Thursday, October 11, 2007

Trying to catch up

AnnaClaire's Scrapbook Page

Joseph & LilyRose

Joseph & LilyRose Pumpkin Picking

Bumble Bee LilyRose

Joseph & Brandan

Emily & LilyRose

Ok, ok I know that I am way behind again. I try to stay on top of this blog but I just can't for some reason. I really have to make a point of posting every Sunday at least.

Ok, where to start. On September 29th we went to the Autumn Moon Festival Picnic. They had it at Belmont Lake State Park on the Island. Anthony had to work so of course my cousin Gina came with us. Joseph was not so happy to be going at first because he didn't know who he would hang out with. Well, he was in the middle of 7 kids his age. He made a fast friend with this 8 year old boy Brendan who was adopted from China years back. Gina and I had a blast with this boy. He was the cutest and funny too. They live about a 1/2 hour from us. I signed Joseph up for the FCC-LI Youth Group. I didn't know he could join but once he found out that his new friends were in it he agreed. His first meeting will be Nov. 3rd. He's really looking forward to that.

LilyRose had a great time with all her little friends and she even made new ones. She was also off and running with the crowd. They had a Scavenger Hunt and arts and crafts. I finally got to meet Donna. I met her online last year but we never met. So it was great to finally meet her. She doesn't live to far from us either. I got to see Bruny and her husband Joe too. Bruny has never met LilyRose in person, so that was really fun to see her meet Lily for the first time. Bruny was so excited about that. I got to see her friend Mary's referral picture of her new daughter. She is beautiful and Mary and her husband will be leaving for China at the end of this month. So I wish them the best of luck. I also met another Lisa while we were walking into the park. She was super nice and I didn't get her phone number but I hope to see her again at another FCC function. I got to see all of the other women that I do know and it was great to see them all. I had a great time and can't wait until next year. Oh btw, Anthony got to come for about an hour. He had fun saying hello to everyone too.

On October 2nd, LilyRose had an ENT appt. Her tubes are doing fine and the Dr. say LilyRose's ear are in great shape. We were very happy with the visit. She doesn't have to go back to see him until Jan. 08. AWESOME!!!

That night I went to start another quilt. Last year I did one for Joseph. I never sewed in my life and I needed to learn to make LilyRose's 100 Good Wish Quilt. It took me months and months to do Joseph's. It came out pretty good for a first timer so I am told. Well, since I forgot how to do it, I started again. I really like it, but it takes me a long time because I don't have a sewing machine. Not a problem any more, Anthony bought me the one from the quilting store that I go to and I love it. It's a Baby Lock and I learned on one of them. So we picked it up last Friday night and I was so excited to sew that when I turned it on, I forgot to set the needle in the center and I started to sew and the freakin' needle broke off. I had the damn thing 2 minutes and Pow, BROKEN!!!!!. Anthony put a new needle in but I couldn't for the life of me thread the needle. So I closed it up and sulked for the rest of the night. The next day I bring it to the store and when I walked in I told them I broke the machine. The girls were cracking up. The only thing wrong with it was that the needle was in backwards. So now that it's fixed I am happily sewing with it. LOVE IT. If my friends from my past could see me know. HAHA LOL HA.

Sunday October 7th - We had a very special family come over for an Italian dinner. The Cox family have been wonderful to us. Joseph and Thomas are good friends. I love the girls Kathleen and Elizabeth. Maureen and Noel are just awesome and we all get along great. Lifelong friends we have in them.

Monday, October 8th - Anthony was off from work today so we went Pumpkin Picking. Not the best time, but it was ok. Joseph thought it was babyish and Anthony was just damn cranky. Should have left both of them home and just taken LilyRose. She must have tripped over every pumpkin in the patch. Some of them were bigger then her. lol

Tuesday October 9th - Joseph had Basketball tryouts. He did pretty good for a kid that never played before. We will hear in 2 weeks what the results are. Keep your fingers crossed that he gets on a team with one of his friends. He's very concerned about this.

So I think I am caught up now. I got LilyRose's birthday card from her Chenzhou sister AnnaClaire. Her page is done. Just missing 2 "sisters" cards. I sent out Halloween cards with a picture of LilyRose in her costume. I hope she at least gets a few Halloween cards so I can add them to her book. ENJOY!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Helloooooooo! Just have to say Lisa...still cracking up from the sewing paragraph. The sulking all night just killed me! Too funny!

Hey Joe!!! Im sure you did awesome at basketball tryouts! You're very athletic and a great team player. Any coach would love to have you on their team! You have to let me know how you did....I'll have to mark your game nights on my calendar. Awwwwwww stalker! :) haha Whatever you love me! haha

Got any pics to post?

Aunt, cousin, Godmother Gina
(yup, that should cover it)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been waiting for this for weeks. You know how I love to hear about the Fabulous Kids and all of you. How is my Dear Lillian? Give her my best. I was in Boston to see my adorable Grandchildren. I hope my Alyssa 2 1/2 years old, gets to meet LilyRose and Joe some day. And my 4 month old Ryan. Take Care and keep writing. LOL,Michele (Aunt Nan's Buddy)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds like you have been really BUSY...
Love all the pictures..
LilyRose is getting big...
But sooo Adorable..
Take care
Have a Wonderful Weekend.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the costume!

Fingers crossed for Joe.

Anonymous said...


lara said...

No wonder you dont post very often i am suprised you have the time at all you are certainly a very busy family.
Great catching up with you and your latest news fingers crossed for Joseph xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,
Joe, Good luck in basketball. Hey Lisa, what are you Betsy Ross now? The days are getting shorter until I am home on leave, can't wait. HI MOM.


Jackie said...

Hi Lisa, your pictures always look great!

After one year and a half of waiting for our SN baby, we finally leave Wed. Morning.
We are at

type in Solomon Jackson Remember to unblock your pop-up windows to hear the sound.
(i Enjoyed following your journey, in fact I had just got my computor, I think it was the first I ever followed, so I was so excited.)