Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Upcoming blog party and other things......

Ultimate Blog Party 2008
*I participated in the "Ultimate Blog Party" last year and met some amazing people and thought I'd join in the fun again this year. If you are interested in meeting new people just click on the banner and leave a comment on the 5 Minutes for Mom site, display your banner on your side bar and on the 7th of March put up a post that you would like your visitors to see.

* This coming Monday I'm hosting a girlz youth movie night at my house and I'm looking for some good ideas for some chick flicks appropriate for the ages of 13-19 anyone have some ideas?

* I'm also looking for some new icebreaker games for our Thursday night regular youth group. I like to keep the kids guessing so I try not to play the same ones over and over.

* I FINALLY WON A COFFEE WITH THE RRRROLL UP THE RIM AT TIM'S! It took 13 coffee to get it!

* Once again I missed hanging out with the gals from "World Class Moms." They have started a group in our area of moms who are adopting not only from China but from other countries. Hence the "World Class." They met at a local restaurant on Friday night. I hope to join them sometime soon. I think they try to meet once a month or so.

* Hosting our home to "Sunshine" has been a joy. She is getting along great. She says she likes her new school better than the one she went to for the first half of the year. She is excelling in math beyond our imagination. She is in grade 10 doing the highest level of grade 11 math our school offers. She said the stuff she is learning now in math is similar to what she learned in junior high back in China. I think one of the most exciting things about having her here is feeding her! She told her mom that I'm a good cook!!!!! Ha ha! She's just not a fussy eater which makes it easy and fun to cook for her. I just have to remember sometimes if she has never eaten it before that some things need instruction.....we ate at a local restaurant and we discussed a few things on the menu, she chose a hot turkey sandwich with fries and when she got it she ate a couple of fries and looked at the sandwich and then at me....she ate a couple of more fries and then with a sweet quizzical look she asked "How do I pick it up?" I felt so bad and stupid for not explaining it to her in the first place. How would she know if she had never in her life seen one. LOL.

* I'm learning a lot about the differences between teens in North America and teens from China. Being a mom of a hyper teen girl I have the proclivity to always be prepared to entertain and so I'm at a little loss with Sunshine as she is a very mature, low maintenance, independent kind a gal. I asked her what her and her friends did for fun after school in China and she said nothing much because they took after school classed in other things. She is very dedicated to whatever she puts her heart and mind to. So I'm always looking for little things for us to do that won't be overwhelming for her, such as just chatting or watching the odd movie, we baked cookies one day and there is youth group on Thursday. It's only been 4 weeks so we are still in the getting to know each other stage. My hope and prayer is that we will become such a big part of her life that even when she goes back home she will still keep in contact with us. I hope she will consider us part of her family. I know she will become a part of ours.


* Jaclyn came home with a gift for me the other day! She knows I love the song Bubbly which BTW is on my sidebar. It makes me happy when I hear it. I like to sing it to her, cause she is bubbly ;O) .

* RQ is saying Jan. 4th will be the cut off date for referrals. 8 days worth is 8 days worth! Bring on the referrals!

22 comments:

3D said...

Sounds groovy!
Enjoy your time with Sunshine. What a great experience.

That J is a sweetie...enjoy the cd.

Keep smilin!

mommy24treasures said...

wow Sunshine sounds like such a joy!

Janet said...

Sounds like you are having a good time with Sunshine!

Kennedy's mom said...

Deb, we'd love to have you at the world class moms get together anytime. I know you're very busy with work and your responsibilities with "Sunshine" now. Totally understandable. Looking forward to you joining us when you're available.

Shionge said...

Hiya Deb...you make me feel excited with all your activities lined up :D

Wish you much fun and hey about ice-breaker game, I once had my guests go round counting the number of bells which I have collected and also to count the number of wine corks in a big bottles too so we had joy counting at the end of the game.....a small token for the one who guess it right.

I am sure Sunshine will continue to keep in touch Debz, you are so lovely. I am only sorry we didnt get the chance to meet last Nov :(

OH MY #6 said...

I love this song!

Lea

Nadine said...

You sound like you are doing well. I'm glad.

The blog party is fun. You do meet good people there. :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Sounds like you are having a Great time...
LOVE the CD.. I listen to it on the way to and from work...
A lot of great songs..
Have a Great Week..
The blog party sounds like fun..

Bluestocking said...

For the movie, my favorite is Pride and Prejudice. The BBC version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.

Stop by my party if you get the chance.

Mamma D said...

Thanks for stopping by my party. I've had fun at yours!! For the "chick flick" night - have you thought of a Jane Austen movie? My daughter and I love watching them! She is 15.

Yes, brie and caramel are amazing together!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for coming by! Wow - what a story about China and adopting.

I love your site -soo pretty! I'll be back!

Have a great week.

melissa d. said...

i love your blog!

my mom is a lover of ME so i grew up with it all around =)

great party!

imPerfect Mother said...

Great blog! Nice to meet you :)

Erin (imPERFECT MOTHER)

seven said...

Wow, good luck with your adoption. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like that Colbie CD a lot... I think Oxygen is my fave.

Jendi said...

Hi! I know it's probably late to suggest movies...

As a teen I loved the movies The Man From Snowy River, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Ever After, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables.

Have you seen the movie about Esther "One Night With the King?" It's pretty good.

MamaArcher said...

thanks for stopping by! My teen daughters loved the new Nancy Drew movie, maybe you could use that for your girls night!

Stacey Moore said...

great blog!! thanks so much for stopping by our party post!! enjoy your week!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by.
Your blog is so interesting! I'm going to have to stop back by when I can devout a little more time and really check it out.

Amy Bennett said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the party. You have a great site. I'm going to add it to my reader.
We work with our Youth Group as well. Have some great ideas on icebreakers. Email me if you're interested.
The youth girls always loves A Walk to Remember with Mandy Moore. Or Pride and Prejudice..I love that movie.
And I love Bubbly too :)

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog party! I love your blog design.

Kiondra Mills said...

Had fun at your party, thanks for stopping by mine! Keep the party going!

The Mom of 'em said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed reading/looking around yours. Enjoy the party!

Jodi