Monday, September 13, 2010

View from the front seat

It's a daily ritual! We just MUST go get an Icee everyday after daycare. (Hey, H0lly, does this headband look just like JakeDog's or what?!)
And would you just look at the forearm accessories!?
Ellie's been trending toward a slushee type drink lately. But Gabbi Girl... she is a traditionalist!

And Ellie tends to pick the color drink that would cause the single most destruction on the carpet of the vehicle, the new floors at the house, or new fall clothes that have only been worn once. It is just her way!
As for me.... I am going to stick to my Frappucinos! I mean, they are like Zantac to a lapbander! Seriously. When I can't get something to go down. Drink a Frap. When I feel like my esophogus is on fire.... Drink a Frap! When I first get up in the morning.... Drink a Frap. And when I drink one at night, like I did tonight... EXPECT to be up all night! Yuck!
Oh, and by the way. I like Vanilla. Not Mocha. Not sure why I had the Mocha on this particular day!

Happy Birthday to DeeDee. She and Granddad will be coming in town for a visit in about a month, so I will post some belated photos that are fresh!

Also, we have Gabbi Girl's official adoption...as in sign the papers at the Courthouse official! Remember Ellie's day? I have been telling Ellie, "Gabbi will become a part of our family tomorrow." I drop little hints to her sometimes now about adoption. I know the day will come, sooner rather than later, that I have to answer her questions, and I want to be as up front as I possibly can with her. I even told her, "You became part of our family in this special way when you were little too." Obviously, it is all over her head right now, but I sing a special song to each of them referring to their being loved by two families, and also talk to them all the time about Jesus's Book of Families. I love that Ellie refers to our family as "our special family" very regularly. She 's right! Tomorrow, our family officially grows by another little girl. And her name will officially become Gabbi Louanne Groves, instead of Baby Girl _____. Bless her sweet little heart. God is good!!

We'll be praying a hearty dose of thanksgiving tomorrow. Join us, won't you?!

Mo

26 comments:

Sandy said...

so Wonderful. I know you will be soo relieved to get this all behind you. God is GREAT. Can't wait to see all the pictures of that post. I will be WAITING!!! Gabbi is just a true lil precious sweetie pie. I would talk to Ellie about the things you are talking to her because I do doubt for a second that she DON"T understand That child is SMART

Michelle said...

Such a wonderful blessing! Praying you have a great day of celebration (as you always do! :) ) with your two girlies!

Mindy said...

Congratulations on Gabbi's "Gotcha Day". Will be looking for sweet family photos in the next few days!!!!

tricia said...

I am so happy for the Groves family. Truly blessed. How special.

Carrie said...

Wishing you all well tomorrow! I just know everything will go great. What a special day for your family. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!
Oh, I had to tell you...this weekend I completed an inline marathon and guess what my participant number was...6211!!! The minute I saw that 11 I KNEW Jake would be with me the entire race. I'm sure he'll be with you tomorrow as well :)

Holly said...

That does look like JakeDog's headband! I went into Claire's and once again questioned why I have no little girls in my life! No daughters, and no granddaughters either! I think that would be one of our favorite stores!

Singing praises and thanksgiving tomorrow in honor of precious GabbiGirl and your special family! I still remember that incredible monagramed dress Ellie wore on her official day!

Love Holly & JakeDog!

KK said...

Such wonderful blessings. Gabbi is such a sweetheart as well as Ellie. Thanks for sharing your blog with all of us. Praying for a great day of joy for you and your family !

Amy K said...

Congratulations to you all! Many blessings and prayers on your behalf today!
May your special family have a lifetime of joy, love, and wonderful memories!

Jason, Betsy, Jackson said...

Oh how I remember the day our little boy became "official"! Such a special day that we will never forget! Thinking of you all on such a special day!
Blessings!

Mary said...

mCongratulations to all of you. What a special day, you are so blessed.

Larry said...

A Very Blessed Day.
Love, Granddad

Larry said...

A Very Blessed Day.
Love, Granddad

Beverly said...

That is so exciting. You and Todd are special parents and what a blessing that you received such special little girls. I know tomorrow will be a wonderful day for all of you. I'll be thinking about the Groves tomorrow!!!!

Diana said...

Hi Mo ~
What a beautiful post about Gabbi "officially" joining your "special family" just precious. You are without a doubt a special family!!!
That Ellie is just too much with all her accessories - the girl does have it going on, that's for sure.
Enjoy your very special day, I'll be thinking about you!
Diana from Colorado

Theresa Shirley said...

So happy for all of you today as you make Gabbi girl "official". I will be giving praises with you! Ya'll are such a special family, such a wonderful blessing to many of us. God has blessed you SO richly, and I know that you know & appreciate that, and that is a great thing!!

Shannon said...

Many Congrat's and Happy thoughts with you tomorrow!!!! :)

jmckemie said...

Have a truly blessed day! No better special little family for those girl to be a part of. God is so good!

Tanya said...

I'm so happy for yall!! God is so good!! I remember Ellie's pics from the courthouse on her special day. Keep us updated!! Happy Day!

Momma and Her Doodle said...

YEAH Gabbi Girl you just won the adoption jackpot b/c your one very LOVED little girl and sister!

Mo and Todd, Congratulations again!

Kim said...

Blessing's to your family today ~ the day it becomes officially whole!! You are all truly blessed to have been brought to each other.

Melanie Christian said...

Congratulations on the adoption of Gabbi. I'll never forget the days that we adopted our two kids. Now every year on the anniversary of Raylee's adoption, I have roses, balloons, and a card delivered to her at school! Joah gets a new toy or something because boys aren't too be into getting roses! haha

SamC said...

I'm sending lots of love and hugs your way! I love your special family!!

Zhohn said...

Congratulations to the Groves family. You are all so very lucky to have each other.

snekcip said...

HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT!!! GROVES JUST KEEP COMING IN "DROVES"!! CONGRATS!!!

Michele said...

Congrats Groves Family!!! Those sweet girls are such blessings.

Michele said...

Congrats Groves Family!!! Those sweet girls are such blessings.