Friday, November 14, 2008

What a week!

Where do I begin...



I guess the only thing I can say is...WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEK WE HAD!



Seriously, I thought for sure I was going to have some kind of break-down. Me, alone with two kids under the age of four, 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday, and the youngest just coming into our family only a little time before. Boy, how wrong I was! It went totally, 100% smoothly. I even took the girls out to lunch twice (all by myself), went to see my aunt (who is still in the hospital recovering from the auto accident), went to see my grandmother who currently resides in a nursing home, assisted my oldest while she chocked on a french fry...and than cleaned "it" up (those infant & child first aid/CPR classes we had to complete for Annabelle's adoption really paid off), went to the post office, battled my youngest's fever (going on two days of over 101), my oldest having a bad cough, Francesca going back to school, and got some grocery shopping done (which made me a little nervous). I was also able to get house work done, laundry completed, get my three weeks worth of mail organized, and all the other household duties that we all must do every single day.

(I know, that there are mothers out there that do this every day...with even more kiddos surrounding them...and this is nothing to brag about, but for me...it is such a big deal!)



Every day, I was completely dressed with hair and make-up totally done. I must say...I impressed myself. OK - enough about me, lets get to the photos from this past week!



Oh ya...and the the girls are doing well too! (other than our poor Annabelle being so sick with a fever and Francesca having that cough...my poor girls...and now I am feeling the "funk".) Just check out the photos. The smiles speak for themselves...























6 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

SO CUTE!!! WOW..you had a busy week and got tons accomplished!

How scary that Francesca choked....I remember when Sarah did this summer I completely panicked....good thing for those classes!!

Hope you are all feeling better soon!

Marla said...

Congrats on surviving and doing it so well! You are officially a super mom! :)

Love the pictures, hope you all are feeling better quick.

sara said...

I love the girls' matching pink sweaters! How adorable! Yes, you had a very busy week - choking & grocery shopping AND make up? I am so proud of you..really!! I am overwhelmed just reading it all.LOL!

Get well soon & keep taking pictures!!

P.S. You are SOOOO going back to China for #3.

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see you guys in January. My mom and dad will be here from Italy for two months so we'll all be there.

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

Oh my gosh, are they the most adorable sisters or WHAT!!!!

Sue said...

Congrats on making it through your first week solo! You made it sound super easy!!! Glad you are all on track and ready for the holiday season - you are waaay ahead of me girl!!!