Playdates and the Adoption

August 11, 2012

This week we spent 3 out of 5 days with our friends. Tanya is my El Paso bestie – she’s like my other half here. She watched Bella when I was in NYC for a day until Sam got home. Her son is Elijah, he’s a year, and above is Kenzie (or Key as Bella says). She’s 7 weeks younger than Bella.

The pic above was Kenzie learning how to use scissors. I taught Bella last week and she’s been a serious “clipper” ever since. Honestly – I hate this pic simply because I don’t know what I was thinking shooting children at 1/60 seconds :/ and they all turned out blurry and then sharpening made them a little worse…

Amateur. But – now I know for next time!

We’re starting to do informal preschool with the girls this fall at our house. Both Tanya and I are thrilled about that. We’re using a Montessori type style with lots of play and learning real life, motor, and pre-writing skills. No curriculum, no booklets, no seatwork.

As a former preschool/kindergarten teacher I have waited anxiously for this day. I’m still figuring out a schedule in between working from home and all the home stuff that waits for me, but we’re getting there.

Beyond playdates and homeschooling, there is our S. Korean adoption which…

drumroll please…

finally, finally, finally got moving. So here’s what I wrote about it all on Babble with a little pregnancy policy thrown in:



  • Tiffany

    August 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I have always been interested in adoption but have been feeling the urge a little more lately. I am able to have biological children but feel that there are so many who want/need homes that are already here I can give them a chance as well.

  • Tracy @Liberating Working Moms

    August 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Besides all the exciting fun stuff mentioned above, I just have to say it’s nice to see that your Ikea table looks exactly like my Ikea table on the side with all those marks of a toddler being there.

    1. Diana

      August 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I tried to clean it one time. Never again. It stays that way forever. 😉

  • Julie

    August 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    My really good friend is also adopting from Korea. She has another little boy that they adopted a couple of years ago. How exciting for you guys!

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