Monthly Archives: November 2008

What I am thankful for…



In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday week, I have not had a chance to sit and think about what I am thankful for this year…well, actually every year. Our family.

Kristan

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Getting in the holiday spirit



Keeping with tradition, we got our Christmas tree today. Aidan and Samantha picked out a really nice one. And, for the first time ever we have colored lights (I finally gave in and got some for the deck :-). Here is a picture of our decorated tree and festive deck.

Kristan

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Thanksgiving project


Nana came today to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. She brought along a project…a gingerbread house. The kids had so much fun being with Nana and constructing their house. Here are some pics.

Kristan

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Dancing Elves

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Thanksgiving starts early


Today was the Thanksgiving luncheon at preschool. Samantha wanted to eat in Ms. Bahija’s room (she really wants to be a big kid :-), so we all got to eat together. Aidan reminded me this morning to bring his favorite holiday food…cranberries. He gobbled up all of his, asked for more, and then told everyone at our table how good cranberries were, and asked if they wanted some too. Parents could not help but smile when he offered.

As we were leaving Ms. Bahija told me that today during circle time the students each shared what they were thankful for this year. Aidan was the only child that said he was thankful for his family (my money would have been on his train set 🙂

We really have amazing children. I am thankful for them every day!

Kristan

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National Adoption Day

Today is National Adoption Day. This beautiful poem describes our family.

Legacy of An Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother.

Two different lives shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.

The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love. The second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality. The other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent. The other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions. The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile. The other dried your tears.

One sought for you a home that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied.

And now you ask me, through your tears,
the age-old question unanswered through the years.
Heredity or environment, which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling. Neither. Just two different kinds of Love.

Author Unknown

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insightful little lady



This afternoon, Sam picked up the Sunday paper and said, “Look mom, it is Rock Obama.” (Rahul said that Barack was on their TV station this morning). Maybe a future politician in the family?

Kristan

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