Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dysfunctional Wednesday!

In honor of my oldest son's 17th birthday, a small excerpt of the first time we met him at the ripe old age of 5 years old!  He was, and still is wise beyond his years!

I remember it like it was only yesterday. Before we could have any weekend visits with our new son, the State of New Jersey required a meeting via satellite.

From a conference room at the University of New England, I watched a monitor, as my little man strutted into a room in Anywhere, New Jersey.  With his tiny, chubby legs he could barely climb into the chair between his two caseworkers, Ms. Sheree and Ms. Paulette.

The concept of seeing his new parents in television was confusing for him, but after awhile and a lot questions....he figured it out. 

After introductions and a few questions back and forth, he leaned over and said to one of his caseworkers "Hey, do ya'll know those people be white, right?"  Ms. Paulette said, "Yes, Michael they are white. How do you feel about that?"  "Can they change colors, cuz I have magic shoes....and they can change colors."  Ms. Paulette said, "No, people can't change colors like that."  Michael responded, "Oh. Okay, than this good.  This is real good, because my new dad works at 7-Eleven and he can get free Slurpees at all his stores." He rubbed his little tummy and said, "I love me some Slurpees!"

Happy Birthday Michael!!!!  We Love You and Are So Proud To Call You Our Son!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Juliusism Sunday!

The Things We Do For Love!

Paul: Julius why am I watching Disney channel....on MY 50" television when the Redsox are up 6-4 in the 6th inning and the bases are loaded?
Julius: Cuz, you love me.

Less than thirty seconds later, there would be a grand slam home run by the Red Sox. Sorry honey! That's what Sportscenter is for!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dysfunctional Wednesday!

Isaiah: Mom, can I audition for the school chorus?
Me: Of course! You love singing...I think you should at least give it a shot.
Isaiah: If I make it...we get to sing at Buffalo Wild Wings one night. Its like a charity thing.
Julius comes out of nowhere, tightly hugs Isaiah.
Julius: Isaiah your the best brother ever!!! Now I can eat wings!!!


A case of Isaiah singing for Julius's dinner! Oy Vay!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Juliusism Sunday!

Juiceman's bath time routine...
I'm not sure words will suffice, but I'll give you two: Naked Cartwheels!

Friday, October 18, 2013

There's An Epidemic. The ADOPTION!

The link above has a story, that has touched my heart to it's core!  Please read!!
My husband and I have taken the adoption journey. It is the reason we adopted all African-American boys....they are the ones that end up in the system the longest, sometimes their entire childhood! For the thousands of people that are forward to adopt this amazing young man, there are thousand other boys...ALL in a similar situation. They to, want a forever family. Davion will only be matched with one family, but these callers do not have to end their journey there,...but look into adopting some of these older children who only want to belong!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dyfunctional Wednesday!

Who's the Man!

Michael is standing before me "shell shocked" and says, "I need to...get Like one of those long kinds...with chapters in it." SMDH! Then he says, with a bit more enthusiasm. "Hey, I can move my pecs now!"

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Juliusism Sunday!!!

Who Am I?

Julius: Mom, your new voice is Da bomb!
Me: What do you mean?
Julius: You don't know what the Da bomb means!?
Me: I know what Da bomb means, what did you mean about my new voice?
Julius: Oh....I like it better than your old voice.
Me: I wasn't aware I had gotten a new voice. When did this happen?
Julius: Yesterday.
Me: How is my voice any different from yesterday?
Julius: Wellllll, yesterday your voice sounded like this (he proceeds to sound like Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride)
Me: That is so not true!!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dysfunctional Wednesday!

On the way to the dentist with Isaiah!
Isaiah: Mom, now that I'm going into 4th I old enough to kiss a girl?
Me: What!?
Isaiah: Well, what if a girl ask me out?
Me: You are much to young to be even considering a girlfriend, but you can certainly have a girl, that's a friend.
Isaiah: what do I say if they ask me out?
Me: Well, what would you want to say?
Isaiah: Yes...if she was cute and doesn't pick her nose and eat it.
Me: You're making me ill.
Isaiah: I know, right? If a girl farted a the dinner table...can I break up with her.
Me: I would think that would be grounds for a break know, especially if it was intentional.
Isaiah: So....can I kiss a girl if I'm in fourth grade.
Me: Not unless your a 21 year old 4th grader!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Happy Birthday KK BEE 93 and Madi "Where's the Donut Man" Belanger!!!

Happy Birthday Kayla and Madison!

On October 8, 1993, when Kayla Olivia was brought into this world, little did we know that in another five years, Madison Rose would make her debut on the very same day!

Happy 20th Birthday to my beautiful niece Kayla!
 Happy 15th Birthday to my amazing niece, Madison!!!

Love you ladies!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Juliusism Sunday!!!

Four Years of College...Gone!

Julius: Do you know what an airport is?
Me: A place that they land planes.
Julius: No.
Me: What do you think an airport is?
Julius: Its where the plane drops people off.
Me: Okaaayyy.
Julius: People don't think what they mean?
Me: What's that supposed to mean?

Julius (shaking his head): This is exactly what I mean.

I'm so confused right now...and feeling really dumb!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Derek!!

Today is my baby brother's 41st birthday!  He hasn't changed! He's still annoying, but I love him to pieces!!!  Love the mullet, Dude!
Happy Birthday Derek!