Monday, November 15, 2010

too long!

It's been way too long since my last update. This would be much more fun for me if I could share more specifics about Doodle Bug and some of the super cute pictures of her! picture big beautiful eyes that can stare a hole into your soul, with eyelashes that reach the sky, an overwhelming grin that melts hearts and the most beautiful complexion you ever will see!

These days...
she is talking all the time... she likes to grab Shaun by the beard, stare into his eyes and have deep meaningful conversations. Not quiet sure what she's talking about but she's very passionate about it!
she'e eatting rice cereal, wheat cereal and homemade butternut squash. her favorite is when we mix the cereal with apple juice, i can tell be the sour face and shimmy that she just loves it;)
she loves to jump in the jumper and spin in circles and you better pay attention or she will throw things!
she wants so badly to play with Nestle, she will lay in may lap and yell trying to get nestles attention, she quickly becomes frustrated and starts crying when nestle ignores her so I make nestle lay beside us for some gentle petting and not so getle ear tugs and eye gouges!
she's known as a sock thief at daycare because she frequently snatchs socks off of other children's feet.
she's pulling up on her knees and getting up on her hands but never at the same time. if she wants to move forward she flops liks a fish until she gets there!
she's not locking her arms like she used to, PTL the crossstroking is working. Dr. W will be so proud!
she's fascinated by the camera and therefore it is impossible to get a picture of her smiliing, instead it seems as if she is always deep in thought!
Can't believe the bug is almost 6 months old...

She's on her third caseworker and we really like this one. She keeps us informed and is very helpful. She also enjoys spending time with the bug and holds her everytime we see her, which means alot because I never saw the previous two even touch her!

Continue to pray God's best for this little angle, we are so blessed to get to be a part of this little life!

Friday, September 17, 2010


hoping to be the proud owner of a new (to me) mini van in the not so distant furture! Please pray that we make wise decisions and are good stewards of the money that God has blessed us with!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Prayer request....

I love being a foster mom, we enjoy having Doodle Bug in our home and desire more than anything God's best for her! Please pray with us daily that if God's best is better than forever with us that He will prepare our hearts for that! We are so desperately in love with this little girl and I know that our Lord and Savior has a plan for her life and we are eternally grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it, even if only for one chapter!

We have known from the start that we will have children come into our home and then return to their rightful home and we know when the time comes for a child to leave that we will mourn but please pray that we will also dance with joy and thanksgiving for the time we had and the restoration that occurred!

I know without a doubt that God created me to be a foster mom and to love on children and plant seeds in their life so that they will come to know Him! Please pray that this call remains my primary focus and that I remember to hold on tightly to His promises and loosely to His children!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

These days...

Our Doodle Bug is 7 weeks old
She has long eyelashes and beautiful eyes,
She kind of grins when you talk to her,
Her cyst is almost gone(PTL!)
She still has an “Alfalfa” curl
She is holding her head up like a pro
Finding her fingers and chewing on them
Yelling out for attention
Playing on her tummy
Having staring contest
Eating 4 oz every 3 hours
Sleeping a little better and
Grabbing attention and melting hearts of everyone she meets!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Life of the Party!

So our little doodle bug is not only a huge hit with us, our family and friends but everywhere we go!

I went to a bridal shower on Sunday and took her with me and random people gwaked at her for a while and one lady even sat down and said "Who's baby is that?... I'm gonna hold her." and proceeded to remove her from the arms of a family member!

She began daycare yesterday and when I picked her up everyone in sight told me just how precious she is(like I don't know). Her teacher said that everyone kept coming into the room wanting to love on her and hold her. They were amazed at how laid back and alert she is. So thrilled to have her in such a great daycare! My neice and nephew went there 6 years ago and the first thing they did when we walked in was asked how they are doing and how my mom is... so comforting to know that the children they care for make a lasting impression on them; shows that it's more than just a job for them.

Last night @ bed time she spit up once and then slept for 4 hours and after eatting @ 2:30 she spit up once more then slept 4 more hours. Such a huge improvement since for the past 2 weeks she has spit up several times and is fussy for a couple of hours before getting good rest. I don't want to jinx this but we are definatley going to try to repeat last night tonight.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friday= Doodle Bug day!

I'm taking tomorrow off to spend time with my little doodle bug! I love just hanging out with her! I need to get some house work done but she likes to hang out in the kitchen with me so that shouldn't be too much of a problem! She has already learned how to make fresh apple bread, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies... I'm sure there were some non-sweets that we made together but for some reason those things aren't memorable to me! We have been talking about it and I'm pretty sure that she wants to go to culinary school and work as a pastry chef at the family bakery when she grows up... no matter where her forever home is she will always be a part of our family!

On another note, she has been spitting up a bit more these days but it is def. way worse and kind of slimy when she is in bed... what's up with that? I think it might be part of why she has been fussy at bed time but when we pick her up she is just as happy as can be and doesn't act like she feels bad. My sinuses have been acting crazy and I have major drainage when I lay down so maybe she is dealing with some of the same?

Shaun's dad is leaving on Saturday to go on a mission trip. He and other members of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church will be serving the Lord in Nicaragua! Pray for safety as they travel and that the Lord is softening the hearts of those who will hear the Good News!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Some days you have to seek comfort in knowing that you are right where God wants you to be...

Some days you have to grin and bear it...

Some days you have to sing...

Some days you have to sleep...

Some days you have to cry...

Some days you have to laugh...

Every day all you can do is try...