Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Fair

We spent the afternoon at the Fair, enjoying the food, rides, animals, and people watching! 



We had the best time in the petting zoo, where we felt like nearly animal we could of think of was roaming around! We saw sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, cows, lamas, donkeys, deer, pigs, even kangaroos! We took our time and really enjoyed ourselves in that amazing little zoo...




A baby kangaroo was hanging in a little pouch on one of the fences and was just adoring all the attention and petting...



Petting zoo, kissing zoo, what's the difference?







Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time For a Check-Up

We took the kiddoes to our new doctor today for their check-ups.
Here are our stats:

Jude weighed in at 40 lbs, the 62nd percentile for his age group. His height is 41 3/4'', the 42nd percentile for his age group.

Roxie weighed in at 25lbs and 10 oz, the 8th percentile for her age group. YAY!! Roxie!! for making the charts!! At 6 months home she barely missed the charts. Now, just 4 months later and 10 months home, she's way up there in the 8th percentile! Her height is 35 1/2 inches, the 19th percentile for her age group.

Simone weighed in at 26lbs and 14 oz, the 17th percentile for her age group. YAY!! Simone!! for moving waaay up in the charts. Her height is 36 1/4 inches, the 34th percentile for her age group.

We loved our new doctor and he was almost giddy with excitement that the girls had grown so much in  just 10 months home. He was shocked and happy and very encouraging with their gains!

So we've got 40lbs, and 25lbs, and 26lbs of LOVE around here! Our proof's in the pictures:


Playing with the cousins at Grandma's...(Simone laying down, Roxie standing.)

Princess Jasmine (aka Simone) in a hoodie, on a scooter...


Skating! Cousine Gavin had his Bday at the skate rink and we had a blast!...

Roxie...

Roxie again...

Simone...

 We found a great playground nearby (in the shade!)...



 Daddy's in there somewhere...

The kids were all watching Toy Story and Roxie was "curling" Jude's hair with a flashlight...

The best hiding spot in the house for Hide and Seek...


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Rodeo

We took a mini road trip over the weekend to Missouri to see family and the Rodeo!


The weather was perfect for a parade and a walk around town...






We had a gorgeous evening for the rodeo and we had the best seats in the house! Jude loved watching the bucking horses and cowboys but he was really confused during the calf roping. Each time a calf was lassoed, Jude would say, "Bad cowboy" with a look of concern and confusion. He just didn't get it.

Simone was really into it. She loved cheering with her fists in the air and yelling, "Again!"

Simone and Aunt Brooke...


Roxie was content snuggling and keeping warm...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Random Pictures

For memory's sake and for catch up, here's a bunch of pictures for ya...


First off, Daddy's HOME! For good! All week, seven days a week, no more commuting between NYC and Oklahoma! Daddy is HERE!!...


We also celebrated our 10th Anniversary this month!...

Jude waiting for Pops...

We took Jude to meet the teacher while Pops and Grammy watched the girls. We were grateful to have a special evening to take him to dinner afterwards and really have an opportunity to listen to his thoughts and concerns about school. He really opened up with some devoted Mommy and Daddy time over pizza...

On Jude's first day of school, we took the girls to breakfast for coffee and burritos. Simone...

Simone was sad because I was trying to take Roxie's picture. You know, it's all about equality around here. Equality, and everyone's fine.

Figuring our way through Tulsa and finding a very yummy, and very cheap, and very authentic street taco...

Baking after school cookies for Jude...

Documenting Simone's crazy hair. We haven't cut the girls' hair since they came home. I may get it shaped a bit for their Birthday and our Forever Family Anniversary. But for now, we embrace the crazy for our devotion to getting some length!...

Daddy headed to work, Jude headed to school, so the girls play!...

My precious Roxie Milu...

Simone and Jude...

Simone, Jude, Roxie, digging in...



Swimming with cousin Caroline...

Simone and Daddy...

Sightseeing around Tulsa...






 The Center of the Universe...