Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Are you homestudy ready?

If you are.....let me know......  :)  Just e-mail the Mother Goose account for details- THANKS!

Monday, November 29, 2010


OK I was going to do a post yesterday of Matthew's Birthday & putting up the tree.....but after waiting for all the pics to upload while we ate dinner.....it told me I had run out of space?  That my 1G has been used up!???

So I have to figure this out......and well.....if you know me- it is a miracle I have a blog because I have NO real computer knowledge- HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What do I do????????????

Please leave comments or email me- THANKS!!!!!!!!!

Until I can get this figured out- no cute kid pics :(  Sad days............ 

Praying someone much smarter than I can help :)  THANKS!!!!!!

Other than that we are doing great.  Today has been a NUTS day.  Back to school with 8 kiddos, trying to figure out how to get Joanna's SS number to file taxes......in time.....

This time of year is always crazy on top of the normal crazy......let me explain here
November 8th Abigail's Birthday
November 22nd Joanna's Adoption Day
November 25th Thanksgiving Day
November 27th Matthew's Birthday
December 5th Andrew's Birthday
December 22nd Matthew's Adoption Day
December 25th Elizabeth's Birthday & Christmas
January 1st New Year's (which we do some crazy things this day- actually on the Eve)
January 6th Andrew's Adoption Day
So this all brings a whole new meaning to a busy Holy Days Season- which is why we keep it simple & FUN!

Love to all my patient readers :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Family Fun and update on Joanna

 So lately for some reason we have had a few of these guests in our home...this one perched on our faucet. 

Can you tell that Sarah LOVES to hold her baby sister?  Awwwww...

 So.....I wonder what this is.....I will just scootch on over and reach up...
 Hey look I can reach it.......  And look there is something underneath I can grab tooo.....

 Hey, how is your new home Rascal???  You like it here?  Wanna play?

 Hey, look what else I found....Hmmm.....I will just pull this off the fireplace and play with it.  It has this thing that makes some fun noises.  Ohhh....I like it. 
 Awww.....what a romantic setting....
 For the Wright family to have a fun meal.

 Hot dogs, and smores by the fire.  Hey, this is what you do in Louisiana when it drops to almost freezing in the evenings...and yes we are southern whimps :) 
 Hey, who put the kitty in prison (to keep him out of our cookout picnic)?  I will set you free my friend......hmmm....now how can I get this open?

 The Wrights having our fun indoor cookout!
 Joanna with daddy.....  :)
 Now time for the smores and hot cocoa while daddy reads Legend of the Christmas tree.  :) 
 Littles had to sit at the table with hot cocoa- for everyone's safety. 

Oh and Matthew got to stay up tonight until 8pm.  This is a BIG DEAL in our home since you have to wait until you are 8 to get to stay up until 8.  The younger children go to bed around 7pmish.  Although his birthday isn't until tomorrow......we stretched the rule for him. 

Update on what Joanna likes to do now:
1)  She loves to scootch around on her bum sitting up which works here because we have a lot of laminate flooring :)
2)  She loves to do the army crawl if she happens to "fall over" or be placed on her tummy.
3)  She loves to grab things like the computer paper- with that fun crinkly wrapping, paper in general because that is fun to put in the mouth, flip open the computer plastic "doors", grab the kitty of course, pretty much grab anything she can get to.....which is a lot more than it used to be because she is on the move!
4)  She loves hair!  As in to grab and eat it every time I pick her up.
5)  She loves to talk- a lot.  She is making all kinds of noises and sings too.  :)
6)  She has a big smile whenever she is doing something she shouldn't- so cute!!!  And naughty :)  But what can you do?  Take a picture of course.
7)  She loves to pull off her socks when she drinks her bottle- so cute!
8)  She loves to play with her hair as she takes her bottle too or when she is tired.
9)  She does NOT like being alone- so when she wakes up she wants to be held.  :)
10)  She does not like most strangers...although sometimes she is ok if mommy and daddy are right there.

