do not know when we will be traveling.
So once we know for sure we will add links, but that is for later and when the kids aren't looking :)

Here are Gerri's gifts waiting for her. The kids talk about her every time they walk by them.

This pic was taken today of the kids playing Trouble. Danny was holding school and Victoria was his not so willing student. While she napped he had her Dora dolls set up in the chairs and having a grand old time, as they don't talk back :)

Hope everyone had a great New Years! School starts back up on Monday - woo hoo!! We can tell Danny is bored. Victoria will have a new teacher so hopefully all goes well.


Sally- That Girl! said...

Happy New Years!!!!

Kim said...

I love the paper chain idea. Very clever!

Have a great 2010!

Jodi said...

Happy New Year to the Thornell's! We had to postpone our new yrs eve treat/movie night, I have never been so sick in my entire life as I was that night. Still not back to normal, but definitely better :) First Christmas and now New Years Eve. We are not on a good roll here...But there's always Valentines day...:)

June Berger said...

Your kids are adorable. I found your log through an RR comment regarding retired military and your ages. My dh is retired Navy and I'm a disabled RN. We have three grown kids (first marriages) and have Joseph 12 ADHD, ODD, dom. adop., Anah 12 Down Syndrome, autism Vietnam, and Jonathan almost 4 Down Syndrome Guatemala.

We too feel we have more time for them now and are enjoying life greatly! I would love to adopt more, but hubby isn't on board (yet ;o) ). I keep praying he'll change his mind. I'm 48, hubby is 58, great to meet you!

Anonymous said...

i like the furnitures.