Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lets pay catch up & 2 years ago today..

know its been quite along time since my last post & I know this for 2 reasons.. 1 b/c I know that date & 2 b/c Sam reminds me just about every day that its been months since I last posted, so lets play catch up...

Nothing out of the ordinary has been happening.. Halloween was a HUGE BUST!!!! . Rachel picked out her costume in early Sept & I might add that its very cute.. & thats all she talked out was wearing her witch costume & how she was going trick or treating.. well the day came & ohhh boy is all i have to say.. She was teething & would not put her costume at all.. NO WITCH COSTUME, NO TRICK OR TREATING!!!!! is what I heard about 50 times that day... at least I do have one pic of her the day we tried on her costume, well theres always next year..

October was baseball playoff season in my house.. I am a HUGE Yankee fan, no needless to say I was quite happy with the world series finish this year. Ive turned Rachel into a fan too.. heres the outfit Kristi sent her.. look how cute...
Rach is talking talking talking.... shes speaking in complete sentences now & some of the things that come out of her mouth are a riot.. I was constantly yelling at the tv during the baseball playoff's so one day Rachel said to me... "mommy, thats a bad word & dont say it again". my response was WOW, now I'm getting orders from my 2 year old..
Last night she told me that she wanted jello & I told her that I didnt have any so she looked at me & told me "call Bati, she has some in the fridge". She's got a mean temper,and is soooooooo not a girly girl, she would rather play with trucks & animals, shes got no use for dolls.. but she's really a sweet little girl.

I was off from work on election day so I dedcided to take Rachel for her christmas pics.. yep, another nitemare. We went to Target( where I always go for pics, they are cheap & take good shots) well.. Rachel wasnt having it, so after an attempted bribery that didnt work & about 30 minutes of trying to get 1 shot, we left... Needless to say Iwas aggravated so I called Kiddie Kandids to see if they have an available appt. Rachel was already dressed to I figured what the hell right? So we went & they did manage to get a few shots but I cost me like 200.00 dollars & I got hardly any pics.. well theres always next year right? UGH!!

We had a few Guattot get togethers this month, one with Patty & her son Antonio & one with Debbie & her Daughter Marissa. Next week we are planning a christmas guatot get together, there will be 4 families, so that should be nice..

Thanksgivng turned out well, we were at my house with about 15 people.. It was nice to spend the day with family & not be sick..

Today it is 2 years that I met Rachel for the first time.. OMG, she was sooooooooo tiny. I cant believe its been 2 years already... I look back at the pics from my trip & I remember like it was yesterday..Joanna & Myla were there when I arrived & I even got to meet Marla. The next day Kristi arrived to meet Elli (rachels best friend) We had so much fun with the girls.. Kristi is such a good friend & I miss her.. Here are a few pics from my trip..

The pics are arranged weird & I dont know why lol

The Yankeeeeeeeeeeeees WIN!!!!

My First visit trip 12/2007

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two years ago today & a Guattot get together

Two years ago today, my life changed forever. I got an email from Carol saying she needed to speak with me ASAP. The whole adoption process became "REAL" to me in an instant. She told me that she had a referral for a baby girl for me. I was so not expecting it & she really caught me off guard. I cant even describe how I was feeling. Excited, Thrilled, Nervous.. ect ect.. All those things & more. These are the pics she sent me & I instantly in my heart became a mom.

Today we went apple picking & had lunch with 2 other Guatot families & their children & grand children.. We had a great day, the weather was perfect. When we went this time last year we were SWEATING!!!! it was sooooo hot, so the cool weather is a welcomed change for me. Rachel got to see her boyfriend Ryan.. she loves him to death & he just adores her. I have pics of the kids but there are no pics of Patty & her husband (not sure how that happened) Shes giovanni7460 on the boards & Dee is Dancemuffin. This has defintely got to be a yearly routine.

mollie, ryan rach, giovanni adrianna & antonio (i think i got the right order

Me & Dee

rach, ryan adrianna, & mollie

Rachel & Ryan

Bati & Rach

Dee & Ryan


ryan in the tree

Mollie ryan rachel & kellie

Mollie Rachel & Kellie

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rachel's 2nd Birthday Party

We had Rachel's 2nd birthday party on Saturday & what a day it was. The weather couldnt have been better, it was 72 degrees & low humidity. We had about 45 peope in the yard & it really worked out well. This year Rachel understood that the party was for her, she doesnt truly get it, but she got it more than last year. We kept telling her that her party was coming up & thats all she kept saying was birthday cake & baloons. As you may or may not know Rachel's favorite food is cake cake cake... When Sam brought the cake in earlier in the day, she looked at it & said,"cut cake now, eat it". Wait till you see the pics of the cake.. It was amazing.. I cant believe that my baby girl is 2 already. Thank god that I wasnt really hoping for a girly girl, beacuse that Rachel is not. She doesnt mind dresses & like her pocketbooks but thats it. She has no use for dolls what so ever, she pushes them away, its really funny to watch. Case in point, she was behind the shed with my friends daughter playing, so I peeked in on them & I said Rach, what are you doing, her answer of course, "I digging dirt", then she looked up at me covered in dirt & said " I eatin dirt mommy". I just laughed, what a mess she was, really gross LOL... It doesnt really matter though, she had fun at her party & thats all I cared about.. Enjoy the pics

The Yard

This was Rach on her actual birthday chowing down on a piece of cake

Sam & his mom cutting the cake

Rach & Donna

Matt, Georgie & Steph

Me & Vikki

Aunt Mariann & Uncle Jim

Vikki & Victor

Mackenzie (vikki & Victors daughter)

My 2 brother in laws, Mike & Mike

My mom & Flo

My partner in crime Maria & her boys.. Kyle & Tyler

Anne & Al

Sam, his sister Barb, brother in law Mike & Rach

The three of us

Papa Badi & Rach

Maria, Maria, Me & Steph

Al, Nick, Rose & Dom


John, Jonathan & Tracey

Uncle Bob, Aunt Fran, Michelle & Flo

Rick Donna & Fran

Lianna, Melissa, Katelyn & Rach. (my friend Maria's 3 girls)

My mother in law Rose, sister in law Diane & nephew Thomas

Digging in the dirt with Melissa

Enjoying her 3rd piece of cake

The ice cream cone cake or as rach says I frean cone