So there you have it......the Wright Family happenings.....and more tomorrow on Matthew's Birthday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Joanna Faith Wright's Adoption Day! Loads of pics!!!!!

 Wake up Joanna TODAY is your Adoption Day!!!!!!!!  As you can see she was thinking she should be Sleeping Beauty instead of Princess Joanna today :)

 She was much happier by the time we made it to the lawyer's office a couple of hours later.....
 Here are some of the others waiting for the lawyer so we could walk a few blocks to the court house. 

 It's a miracle- they are all looking and have smiles!!!!  Awwww- are they not the cutest ever???  Love all of my babes!!!!!!
 Joanna telling Daddy she loves him and can't wait for the judge to get this thing rolling :)
 A little silliness going on....                                              Look at our oldest 4- so adorable!

 Sarah (the young lady who works for us) and the girls waiting with smiles!!!!!
 Looking out the windows waiting....

 More silliness because that is how we roll.......

 Hanging out with hugs :)
 It's OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Joanna Faith Wright is ours FOREVER!!!!!  Well actually she has always been God's, but we get to be her family here on Earth anyway!!!!!!!!  :)
 The judge kept the children captivated telling them all about his exotic fish in his office chambers....

 Abigail  - how do you feel about adopting Joanna???  :)
 Hey, daddyo now you are stuck with me forever isn't that the best?
 YES it is!!!!!
 Mommy excitedly holding the adoption decree!!!!  Joanna trying to grab it :)  I think she wants to proofread it you know just to make sure it is all properly done.
 Mommy, Daddy, and our baby girl together OFFICIALLY FAMILY!!!!!!
 Eating at Chili's to CELEBRATE!!!!!!!  Where in a couple of minutes we met up with Kati & Vicky too!!!!! 
 Joanna actually letting Sarah hold her.  If you have been around Joanna recently you would know she has had a severe case of stranger danger.  Which is great in that she is totally bonded to us :), but no fun for other people that really love her....that would listen to her cry anytime they came close :(  She just had to make sure that no one would take her from her wonderful family :)
 Joanna- you are sooo much cuter than the baby on the box!!!  Here is your present what do you think?  Of course you were there when we bought it.....and after the torture of not getting to play with it until today :) 
 Ok how many pieces does this thing have??
 Hmmm.......is this a present for the big kids or for Joanna???
 Ok time for a little cupcake complete with swirled pink and white icing, princesses wrappers, and crowns on toothpicks......
 Hmmm....this tastes ok...
 Let me see.....if daddy did a good job or not?
 Yeah, this is pretty good.
 Here is my table of guests......
 Back to me.....I could really get used to this stuff....
 I love the feel of it.
 See how the frosting just squishes between your fingers.....
 Check me out...
 Oh YEAH! 

 Now it is really fun to make this mess and mommy isn't even stopping me!
 Oooppppsss here comes mommy saying that I need a bath or something.....(don't worry I am only almost 8 months and really only ate about one mouthful....but boy did I have fun squishing it in my fingers!!!!)
 I think I am just fine, but I like bath time in the sink anyway.... for all my adoring fans check out the cute baby chub on my legs!!!  I am yummier than cupcakes :)
 I finally get to play with my new toy.
 Oh you push this and it makes music, and the balls start popping out...
 I need a closer inspection.

 Awww...look at me I am getting sleepy and I found a cuddle buddy!!!
These are my new friends who traveled over 7 hours out of their way to be with us today- just for my special day!!!!!  Thank you sooo much.....you made my mommy & daddy sooo happy just knowing you would do that for us!  Special love to Vicky & Kati!!!!!!!  Can't wait to see you next month :)

So in case you couldn't tell my Adoption Day was AWESOME!!!!  I mean what more could you want?  I have my FAMILY, LOTS OF LOVE, SPECIAL FRIENDS, GREAT FOOD, PINK PRINCESS CUPCAKES, & A NEW TOY- LIFE IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!  Hope your day was as fun as mine :)  By the way tomorrow I turn 8 months....and soon my mommy will get around to telling you all my new skills!