Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday!

Someone turned 6... And we all celebrated!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Birthday...

So Camille is turning 6 in a few days. (SIX? Where did the time go? Didn't we just bring home a tiny 11 month old baby last week?)

We're having a small family party for her on Saturday and will probably celebrate her birthday with a "kid" party in September, after her friends are back at school. I have been completely overwhelmed with Mike being away, remodeling the kitchen, starting a new job at work, trying to find a replacement... it's been horrible. I just haven't had time to even think about a birthday party, much less plan one. It's also difficult when your birthday is in the summer. Families are on vacation and you don't have much contact with your friends. School starts September 8th, so I figure by the end of September, the kids will be ready for a little party.

Camille's birthday wish list includes "Sophie" the Liv* doll and a fish tank for her room that her Zayde promised her if it was okay with me. The list is not long because we don't go whole-hog on gifts for birthdays and Camille knows it. In addition, I imagine Camille will get a few things for school; some new school uniform clothing and some school supplies. A definite plus (or minus) to having a birthday just before school starts! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Visit to the Seeing Eye

Yesterday was our long awaited, much anticipated visit to the Seeing Eye. We drove up early and we were greeted by Ray, the Outreach Specialist at the Seeing Eye. He gave us a warm welcome and we met his Seeing Eye dog, a black lab named 'Mojo'. After a tour of the facility that included the history of the Seeing Eye school, we met by Daddy and permitted to have lunch with him in the dining hall. It was quite a special event. After lunch we spent some time with Daddy on the leasure path. He showed us all of the amazing things 'Otis' can do.

When it was time to leave, Camille shed some tears. We're so glad Daddy will be home in a week!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Another day


There is a lot going on. Mike will be home in a week and I'm trying to get things prepared for his arrival. The house needs a good cleaning. Although the contractors have been fairly good at keeping tidy, there is a film of debris everywhere. There is also a lot of 'stuff' that needs to be either put away, donated or thown out.

I received a promotion at work. While it's a good thing, it's not great timing. I am now trying to manage two jobs, my old one until a replacement is found and my new one. I want to make a good impression on my new boss and new team, but the workload is overwhelming to say the very least.

Camille is continuing to have frequent nosebleeds. I am taking her to the Children's hospital to see a specialist on Friday. Poor kid.

The adoption process is at minor standstill. We need to get our paperwork authenticated. I need Mike home to help. I am overwhelmed at this point.