We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


*disclaimer. All items below are actual things said by Valentina, verbatim.

"When I grow up I want to be a SUPER HERO! I want to be Storm, she's kind of like Weather Woman. My super powders would be changing the weather. I could make it snow and then later I could make it sunny so we could go SWIMMING!"

"I spy with my whittle eye....."

"Papa, you look re-DICK-lee-us!"

(coming out of the bathtub)

Valentina: Mama! I'm freezing! I'm so cold.
Cameo: Let's go to the heater.
Valentina: Mama! I'm REALLY, REALLY cold!
Cameo: Valentina, quit freaking out.
Valentina: But mama, I can't help how I feel.

(can you tell we're a family that has put my therapists two children through college? Or that I have three therapists?)

"I'm seriously not gonna do it!"

"Whoa! That is kickin'!"

1 comment:

Grama said...

She is so smart and so fun. I love when she says Grama this isn't fun. So honest. Oh and yes I did let her jump on the bed. Sorry.
Love all of you so much.