6 months with the Chloester

Thursday, November 17, 2005 No comments
November 5th marked our 6-month anniversary as a family of 3. It was 6 months ago that we received Chloe and officially adopted her. We celebrated with a little cheescake from the Cheesecake Factory (Chloe likes cheesecake). We will also be completing our 6-month update and starting our paperwork for Emma Claire soon. We will be able to submit our dossier for Emma Claire on May 5, 2006, one year after adopting Chloe. I don't know if Chloe is excited about the prospect of a little sister. When Shannon was completing the adoption application on-line, Chloe walked up and shut down the computer, losing all the work Mommy had completed..hmmmm? Did she mean to do that?

It's also official...we are homeless. We closed on our house this past Monday and have been living at Shannon's parents house until our new house is complete (which will be March). Chloe doesn't seem to mind because she is getting lots of attention. Dinner is always fun because she has 4 adults to watch her antics and she knows if she doesn't want to sit in the highchair anymore that Papaw will pick her up (sucker).

In the meantime, we are gearing up for Chloe's first holiday season with us!! It is going to be great fun!


Tuesday, November 01, 2005 No comments

It was Chloe's 1st Halloween and boy did we enjoy it! The "we" in that statement is: Mommy, Daddy, Papaw and Bebe, notice Chloe has not been included. She was generally clueless to the whole event, only that we dressed her in a ladybug outfit with an annoying hood and people laughed at her all night. When Chloe was handed candy by one of the neighbors, Chloe threw it back at her. She really had no idea what was going on. Nevertheless, she was a trooper (as long as she could hold Mommy and Daddy's hands and walk).

Since Chloe will be more aware of next year's Halloween festivities, she has already put in a request to be a "DUCK!" In Chloe speak, that means she would like to be anything feathered that flies. Anything that meets that criteria is a "duck". This fall, as everything begins to die off and the blackbirds appear, I get to hear "duck, duck, duck, duck!" on every car ride and walk outside the house. So, duck she will be next year...her wish is my command.