Saturday, May 24, 2008
However, she also looks a lot like my brother. Let me put up a picture of my brother as a youngster. Look at that little face. Who knew that one day it would have so much hair on it?
I know this wouldn't be complete without seeing some pictures of me as a youngster. I was SOOO cute, afterall! I think I was 3 when these were taken.
Then just a couple for comparison.
Friday, May 23, 2008
The 2nd picture is on their 3 month anniversary. Check out dad's tie. Everyone should wear their ties that length!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Quinlynne did so well in her 1st dance recital. As you know, she was a butterfly. She looked adorable in her costume, and Sophia's mom put makeup on her (she wouldn't let me). Grandi was a stage mom so this momma could watch the whole thing.
Quinlynne was the 1st little girl on the right hand side, right in front of Miss Leah. She really surprised me with how well she knew her dance. I thought she would forget or freeze up. Nope, no way, not my kid. She sang the little song and did all the steps. I was so proud of her! When the dance was over, not only did I have some tears in my eyes- I had my ugly cry. But I wasn't the only one.
Charlsie, Penny, Aaron, Mandy, Abby, Uncle Charlie, Uncle Connie and Rosie all came to watch her. I know for sure that Penny, Aaron and I all had tears in our eyes.
I was in charge of videoing the dance and Aaron was in charge of the regular camera. Near the end of the recital I'm going through the pictures onthe camera, and I'm thinking "This doesn't look like Quinlynne. Neither does this one. Wait- Quinlynne wasn't standing by Miss Shelly. Oh- if I look closely- I can see Quinlynne in this one." Apparently, Aaron heard me say she was on the end. He did NOT hear me say "Quinlynne's on THIS end, that's why we're sitting to this side of teh stage." SO, I have tons of pictures of some other little brown girl who was at the opposite end from Quinlynne. I wonder if her parents want them? Let me post the two pictures I was able to salvage of my child.
After the recital, we tried to take some pictures in the lobby.
Penny and Charlsie had brought Quinlynne a rose and Uncle Charlie and Uncle Connie had gotten Quinlynne a little boquet of flowers. Aaron, Mandy, Abby & Penny left before we did and I thought Quinlynne was going to have an absolute, complete meltdown for her Uncle Aaron. This is a picture of her crying for her Uncle Aaron.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Or this face? Look closely and you can see the scratches from her face dive into the mulch.
Look Momma, I found some water!
And I'm going to step right in it how you asked me NOT to do.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
In the past summers, Quinlynne and I have gone to the pool and it has taken for-ever to get her into the pool with me.
So, Quinlynne is sitting at the side of the pool this evening, with some older girls. I look at one point and my daughter has her shoes off, dangling her feet in the water. "How cute," I think. Next thing I know, I look and she has her shorts and panties off. Apparently her splashing has gotten her clothing all wet, and she felt the need to remove them. I go over and ask her what in the heck she's doing. She splashes a little more and gets her shirt wet. Then I have to take her shirt off.
At this point, everyone is looking and chuckling. My little naked skinny dipper.....or shall I say "chunky dunker"? She ends up lying on the top step of the pool. She then decides she needs to tinkle, so she gets out, sits on the deck and wets. Classy, eh? I go across the street to get her pajamas to put on her, and when I return she is playing with a basketball in the yard, naked as the day she was born. What a little ham.
I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
So, I picked Quinlynne up from school and we were a few minutes late getting to the restaurant. She, of course, thought we were meeting Grandi there. I had to tell her it wasn't Grandi we were meeting, it was someone named Adar. She kind of looked at me like "Whatchyou talkin' 'bout Momma?" (Said like Arnold on Diff'rent Strokes.) I was a little shocked that he had actually already paid for Quinlynne and I, and had the plates on the table. I got Quinlynne a slice of pizza and some breadsticks, then went to fix myself a salad.
Quinlynne was very clingy with me. That kind of surprised me....perhaps she sensed the evil! tee hee For some reason, he took pictures of both Quinlynne and I on his phone. He had to tell me a little about his time in the pokey, and I politely listened....thinking the whole time that he totally deserved it.
Long story short- he would like to see her more often. He wants all of his kids to get to know each other (a convention center needs to be rented for that affair!). I'm not sure how I feel about that. He tried to get a hug from Quinlynne when we left and she turned him down. She did tell him thank you and blew him a kiss. So, let me just tell you I still do not trust him any further than I can throw him. But, it was a satisfactory meeting.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
After the ritualistic nicities, he asked me if I knew he'd been to jail. I told him I didn't know. He said that he'd just gotten out in April (which I'm almost 100% positive that he got out in October- but I could be wrong) and he was in there for not paying child support. He said he'd called DHS and gotten everything set up and everything should be back to "normal" soon, and I should be getting child support. I told him I'd never gotten anything beforehand.
He then asked me about Quinlynne, how she was doing, etc. He informed me that he would like to have a fresh start. He apologized for the things he had and had not done. (Of course- I don't think I can trust this.) He told me Quinlynne has two parents and he really wants her to get to know him. He told me that he wants to get to know his daughter. He asked to speak with her on the phone and I let him. I told her that his name was Adar. So she said "Hi Adar". He told me later that he wants her to get to call him "Dad", not Adar. I told him that was something he had to earn.
So here's my question....do I let him see her? I know enough not to trust him. I know it's easy to be a hard nose- but imagine yourselves what it's like to have a child and the father of that child doesn't want anything to do with your kid. It actually kind of hurts my heart a little-
what to do?
Feel free to comment or email me. I would like some feedback. BTW- my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
She was online this afternoon checking out the upcoming evens at the Convention Center (perhaps there would be something neat her kids would enjoy) and she saw listed "Oklahoma Funeral Home Directors Association Convention". She had never heard of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association and didn't know there was such a thing. She said "Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association- I bet that's a lively group." Then she realized what she'd said and just started cracking up. Needless to say when she was relating the story to me a bit ago- I was cackling beyond belief!