Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Here are a few pics of our evening tonight. The boys went trick or treating with their friend Addie and had a blast knocking on doors and getting candy. They made out like bandits too!

Spidy is on the lookout for candy!

That's the cutest lion I've ever seen!

Trick or treat!

Daddy's little cubby!

Look at all the loot!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cool Days!

Yesterday and today we had some cool weather for SoFlo. It was in the 50s when we got up in the morning and the boys LOVED playing outside in the fresh, brisk weather. We ate dinner at Granny and Grampy's last night and had a Thanksgiving preview. Granny made the best turkey ever! We also celebrated our nephew's 17th birthday. Happy Birthday Andrew!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall in Florida

I love the Fall but sadly it doesn't really exist here in Florida. We try really hard to pretend it does though.;) Here are some pics of the boys at a local pumpkin patch and a few of them in their trick-or-treat costumes.

"Bob and Larry" pumpkins were a hit!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One year ago today...

...we got the referrals for our two precious boys. We were so excited but tried not to get too excited as we had gotten referrals before but lost them to Russian families. We decided that we would believe it when we were sitting on the airplane on our way to Russia. Little did we know that we would be doing exactly that less than 2 weeks later.
Here are our referral pics, they have changed so much in 1 year!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Oh the things kids say...

Today my sweet Roman came into my bedroom while I was folding clothes and curiously asked if those were my underwear I was folding to which I responded "yes". He then very obstinately said " no Mommy, they too small. You have big butt, you break them."

Nice, good times.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I got a package...

...from my Secret Blog Pal! What thoughtful gifts too. She sent me 2 wonderful books that I know my boys will love since they are book fanatics! She also surprised me with my favorite candy, Bit o' Honey.=) She did some research to find that out.;)) Thank you, thank you, thank you Secret Blog Pal!

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Here are some pics of our recent outing to Bush Wildlife. It's like a zoo but they rehab hurt and abandoned local wildlife and it's free. We sat for an animal encounter and the kids got to touch some animals. Very fun! But first a few pics from our recent Orlando trip. We stopped for a visit at Disney and rode the monorail and took some pics outside the gate but we did not go in. The kids aren't ready yet, maybe next year!=)

Jadon waking up happy from his nap, this is new for us.;)

Here the boys are petting a baby croc. Or was is a gator??

This is an albino corn snake. Pretty as far as snakes go.;)

Here Roman is petting an opossum. He was very soft and oddly cute. His googly eyes remind me of my Grommit.;))

This is a young skunk. The scent glands were removed so no chance of being sprayed. She was super soft and so cute!

This owl is the last animal we saw at the encounter. I was glad we got to see and hear about it because for some reason Roman has been afraid them. The lady had him flap his wings and it was absolutely silent. This is how they are such adept hunters. Their heads only rotate 180 degrees, not 360. They are really cool birds and I don't think Roman is afraid of them anymore.

Other than the animals we saw at the encounter, we saw an albino raccoon (very cool), mountain lions, various birds, foxes, deer and various snake species. I had my own personal animal encounter with an ornery parrot. He was not in a cage but able to walk about freely. He was very interested in biting my diaper bag. Here's a pic of the crazy little guy.