Thursday, November 17, 2011

“You can do it, Luke. I’ll be waiting…”

Lately it’s been all about Star Wars…most assuredly because they have been playing with Jackson and Mason, their 6 year old pals who are obsessed with Star Wars.

Sammi ran to the garage one day to tell Ed that she must have an authentic Luke Skywalker outfit so he attired her with his jacket and a foam baseball ball. Fit the need perfectly!

She then runs back out to Nicki (who is, of course, Lea) for this exchange:

Luke: “I’m off to fight them (ayii.the poor grammar…we are trying!!) bad guys.”

Lea: “I will be waiting for you!”


Lea: “I know you can do it, Luke!”




Made me smile. Hope it did you for you…


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


We have a long and fairly flat and wide driveway. It’s perfect for scooter-ing. Have you personally tried scooter-ing lately? It is FUN though Buddy and his barking probably brought all the neighbors out to their windows. How come Buddy only goes crazy when I’m on the scooter and not the girls? (Don’t tell me because he is trying to tell me I look silly..!)

Sam in yellow….Nicki in pink.




Sunday, November 13, 2011

Five Joy-Filled Years Later….

Five years later and every single dream, expectation, hope, wish and desire has come true. Our girls have completely enriched our lives and they are our precious treasures. It is simply impossible for me to imagine ‘life’ without the girls….I know all parents must say that but….I ‘really’ mean it!! Our 5th Year Anniversary ‘Gotcha Day’ was November 6th, 2006 and it has zoomed by….

We spent our Anniversary Day in a low-key way…..we went out to lunch, went to the park, cooked together (which the four of us love doing together) , and mostly just played around the house while I snapped some pictures. The night before the Anniversary Day, the girls insisted on pulling out their ‘fancy’ dresses for the ‘important’ day. At one point during the day….as I watched them running and tumbling and scooting and biking and twirling and swinging and sliding and zooming and hurling themselves all about (like normal), I asked them if they wanted to change into their play clothes. They both looked at me indignantly and said (truly!) that it would be “disrespectful’ to change out of the important clothes because the anniversary lasts all day.” Well-said, girls,  though, I have to say in my and Ed’s case, we have been celebrating every day since Referral Day on August 24th, 2006.

Sammi on left; Nicki on right….

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So Nicki is my silly one…..always giving me funny poses and being ultra goofy….hard to get her to be serious and she is definitely the one to tell a joke or catch a joke first….


And Sammi wants to ‘tow-the-line’ and keep the order and make sure everything is just ‘so’…..She wants to plan and organize and direct.


You can see just from this pic below…Sammi trying her best to smile in that direct sunlight and Nicki just being an irreverent as possible….





Now check out this very last picture. Isn’t it interesting….?  I caught them dancing together and just simply joy-filled.

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I hope you and your family are filled with joy and treasures, too!!