Saturday, August 23, 2008

Asha's Obsessions & Pictures

My girl has been obsessed with a few things this summer and her biggest thing is DRESSES. I can not get this little girl to wear anything but dresses. If all her dresses are dirty for the weekend then she wears skirts or her leotard dress. I keep trying to trick her into wearing shorts but she won't have it. She will negotiate until she gets to wear a dress.

Her next obsession would have to be the "Adams Family" song from the M&M's commercial. She sings it all the time now. It is so cute and when it gets to the snapping part she stops and looks at me because that's my part.

Her newest phrase if Ginormous. Everything is Ginormous. She is just so darn cute.

She is still talking about her color and it was so darn cute last Friday. We had a cookout with a friend of mine and she had a friend over who had adopted 2 African American children and Asha was holding the girls hand when we said grace before we ate and she kept looking at her hand holding the girls hand and then her other hand holding my hand. It was so cute. She was very fascinated with the boy. Actually he was 18 but he was right outside playing with Asha and pushing her on the swings. Asha fell in love with him. He even rode with us to get ice cream which thrilled her.

Well here are some pictures since it's been so long since I posted any.

I've been trying to get more pictures of me and my girl together since I don't have much from the last 3 years since I'm always the one taking the pictures.

Here she is in her new Bikini. She loves it and even though it's a little big she still wears it as much as she can.

That's all for new pictures right now. I thought I had taken more but with everything that's been going on this summer we haven't gotten out to do much this last month or so. I will try to take more pictures and post them.

We have plans to go to the beach with some friends Labor Day weekend and then I hope to take her to the local Fair if I can afford it next weekend as well so I should have some more pictures then.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Asha has really been noticing her color lately and has said some pretty funny things. The other day I asked if she wanted ice cream and she said she wanted chocolate. So she had chocolate and I was scooping up vanilla for myself and she says "I can't have that because it will make me pink". I said "vanilla ice cream will make you pink?" and she says "chocolate makes me brown." Goofy kid!! Then at gymnastics today she cracked me up. They were running around and the teacher would call out a color and the kids would have to find that color and she calls out brown and Asha stops and looks at her and says "I'm Brown" and touches arm.

It's never anything bad that she says or negative she's just been talking alot lately about being brown. I have talked to her teachers at school to see if any of the kids are making a big deal about it and the teacher says that no one does so I wonder if things are being said at her dad's house. According to "I'm Chocolate Your Vanilla" kids don't realize color at this age unless it's pointed out to them.

I just didn't think the talk of color would happen so young. I was a little thrown off when she started with it but now the funniest things come out of her mouth. I do let her know that eating ice cream will not turn her colors but it was just so unexpected when she said that.

She is just so silly!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Thanks for the Prayers!!

I appreciate everyone who is praying for me. It really means alot.

Not doing much this weekend and I would post pictures but the battery on my camera died today when I was at the beach with Asha so I can't upload them to post them. I did get a cute on of me and Asha though that I do want to post when I get another battery.

My camera is a battery hog so I have to splurge and get these $9 batteries so it might be a little while until I can post pictures.

I got Asha the cutest little bikini on sale but the bottoms are too big for her skinny little waist so I have to safety pin them. I was going to just put them away for next year but she wasn't having any of that. Once she saw it she was going to wear it no matter what. Before I pinned the bottoms she would put them on and then shake her little hips to get them to fall off and then she would laugh that she had a naked butt hanging out. Her new thing is that she wants to be naked. She keeps asking if she can go to the store, school and anywhere else we are going naked. I keep telling her that they will throw us out if she is naked. I said "Yes you are cute naked but there are people in this world that we do not want to see naked and if you walk around naked then they will want to walk around naked." That brought about a big "WHY?" We have been at this stage for a few months now and I just don't have anymore answers for the "WHY" question. I have tried explaining everything in as many ways as I can and it just doesn't work and I had previously taught her that because is not an answer so when I say because she tells me that that's not an answer. She's just too smart for own good sometimes.

She is doing really well. The tantrums have settled down alot and we've really been having a good time together. She does have pink eye right now which I'm not even really sure she ever had but according to her dad's girlfriend she did. I have seen no signs of pink eye at all. She has been really good about me giving her the drops though. She lays down and closes her eyes and I count each drop I put in and then she blinks and is on her way. No fits or tantrums or anything. She is just amazing. I hate getting drops put in my eyes but it's nothing to her.

She's also been asking alot about her brothers and sisters lately. I let her know that Dakota and her bio brother are her brothers and that her bio sister is her sister. I think it is hard to see kids at school with their brothers and sisters and she only gets to see Dakota every other weekend and her other bio sibs once a year. It makes me want to move closer so they can see eachother more but that won't happen because it's just waaaaay too hot in Florida for me. I know she misses having Dakota around and I've even thought about foster care for an older child but I can't afford that right now. I would have no problem adopting an older child from foster care if I had the room and the money. I know Asha would love having an older sibling. She gets along so well with my friend Debbie's daughter who is like an older sister to her.

Well it's been kind of a long emotional day and I need to get to bed but again thank you all for the prayers and I will try to be a better blogger. I am also going to get this blog back to what it originally started out to be and that's about Asha.