Sunday, June 28, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, the actual holiday, found us scrubbing away getting ready for our social worker's visit today. The weekend is our normal cleaning day anyway, but we needed a little extra "umph" this time. We let Sabrina take us out to dinner, and that was fun. She's becoming quite the foodie; Monday was D'Vine Wine Bistro to celebrate my cousin's birthday, Friday Gregg just said "NO" to cooking so we went to Buca di Beppo, and then Red White and Brew last night.
I thought a lot about my Dad this weekend. He did everything he could to always make sure his family was well taken care of. Many times he'd work two jobs to keep things going for us when we were little. We never had lots of money but there were always great family camping trips, birthday parties, and I know the debt meter was off the scale at Christmas. My dad taught us to always do the right thing. Maybe we didn't always get along growing up, but I wouldn't be the person I am without him. I don't really feel like a true father yet; it's only been nine weeks. But as I walk the room with the lights out at night, getting her to sleep, I find myself walking for an extra fifteen minutes with her in my arms, and some tears going down my cheek. She started out as Finster, became a home study, a letter, then a website, but now she's Sabrina and I can't imagine how I'd live without her.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
(Don't you just love the dress she's wearing in the above pic?)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Ah they grow so fast. One minute they're falling asleep in your lap, the next they're laying quietly in the corner, chewing on a dirty sock. No not Sabrina! I'm talking about Ripley of course. Saturday was his 3rd birthday. We made a day of it and I took him and Chase to the park for a morning of swimming, dock diving, and chasing tail and tennis balls. We wanted to do something special for him, so that night we took a ride to Chandler Fashion Square to look for a dog birthday cake. We thought there was a Three Dog Bakery down there, but it must have closed. I knew I should have gotten one at the Doggie Cafe down by the park! (No they're not spoiled at all, are they?) So he kinda got skunked; but we got Dairy Queen, so it kind of worked out. Sabrina drooled a lot, but we stayed strong and kept her away from the Oreo Blizzards. Sorry girl, they don't have Similac Cones.
Sunday we had a surprise party for my mother, who retired from work. Check out the picture above of all the cousins together. They love the new addition.