Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bake Sale Flop Candy Sale Hop

So today we had our bake sale and candy sale for Jeremiah! :) The Bake Sale was basically a flop. I mean we sold some things but not very well. I have LEARNED quite a bit about having a bake sale in May in Louisiana HEAT! NO FROSTING! The cookies sold great, the fruit breads (blueberry, strawberry, etc. sold wonderfully) and the brownies and brownie cakes were scooped up in a flash but the frosted cakes did not do so well after about an hour into it. We sold a few but not too many. I had many asking for pumpkin bread, pound cake and regular bread. SOOOO, we will have another bake sale at some point but it will be fruit breads, nut breads, brownies and brownie cakes, cookies, and non sweet breads. (HENCE I have to learn to make some from scratch without my bread machine. I fear those would not sell as the bread machine makes them very hard on the oustide. WHY does it do that? humm anyway... the bake sale part did not do well, But OH MY the candy sales were HOPPIN! :) We had 2 different fundraising packs, one had snickers, M & M's peanut, M & M's plain, skittles, and something else, and then the other was wonka candies, like nerds, nerd ropes, fun dips, and a couple other things. We sold both of those out and Bobby had to run back in and buy a box of M & M's to sell for the last hour! Anyway, AFTER all expenses were paid, we had a profit of $165.56!!!! :) Not bad from 9:15 am till 4 pm! :) On top of our lovely profit I have a Lobster look to sport for Mother's Day! I burn so easy and FORGOT sunscreen cuz I wasn't goin swimming did not think about it! Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!

Here is a shot of the table and the banner we have! :)

Here is Noah workin hard to get his brother home! See Mama had to buy a bag of brownies for Noah! :) He worked hard eating them :)

And here we are with our FIRST ever pretzel from the Sam's concession! LOL He did not want what I brought for him! Don't know know it is so clean to then put in his mouth as he has it against his clothes! heehee

So cute sittin in his stroller eatin and playin with a car!

Finally passed out! Mama feels like she needs to pass out!

It was a long hard day with lots of the good work!!!!!! :) And we raised ALOT of money for my boy!!!!!

Jeremiah sweetie I love you so much. Honey we are working sooo hard to get all the money we need so we can come get you sweetheart! Hang on and catch my kisses in the wind as you wait frogie boy! :) Love Mama!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First trip to Chuck E. Cheeses and news on my other two kiddos too :)

Hi all :)

Tonight we took Noah to Chuck E. Cheeses for the first time and met some old friends there. A great time was had by all :) I must say that Noah choosing tonight to decide he could be FAR away from mom at times was quite disconcerting. CHASING a 2 year old through a VERY crowded Chuck E. Cheese was not so fun. A couple of times he just TOOK OFF! This is so new! He LOVED to big singin puppets :) but not the live chuck e cheese. He watched him from afar. Here are some pics for yall of the night:

This shot is hilarious :) Celeste looks like she is about to die and Noah is grinnin his head off :) I had a wonderful shot of Noah runnin and grinnin but it messed up on my computer and is GONE :( so sad.

here we are investigating food :) Noah was very into the salad bar :) boiled eggs, cheese, bacon bits, little chunks of ham, crackers. He was so there! LOL

playin ball with Jei Jei

hangin with the big boys! (you cant see it but he is standin on TIP TOES to see :) heehee

sliding with daddy

2 seconds that we lasted happy on the ride!

crackers yummo lets eat 2 at once! :) heehee

playin with the big boys!

sittin like a big boy in the booth! :) too cute :) He is sitting on her big bag! :) makes him look so big :)

Noah is doing just wonderfully! He has Speech this morning and did amazing. He said More very clearly while signin it :) He also said ball really well :) He is still a little mimic. He tries to make the sounds we make. so cute

He was climbing all over the place at Chuck E. Cheese. He crawled up steps in the slide thing and that was too cute :) I am amazed when I look at him at what all he can do now and how far he has come :) It is so amazing to watch our kids grown and learn and develop :) So hard to believe I have a 2 year old. Especially since he is so much tinier than all the other two year olds aroudn here! They are huge! Tonight as I was walking across the restraunt I saw a woman carrying a baby with a large elmo bib and I said that is so cute, my son LOVES elmo, he would love that bib. As I walked on to place our order I had this odd feeling and it was like so cool that I could say MY SON this or MY SON that! I HAVE A SON! lol those of you who have been on this journey are like umm duh Tami you have had a son home for 8 months, where have you been? lol but for some reason saying that tonight just brought this overwhelming feeling over me and I was like so incredibly thanful that YES I have a son and YES HE IS HOME! and I have another son waiting! and you know what , he is coming home too! Another miracle is in the works! :) I doubt this is making alot of sense but humor me. lol

My big baby girl Celeste who turns 21 the end of this month has had some cool things this week. She got her drivers lisence! YAY for her :) She really wanted it before her bday and she got it :) She has NO interest in driving as a teen and actually feared it a good while but now she is ready. Now if a car will fall in her lap she will have it made :) heehee She also got her first ever paycheck today :) She got a little part time job for while she is in school to have some money :) She was so excited :) Here is her picture :)

Her hair looks much darker in this picture than it is now that she is tryin to get it to go back to her lighter natural color. It amazes me that my baby girl will be 21 soon! WOW, where does the time go??

