Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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Sunny Florida, United States
I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Monday, January 21, 2013
I've been away from blogging for almost 3 months now, and there's lots to say, but tonight something happened that trumped all the other news... ERIK TALKED!!!  Okay, let me backtrack... for as desperate as I've been for him to say ANYTHING, I'm considering this talking...!!  Okay, the story:

Tonight, I was giving Erik a shower - one of his faaaavorite things.  I stood there holding the hand-held shower thingie and I said, "Erik, this is a bath.  Buh, buh, buh.  Say 'buh, buh, buh'".  Nothing.  I tried again, and again, and again, and eventually he actually said, "buhbuhbuhbuhbuh"!!!!  Boy, did he get his reward - I sprayed him all over and he screamed in delight!  So I tried again, "Buh, buh, buh".  "Buh, buh, buh".  "Buh, buh, buh" and just as I thought it was all a fluke, he did it again!!!  "buhbuhbuhbuhbuh!!"  Again with the spray!!  We did it again and again until the last couple of times he did it all by himself without any cueing at all!!! 



I can't wait for his next shower!!!

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- Chinese proverb
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My family
Nikolai, Mark, Missy, Reese, and Erik

Nikolai, 19

Nikolai, 19

Reese, 19

Reese, 19

Erik, 9

Erik, 9





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