Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 4

A weird hobby or collection

I don't really have a weird hobby. I used to collect things when I was a kid, but not too much anymore. The only thing I really try to collect is magnets from everywhere we have been. Our fridge is littered with so many different magnets (and we really try to vary the type of magnet we get) to represent our travels. My favorites are a Texas shaped magnet with a scorpion in it (from San Antonio - we got engaged at the Alamo), a pretty lighthouse from Mystic, CT, and of we bought in Serbia that is Vlado's name in Cyrillic.

I'm not sure if that counts as weird. Honey does have a collection of antique mortar/pestles (he's a pharmacist so that's not really weird either).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 3

Photos from your wedding

Well, since we got married in our living room, there aren't a ton of pics. These are the ones I have though. We had both been married before so we didn't want to have a big production of a wedding. Our living room was the perfect option. And this was our wonderful justice of the peace that was willing to come to our house to marry us. We only had one guest....he is the one who took the pics. :) Of course, I have to include the obligatory kissing pic.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 2

Take a photo of a random part of your day and tell about it.

This picture was taken not too long after we got home with Vlado. But it is still part of almost everyday. We were a little worried how Vlado would be with our dog since we saw him be not so nice to the dog at his foster home. (He regularly sought out the dog to kick or smack it) But he and Bailey are best buddies! So much of their time is spent playing together and I love it!

LOL! And I'm sure you see my Diet Dr Pepper bottles....yes there are 2 bottles on my coffee table. But I'm sure I only drank one that day. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 1

Meaning behind my blog name

I think it is pretty self explanatory. This blog was created to chronicle our adoption story and then life afterward. I do know that Vlado had a story before he came to us. So, I don't want anyone fussing at me for saying that his story didn't start until he got here. But, to be honest, he didn't have much of a life before he came to us. A child is hard pressed to have any normal childhood living in an orphanage and at the foster home.....most of his time was spent in the play room just being. I'm torn with knowing that he will probably not remember any of his life before us. It is probably good that he doesn't remember the bad, but I wish he could remember the good.

But, if nothing else.....Home is where OUR story started and where it continues everyday.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Blog Challenge - Day 0

A fellow adopter/blog friend, Shelley, has decided to do a blog challenge. Me (being the copy-cat that I am) decided to join her in the adventure. I have been such a slacker at posting on my blog since we came home with Vlado. Hopefully this will kick me back into gear so I will post more regularly. :)

She took several blog challenges and made her own. This is the list of what I will be blogging about for the next month.

Day 0: The 30 Day Challenge Explanation and Description
Day 1: Meaning behind your blog name
Day 2: Take a photo of a random part of your day and tell us about it
Day 3: Photos from your wedding
Day 4: A weird hobby or collection
Day 5: A song that means a lot to you
Day 6: A random picture that makes you happy
Day 7: Favorite books
Day 8: A place you've traveled to
Day 9: Your favorite quote
Day 10: Something you're afraid of
Day 11: TV shows that your currently addicted to
Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without
Day 13: A photo that makes you laugh
Day 14: A website you love to visit
Day 15: Share a Bible verse

Day 16: Describe your dream house
Day 17: What’s in your purse?
Day 18: Photos from around your town
Day 19: Something you miss
Day 20: Nicknames
Day 21: Favorite Movies
Day 22: Share the oldest photo that’s saved on your computer
Day 23: Something you fear
Day 24: A photo of somewhere beautiful
Day 25: 3 things you hope to accomplish by the end of the year
Day 26: Something that stresses you out
Day 27: Your favorite poem
Day 28: A photo of the inside of your car
Day 29: 5 things you are thankful for
Day 30: a picture from today

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I don't want to forget this

This is one of those stories that Vlado will HATE when he gets older....but I really don't want to forget it. ;)

Honey has a little stuffed dog on his chair that has a pocket that hangs over the side to hold remote controls or TV guides...stuff like that. The dog is primarily tan but has a brown tail and brown ears. A while ago, Vlado was pointing to the different parts of the dog naming them. He pointed to the eyes and said eyes, to the ears and said ears, to the tongue and said mouth...then he pointed to the tail and said, "Go poop!" Oh my word!! Honey and I tried to control our laughter, but it was impossible. Thankfully, whenever someone laughs, Vlado laughs too.

Can you tell we are working on potty training around here?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

He made a joke!

I know this is going to sound goofy, but it made me so happy!!

This past week, Vlado was on vacation from school. During the week we worked (pretty intensely) on a few things. One of them was asking for, "May I have..." and he would fill in the blanks. His aide at school was very impressed at this development and said that it has helped with things at school because he now knows how to get what he wants. :)

Tonight as I was tucking him into bed (after we were done with his book and kisses and "night nights") he smiled and said "May I have the nintendo?" I laughed and said "No, it's time for sleep." He giggled and said it again...knowing he wouldn't get it and just being silly. For a child who had virtually no communication skills when we got him, I thought this was HUGE! In essence, this was the first actual conversation I have had with my son. And he had the ability to understand and respond like an average child (without speech delays)

I have giggled every time I have thought about it. Our little boy is finding his silly side and is realizing that communicating is kinda fun. :)