Monday, July 4, 2011

Manic Monday

Well, it is Monday though it doesn't feel like it. It was far from manic today since it is the 4th of July!  I think I've had one of my better 4th's this year.  Just relaxing really.  We all woke up kind of late.  Had homemade buttermilk pancakes and sausage.  Kids cleaned up the inside of the house.  We mopped w/ pinsol clearly forgetting that Kyle is severely allergic to pine.  Umm, yeh, not good.  He was okay, and felt bad about it.  Nothing major, just now we remember for sure.  Warren worked on fixing the fence issue we have w/ the pups.  Redoing the entire fence, raising it up.  Pain in the neck and hopefully it will work.  I was busy cutting all the hedges and pulling weeds and such.  After that, I got to do my 50 laps of swimming.  Yes, swimming and relaxing in the pool.  Hot summer day, just soaking in the sunshine.  Not a cloud in the sky. 

We all had lunch at some point today but forget when.  Had the new neighbors over for a short time.  They have a daughter that is severely allergic to things.  Like epi pen allergic.  Despite us scrubbing down, she couldn't stay long.  We really like the new neighbors and I think we'll all have fun together.  Tons of burgers and hot dogs so leftovers for tomorrow.  We hung out for a bit around the house.  Looked like  a major storm was coming so we were deciding whether or not to go to fireworks.  We went. 

Went to Cleveland's fireworks this year.  They're not huge but enough for us to see.  Enjoyed it.  As soon as we got in the van, the bottom fell out of the sky. It was just pouring buckets out.  Decided to go the long way home and stop off for slushies for all the kiddos...and us. Tons to choose from at this gas station.  And, a giant cup for just .69!  Everyone was thrilled at the impromtu stop made.  We dropped the one "extra" we had w/ us today off at home.  We came home and older kids & house guest Kyle are watching some scary movie.  I'm not into scary so I'm up here.   We are learning many new signs and trying to keep up.  Learning a lot just by facial expressions and mannerisms.   It really has been a great learning experience for us. 

Tomorrow is the start of the week for us.  No appointments scheduled but do need to get Yana that physical.  She has been running though.  Can't wait till she tries out. Going to try to sign up Alyona for dance this fall.  We'll see how that goes.  Lots going on.  Waiting on the I-800 approval still.  This week would be great for it.   Hey, I can dream, can't I?  Tons of great kids to advocate for so be waiting.  Still need a home for the CF sibs.  Great kids.  Well, got to go.  More to come tomorrow along w/ pictures from this weekend.  Just really enjoyed today. 

Happy 4th of July! 

1 comment:

  1. USCIS told me in May that it takes 7-10 days for the paperwork to move from TX to MO, so your applications should definitely make it onto your officer's desk this week. Hopefully the approvals will come before July is over.