Saturday, December 17, 2011
Annie had to write a story about the greatest gift ever. Here is what she wrote:
The greatest gift I ever received was my brother and sister becuse thay are nice to me. Thay very speshel to me becus thay are from a diffrint contry and also my family becuse thay love me a lot.I'm pretty sure I wrote a similar essay at her age and picked my mickey mouse talking phone. Merry Christmas to all my blog buddies!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The coaches were fantastic with the kids. Coach Phil liked to tell jokes. At one of the practices he told a joke and no one laughed and Annie remarked, "crickets." He took it as his personal challenge to try and get Annie to laugh at one of his jokes.
First, Annie is having the time of her life at All Stars, we will post a full update tonight.
But yes, we are going to ESPN Wide World of Sports again this year for the Kick It 3x3 World Championships. This year Coach Mo is taking three teams! Last night we had the boys over for a little psych up party. And I tried to prepare them mentally. Here is the quiz I gave them:
Walt Disney World Quiz
1. The Walt Disney Company was founded in: A. 1923 B. 1953 C. 1993 D. 2010?
2. True or False: Last year, Coach Mo threw up on Space Mountain
3. True or False: Our hotel could be inundated with College Cheerleaders
4. True or False: There is a gift shop at the Soccer field?
5. True or False: You may have to play girls at this tournament
6. True or False: Coach Jimmy can tell you where the closest Dr. is to Disney World
7. Last year Yonas’ family brought their car to Disney world but they didn’t drive it. How did it get there? A. the magic of Disney B. Water Ferry C. Train D. Golden Jets Soccer players pushed it down.
8. True or False: There is nothing to do in Cinderella’s Castle
9. The temperature in Orlando today was A. 80 degrees B. 32 Degrees C. 112 degrees D. 65 degrees
10. You should bring some warm clothes to the Florida tournament True or False?
11. True or False: The Golden Jets will have an awesome time at the 2012 Kick It World Championships!!!Meanwhile I put the parents to work ironing. I'm so busy you know I thought they could help me out. OK, no I did not make them iron Scott's sweat suits. They ironed patches on the Golden Jets Jerseys. And Kudos go to the Male coaches who were just as involved as the soccer moms. Enjoy the pics.
*For accuracy purposes, no Coach Mo did not lose his lunch on Space Mountain and yes you should bring warm clothes to Florida, can be in 40's for a.m. games
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Eman had an extremely rough August. So physical, so violent, so much so we were concerned about the next minute, the next hour. How will we be able to keep doing this? After an intense five days, an increase in medication finally helped.
Then, I went to my adoption support group. (there are support groups for everything aren't there?) There was a woman there who had never been before.
So I called the center in Bethesda, Maryland and took Eman in. The first step, a brain map to see if biofeedback would actually help.
The next night, Scott went to his 'mancave.' I mumbled negatively in my head.
So we went back a few times and had electrodes put on Eman's head. We noticed no change, but after every appointment, "that will be 90 dollars." Can you at least say please? It's too controversial so insurance isn't on board.
In the midst of all of this, a friend told me about an 80 year old lady who lived a block down the road from us who was talking about Eman. The woman was raising a granddaughter who was a friend of my friend. What she told me, worried me. You see, the last couple of times we've moved I've been very deliberate to tell neighbors about Eman. That is so if they see a two hour "big mad" or hear a lot of screaming, they won't give it a second thought. It was time for me to meet the grandma down the road.
I greeted her in her driveway. "Hi Evelyn, I'm Sue, I just moved in, I thought it was time for you and me to get to know each other."
The candy, is the Halloween candy that had been hidden far, far out of reach of an eight year old. Eman found the candy and put it in the bowl. He also ate six pieces before I had a chance to say NO.
Eman has a male teacher this year, Mr. McGuire.
Eman still plays soccer almost every day. His coaches are still amazing.
Abegail joined a new soccer team this summer and the fall season is almost over. Two parents on her team are excellent at taking photos so I have a lot of good ones of her. They really are amazing pictures, since getting the kids in a split second is difficult. Abegail is all about the friends and likes the girls on the team as well as the coach. I constantly am calling her Abs when she's on the field. So that's my new nickname for her. She is liking 5th grade and again all about the friends. She will be an 80's dancer for Halloween, she liked the costume apparently. Abs is again playing violin at school and loving it. She and Annie are still best buds. Still having a slumber party every night and Abs still dresses Annie every morning. It's cutest of all when they sing together.
Monday, October 24, 2011
When it comes to Annie we have very exciting news. She made the All Star Soccer team. When the coach told me I said, "you know she isn't one of the adopted ones right?" He said, "yes I figured that. She is doing well at defense." I will say Annie has improved a lot since the days when she never touched the ball in a whole game and now she is very excited to be playing in a tournament.
"Now, Eman and Abegail will have to come to my tournament. Well unless they have a game, " she said when I told her the news.
Eman is especially proud and likes to train her in the family room. Annie on the other hand works to get him to behave saying, "if you do your homework, I'll play soccer with you." "If you don't get ready for school, I won't play soccer with you." It is quite cute actually, that is when Eman isn't injuring Annie with one of his kicks.
For Halloween, Annie will be Raggedy Ann. We wanted Eman to be Andy but he said he didn't know who that was so he decided on an airline pilot. All I can think of is every time we fly he checks out the buttons in the cockpit.
Quotes from Annie:
"Does Eman have an off button? We should press it."
Monday, August 22, 2011
Quotes from Eman:
E: Mommy when I am grown up and married, are you going to live in the same house with me and my wife or are you going to move to a different house?
M: We will probably stay in the same house and you and your wife can live with us or you can move to a different house.
E: I think we'll probably live with you
Daddy: You should start sleeping in your own bed then.
Quotes from Annie:
M: You are always so happy, are you having a good life?
A: Yea, lets go with that.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Besides his amazing ability to just weave around the opposing players without being touched, I really love the very end when he dusts himself off...walks slowly back to his position...and in true E-man fashion, takes a quick glance at the back of his uniform to make sure he still looks good!