I am anxiously awaiting new photo's and updates of Jeremiah. I am told they should be here this week or next week. Praying they come soon and for updates as well as photos. I can't wait to see that little sweet angel! :) We have had so many kind words and folks offering help in different ways it is so wonderful to our hearts :) We will be having a bake sale/candy sale this coming Saturday in front of a local business so we are VERY excited about that. We stepped out in faith and purchased the candy and stuff to bake for the bake sale and are praying to make alot more than what we spent. We are also getting things reorganized and rearranged and stuff here at the house. My mother in law determined with the advise of her doctor to move back to the place she had been for rehab after her surgeries. The doc felt she would do better to do so permanetly with her health the way it is and she decided to do so. It has been odd having only one mother living with us now but we trust that God is in control and she seems VERY happy! She is beating everyone at bingo! :) heehee We have our homestudy update visit coming up next week so we are trying to finish all our spring cleaning, which for me always turns into spring drag everything out and go through it cleaning LOL :) we are gathering things for a big rummage sale as well so we are busy busy. We have several other fundraisers being planned and waiting on call backs to get them finalized. One fun one is called Jumping for Jeremiah! :) I think it will be a blast :) I will share more about it when the place here in town we are having it gets back with me with all the details. Prayerfully tomorow. I have a home and garden fundraising party scheduled in June but will be doing fundraising sheet sales to go with that party beginning soon. We will receive 50 percent of the profit of the total we sell. That is a very generous offer on the company's part and we are quite thankful. I am searchin my house for anything I can sell :) Working on parents night out fundraiser locations and ideas and trying to figure out how to do plate sales with a Noah in tow! :) heehee GOD IS ABLE, right? I am working on a spread the word Giveway for yall to spread the word about Jeremiah, about our online fundraisers and such but I am trying to get a grab this button made to link to the fundraising blog and having trouble with that but stay tuned for that when I get it worked out.
Since I did not have new update pics to share of Jeremiah I thought I would post one of my favorite ones so far again :) So you remember who you are praying for, Here's Jeremiah

My F.R.O.G.I.E BOY! :)

Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy :) Mama loves you so much honey and she and daddy and everyone are working so hard to get you home as quick as we can. We are praying for miraculous turnouts at fundraisers, and for lots of donations to our giveaways and just for anything that will make things move faster so you can get home and we can be a family together :) I can't wait to see you and feel you, and touch you and just watch you sleep in person and stroke your hair. HANG on buddy, we are coming as soon as we can. until then catch my kisses in the wind sweet angel boy.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cup a Cup a IT FIGURES...

Well, Pand Boy, Mr. Noah FINALLY has the oral skills to drink out of a sippy cup! YIPPEEE! He has decided upon the ONLY kind he can and will use! :) What a big boy :) He is doing so well with it! We still have our bottle and rock rock with mama for nap and bedtime but are using the cup most of the other times. This cup was given to me along the journey and Noah LOVES IT NOW! It is a NUBY and the top is made out of silicone like a bottle nipple material but has a sippy cup spout with the two little holes. So I go off yesterday to buy MORE Magic cups since we now have cups he will use. In all the town I can only find 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGGH apprently NUBY is changing the top to be silicone but a straw like nipple to it. Guess who does NOT like that and won't use that. Guess who will ONLY use the other kind of Nuby that appears they are phasing out! YOU GOT IT! IT FIGURES! lol So we have only 3 cups, now that does not seem like as bad as if we only had 1 but I need him to have more than 3 cups! LOL First off, he threw ONE of the cups out of the shopping basket UNDER shelves at walmart NEVER to be seen again, so umm now its 2 cups! EEEK! I am gonna try another day to see if I can find THE CUP again! LOL Anyway now that I have shared all that here are pics of my baby boy using HIS BIG BOY CUP and trying to use a spork! :) so sweet :)

This was taken the FIRST time he ever actually drank out of it! I had been trying different cups and putting them on his tray with water during meals and so far he would try, get mad and throw it! This specific cup has been thrown before but this day I am sitting there beside him as we were all eating and watching a movie and I hear the sucking sound and I about killed myself to get the camera when I realized he WAS DRINKING from it! :) Go Panda Boy! :)

My sweet man with his cup and spork :)

Look at him really tryin to use the fork :) He is getting sooo big!

another adorable shot!!!!

Jeremiah sweetheart, your big brother is learning so much here at home and he is so ready to start teaching you all he knows! :) EVERY time he sees your picture on the yard sign we have or anywhere he has to stop and kiss you! :) He loves you already! :) Mama and Daddy love you too and are working SO HARD to come up with ideas to raise the money we need to come and get you little froggie boy! :) Until we get there catch my kisses in the wind sweet love!
THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!